Top things to do in Maui
Maui is a serene and peaceful place. It has a very relaxed and hippie vibe to it. Everyone is very chilled, laid back as is they don’t have a care in the world. Here are 7 things to do while you’re in Maui.
7 Sacred Pools
Road to Hana – The Road to Hana is one of Maui’s most popular tourist attractions. A 50 mile winding road through thick rainforests and a very picturesque seaside view. It has many towering waterfalls falling into pools of warm water. The best place to go in Hana is The Seven Sacred Pools. It’s like a natural playground and is a popular place for tourists and locals. To get more information about the Road to Hana, check out this site: http://RoadToHana.com
Haleakala National Park – If you love the outdoors I reckon you go check out Haleakala National Park. Make sure to bring your camera because the volcanic crater landscape is fantastic! Haleakala is great for hiking but you might notice as you get higher onto the mountain; it will get harder for you to breathe because there is less oxygen. For more information on activities to do in Haleakala check out: http://thevacationgals.com/sunrise-at-haleakala-maui-hawaii-catching-the-elusive-green-flash/
Haleakala National Park
Surfing – Often in Maui, you will find lots of surfers down at the beach catching some waves. All the surfers down at the beach are so friendly and chilled. Go down to Paia to see the surfers ride some really big waves. Going down to the beach to watch the surfers in action was one of my favorite parts of Hawaii, although I never surfed myself. If you’re not really into surfing you can try stand up paddle surfing which was really fun and you can still catch some waves on it! To look for the best surfing hot spots check out: http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/top-10-surf-spots-for-mortals-in-hawaii
Beaches – The beaches in Maui are so good. The coastline is so beautiful and some of the beaches have even been voted best in the world. Being in Hawaii is like an endless summer in paradise. The beaches are an ideal relaxation place. It’s such a good feeling to just lie in the sun, listening to the waves and watching the surfers catch giant waves on this exotic island. Lots of movies film there beach scenes in Hawaii. To check out some of the best beaches in Maui, take a look at this site http://www.mauiinformationguide.com/best-beaches.php
Snorkeling – Snorkeling is an absolutely fantastic way to explore the crystal clear water and ocean life of Maui. Boss Frogs charter gave us a great tour around Molokini. You get to swim with thousands of colorful tropical fish and even giant sea turtles. The water was so clean and refreshing. The staff on the boat were super friendly, the charter included food and all the equipment you need to go snorkeling. It was a really fun experience and I bonded with several new cool people. Do you want to explore the waters of Maui?
Biking – Maui is world famous for cycling and is ranked the best tropical cycling in the world. The World class cyclists come to Maui to compete in a race called Cycle to the Sun. People from all over the world come to Maui to train and bike the mountains. Not only do they have great cycling, but the view of the Hawaiian landscape is literally breathtaking. Here are some great routes for cycling Maui: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/list/Bike/United%20States/Hawaii/Maui
Luau – A Luau is a Hawaiian party, usually consisting of authentic Hawaiian foods and entertainment. You can enjoy the sunset and ocean view while listening to music and watching the cultural dances, like Hula. Spend your days surfing and your nights attending Luaus.
Becca Tran is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program.
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