One of the many boons of visiting Maui is that your choices for fun aren’t limited solely to land: Maui County includes two gorgeous islands that are accessible by ferry, its outer islet of Molokini supplies some of the best Maui snorkeling, and its 120 miles of coastline offer ample opportunities for splashing in the water.
And what water it is. The slice of Pacific upon which Maui County rests presents some of the clearest and warmest water in the world. While hopping in straight from the sand is one of the greatest pleasures the island affords, boating trips deliver a fresh perspective on the Valley Isle’s splendor. Read More
For one of the most isolated islands on the planet, Maui certainly isn’t at a loss for activities: from horseback riding across lava terrain to diving deep under the Pacific on a submarine, the Valley Isle positively brims with possibilities.
But with so many places to see and activities to experience, narrowing down those to-dos can be tricky. Here are 27 of the best ways to spend your Maui vacation—and why they should ascend to the top of your bucket list:
One of the best and easiest ways to delight a lover of Maui is to get them a gift certificate for something fun. Below we’ve listed some awesome gift certificates that will save you shopping time!
Grand Wailea Luau Gift Certificates
An excellent luau option in South Maui, The Grand Wailea Luau focuses on Hawaii’s history and legends, including the voyages of La’amaikahiki and Moikeha to the area known as Honua’ula, as well as Pele, the Goddess of Fire & Volcanoes, Lilinoie, the Goddess of the Mist, and the mermaid of Maui, Kananaka, among others. Enjoy a delicious meal, and pre-show activities like Hawaiian lawn games, hula lessons, temporary tattoos, photos with the cast members and more. This relaxed, family-friendly luau is great for those staying near the golden shores of this beautiful area of Maui. Read More
Few things say Hawaii like a luau.
These ultra-entertaining feasts have their roots in ancient Polynesia, when the second king of the united Hawaiian Islands lifted the kapu that banned men and women from eating together—and royalty from dining with common subjects.
That groundbreaking event in 1819 became known not as a luau (indeed, in the traditional sense, “luau” refers to a cherished dish of chicken and taro cooked in coconut milk) but as an ‘aha‘aina—literally, a “gathering for a meal.”
From serrated coastlines marked by thunderous surf to powdery coves bordered by slender palms, Maui has got it all when it comes to beaches. Indeed, with 120 miles of shoreline, this tropical idyll has more swimmable beaches than any other Hawaiian Island, which only underscores why it’s globally known as no ka oi.
But with so many beaches to explore, the time-pressed traveler might have some trouble choosing where they should throw down their towel. With that in mind, here are 10 Maui beaches worth every penny of your plane ticket: