Are you thinking about planning a trip to one of the Hawaiian Islands, and aren’t sure which to choose? You may want to consider Maui for an unforgettable adventure. In this article, we will be discussing the top 8 things to do and see in Maui.
- Visiting the Haleakala Crater –
Located in Haleakala National Park, at 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala Crater is Maui’s highest point and the world’s largest dormant volcano. Most visitors enjoy hiking and biking in this national park and spend anywhere from a half a day to a whole day enjoying the sights.
- Whale Watching –
Maui is the best place in Hawaii for whale watching. While you may be able to see whales throughout the year, whale season in Maui officially runs from December 15th through May15th. If you are having a beach day or staying on the water, you have a good chance of seeing some whales during this time. If you want to see the beautiful creatures close up and hear their beautiful song, whale-watching tours are available that can take you up close.
- Beautiful Beaches –
Maui has 120 miles of coastline and over 30 miles of breathtaking beaches. Not all of the beaches on Maui look the same. Some of the beaches are white, some are red and some are black sand beaches. Going to the beach offers a lot of options. Whether you would like to suntan, play water sports, view the wildlife – there are plenty of options to keep you busy and entertained.
- Fresh Pineapples –
There are a plethora of pineapple fields in Hawaii. If you love pineapple, you will want to visit the Maui Gold Pineapple Packing Factory for a tour and a taste of the freshest pineapple that you have ever had.
- Breathtaking Waterfalls – Maui has many impressive waterfalls. Some are located right off of the highway and some you need to hike a little bit to get to. Whichever one you choose, enjoy the beauty and take a little swim.
- Hiking Adventures– There are plenty of hiking opportunities on the island of Maui – whether you want to see rainforest, waterfalls, or the crater. Some hiking trails are not for inexperienced hikers – so it is advised that you do your research before choosing a trail.
- Shopping –
If you enjoy shopping, The Shops at Wailea has a lot to offer. With more than 70 boutiques, restaurants and galleries – it is a shopper’s paradise.
- Exquisite Dining –
Maui attracts some big-name restaurant owners and famous chefs. For example, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant located in Maui. He combines his signature Japanese-American cuisine with ingredients that are local to Hawaii. If you want to sample food from some of the best, Maui is a good bet.
With so many options of things to do and sights to see – it can be hard to choose. Do your research and plan your time accordingly so you can make the most of your trip.