Maui Hawaii is one of my favorite places to travel. Maui is not just another beautiful island. It has so much to offer and landscape that varies greatly in different regions of the island. Maui is an island created by a once active volcano and you will find black sand beaches and lava rock coastlines that contrast so beautifully with the blue Hawaiian Ocean. You don’t get that type of scenery on just any island!
Maui Hawaii has a little something for every type of traveller to enjoy. Here are 8 things to do and see in Maui that I know you will love!
I have written detailed blog posts about most of the 8 activities in previous posts. If you are looking for more information on any of the awesome 8 things to do in Maui, they will be highlighted below for your pleasure! – Video links from the youtube channel may also help in planning your Maui travel adventure.
#1 Watch A Sunset
Sunsets in Maui are gorgeous! Any beach on the west side of Maui will give you a chance to see breathtaking sunsets. The most stunning sunset in Maui would be from the top of Haleakala Volcano 10,000 feet above sea level and the highest point in Maui.
I saw this sunset from Kamaole Beach on my first day in Maui. Great way to start a vacation!
#2 Explore Beaches
There are so many unique and different types of beaches to visit in Maui. There are black and red sand beaches, beaches ideal for catching the best surfing waves and others for snorkeling to discover amazing reefs. Maui has it all.
Take a look at some of the beaches in this video which include La Perouse Bay, Hana Beach, Waianapanapa and more!
#3 Road To Hana
This road along the lush rainforest of Maui is full of surprises! It’s an adventure packed with dozens of waterfalls, amazing beaches, swimming holes, hikes and many secrets. Every trip to Maui deserves a day for adventure along the Road to Hana.
#4 Swim Under A Waterfall
Have you ever wanted to swim near a waterfall? This is possible at Seven Sacred Pools in Maui!
#5 Enjoy Fresh Seafood
Maui has the freshest seafood! Most restaurants prepare fish caught the day of. You may find that you want to eat fish everyday while in Maui because it is just that good!
My favorite restaurant was Paia Fish Market and the Kinaole Grill (Food Truck). Kinaole Grill is located across the street from Kamaole Beach I in Kihei.
Hawaii’s warm water is great for snorkeling. Explore underwater to discover hundreds of species of fish and coral reef. You can snorkel from shore at beaches such as Kapalua Beach, Napili, Kanapali and many more. Off shore, excursions to Molokini Crater are also a top snorkeling spot in Maui.
#7 Take A Drive
While everyone has heard of the Road to Hana, a drive that is equally beautiful yet not as well known, is a drive through upcountry and south coast of Maui. You will get some breathtaking views of the coastline from upcountry since it is well above sea level. Check out more of what you would see along the drive in this video here: https://youtu.be/MI08TW7Sz7o
#8 Visit Ali’i Kula Lavender Farms!
A visit to the lavender fields is a great stop while driving to upcountry. At Ali’i Kula, you can explore the gardens, have the most delicious lavender coffee and scones all while getting “zen” from the scent of the fresh lavender fields. To read more about Ali’i Kula on the blog, click here.
Watch the video of Ai’i Kula Lavender Farms on the youtube channel: https://youtu.be/DSkQc7J334A
Which of the 8 would you be most excited to see in Maui? Please leave any questions you have about visiting Maui below.