If you've ever tried to imagine heaven on earth, there's a good chance you conjured up something similar to Maui. Packed with lush rainforests, staggering volcanic cliffs and miles of coastline, Maui offers unrivalled natural beauty and cultural attractions to boot. Maui Island holidays promise visitors relaxation—with just enough entertainment options to ensure that you never get bored.
Start your trip to Maui with a visit to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, where many flock for views of the sunrise and surrounding landscape. You may have heard that Haleakala is a volcano, but don’t worry—it’s dormant. You can also hike the Pipiwai Trail at Haleakala National Park. This beautiful walk includes the chance to glimpse four different waterfalls.
Another essential part of any Maui escape is a visit to the island's beaches. Enjoy the sun and sand at Napili Beach in Lahaina on the western part of the island, or Wailea Beach on Maui's south shore. Maui Island holiday packages aren’t complete without an “o-fish-al” snorkelling trip, and Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina is one of the best spots to survey the area's native aquatic life. Whatever you plan for your island hijinks, Wotif’s Maui Island car hire options are the best way to get around on this laid-back rock.
Maui may be a remote island, but it offers visitors world-class shopping options that rival those in big cities across the globe. Check out the shops in Wailea for upscale fashion items and luxury home goods. Alternatively, visit Whalers Village on Ka'anapali Beach for a wide variety of stores. There are more than 90 of them, offering shoppers a range of items from designer clothing to handmade crafts. (Definitely pick up some famous Hawaiian coffee to perk up your co-workers or family back home).
If you're looking for delicious dining options, we’ve got a trick for you: See where the locals go. Venture outside the resort-oriented areas to small towns like Wailuku to taste real Hawaiian food. There, you can enjoy local specialties like plate lunches at mom-and-pop cafes. If you're looking for five-star meals to satiate your palate, try one of Maui's dining destinations in Kapalua. You can find many cuisines, from French to farm-to-table fare.
While Maui may be associated with sunshine, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy after it gets dark. Visit Ka'anapali to find nightclubs and music venues where you can hear musicians play ukulele and slack key guitar. In Kihei, on Maui's western shore, enjoy a cold beer and watch sports in one of the many low-key bars (they may even put on the footy match if you ask nicely!).
Ready to get into the “aloha” state of mind? Enjoy the best of Hawaii with Wotif’s Maui Island packages. Mix and match flights and accommodation to create your ideal getaway. Most travellers do a little island-hopping as well, so make sure you explore the Big Island or take an Oahu Island holiday. You’ll be flashing a shaka (hand signal) wikiwiki (before you know it!).
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