Miles of stunning white sand beaches, colorful luaus, fun festive, and sporting activities that make your visit to Maui more interesting and exciting – all these and more are waiting for you at Maui. Whether you’re planning your next visit to this beautiful Hawaiian island or have been to the island countless times, learning a few tips and tricks will make your stay more enjoyable.
Choosing the ideal location
With the vast array of hotels, entertainment sites, resorts, and Maui beach house rentals, any first-time traveler could find it hard to choose as to where to stay during the entire vacation. Maui or Magic Isle is composed of 81 beaches and can be found all over Maui, where rental cottages, hotels, luxury resorts, and condominiums are strategically located.
If you’re looking for an adventure or action while on a relaxing vacation, consider going to the west of Maui where a wide selection of outdoor activities and water sports await you. For those who want to enjoy a shopping spree can visit Lahaina, where stores and shops are located along with bars and restaurants.
If you’re planning for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, head to southern part of Maui, where you can find miles white sand beaches and amazing coastlines. To get the glimpse of the magnificent Maui sunrise while resting on a hammock, go to the towns of Kihei and Wailea on the south of Maui, where you can also enjoy top-class golfing, luxury hotels, and shopping centers.
If history interests you, you’ll surely enjoy the central Maui, which is home to the working communities in the entire island. Located here also is the Wailuku, which is replete with culture and history. Some of the most famous destinations here are the Lao Valley, Bailey House Museum, and Hana in Kahului.
This island is also a place for peace and mystery, so if you’re looking for an authentic Hawaiian vacation and still relaxing without the hustle and bustle of some of the most popular towns, you can always choose to stay in a more subdued and laid-back east of Maui. Here you can find rare black sand beaches, mountain vistas, secluded underground pools, and lust waterfalls.
Where to Stay?
It’s easy to find many luxury hotels and beach resorts all over Maui, which can be really expensive. So it will be better if you know how much you need to spend on accommodation before going to Maui, especially if you’re visiting on a limited budget. You can get yourself a map of the entire island so you can familiarize yourself with the places that you’d like to visit. Each part of Maui has something unique to offer to every one of all ages, so make sure you plan your trip ahead, before deciding where to stay in Maui.
Those who are traveling with a good amount of budget can get a variety of options, including beachfront villas, world-class hotels, and famous honeymoon resorts. If you want to save on your accommodations expenses, there are condo units that are available for rental, complete with kitchens and fully furnished bedrooms. If you’re traveling with your family or with a large group, you might want to consider these rental units.
Getting around the island
There are different ways of getting around the island of Maui, but your choice depends if you know how to get around the island on your own or not. Most first-time visitors get on a guided tour to explore the island of Maui. It will take you to all the popular destinations within the Magic Isle. On the other hand, if you’ve been to Maui several times and you’ve already familiarized yourself with its highways and roads; you can always rent a car and explore the rest of the island on your own. All Terrain Vehicle and motorcycle rentals are also available.
What to Bring?
Maui is a warm climate island, so you don’t have to carry heavy sweaters and pants with you. If you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing tours, you need to bring some comfortable clothing with you such as light cotton shirts and shorts. A pair of sunglasses and a hot can protect your face from the heat of the noon-day sun during your trip. Of course, don’t forget to bring few changes of swimsuits, as there are many beaches and waterfalls to be explored on the island.
If you’re planning to visit Haleakala National Park or join in any hiking activity, it’s good to bring along with you a long-sleeved shirt and some hiking boots. There are some posh restaurants and bars in Maui that impose certain dress codes, so it will be better if you could bring along a casual-formal outfit.
Essential Tips for Water Sports Enthusiast and Beach Lovers
Jet skiing, kayaking, and parasailing are some of the biggest water sports in Maui that any visitors can engage with. However, tempest currents and powerful offshore are also prevalent on the island, so it will be better to heed weather precautions at all times. Avoid open-sea sporting activities such as windsurfing and kayaking if weather conditions are not good.
Having more than 320 sunshine days in the island and brief periods of scattered rain showers, the weather in Maui can easily get hot and humid. If you’re going to spend more hours on the beach, don’t forget to bring some refreshments with you and to keep yourself sufficiently hydrated.