Here were some of our favorite activities when we were in Maui, besides laying on the beach or pool side!
It was a little cloudy when we got up there and was sprinkling. We still went hiking and got to enjoy a little bit of the sunshine, and when the clouds moved… the view was beautiful. We maybe hiked a mile or so. It was a easy hike down (obviously) but the climb back up took a while. If you’re not a big hiker you will probably struggle a little bit too. The elevation make you run out of breath very quickly, but it was worth it. Just make sure you bring water and your camera!
After that we drove around little and stopped at Maui Wine to do some wine tasting! It was a fun little stop before heading back to the hotel.
Four Winds II
We did a part snorkel and part snuba excursion! Snuba was the best part. It was a way for beginners to try out scuba diving without having to have the heavy gear! If you’ve ever wanted to try scuba I would definitely suggest this. We got so close to the fish and the reef. It was too windy to go out to their usual spot so we ended up at coral gardens, which was still a great view of some fish. They provided us with fresh bagels and fruit for breakfast. Lunch was chicken sandwiches, pulled pork or hot dogs. The staff was a lot of fun and it was one of the highlights of our Maui excursions.
Road to Hana
Road to Hana was fun, but a long day in a car. Plan out ahead of time the stops you really want to see, because even if you start early, theres just never enough time to do everything. Our first stop was to take a picture with a bunch of Macaws, it was fun, not a stop that I think we should’ve taken but it made for a fun picture!
We stopped at Coconut Glen’s ice cream which was a fun treat after lunch! We stopped at the Three Bears Falls. One thing I wanted to do was the lava tube, it’s a little off the beaten path and $12.50 per person, but it was a unique experience that I was glad we did.
We stopped a Wailua falls and Black Sands Beach. There we saw kids jumping from rocks! It was very cool but also looked kind of dangerous, we didn’t bring any swim suits on our trip. There was also a little cave that people like to take pictures in.
I’ve read reviews about the food being just ok for the price, but our food was amazing! I started with the lobster bisque, I seriously can’t describe how good it was. My mom had calamari. Matt and my mom both got the Mama’s Fish House special which was stuffed Mahi Mahi! I had the Mahi Mahi with mushrooms, garlic butter, white wine and capers. For dessert we got the Black Pearl Mousse! Our server Jeff was top notch and was great for recommendations.
This was the perfect end for our last night in Hawaii. The food was unique and a great taste of the culture, also very filling. The staff was wonderful and the show was so fun! I love watching the dancers. We had mat seats so we were right up front! My parents didn’t enjoy sitting on the ground as much, they would’ve preferred a regular table, but Matt and I liked being close to the performance.
We had some time on our last day since our flight wasn’t until 6pm, so we went and hung around the airport area. We had lunch at Paia Fish Market, they had the best fish tacos of the whole trip. It’s a fun, small establishment. Great for lunch!
There’s a swap meet on Saturdays, it’s a great place to get souvenirs and they’re cheaper than most of the stores! They take place at the University of Maui.