How to Make Your Maui Vacation Unforgettable
How to Make Your Maui Vacation Unforgettable
From beautiful Maui villas to world-famous attractions – Here are our top tips.
Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian Island with a population of over 150,000 people. It’s also one of the most popular places to visit because of the huge variety of things you can do and experience there. Its diverse culture has given it a unique atmosphere, and it’s full of stunning views and natural landscapes. If you’re headed to Maui this summer (or at any time of the year really) or you’re just interested in what there is to see in this magical place, explore our collection of ideas on how to fill your trip with amazing experiences and memories.
Some of the World’s Best Luxury Accommodation
Maui villas are among the most diverse rentals you will find throughout the whole country. You may have started scouting the area for the best accommodation, and the amount of choice might seem overwhelming. It’s tough to pin down the best place sometimes, but when it comes to luxury villas, the island offers an abundance of alternatives. Escaping the most famed resorts is something you should consider if you want a more authentic experience. They are often in the midst of highly touristic areas, so perhaps a rental home that’s outside of the crowded areas will take you closer to seeing and trying things that locals do.
Going at your own pace is the best course of action to take if it’s your first time in Maui. If comfort is part of your must-have list when choosing your accommodation, then you might decide to skip the big hotel chains and search for a local house. Some rentals will offer you unmatched hospitality and features, such as multiple swimming pools under huge palm trees and close proximity to the ocean. You might spend most of your vacation in activities around the island, but it’s more than essential to go back home and have some quality rest at a place like that.
Seek Adventure, It’s Everywhere
If you love being active even while on vacation, you’re going to love everything that Maui has to offer in terms of adventurous experiences and activities. Hiking is big here. While exploring the natural sights and visits, you will stumble upon craters, bamboo forests, waterfalls, and even taro patches (the crop featured in many local dishes). Of course, if you came prepared to conquer the Magic Isle’s highest peak, you can then go up the Haleakala Crater. This is a dormant volcano that is around 10,000 feet above sea level. It’s easily reachable through many hiking trails, but most visitors start at the Haleakala Visitor Center, where they watch the spectacular sunrise.
If you like a bit more solitude but still want to enjoy scenic vistas, try some of the other hiking trails. Pa Ka‘oao, one of the less popular paths, will gift you with a stunning view and you won’t have to share it with many other people. At the Visitor Center, ask for a full list of the trails and what each can offer you in terms of views and experience.
Good Vibes on the Tides
The readers of the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine have chosen Maui for the “Best Island in the World” for 10 consecutive years and 16 times in total. There is a reason for it. The place is brimming with natural and man-built attractions that are ready to take your breath. Dormant volcanoes lie right next to beautiful black sandy beaches. If you want a good view of the coast, check out Maui villas located at the shoreline. Their rent rates might be higher, but getting the ocean breeze to caress your cheeks before you go to bed or while sipping your morning coffee is priceless.
Some of the island’s best beaches are very well-known and populated. Popular resort beaches are, as it is to be expected, flocked with people most of the time. Yet, some of Maui’s best ones are hidden from the public and mostly visited by locals. The best thing about them is that you don’t have to be simply lying down, tanning, and chilling the whole time. Most places offer you great activities even besides swimming in the ocean. Snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, and much more. The beaches here have a buzzing life of their own and immersing yourself into it will make your trip more than memorable.
Can’t wait to start planning your trip to Maui? People call it ‘the Magic Island’ for a reason. It combines unparalleled beauty and a genuinely laid-back attitude towards life – what is there not to like? However you decide to mix and match the activities you choose to try on the island, Maui will probably give you some of the best time of your life, so all you have to do is enjoy.