Maui has plenty of great snorkel spots off-shore, but to really experience what the ocean has to offer, take a charter boat out to the unspoilt reef of Molokini Crater. If you're lucky, you'll see playful spinner dolphins on the ride to the crater, or breaching humpback whales if you visit Maui during the winter season.
The second-largest of the main Hawaiian islands, Maui is, for many people, the quintessential Hawaiian vacation spot. From the luxury resorts along Kaanapali Beach to the rural charm of Hana, Maui has something for everyone, all overseen by the towering slopes of Haleakala, the House of the Sun.
There’s so much to do on Maui it’s easy to find yourself struggling to decide what to do next. We recommend these five things to do on Maui.
Snorkel Molokini and Turtle Arches
Relax on Kaanapali Beach
If your idea of an ideal vacation in paradise includes sun-kissed beaches, luxury resorts, and world-class restaurants, Kaanapali Beach is for you. This mile-long beach north of Lahaina is a great place to relax and kick back.
Drive the Road to Hana
If Kaanapali is the spot for resort-lovers, Hana is for those in search of old Hawaii. The road to Hana is a winding, twisting highway, dotted with quaint roadside stands, dazzling waterfalls and incredible vistas.
Tour the Maui Brewing Company
The Maui Brewing Company is a legend in the island’s craft beer community. Take a tour of the company’s brewery then relax and enjoy a sample their hawaii-themed beers. You may even decide to pick up a six-pack of your own.
Bike Haleakala National Park
Haleakala, a massive dormant volcano, is an iconic Maui landmark famous for its breathtaking sunrises and eerie landscapes. Take a tour bus to the summit, enjoy the sunrise, then bike down the volcano’s slopes through a rugged landscape dotted with alien-looking silversword plants.