5 must-do things on Maui

Five Must-Do Things on Maui

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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!

5 must-do things on Maui

Here are some of our favorite highlights of Maui:

  1. The Road to HanaGyPSy 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!!
    A stop along the Road to Hana
    We took this near one of the beaches on the Road to Hana

    Rainbow eucalyptus just before mile marker 7 on the Road to Hana
    Rainbow eucalyptus just before mile marker 7 on the Road to Hana
  2. Wai’anapanapa State Park – has an incredible black sand beach, tide pools, seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.
  3. 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!):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

About to snorkel in Maui with the Pacific Whale Foundation
About to snorkel in Maui with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Little guy was pretty miserable.

Have you been to any of these places? What would you add to this list?

 

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