Maui is a dream for the active traveler. It’s been consistently chosen as the best island in the world. There are so many things to do that you’ll never be able to do them all in just one visit. Here, however, are some starters with some inspiration from the Maui Visitors Bureau. 1. Attend a Luau Several hotels stage beachside luaus featuring Hawaiian foods such as kalua pig, cooked in an earthen oven, poi and haupia (coconut pudding), along with a buffet of more familiar foods. There is lots of Hawaiian music, hula, and even fire dancing. In Lahaina, on a specially built, open-air luau grounds next to the ocean, the Old Lahaina Luau is one of the finest luaus in the world, offering excellent Hawaiian food and entertainment in an unparalleled setting.
Few places are more friendly to bikers than Maui. It is possible to bicycle from the East End of the island at the Wailea Resort to Kapalua on the West End. Much of the ride is along a spectacular shoreline road. There are guided downhill bicycle tours down part of Haleakala, through the flower farms and small towns of Upcountry to the beach at Paia. In 38 miles, the elevation drops 10,000 feet. Bicycle rentals are available all over the island.
Maui is Hawaiʻi’s dining epicenter, with a restaurant for every taste. Maui has attracted enthusiastic chefs who make national headlines using fresh local produce from Upcountry farmers. From lavish hotel dining rooms to lunch counters serving plate lunches, Maui’s eateries are pleasing and diverse. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian and Mexican are among the specialty restaurants. The pride of the island, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, is served at many award-winning restaurants.
Maui has some of the finest dive spots in Hawaii, with dozens of reputable operators. There are two marine conservation areas, one at Honolua Bay on West Maui and the other at Molokini, a partially submerged volcanic crater offshore at Wailea. Boats at Lahaina and Maʻalaea offer a number of dive and snorkel excursions. Glass bottom boats and a pleasure submarine open up the wonders to non-swimmers.
One of the world’s most scenic drives is located on Maui – the Hana Highway – with 54 bridges in 56 miles along a winding lava shore, through old plantation towns, past miles of beaches and through towering forests. A drive to the summit of Haleakala is also a must. Haleakala crater appears like the surface of an alien planet and the views of Maui from the summit are amazing. Car rentals are often included in hotel or airline packages
Walk into a rainforest echoing with the songs of birds found nowhere else on the planet. There are trails to waterfalls with plunge pools for swimming, and walks into valleys so deep they never see a sunrise or a sunset. There are trails into the dramatic lunar landscape of Haleakala crater. There are trails and nature walks for every level of skill. A free Maui Recreational Map is available from Maui’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.
9. Family Photos-
While your on Maui visiting, why not have your families portrait taken by Behind The Lens Maui. Nicole has a keen eye to capture you ans your family as you are naturally. Behind The Lens Maui has numerous and affordable packages to meet your needs. There are also vacation documentary packages available as well. If you tired of having to drag you camera around to all the activities, Nicole can tag along and be your personal photographer during your visit on Maui.