What could be better than a vacation on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui? With its lush jungles, secluded beaches, awe-inspiring sunsets and vibrant nightlife, the Valley Isle offers a little slice of paradise for everyone. Visitors are sure to find plenty of interesting things to do on Maui.
Get Intimate with Marine Life
Maui delights visitors with many different ways to get up close and personal with marine animals. Take a tour or charter a boat for whale-watching. Humpback whales gather around Maui from December through March. Dolphin-sightings are common, and boating tours often include a chance to swim with sea turtles.
Sip a Mai Tai and Watch the Sunset
Nothing beats a Hawaiian sunset. If you are feeling ambitious, go for a hike in Haleakala National Park where the sunrise and sunset views are legendary. Alternatively, you can relax by the pool and enjoy the sunset from one of the many Maui villa rentals with panoramic views.
Enjoy Some Water Sports
Maui has much to offer active travelers. Visitors can choose from a huge menu of water sports, such as:
Swimming and snorkeling- Maui has so many options for people who want to swim. Molokini Crater is a popular snorkeling spot.
Surfing- Maui is a world-famous surfing destination and home to several international surf competitions. If you are new to surfing, you can take lessons from master surfers on the island.
Diving- Agencies offer scuba diving expeditions to all of the popular sites on the island, including Molokini Crater. You can also attend diving certification classes.
Stand-up paddleboarding- The quintessential Hawaiian experience, paddleboarding allows visitors to get a different perspective on island life. Local instructors rent boards and give daily lessons for beginners.
Kayaking and Canoeing- Visitors can rent gear or book a guided tour from one of the agencies around the island.
Drive to Hana
Taking the 53-mile drive to Hana sits way on top of most traveler's list of essential things to do in Maui. On the way, travelers can stop to see waterfalls, go for a hike in the jungle or visit one of the many secluded beaches. There will be no shortage of subjects for your photo album during this scenic drive.
Adventure-lovers rave about the zip-lining experience on Maui. Zip-lining gives participants an unfettered aerial view of the island. Visitors can book expeditions of varying lengths from qualified agencies.
See Some Live Music
Despite its small size, Maui has a vibrant nightlife with abundant opportunities to hear live music. Numerous musical stars own homes on Maui, and many more musicians visit every year. Musicians often gather at local bars for impromptu shows, especially around the North Shore.
Maui is a golfer's paradise. With all of the celebrities that live on Maui, you never know who might show up at one of the island's many championship courses. Golf aficionados can find Maui villa rentals that are conveniently located within walking distance of first-class facilities.
Go to A Luau
No trip to Maui is complete without a traditional Hawaiian luau. Lei-adorned luau guests can dine like a king on Hawaii's famous kalua pork. Hula performers and fire-dancers dazzle audiences with spectacular shows. As you can see, Maui has everything even the most discerning traveler could want in a Hawaiian vacation. Nature, luxury, sports and entertainment all await you on your next trip to Maui.