Maui Must-Do List
Maui is certainly one of the most amazing places on the planet. We know that you will think so too! From the ocean to the mountains, there is no shortage of things to do. Here are five spectacular things that made our Maui Bucket List:
Snorkeling at Molokini.
No matter what time of the year you are here, you will want to spend some time enjoying the world-class snorkeling in Molokini Crater. This volcanic islet is a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District and boasts nearly unrivaled visibility for snorkeling and diving.
Why not make a day of it and soak up the sun and plentiful marine life that Maui has to offer? Whether you want a small boat diving adventure or a laid back snorkel sail, there are plenty of boat operators to suit your needs.
Winter whale watching.
Maui is especially magical from December through May because we get some special seasonal visitors--humpback whales! Maui County is part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and the whales come every winter for breeding and calving.
You never know what you will see, and it is well worth a few hours out on the water to experience these creatures in the wild. There are plenty of whale watch operators, such as Pacific Whale Foundation, that offer daily whale watches during whale season.
Snorkeling at one of Maui's Beaches
So a Molokini Snorkel Cruise isn't in the budget right now? Not to worry, you can head over to T he Snorkel Store and grab your own set ofsnorkel ge ar! Enjoy snorkeling at any ofthese amazing beaches.
We've even got a discount for you! Kihei Vacation Rentals guests receive special discounts at The Snorkel Store—online and at their physical locations in Kihei and Ka'anapali. Simply use code: KIHEI10 to take an additional 10% off your luaus, snorkeling adventures, helicopter tours, snorkel sets, mobile cabanas and more!
Spending a day in Hana.
Take the Road to Hana on the lush east side of Maui and experience this scenic and culturally rich area of Hawaiʻi. From waterfall hikes to scenic red and black sand beaches, you will certainly not regret taking time to experience this paradise.
Hana is beautiful, but remember that the journey is just as important as the destination! Slow down, unwind, and enjoy it. Read more about Hana and plan your East Maui adventure.
Seeing the sunrise or sunset from Haleakala.
There is nothing quite like viewing the sun rising or setting over the ocean from the top of a dormant volcano. This unique landscape is home to some species that are found nowhere else on earth, and you will not regret the view!
If you plan on making the journey into this Haleakala National Park, have a look at the National Park Service website for reservations, and make sure that you have a jacket and a blanket to bundle up under the stars.
Treating yourself to a luʻau.
Experience Hawaiian culture by spending an evening at a luʻau and enjoying traditional food and dance. It will be an exciting evening to remember, whether you are going with family or friends.
There are plenty of luʻaus around the island of Maui to choose from. If you are planning on spending a day soaking up the sun in Lahaina, the Old Lahaina Luʻau is a great choice.