Every Hawaiian island is spectacular in its own way, but Maui has everything an island-bound traveler could ask for and more, including spectacular beaches, historic and unique journeys, and masterpieces in the sky.
The sun-soaked beaches are regularly named some of the best in the world, and on beautiful Kaanapali Beach, there is even a nightly sunset cliff diving ceremony.
Historic Lahaina offers great shopping, dining, and entertainment, and as a member of the National Register of Historic Places, the town has quaint shops, the picturesque Front Street, and landmarks on the Lahaina Historic Trail for you to discover and explore.
Of course, no trip to Maui is complete without a journey on the Road to Hana with scenic green valleys, gorgeous waterfalls, breathtaking coastline, and delicious treats you’ll find along the way. Just remember to bring cash as most small businesses only accept that form of payment, and don’t forget the towels as it will most likely rain. (This is Hawaii, after all!)
Natural wonders abound in Hawaii and on Maui especially. One of the most impressive sunrises in the world can be found at Haleakala National Park. (Haleakala aptly means “house of the sun.”) The Summit District of the park also boasts some of the most impressive stargazing in the world, too.
Where to stay
Maui is also home to two of the best hotels in the islands, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort offers a lovely view in nearly every direction. The 15-acre beachfront property is all about luxury, starting with rain showerheads in the rooms and private villas. Named to Conde Nast’s “Hot” List, the property offers yoga on the beach, Outrigger Canoe paddle trips along Maui’s south coast, and guided tours of the island on land or kayak. There are also six dining spots on site for those nights when you want to savor every last minute at the plush property.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is AAA Four Diamond property and the place to go when you want to get pampered in style. The resort has 806 spacious guestrooms with private lanais and a water playground that kids and adults will adore, with waterfalls and stunning views of the mountains or ocean as a backdrop. Their lu’au has been named the best in Maui, and when mom and dad want to dine at one of their spectacular oceanfront restaurants, the hotel will even provide babysitting.
And if you contact your local travel agent now, you can receive a free night and breakfast buffet daily!
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