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Last year, the five of us spent ten days on Maui. We had perfect weather the entire time we were there – although we didn’t anticipate how burnt we’d get! Maui is closer to the equator than we’re used to in Iowa, so our 50 SPF wasn’t cutting it. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen often!
Here are some of our favorite highlights of Maui:
- The Road to Hana – GyPSy Guide has a great app for a driving tour that somehow knows where you are on the road…even if you turn your cell service off to preserve battery. It’s crazy, but so cool. It tells you stories and tells you when to pull over. Like magic. The app is $5.99, but worth every penny. Pinky promise!!
- Wai’anapanapa State Park – has an incredible black sand beach, tide pools, seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.
- Chopping a coconut with a machete on a road stand on the Road to Hana – This video we took says it all (it’s FUN!):
- Old Lahaina Luau – this is one of the top rated luaus in all of Maui. It’s not just a show, but a history lesson, too – learn about Polynesian culture through storytellers.
Pacific Whale Foundation snorkeling – This was my highlight of the trip. My husband – not so much. Our 3 year old was not having any of it, and sobbed probably the entire boat ride (HOURS). The night before we left for Maui, he got a chemical burn from too much chlorine in the hotel pool. He was pretty irritable 🙁 We booked the Molokini snorkeling, but by the time we got out there the wind wasn’t cooperating. We did see sea turtles, fish, and whales, though! I really liked the PWF – they focus on research, education, and conservation. I felt like I was spending good tourism dollars with them.
Have you been to any of these places? What would you add to this list?
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