So exciting, you are planning a trip to the beautiful Islands of Maui - it is one of the most stunning places you will visit and you won't want to leave. It is such a chill place, the people are incredibly nice and there is so much to do without feeling overwhelmed.
Here is some ideas that we can recommend based on our experiences combined with information shared by others who have been and loved the Island of Maui.
Outrigger (morning tours are the best ones)
Day at a non-resort beach - Kapalua Bay – pretty little public beach (more info down below)
Road to Hana
Road to Hana – day trip
Get out of the car and walk to random waterfalls all the way around
Stop off at amazing beaches when you see them (there are these black beaches that are so beautiful)
Must – visit Pools at Ohe'o – plus do the mile+ walk through the bamboo forest to the waterfall (Waimoku Falls)
Ono Gelato Company - the also serve fruit ices which are delish and they also have a location in Lahaina
Ho okipa - it's the beach Paia is associated with – and where the locals and surfers go, tourists are encouraged not to surf or swim but it's really fun to sit for a few hours and watch the surfers – esp the kite surfers, they are out of this world
General shopping is always good in this area
General sightseeing, shopping etc.
Paia Fish Market - ono, mahi mahi and opah are my fave fish choices – this place has really good food, big servings and long lines – so maybe pick it up and bring it home
Ono Tacos food truck – you can also google to see where they're set up – my fave is the shrimp tacos, this is a family favourite as well
Fleetwoods – this place is a little pricey, but beautiful space – roof top patio, amazing cocktails!!! And really good food – owned by Mick Fleetwood
Cool Cat - awesome burgers - you can't go wrong here
Ululani's Shaved Ice in Lahaina it is on Front Street/ in Wailea it's at the Hyatt and on S Kihei Rd - It is the BEST you'll find in Hawaii
Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop - (go here for a meal and PIE, BEST PIE!!!! All of them, we always bring all of them home and then gorge for the week
Plantation House Restaurant - this also has a golf course on the property that serves a great brunch and guava mimosas. Also be sure to get the pineapple spears w/ cinnamon dip!!!!
Merrimans - this is really a great spot for date night – really pretty, fantastic food and super gorgeous views
Day at a non-resort beach is recommended at Kapalua Bay – pretty little public beach that's good for families and kids. Get there early to stake your spot and be sure to take advantage of nice walking areas nearby. It's close to a much choppier/bigger beach which is nice for walking in the surf.
The Gazebo – they serve a lovely brunch with an amazing view – but really long lines, so have to be there early
Coconuts Cafe - The best fish tacos. Again this is on S Kihei Rd. They have incredible food
Polo Beach at the Fairmont is lovely - so clean and you can rent boogie boards, snorkel gear etc
The beaches along the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons isn't connected really - but you have access to all beaches as in Hawaii all beaches are public
Shops at Wailea his a shopping district similar to Whaler's Village in Lahaina - Shops at Wailea includes restaurants, high-end boutiques as well as a lot of places to get cute bathing suits and summer dresses
Whether you take some of the ideas above or none at all - you will have the most amazing time. Fun in the sun and Vitamin Sea is always good for the soul.
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