The Hawaiian Islands have a wide array of things for you to do and see on your next tropical trip. Set your sites on the beautiful beaches and fun you’ll only find on Maui and create an island getaway that’s truly unique and yours. The island and locale alone are great reasons to visit, but there is a lot more waiting for you to discover once you get here!
The second-largest island in the state of Hawaii, it has a rich history that reaches back well before it joined the union. Modern Hawaiian history – including the monarchy – began in the mid-18th century when king of the island of Hawaii, Kamehameha I, invaded the island in 1790. Europeans brought change and preservation, including creating the 12-letter Hawaiian alphabet and writing down the previously orally transmitted history of the area. After years of royal rule, it became a U.S. territory in 1900 and the 50th state in 1959.
A Welcoming Environment
After the devastating wildfires that started in August of 2023 and burned for multiple days, many of Maui’s historic landmarks were lost. As the island and its residents work to recover and rebuild, we are welcoming visitors with open arms. Activities and attractions that remain open or have reopened are eager to host you and your loved ones, giving you a taste of Maui and Hawaiian culture you won’t want to miss.
No matter how many times you have been or come back to Maui, you’ll always find yourself at the beach. There are many named beaches, but there are also several small, secluded sections of sand and water just moments from your rental. You’ll even find some of Hawaii’s iconic black sand beaches – those beaches touched by volcanic activity. While you may want to take a barefoot stroll, resist the urge at a black sand beach – the black absorbs heat faster and can cause burns.
Celebrate Hawaiian culture, or a holiday. Maui celebrates important U.S. holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and all the rest. There are also celebrations of Hawaiian and Maui history, including special dates like the banyan tree’s birthday, the Prince Kuhio Festival, surfing competitions, and more.
Cowboys aren’t just for the American Southwest. Hawaii has its own ranches and cowboys. The Upcountry Maui town of Makawao is home to ranches, horses, and the cowboys that run them – known as paniolo. Horseback-riding paniolo have been wrangling cattle in the upland fields since the late 19th century. It’s a completely different experience from the beautiful beaches and is a great day trip for your Maui itinerary.
This isn’t the kind of activity that includes lava flow. Haleakala is a dormant volcano located in a national park that bears its name. Reaching 10,000 feet, you can watch the sun rise through a halo of clouds. After the sun rises, grab a bike and cruise over 35 miles of road down the volcano’s steep slopes. You’ll pass by volcanic rock formations as well as deep green vegetation specimens. Both activities will require a jacket for the cold air at the top! After you’ve experienced volcanoes on land, dive below the water for more.
Snorkel A Volcanic Cone
If you’re all about volcanoes, you can get a look at them from above the water and below the water on a trip to Maui. The island is just one of three volcanic atolls in the world! Molokini Crater is filled with a rainbow of coral, schools upon schools of tropical fish, and more. A snorkel trip to the area is a perfect way to experience the complex world below the crystal-clear waters surrounding the crater.
Maui is part of a three-island chain officially known as Maui Nui. The nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai join Maui as part of the island grouping. Sail from Maui to Lanai on a ferry ride or take to the skies on a 25-minute plane ride to Molokai – every moment filled with breathtaking views.
Hawaiian and Polynesian fare is a unique blend of flavors. Maui also has a variety of seafood restaurants, American, and everything in between. The island of Maui even boasts Top Chef-worthy cuisine! Sheldon Simeon owns several restaurants across the island, with cuisines that include Asian noodles, traditional Hawaiian home cooking, and more.
These are just a few reasons to make Maui your next stop for vacation relaxation. There are plenty more, with one of the top being a home away from home in a vacation rental provided by My Perfect Stays. Book a cozy studio-style unit for a solo or sweetheart Maui adventure, all the way up to a 3-bedroom home. No matter which home you choose, enjoy expansive living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, stunning indoor and outdoor living, and more.
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No matter what time of year you need a break, the Hawaiian Islands have a wide array of things for you to do and see. Set your sites on the beautiful beaches and fun you’ll find on Maui and create an island getaway that’s unique to you and your loved ones. The island alone is a reason to visit, but there are plenty more highlights, must-do, or must-see attractions and activities that will make the decision to visit Maui a no-brainer.
No matter what time of year you visit Maui you’ll experience sun and warmer temperatures. Winter highs are in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Summer turns up the heat a little with highs in the high 80s and lows in the 70s. With less than an inch of rain on average in the wettest months, you can be rest assured to have good weather during your Maui adventure.
The Hawaiian Islands are a blend of Hawaiian, Polynesian, and other cultures. You can experience each on your visit. Attend a lu’au or visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. You’ll learn about area culture and customs or take in a show presented by various performers like the Hawai’i Youth Symphony, or nationally recognized artists like UB40, Old Dominion, and Wayne Newton.
An island escape means time on the beach, and in Maui that activity is year-round. Spend plenty of time on the beaches of Maui while you lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand, or grab a beach blanket and pack a basket for a beach picnic.
In addition to the many beach activities on land that attracted you and your traveling companions to Maui, there are a myriad of fun water sports to add to your Maui itinerary, too. If you‘re looking for an adrenaline boost or feel the need for speed on the water, take off on a jet ski. For a unique and memorable water experience, learn to “hang 10” and take surfing or windsurfing lessons with certified instructors. Take a dip in the ocean or take some time to explore the underwater world on a SCUBA or snorkeling trip.
Road to Hana
It’s a road trip not to be missed on a visit to Maui. Pack up the rental car and go on a must-do sightseeing excursion on land. While the Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and an array of blind spots to negotiate. You may set out on the journey thinking the 25-mile-an-hour speed limit is a bit slow, but you’ll be thankful for it as you negotiate your way through the twists and turns. The road to Hana isn’t just driving! Pull off to the side with the many other vehicles and hike to beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites that include Charles Lindbergh’s grave site.
Brave the road on your own and make your own stops or join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way, meaning you won’t miss a thing. However you navigate the famous Maui path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera.
Charter a boat that seeks out some of Hawaii’s sea life. Several charters in the marinas of Maui will take you out in search of dolphins, whales, and other ocean life. Bring your camera for pictures of whales breaching, or dolphins coming up for a little air. You might even win their companionship as they race alongside the vessel.
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These are just a few reasons you need to make Maui your next vacation destination. There are plenty more, including a relaxing home away from home in a vacation rental provided by My Perfect Stays. Book a cozy studio-style unit for a solo or sweetheart island retreat, all the way up to a 3-bedroom home. No matter which home you choose, enjoy expansive living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, and more.
Call us today to discuss reasons why you should start planning a fun-filled visit to Maui!