[printfriendly] THINGS TO DO IN MAUI
Kimos Rent a car want to give you some tips of things to do in Maui.
Maui is a dream for the active traveler. It’s been consistently chosen as the best island in the world. There are so many things to do that you’ll never be able to do them all in just one visit. Here, however, are some of our picks for the best things to do in Maui.
MAUI BEST BEACHES:
– Hookipa Beach Park (NorthShore)
– Baldwind Beach (NorthShore)
– Baby Beach (NorthShore)
– Makena beach (Wailea)
– Secret Beach (Wailea)
– Hamoa Beach and Red sand beach (Hana)
MAUI BEST WINDSURFING
– Hookipa Beach (advance level)
– Mamas or Kuau (advance level and no crowd )
– Outside Reef of Speacksville (advance level and no crowd – access from baby beach)
– Kanaha Beach (all levels)
– Spreacksville Beach (all levels – this beach is located on stable road, the 2nd right, follow the dirt road until the beach)
Being an island, it’s little surprise that some of the best thing to do on Maui take place on or under the ocean.
As wonderful as Maui’s beaches are, no trip to Maui is complete without experiencing all the the sea has to offer.
– Surf Lessons Instructor Kevin (808)306-4449
– Stand up Paddle lessons
– kitesurfing lessons: Paul Franco 808 357-4976
– windsurfing lessons
– Maui Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
WATER SPORT RENTALS:
Maui Car Rental: If you are in Maui you must rent a Kimos. Kimos rent a car is just the most affordable, most friendly, reliable… and also Kimos cars are part of Maui Lifestyle. 🙂
MAUI OCEAN ACTIVITIES:
– Private Boat Trips to Lanai and Molokini with chef (up to 6 guests) email us
– Regular Boat Tour
Sheltered by Lana‘i and Moloka‘i, the breezy offshore waters of Maui are ideal for sailing. Try a Boat Trip Tour or a Private boat trip. The nearby award-winning Lana‘i Cathedrals at Lana‘i is considered to be one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world, and there is also the famous Molokini volcanic crater.
Lanai Maui Dolphin Watch & Snorkel – (boat trips or private boat)
Maui Molokini & Turtle Towne Snorkeling Tours
Whale-Watching. Every year between December and March, humpback whales congregate in the warm waters near Maui to mate and birth their young. There are so many whales over such a small area that one researcher has termed it ‘whale nirvana.’ Dozens of whale-watch companies run 2-hour inflatable-boat trips out of Lahaina and Maalaea harbors.
WOLRD BIGGEST WAVE
Watch the Biggest Waves in the World. Peahi Only when the North Swell is big and there is a High Wave warning for Maui Northshore between november and march. Jaws is roughly three miles east of PAIA from the hana hwy . A mostly unpaved road leads north from the highway between mile marker 13 and 14. The lookouts on the cliffs above the break are the best vantage points for spectators; professional photographers use boats or helicopters. There have been several “World Cup of Tow-in Surfing” contests held, but the changing conditions mean the dates cannot be set in advance.
If you plan to visit Hana, calculate at least the full day trip. Hana is the most popular drive on Maui, and in all of Hawaii, is the Road to Hana with 54 bridges in 56 miles along a winding lava shore, through old plantation towns, past miles of beaches and through towering forests. There are many Waterfalls next to the road, nice to stop and have a swim, specially if you are feeling car sick.
Some of the places we advice to visit on your Hana Day are:
Waianapanapa State Park visitors come to this state park for its black sand beaches and hiking trails. If you follow the trails you will see some nice fresh water caves, great for swimming. When the waves are small, the ocean is very nice for snorkeling .
– SEVEN POOLS : While still part of Haleakala National Park, Ohe’o Gulch is accessed via the Hana Highway (about a half hour drive past Hana town). There are at least 7 pools with water flowing into and out of each one. The pools can be closed to swimming for either excessive water flow or stagnant water depending on the rainfall in the forest. Rains in the mountains above can cause a flash flood in the pools.
The Pipiwai Trail begins from the park entrance at Ohe`o Gulch and is a 1.8 mile hike from there to Waimoku Falls. The hike can be slippery, and muddy in parts, but it is well worth the 800′ climb. Several waterfalls can be seen along the trail, and the bamboo forest is a site to behold all on it’s own.
– visit Hana Town and eat in the local style Hana Thai Restaurant.
– Red Sand Beach in Hana Town.
Parking is at the corner of Uakea and Hauoli Roads. The trail head begins at the Hotel Hana-Maui’s Sea Ranch Cottages. Short ten-minute walk to red cinder sand in a secluded cove.
– Hamoa Beach is also very nice to visit.
MAUI BEST REATAURANTS
MAUI BEST RESTAURANTS
Mamas fish House. The most romantic and amazing restaurant of Maui. it is expensive but also a MUST. Can’t miss. Make Reservations
Nuka: Japanese venue with diverse small-plate list, sushi & specialty rolls, plus a range of drinks. Address: 780 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708 Phone:(808) 575-2939
Sansei – Great Sushi restaurant. Thursday and Friday nights 50% off from 9am and Karaoke night, get ready to sing!. Moderate prices.
Casanova. Makawao Italian Restaurant.
Cafe des Amis. Great mediterranean Food. (paia town)
Flat Bread (Paia Town). Pizza
Milagros (Paia Town)
– Mana Food. Paia organic Store.
– Cash & Carry (Kahului) Good prices.
– Safeway ( Kahului)
– Costco. Best prices but only members have access. (kahului)
– Whole Food organic store (Kahului)
– For More Tips about your Maui vacation Please read: Maui Ocean and outdoor Safety.
Hope you enjoy you time in Maui.