With the abundance of white beaches, waterfalls, and waves, Maui is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Enjoy full days of adventure in paradise, and create vacation memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
TOP 8 PLACES TO VISIT
1.MAUI OCEAN CENTER
If you want to learn more about Hawaii’s underwater ecosystem and a variety of ways to get up close and personal with the island's nautical residents, including touch pools and a tunnel beneath the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit which houses more than 2,000 fish, this is the center to visit. You can see everything from stingrays to sea turtles to sharks in this small but charming aquarium.
2.ROAD TO HANA
The Hana Highway is a roller coaster ride down into jungly valleys and back up towering cliffs, curling around twists and turns along the way.One lane bridges crosses waterfalls, some of them eye-popping torrents and others so gentle they beg a dip. You can also take a dip in a Zen-like pool or stroll a ginger-scented trail and explore the wonders along the way.
3.BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM
While visiting the ‘lao Valley visitors should stop at the museum. The museum displays what life was like for the original Missionary families and in the bookstore you can learn more about the local cultural history. Ancient Hawaiian artifacts found on Kaho‘olawe, and one of Duke Kahanamoku’s surfboards rests outside in the lawn.
4.LAHAINA COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
The museum offers short movies and intriguing historical displays. Inside you can will find the flag that was lowered from outside the courthouse when the United States took over encased in glass above the stairs.
5.MAUI ARTS AND CRAFT CULTURAL CENTER
Home to some of the biggest and most popular shows on Maui, with artists such as the Eagles to Elton John have performed here. Broadway quality plays as well as hula and film festivals are held here.
The crater is one of Hawaii’s best places for snorkeling and diving and will amaze you before you even jump in the water. In the clear water you can see some of the 200 different fish species swimming 70 feet below while standing on the deck of a boat.
7.PI’ILANIHALE HEIAU TEMPLE
The temple with its five stories is the largest temple in Hawaii. The remote setting adds to the sense of being a sacred place. The surrounding Polynesian gardens, swaying coconut palms, sturdy breadfruit trees add depth to the vision of how it must have looked centuries ago.
8.OLD LAHAINA LUAU
The show is highly recommended for first-time Maui visitors for a fun intro into Hawaiian culture.While watching the performers hula and firedancing skills you can dine on Hawaiian specialties, such as kalua pua'a, fresh mahi-mahi and poi.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
Maui Tropical Plantation
The best way to get around in Maui is by car. There are also several public transportations options like bus, shuttles, taxi and ferry.
The best times to visit Maui are April through May and September through November. The spring and fall seasons provide pleasant weather.