I LOVE Maui! Plan is to move there in the next 2 years or so. If you want an exceptional Luau experience on Maui go the The Feast at LeLe. It is about $112 per person, which yes i know is expensive, however, no other Luau can touch it. It is a seated, plated dinner. The tables are intimate, there is no buffet. The maximum number of people is 70 (I believe) so no fighting crowds to get your kalua pork. The entertainment is fantastic. Each course is representative of the Hawaiian culture and each dance matches each course. I have been to this Luau twice, it’s that good!
Best snorkel charter:
Molokini and Turtle Town are the best snorkel spots to charter. Go through the Pacific Whale Foundation. Although it is a larger boat and more people, you definitely won’t miss out on the experience and it’s cheaper (I have also done a private charter/small boat and we ended up not getting to snorkel due to a tropical storm and they didn’t take us anywhere else to snorkel – very frustrating)
Best beaches to Snorkel:
Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach – Truly amazing. It can turn in to a crowded beach, so go on a week day. Rent some snorkel gear at the Maui Dive Shop in Whaler’s village Shops at the Kaanapali Resort (It’s about $8 per person). You can access the beach from the shops. Walk down to the rock and jump in! The water is crystal clear, fish EVERYWHERE, coral is beautiful, even saw a turtle w/out going to turtle town! You can even jump off the rocks into the water! Very fun, lots to see.
Another good beach to go to is Oluwalu at mile marker 14, again rent some snorkel gear. If you are comfortable to really get out there, again you will see beautiful coral landscape. There aren’t as many fish here as at Black Rock, but still very pretty. It’s less crowded than Black Rock, great place to walk on the beach, play frisbee, and just get some sun.
You must do the Road to Hana at least once! Take a tour bus, don’t try to drive yourself. If you can, find a tour that stops at the 7 Sacred Pools, so you can swim in the waterfalls! Very beautiful. Rainbow bark trees, black sand beaches, lava tubes, small Hana towns.
For breakfast or lunch go to The Gazebo at the Napili shores condo/resort. The prices are great (cheap for Hawaii), the servings are huge, the food is delicious. Try the Macadamia Nut pancakes, and the Big Kahuna omlette, so yummy. This is a very popular place, no matter what day, so try to get there at 7:30am-ish if you can.
For a Nice Dinner Roys is delicious! It is in Kahana, in front of the Outrigger Royal Kahana Resort. It is upstairs from a Maui Dive Shop, general store, nail salon, and swimwear shop (There’s a McDonalds across the parking lot from it). You wouldn’t think such a nice place was tucked away up there! The menu is created every night by the chef, with the exception of a few signature menu items. Plan to spend at least $100 for the 2 of you, but it is well worth it.
Hope that helps! Maui is a wonderful place!