Post # 1
May 21st we are headed off to Maui! I’m so excited! We are staying in a condo just outside of Lahina, but also renting a car so we can explore the island.
Anyone have any travel tips? Or know some of Maui’s ‘hidden jems’? I know Hawaii is a big tourist destination but I don’t want to be stuck at all the tourist traps. I especially want to do some biking, hiking, snorkling and hopefully parasailing!
Post # 4
YAY!!! I loved Maui. I was lucky enough to get a 2nd honeymoon from DH and he took me to Maui.
We stayed in Wailea but rented a car and explored the whole island.
I highly recommend the guide book "Maui Reveaed."
This thing is so thorough and written by a local. So you will definitely discover all the hidden gems and what areas to avoid.
Post # 5
We went to Maui too! I would 2nd getting Maui Revealed. It was super helpful.
We rented a Jeep while we were there and loved it! It was nice being able to have the option to go “off-roading” if we wanted to.
If you go to Hana, make sure to stop in Keanae! It is beautiful and there is an *AMAZING* banana bread stand there. It is better than what Maui Revealed said was “the best banana bread on the planet.”
DH and I went around the northern portion of the island (which is MUCH scarier than the Road to Hana!). If you are a nervous driver, don’t go! A lot of it is 1 lane road with traffic going both ways. The locals drive WAY fast, make sure you pull over for them. It is gorgeous up there though. The cleanest air you will ever breathe. Amazing.
We went snorkeling alot. We got our gear from Snorkel Bobs; Great! We got the upgraded gear. VERY much worth it. Also, if your FI has a beard or goatee, make sure you put some vaseline over his upper lip so it creates a seal. We didn’t know that and my DH had to keep emptying his mask. Total PITA. Our favorite spot was Black Rock. We saw 2 sea turtles, 5 sting rays, TONS of fish. Really clear water. Make sure you go early! Really early!! When we were getting ready to leave, people kept getting in our way to see the turtles and was kind of annoying.
Since you’re staying near Lahaina… we loved Cheeseburger in Paradise and Aloha Mix Plate! Both were so yummy.
If you decide to do the sunrise at Haleakela, bring warm clothes! DH and I only brought hoodies and we were FREEZING. Make sure to bring a blanket or something to keep warm!
Also, there’s a windsurfing beach right by the airport that was really fun to watch the kitesurfers and windsurfers.
I could go on and on… lol
Post # 6
Loved Maui! It was the first time in my life I felt like I was home and I’ve been trying to get back there ever since. Kaanapali beach was great, and Lei Lani’s on the Beach was my go-to joint. I’d hang out there and have a burger with a cocktail and just breath in the ocean. The Road to Hana was lots of fun; so much to see!! Have a great time!