Things To Do In Maui

Things To Do In Maui: #1:

One of the top places to hike on Maui is the Haleakala Crater. Hiking to the 10,000 foot high summit is a rewarding experience with incredible views of the island as well as the crater itself which is 2,000 feet deep.

Hiking is a great way to get a close up view of the Hawaiian island of Maui. Whether it's tropical wilderness, volcanic rock, romantic waterfalls or open ranch-land - the Maui landscape is varied and gorgeous and best explored on foot.

Polipoli State Park is a nice place to hike the tropical forest. Here you can actually see giant redwood trees like those found in California. The park is in the Kula Forest Reserve and has a number of excellent forest hiking trails.

Oheo Gulch has a short hike which takes you along a series of natural staircase waterfalls, called the "Seven Sacred Pools", on the way to the largest waterfall on Maui - Waimoku Falls.

Cool Things To Do In Maui: #2:

Camping in Haleakala National Park is a good Maui vacation idea. Camping in one of the park's four campgrounds is a great way to experience the real tropical Hawaii and the famous Haleakala Volcano Crater.

The Holua and Paliku campgrounds are primitive campgrounds outside the crater. Both are accessible by hike of four miles (Holua) and ten miles (Paliku) down the crater.

The Hosmer Grove Campground is near the park headquarters. Kipahula Campground is in Kipahula on the coast. Both are accesible by car.

The park also has three wilderness cabins available which are reached by a hike of several miles. Check with the park service for information on permits, fees and all other details.

Fun Things To Do In Maui: #3:

Makawao is a rural ranch-land community that is part of Maui's "Upcountry" region. Take a scenic drive through Upcountry where the paniolo, Hawaiian cowboy, still work the herds on the islands oldest and largest working ranches. The town of Makawao is a paniolo town with a eclectic atmosphere that mixes old-Hawaii cowboy with an artistic flavor. In fact, it's considered to be one of the top arts-related vacation destinations in Hawaii.

You will find art galleries, boutiques, craft stores and eateries all focused towards the vacationing visitors. Yet the town is also a key gathering spot and supply center for working everyday locals. Makawao is home to the visual arts center, Hui No'eau. You will find it at Kaluanui, a beautiful plantation-era estate home. The arts center has a wide variety of tours, exhibitions, art events and a gallery shop.

Vacation Ideas: Things To Do In Maui: #4:

Whale Watching in Maui - The Hawaiian island of Maui is always a great vacation idea. Visit during December through May and you will be there during the prime whale watching time. This time of year, the Humpback whale is the most popular Maui attraction.
Whale Watching in Maui Hawaii

The warm sheltered waters around Maui are the perfect spot for the Humpbacks to give birth. Several thousand of these beautiful sea creatures travel down here every year from the cold Alaska seas to give birth to another generation. You don’t have to even go out on a boat to see them. The whales are plainly visible from the shoreline.

Two excellent shoreline whale watching spots are the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Santuary in Kihei and the Kaanapali Beach. Another good way to see the Humpbacks is a “Whalewatch Ecotour”. Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures will take you out for an up-close look. They also offer dolphin encounters, snorkeling trips and sunset cruises.

Top Things To Do In Maui: #5:

A popular road trip vacation idea in east Maui is the adventurous drive on the Hana Highway. The destination is the picturesque town of Hana. Although Hana is known as an undeveloped Hawaiian tropical paradise, don't rush to get there.

The trip Hana is considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world so make the most of it. You will have the wilderness mountains on one side and the Maui coastline on the other. Both provide an array of stunning panoramic views.

It's a narrow road with tight curves and over 50 one-lane bridges so you need to pay attention to your driving. Just be sure to pull over as often as possible to take photos and drink in the incredible scenery.

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Ma‘alaea Harbor Village is in south Maui and is a fine vacation spot that offers lots of shopping boutiques and restaurants. This is an ideal place to get a cozy ocean-side condo on a hidden one lane road. You will be can be within walking distance of the excellent Ma‘alaea beaches, shops, dining and activities.

Have some fun at the Maui Golf & Sports Park. They have two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Or try the bumper cars or the rock climbing wall. The famous Maui Ocean center is in Ma‘alaea, This is the place where you can walk under water and view the marine life from inside a clear acrylic tunnel running through the aquarium.

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