Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sunkissed hair. That endless summer, take me there! Maui is my happy place. I strongly recommend visiting this Island if you are planning a trip to Hawaii.
Honestly, I just wanted to relax on the beach, suntan, go for massages and snorkel in Maui. But I did up doing a little more. And I want to share some unmirrored spots in Maui – You just have to go here when in Maui.
Let’s begin with where to stay –
I booked the Marriott just by the beach. This was was huge with amazing views. Had absolutely everything you can wish for on a vacation.
You can spend all evening laying in the hammock admiring the beautiful sunset. The pool is extravagant and so is the buffet breakfast.
The ONE MUST DO ADVENTURE
I can’t stop talking about the submarine we boarded in Maui. 160 ft under the ocean – I think that was one of the most memorable experiences. Feast your eyes on natural coral reefs, fish, and other marine life in air-conditioned comfort and safety. Here are some deets –
Look for packages – they are very economical. Submarine tour operates daily with scheduled departures at 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.Check-in is at the Pioneer Inn Hotel located at 658 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The Atlantis Ticket Office is facing the Front Street side of the Pioneer Inn. Check in is 30 minutes prior to the tour time.
Once you are done with the Submarine tour, there are shacks you can eat/drink at and a ton of shopping. You can easily spend around 3-4 hours in this area.
The Drive – the road to HANA!
To find excellent views of Maui’s beautiful coastline, all you need to do is drive. The Road to Hana is a scenic highway (Highway 360) that twists through the lush rainforest and past the cascading waterfalls that line the island’s eastern shore. I drove myself but there are tons of companies that can do the driving for you. Traveling along the road will most likely take all day given the number of scenic lookouts and other places to stop. Those who have driven the Road to Hana highly recommend taking your time and stopping as often as possible. Reviewers also recommend starting your drive early in the morning, as the road grows congested as the day progresses.
The BEACH – KAANAPALI
One of Maui’s most popular strips of coastline, This beach stretches across 3 miles. Coveted sand with shallow water makes this beach the perfect candidate for snorkeling. Parking is limited so try to get public transport/Uber to this beach. I spent around 5 hours here and returned supremely relaxed.
Old Lahaina Luau
Again a must do for first-time visitors – a great deep dive into the Hawaian culture. It was worth the price. The dancing and singing just makes you happy and they are pretty amazing at what they do.
Best Maui Snorkeling Beaches
Honolua Bay – The diversity of marine life is second to none
Kapalua Bay – A calm sheltered cove, ideal for snorkeling
Turtle Town Maui & Maluaka Beach – My favorite snorkeling beach on the south shore
Kaanapali Beach – Black Rock – Rated one of the top beaches in the world
Ahihi Kinau Reserve – Protecting our marine life for future generations
Molokini – Possibly the clearest water in all of Hawaii
Hope you enjoyed reading the post! As always, holler for any questions. HAVE A SUPER TRIP TO MAUI 😀 Don’t forget to carry the sunscreen ya’ll!