Talking about my favorite places on this Island. These are definitely a must see! Maui is truly an amazing place! There are so many things to do your options are endless! What you choose all depends on you personally.
We stood at the Marriott Maui Ocean Club, and another week at a Condo we rented through AirBnB. We loved staying on the resort it was so relaxing. But I gotta admit I couldn’t stand laying on the beach day after day. I was ready to explore this beautiful island! And beautiful it was! Maui has so much to offer than just laying on the beach or poolside. If you’re like me and a person that loves adventure, I highly recommend driving the road to Hana. Its not for the weak hearted. The roads are long and windy, enough to make a person car sick. There’s a lot of hiking involved. Lots of rocky terrain and walking up and down rocky hills. I wore flip flops on most of our hikes which I learned quickly was a huge mistake. Some of the foot paths are muddy and some turn rocky unexpectedly. Also, to get to the waterfalls you’re crossing rocky, slippery streams with fast moving water. Its dangerous to lose your footing when crossing. There are signs warning you of flash flooding. Which was a bit intimidating nonetheless, we crossed safely and were able to see the amazing views of the waterfalls. I even jumped in the two we visited.
Visit the Waimoku waterfalls
It was a bit of a hike to get here. But it was so worth it! I felt so accomplished when we reached the stream to get there. Just make sure you wear tennis shoes during this hike. I wore flip flops, it was such a bad idea. I stepped over rocky terrain. One of the rocks I accidentally stepped on was big so I felt something crack in my foot. It was painful. But I kept on, determined to reach the waterfall. Once we approached the waterfalls, I of course jumped in!
Visit the Bamboo forest at the Pipiwai Trail.
There’s nothing else like it! It was so beautiful and so serene. I do recommend wearing an insect repellent before entering in. Lots of mosquitos. It rained while walking through the Bamboo forest which was incredibly refreshing.
Visit the Black Sand Beach – Waianapanapa State Park
Go whale watching
Every year the whales come to Maui to mate and give birth! So you’ll see a lot of whales and baby whales on your trip. They were definitely showing off and putting on a show for us all!
Go on a romantic dinner cruise.
This cruise here was the Princess Dinner cruise. It included a dinner of your choice and 3 drink tickets. There was a live singer on the boat, so we listened to songs like Brown Eyed Girl and Over the rainbow. You could request music too. I thought this was super romantic.
Visit the Bayan tree and town of Old Lahaina
This tree is massive and oh so pretty! I’ve never seen anything like it. You can also do a little shopping while you’re in this cute town. Its even pretty at night because the lights are up. After dinner you can stroll over to visit this beautiful Bayan tree.
Explore a cave or two.
This one was amazing because there was an opening at the top and we literally glowed on the inside. It was the perfect lighting for a picture.
Explore the Blow hole and heart shaped rock.
A bit of rocky terrain to get here. Well actually a lot of rocky terrain, then going up and down hills. Climbing over rocks, but was it worth it!? Yes, absolutely!
Go to an authentic Luau.
One of the reasons I love exploring is experiencing the different cultures the place has to offer. I draw a good amount of my inspiration from other cultures. I tried their authentic Hawaiian dishes. It was unique and unlike anything I’ve tasted, but it was soo delicious. This Luau was the Old Lahaina luau. They say it is one of the best! I definitely give it a 5 star rating!
Enjoy a sunset –
Nothing beats Hawaiian sunsets. Take a stroll on the beach or sit back, relax and enjoy the view. This was the view from our balcony. There’s a mixture of pinks, purples and blues in the sky, it was so gorgeous!