Just being on Maui can be pretty darn romantic. All you need to do is step outside and all five of your senses will light up. Hearing the ocean, smelling the flowers, seeing the palm trees, touching the sand and tasting the ono (delicious) food sets you up for a romantic vacation that you’ll never forget. Here is our breakdown of the top 10 most romantic activities on Maui.
In a vacation paradise with some of the finest resorts in the world, finding a cheap place to stay on Maui isn’t always an easy task. If you’re traveling alone or with another person or even a small group, though, one cost-effective place to look is hostels. Maui has a few well placed hostels that are very reasonably priced and fun! Here’s a sampling of the top hostels on Maui, broken down by area…
The number of movies set in Hawaii are numerous, but the actual number of films shot in Hawaii is enormous. Why the disparity? Many of the films shot here are using Hawaii as a fictional backdrop or stand-in for a different place. Using TV as an example, “Hawaii 5-0” is shot on and is based on Oahu. Meanwhile, “Lost” was shot in Hawaii, but on the show the mysterious island is definitely not Hawaii (though there were a few episodes where Hawaii is used as a locale). With that in mind, here are our top 10 favorite movies shot in Hawaii, some we’re guessing, you didn’t realize were filmed here.
Maui may be a relatively small island, but it boasts five of the biggest adult beverage producers. Whether your tastes favor beer, wine, vodka, whiskey or rum, there’s a tour for you. Most of the tours are child-friendly, but you’ll want to ask before booking if you’re planning on bringing your kids. Here are five tours to take while on Maui, listed alphabetically.
Whether your on an iPhone or an Android phone, there are great apps to use while you’re visiting or living on Maui. We’ll assume that you have the national apps like Lyft/Uber, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb. Instead, we’ll focus on apps that are Maui-centric, apps you may delete once you’re at the airport to head home. Unless otherwise noted, the apps listed here are for both Android and iOS
Maui, the Valley Isle, is blessed with many great hiking opportunities. Whether you’ve never hiked in your life, you’re hiking with small children or you’re a seasoned hiker, Maui has you covered. Going from easiest to hardest, here is a list of hikes that we recommend to everyone who lives on or is visiting Maui.
The banyan tree, the anchor of Banyan Tree Park on Front Street in Lahaina, might be the most iconic place on Maui. OK, the summit of Haleakala probably wins the prize, but the banyan tree rates a close second. As Front Street is a major tourist destination itself, the banyan tree is seen by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Here is a brief history of the banyan tree in Lahaina.
According to the American Bird Conservancy, of the once 142 endemic birds to Hawaii, there remain only 44. Of those 44, 33 are listed as endangered, and of those 33, 10 have not been seen in years and are also thought to be extinct. That’s the bad news. In the spirit of keeping things positive, here are five birds, depending on where you visit, you are likely to encounter in your travels around Maui, including one of the endangered birds.