Whether the first thing you will want to do here is grab a surfboard, take part in a luau or find that perfect spot on the beach, holidays to Maui provide as much paradise as you can handle. Head to this stunning island for a romantic retreat, a whale of an adventure or plenty of blissful beach days.
No matter what you want to do while on holidays in Maui, you can be sure that you will never be too far away from the coast, but the west coast is where you can dine watching spectacular sunsets. Popular Lahaina is great for those who want to take it easy, especially if you want to travel here with the whole family. Coastal Kaanapali, just north of Lahaina, is brimming with captivating landscapes you cannot help but want to visit. For a romantic adventure choose Kapalua, while the stunning beaches of Wailea attract all types of visitors from loved up couples to active families. Kihei, just north of Wailea, is close to a lovely nature refuge that is not to be missed.
As the Hawaiian Islands receive a fair amount of sunshine practically all year round, Maui holidays have perfect weather for winter getaways. As part of the only state in America to have a rainforest, exploring the vast lush greenery on the island cannot be ignored. Drive along the Hana Highway for literally breath-taking views of jungle, waterfalls and valleys so beautiful you will feel as if in a dream.
Home the a dormant volcano, a trip to Haleakala National Park is like visiting another world; the rich soil and crater beckon you to grab a pair of sturdy shoes and walk over its moonlike terrain which will reward you with a lovely view over Kihei and Hana.
Kick back on the many splendid and sandy beaches around Maui, or opt for the Jacques Cousteau and try a bit of snorkelling to spy the vibrant marine. Jump on a surfboard and ride the waves of the south shore and stay landside with a bit of cycling among some of the most alluring scenery around. Of course, topping up that all important tan is alright by us, too.
If there is one thing you should do while on holidays in Maui, it is to get to know more about the fascinating culture of the region, a special blend of influences from the South Pacific, Japan and the US, to name a few. Sit down for the show of your life during a luau and learn the history of hula while digging into some local grub that is a mixture of exotic and American specialities.
Take the whole family to the Maui Ocean Centre to get up close to some of the most intriguing and dazzling creatures of the Pacific, culminating in a walk through a glass tunnel gazing up as colourful fish and sharks swim by. Whether you’re travelling with the kids or with your partner, a whale watching cruise leaving from Lahaina is one of the top things to do on this island dream.