Post # 1
We are honeymoonin’ to Maui October 7th for a week staying at the Westin hotel in Ka’anapali. We already have our rental car booked but I have no idea what there is to do there as I’ve never been to Hawaii.
I love almost all excursions but my hubby has a bad knee and really isn’t into a lot of physical activity.
If anyone knows of great excursions or must see places, let me know! Thanks so much!
Post # 3
@jillzy: we are honeymooning in Maui in September! I will have to send you a message for somethings that we do while there. A few of the things we were thinking of doing were a volcano tour, helicopter/airplane tour, horseback riding on the beach, couples massage on the beach, attending a luau
Post # 4
With your husband’s bad knee, a perfect thing to do would be to drive the Road to Hana. It’s gorgeous!
Post # 5
I am going to Maui in April! I would definitely do a helicopter tour, Road to Hana, and beaches. We are also ziplining, but I think there might be a little hiking involved depending on which line you go on. You can also take whale watching cruises or dinner cruises.
Post # 6
My favorite thing to do in Maui is to rent a beach cabana from the Sheraton and relax while FI snorkels at Black Rock.
Post # 7
I second the road to hana. There are a lot of stops with nice short walks. Check out a sunrise at Haleakela. Can he bike? They have a tour that takes you to to the top and then you bike down with various stops – and you really do any biking as its all downhill and just need to brake.
Post # 8
Wow, thank you everyone for all the great suggestions!! Especially loving the helicopter tours, horseback riding, dinner cruise and volcano tours.
What about any water excursions? We both love to rent jet ski’s, wake board, etc.
Post # 9
We stayed at the Westin for our honeymoon and loved it! Definitely do the Road to Hana, and even do the road that goes around the northern part of Maui. The road is even more insane than Hana, but the views are just spectacular.
Stand up paddle-boarding is popular, but I’m not sure your FI would be able to do it with his knee. If he can go snorkeling, I suggest renting gear from Snorkel Bob’s for the whole time you’re there, so you can go whenever you want. Black Rock is excellent for snorkeling! We saw 2 sea turtles while we were there.
Also, as a sidenote, the restaurant at the Westin is way overpriced and not very good (although, the breakfast buffet is AMAZING). Go to Whaler’s Village to eat! We loved Leilani’s after a long day of driving. Their lava flows were tasty and cheaper than most other places we ate at!
Have fun! I can’t wait to go back someday!
Post # 10
Maui is amazing, we just got back 2 weeks ago!
Road to Hana is great, drive up Haleakala is awesome too, but make sure you’re ok with narrow and winding roads, DH said he can now drive just about anywhere after tackling those 2 roads. We did Haleakala for sunset which was totally gorgous but cold!
We also did a bunch of snorkeling, both boat trips and along the beach, plus whale watch rafts, but you’ll be getting there just as the first whales do and I don’t think they start those tours until November, but it’s worth looking into. Also if your hubby is into fishing they have a bunch of deep sea fishing adventures that sound pretty cool.
Oh and there’s a submarine! It’s by Atlantis and was really cool, totally one of the highlights of our trip.
A luau is a must, we did the Royal Lahaina, the show was great and the food was ok, I hear the Feast at Lele is really good.
Have an amazing time, I can’t wait to go back either!
Post # 11
We just got back from a family vacation with my FI family in July. Do the drive to Hana, go check out Black rock, it is a great walk but you might want to drive. Make sure you go to turtle bay, ask someone at your hotel and they will tell you how to get there. So many sea turtles there!!! They is great snorkling right off the resort too, we saw a lot of cool things!
Go to downtown Leilanii, it is a lot of fun to walk around and go eat!! (eat at aloha mixed plate) very good!!!
We went on a goat farm tour and it was amazing! We got to taste all types of goat chese and then they told us about this farmers market up the road which was amazing! http://www.surfinggoatdairy.com/
we did zip lining, it was so much fun! not to much hiking. Once you get the the middle of the zipping it is the most amazing view (and you get lunch) http://www.zipline.com/
Post # 12
Yes definitely do the road to Hana! It’s a must. Snokeling at Black Rock and the Luau at Sheraton/Westin is really good (I think they alternate locations based on the day). We stayed at the Sheraton. We also took a plane trip over to Oahu and did the Pearl Harbor tour- it was a bus tour that took you to Pearl Harbor, Wakiki, Punchbowl, downtown Honolulu, etc. You can do as little or as much walking as you want.
I second eating at the Whaler’s Village. The Hula Grill has AMAZING sweet potato ravoli. So good.
Post # 13
Wow, so many responses!! I can’t wait to jot them down and experience them all *_*
So, it seems the Road to Hana is a definite must as well as the luau. Yay, can’t wait!!!
Thank you everyone!
Post # 14
bump! We are going to Maui in September!