All About Maui – Vacation Tips and Ideas
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Humpback Whale Watching: Peak Season December-April
Boutique Shopping in Paia: Scenic Paia is Maui’s North Shore historic town filled of quaint shops, fantastic restaurants and numerous beaches offering a wide variety of activities, from swimming, surfing, windsurfing, and more.
Haleakala National Park: Watch a memorable sunrise from 10,023 feet atop Haleakala Crater.
Happy Hour Hot Spots: When it comes to bargain bites Maui’s happy hour appetizers or pupus as locals say are sure to please. Try any number of the tropical island cocktails.
Iao Needle: This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.
Lahaina: Once a thriving whaling port in the mid-1800s, Lahaina is now a lively gathering place for dining, shopping, art and entertainment.
Lava Fields Nature Reserve: The reserve includes several popular snorkeling/diving sites and many cultural and geologic sites as well as habitat for numerous rare and endangered species.
Live Music: Fun doesn’t stop when the sunsets and every Friday there’s a party going on somewhere on the island with Maui Friday Town Parties.
Luau Shows: Don’t miss a traditional Hawaiian island party and feast for an entertaining evening of fun!
Ma’alaea Harbor: Your adventure starting point for sailing, diving, snorkeling, fishing and seasonal whale watch excursions. Enjoy the shopping and restaurants choices all happening here.
Makawao: Take in the rustic charm of upcountry where zipline tours, hiking and horseback riding adventures all begin.
Maui Ocean Center: Check out this state-of-the-art marine park located at Ma’alaea Harbor, Maui.
North Shore / Whale Watch: Explore the north shore from west Lahaina side to east Hana side to see Maui’s Humpback whales breaching and spotting from Maui’s north shores.
Road to Hana: With 600 curves and 54 bridges, this is one of the world’s most scenic drives.
Scuba Dive: From shore side entries to secret dive spots; Maui has some of the best scuba diving adventures by far.
Snorkeling: Book a snorkeling excursion of a lifetime or discover fantastic beaches to find turtles, beautiful corals and colorful exotic sea life.
South Maui Beaches: Maui has more than 80 incredible beaches with a combined shoreline that spans 120 miles. Wailea, Makena and Kihei feature the “gold coast” beaches.
- Kamaole Beach Parks I, II, & III: Ample parking, lifeguards, volleyball courts and excellent swimming conditions make the Kamaole Parks in Kihei local favorites and family friendly.
- Keawakapu Beach: A beachcomber’s delight with classic views, this Kihei beach is a half-mile long.
- Sugar Beach: A series of beaches, coves and tide pools along six-miles of Kihei coastline. Some areas offer lifeguards, restrooms and picnic facilities.
- Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach): Makena Beach State Park is one of Maui’s signature beaches. With white sands extending nearly 2/3 of a mile long, it is one of the largest beaches in Maui.
- Polo Beach: This Wailea beach is popular with Maui locals and visitors. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.
- Wailea Beach: Named “America’s Best Beach” in 1999, Wailea offers excellent swimming with activity rentals. A paved beach walk lets you meander past Wailea’s hotels, restaurants and shops.
Stand Up Paddle Board: Jump on board literally and give stand up paddling a try right here in Kihei and Wailea.
Summer Wine Tasting: Stroll the beautiful grounds of Maui’s wineries and join in on the summer events like the Wailea Wine & Food Festival.
Whale watching: In the winter months, the Auau channel between Maui, Lanai and Molokai is one of the best places to whale watch in the world.
Airports: Maui’s main airport is Kahului Airport (OGG). There are smaller commuter airports in Kapalua (JHM) and Hana (HNM).
Driving times from – Kahului Airport (OGG) to:
1: Haleakala: 1 hour, 50 minutes
2: Hana: 2 hours, 30 minutes
3: Iao Valley: 25 minutes
4: Kaanapali: 50 minutes
5: Kapalua: 1 hour
6: Kihei: 25 minutes
7: Lahaina: 45 minutes
8: Wailea: 35 minutes
9: Wailuku: 10 minutes
Climate: Average temperature: 75˚-85˚ F
Here on Maui we do have tradewinds. In summer 9 out of 10 days have trade winds. Trades usually bring fair weather to the central valley and south side of the island. But trades do bring regular showers to the windward sides of all the islands and on Maui especially the north shore toward Hana, Haiku and upcountry. We do have the rainforests and waterfalls to prove it and the visits to these locations are incredible!
You can view more of the these tradewind details for your adventure outings by going to Action Sports Maui
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