Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is a dream destination. It has consistently been chosen as the best island in the United States in Conde Nast readers’ polls. Maui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It also has some of the best whale watching in the United States. Each December through April Humpback whales journey from Alaska to Maui to spawn their young and teach them how to survive in the wild. The viewing of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is awe-inspiring. The sunrises and sunsets on the island are equally as breathtaking.
Maui is an island where you can set your own pace. If your ideal vacation is to lounge by the beach or pool all day, this is definitely the place to do it! Whether you are sipping cocktails by the pool, grilling ocean side, or dining on your private lanai, you are guaranteed to enjoy the golden sunshine, tropical ocean breezes, and the beautiful sites and sounds of the waves crashing against the Maui shoreline.
If you are the active type, there are endless ocean and land activities on the island. Maui has some of the best diving, surfing and kayaking in the world. Marine life is abundant here making it an ideal place for snorkeling. There are many pristine beaches along the Maui coast line where you can picnic, BBQ, paddle board, swim, snorkel or simply sit and stare at the beautiful blue hues of the Pacific Ocean. You may even see some of Maui’s native green turtles who live along the Maui coastline. Maui also has great hiking trails, horseback riding, biking, and ziplining. One of the best things to do on Maui is drive to the Haleakala Crater to view the early morning sunrise over the crater. It is a magnificent site and experience. While at Haleakala, you can hike down into the crater or up to the top of the summit where the view is spectacular.
The most popular drive on Maui is the Road to Hana which has 54 bridges in 56 miles along a winding lava shore line. On the way you will drive through old plantation towns, miles of beaches, and through towering forests. Once you arrive in Hana, you can hike through the rainforest and bamboo trees to see beautiful waterfalls and the pools of Hana.
There is no shortage of things to do during the evening on Maui. Old Lahaina town is charged with energy when the sun goes down. There are endless fine dining and casual restaurants (with world renowned chefs) to choose from. Lahaina also has a number of fine art galleries where local and international talent showcase their artwork. Friday night’s are “Art Night” in Lahaina where you can meet the local artists and enjoy pupus and music as you stroll down Front Street.
A Hawaiian feast with music and dance awaits you at one of our many traditional luaus. There are also a number of Dinner and Sunset Cruises you can choose from where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal and cocktails while watching the sun set over the ocean. You may even be one of the lucky few to see the elusive “Green Flash”!
There are so many other things to do on Maui. Whaler’s Village in West Maui is a great ocean front shopping and dining destination to visit. It is a popular spot for guests to gather. Maui is also home to many first class golf courses. Kapalua Bay is one of the best in the world. It is located just a short drive from Lahaina.
If you would like assistance planning your dream Maui vacation, our Maui Activity Concierge is available to help. Our concierge can be reached at 808-868-0253 or visit the website at www.MauiActivityConcierge.com.
We look forward to having you as our guest and becoming a part of our Hawaiian Ohana! Aloha!
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