As you enjoy Maui’s beauty, remember that your role in nurturing its restoration is valued.
We at Pride of Maui wish you the best vacation on the Valley Isle.
As with any activity you do, it’s always best to do some research and make a plan. Whether you’re visiting Maui for a family holiday with kids or celebrating a honeymoon, it’s a good idea to know about the different areas, how to get around, and how long it takes from one stop to the next. We suggest you extensively research the best places to stay, the top things to do in Maui, and more.
The Island of Maui has quickly become one of Hawaii’s most popularly visited islands. Not only are there more direct flights from major domestic and international airports, but there’s also a massive influx of new residents and part-time residents. We cannot say it enough—we suggest you book all activities ahead of time. (Also, your rental car!)
Here’s a big one! What should you pack for a Maui vacation? We suggest that you pack light (if possible), but pack smartly. The island of Maui is not just a popular tourist destination. The island is a living and breathing ecosystem that hosts many diverse micro-climates. In fact, Maui is the most topographically diverse island in Hawaii. You’ll want to be prepared for anywhere you might find yourself, from the beach to the jungle to high-altitude forests.
If you’ve visited Hawaii before or have been researching a visit to Maui online, you may have come across the word “pono.”
What does it mean to be pono?
In the ancient Hawaiian language, pono roughly translates to “righteousness.” It’s a word with multiple meanings, including being in perfect alignment with all things in life, living thankfully, having a sense of responsibility, respecting all, and embodying the values of the aloha spirit.
Although this may seem like an obvious travel tip, many travelers have bad experiences with theft while visiting Maui. Car break-ins are the most common type of theft that happens on the (otherwise incredible) Valley Isle.
Maui has one of the best selections of restaurants of any of the Hawaiian Islands.Here you can enjoy excellent local food and find casual eateries and cafes. Maui also has fantastic food trucks. In addition to all of these options, you can also dine at a host of Maui’s top restaurants with award-winning chefs and menus. No matter which corner or the island you visit, there is no lack of good food on Maui!
“Don’t Turn Your Back on the Ocean” is rule #1 when spending time at any beach. Even if the water looks flat with just a few rolling waves, you cannot predict Mother Nature or the motion of the ocean.
For some reason, tourists love to touch and feed the wildlife in Maui. Do not do this! If a local catches you touching or feeding wildlife on Maui, get ready for a very loud and unfriendly interaction. Without a doubt, the aloha will have left the building!
There is a plethora of amazing things to do on Maui! If it’s your first visit, you might be overwhelmed while choosing your vacation activities. The main must-do activities are snorkel tours, a whale watch, Haleakala sunrise, and the Road to Hana.
Maui is best experienced in groups of two or more! Your adventures will no doubt be more fun when you share them with a friend or a loved one. On top of the added fun, keep in mind that there is safety in numbers.
Here’s an excellent Maui travel tip: you will of course speak to Maui residents at your hotel, resort, or even on a Maui tour and that’s great, but take it a step further and engage.
Maui locals are friendly people who love their community and know it best. They will appreciate your engaging with them in sincere human-to-human interaction.
Enjoy all of your experiences on Maui! Even if there’s a snag in your travel plans, take it easy and enjoy every moment.
Maui is a magical island, and if you are one of the lucky people who can visit, do it right. Keep an open and positive outlook. Smile with the sunshine! Every day can be your best day, and we promise that a visit to Maui will forever change you.
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Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both, Maui won’t disappoint. From its stunning beaches and lush landscapes to its vibrant culture and delicious food, Maui genuinely has it all. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today and get ready to experience the magic of Maui yourself. Mahalo for reading!