Maui is one of Hawaii’s main tourist destinations. Here’s a quick Maui travel guide to help you get acquainted with this beautiful island which is also called the “Valley Isle” because of the large valleys formed by the northwestern and southeastern volcanoes of the island.
Hana Highway is one of the top places to visit in Maui because of the many waterfalls and other natural attractions that you can see along the route. Travelling through the highway gives you a clear picture of how varied and lush Maui’s landscapes can be. One of the attractions along the Hana Highway is the Wai’anapanapa State Park. It’s a 122-acre area where you can find colonies of seabirds, caves, blowholes, and more. At the end of the Hana Highway, you’ll find the Wailua falls which is a beautiful 80-feet tall waterfall.
This massive volcano makes up 75% of the whole island of Maui. The National Park that surrounds the volcano’s crater has a challenging walking trail where one can enjoy looking at many rare plant species, beautiful rock formations, gulches and volcanic pools. You can even get as close as the crater where you can experience the sense of wonder that comes with encountering a volcano up close. Many tourists still flock to Mt. Haleakala despite the challenging walking trails because viewing the sunset and sunrise from the summit is a magical and priceless experience.
A popular tourist destination in Maui, Lahaina is the gateway to two of the most popular beach resorts in the island; Kaanapali and Kapalua. Kaanapali has maor resort hotels such as the Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin, Sheraton, and more. Aside from the resort hotels, there are also several condominium complexes here as well. Kapalua Bay is famous as one of the Top 10 Beaches in America and is famous for its many restaurants, golf courses, and world-class accommodations. The Kapalua resort offers several options for Maui vacation rentals such as villas, luxury homes, condominium-style rooms or hotel rooms.
There are a lot of luxury vacations sites that offer Maui vacation packages tied up with the best hotels in the island. There’s the Westin Maui Resort and Spa where you can get world-class Westin-style accommodations with a Hawaiian twist. One of the highlights of the Westin hotel is the intricate pool area that they have. The pool area is a complex structure that forms whirlpools, an aquatic playground, water slides, and more. It has been voted by several travel magazines and websites as one of the best beach pools in Hawaii. There’s also the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua which is situated in one of the most sweeping and dramatic shorelines of Maui. Golf lovers will surely love staying in this hotel because aside from the glitzy hotel room interiors and accommodations, it also has access to the Kapalua Golf Club which, in terms of size and natural beauty, is definitely one of the best golf courses in the world.
There are other hotels that you may enjoy in the different areas of Maui like the Four Seasons, Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Aston, Ka/anapali Beach Hotel, and more.
A Maui vacation can definitely be very relaxing, but for people who want an adrenaline rush, one fun thing to do would be to go gliding over Maui through Skyview Soaring. Fly up the sky on a plane, enjoy the natural beauty of Maui, and be enthralled with the silent descent as the pilot turns off the plane’s engine and glides through the wind, back to the Hana Airport. The view and the experience can absolutely take your breath away.
The atmosphere in Maui, HI is pretty laid back and relaxing. Most of the restaurants you can find in the area are very conducive to romantic dinners. Most hotels offer a wide variety of international as well as local cuisines. There are also other restaurants like the Old Lahaina Luau, Kupanaha, Drums of the Pacific, and more. There’s a lot about Hawaiian culture that you can learn about its culinary tradition. Enjoy good food in a laid-back and beautiful environment.