From swimming under gigantic waterfalls, watching a beautiful sunset from your comfortable lanai, or sipping Mai Tai on some of the best beaches in the world — Maui is every bit of the luxurious paradise you always dreamed.

Winner of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Islands awards, it is undoubtedly the most beautiful jewel of Hawaii.

Now when vacationing in Maui, there are a thousand things you can see and a lot of more you can experience. Whether you are planning the ultimate honeymoon, a sweet romantic getaway, or a coming together of your hoaloha and ohana, this Hawaiian paradise will always surprise you.

So while you are here, here are five things you can do to make the most of your Maui vacation.

1. Watch the sunrise at Mt. Haleakela

Home to the world’s largest dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala offers a breathtaking sunrise sure to make time stop. This magical splendor blends in the grandeur of a volcano with thin, chilly air and a view you will never forget. At 10,000 ft, Mt. Haleakala should sit right at the top of the things to do in Maui.

Note: You’ll have to make reservations online in advance and you’ll be required to pay a small fee. 

2. Take the road to Hana

Nothing else comes close to driving along a beautiful coastline. In Maui, the driving experience only gets better with the Road to Hanaa scenic highway along the island’s eastern shore.

Offering an awe-inducing view throughout the run and postcard-worthy scenes at every second mile, the Road to Hana shouldn’t be missed at any cost. Whether you capture your drive in stills or decide to film it, the scenic journey will ensure you don’t need any filters.

While the road trip isn’t always easythere are some sharp turnsit’s always worth it. We recommend starting early in the morning as it gets congested during the day.

Tip: Looking for a luxury van that drive you through the route while you experience it to the full? Check out the companies that offer tours in luxury vans, including Valley Isle Excursions and Temptation Tours.

3. Experience Maui Luaus

Maui Luau is a traditional Hawaiian/Polynesian feast accompanied by a live performance of dancing, music, and spectacles. Luaus are central to Hawaiian culture and showcase its real strength, color, and magnificence.

Now, while you would have seen them in pictures, there’s nothing like experiencing Luau in person. Check out some of the best Luaus that we highly recommend and we are sure they’ll be a definite highlight of your Maui trip.

4. Take a breathtaking Helicopter Tour

GoPro Adventures – Maui Helicopter Tour from Jason Jolliffe on Vimeo.

If there’s one way you can put the wander in wanderlust, it is with a 360-degree helicopter view of Maui. From astonishing views of lush green rainforests, tropical beaches and grand lava fields, a helicopter view will take you where no roads will. 

While you are vacationing here, we highly recommend taking the time to experience Maui’s uniquely abundant natural beauty through an aerial view!

Checkout of the best helicopter tours that we highly recommend!

5. Relax your taste buds with special Food & Drink tours

When it comes to relaxing your taste buds and giving yourself a luxurious food experience, Maui doesn’t disappoint. In fact, you’ll find the best blend of land and seafood all over Maui. Even when it comes to drinks, there’s a good chance you’ll discover your next favorite wine in Maui.

Now, every restaurant in Maui has an edge to it and has something unique to offer, however, the best way to experience authentic Maui food and drink is by signing up for a Food & Drink tour. You’ll get access to the finest of food & beverages and have an experience of a lifetime.

Here are some of the best Food & Drink tours we highly recommend.

Maui isn’t just one of the world’s most beautiful islands for vacation; it is also where you’ll find Hawaii at its most authentic. What are your favorite things to do in Maui? What else should we include in the top things to do in Maui? Let us know in the comments below!

Huli pau!

//With Ali Resorts, your luxury vacation in Maui is only one step away! Watch the sunset from your Lanai, relax in your private jacuzzi, or work in your superior quality condo and get an experience you’ll never forget. To reserve your condo, contact us today!