According to the Elite Pacific Ohana, these are the best activities to do on Maui. Did your favorite make the list?
"If you plan to do the Road to Hana, stay overnight in Hana. Most tourists try to drive to Hana and back in one day, and when you include the drive from where they're staying, they have to rush through it. Instead, book a hotel or condo for the night and take your time driving the road. Stop and hike or swim at the many waterfalls with swimming holes. Stop at Wai'anapanapa State Park. Then, the next morning, go to the Ohe'o Gulch (aka Seven Sacred Pools) first thing in the morning before the crowds show up. Hike in the National Park. Then continue your drive around the southern portion of South Maui to get back to wherever you're staying." - Paul Mayer
"It's so therapeutic to just be in nature and unplug in a less developed part of Maui. Drive if you can handle extremely winding roads or take an excursion tour bus to have someone else drive. There's so many unique outdoor things to do like bamboo forest hikes, waterfall hikes, lava tubes tours, chocolate farm tours, eat lunch in someone's yard, go to the black sand beach. See what Hawaii REALLY has to offer outside of your resort." - Ashley Correa
"For the adventurous - Drive the road to Hana and explore waterfalls. Leave early (6-7am) before the tour buses and bring a bathing suit and dry clothes to change into. It’s about the drive and exploring; and not about getting to Hana town necessarily." - Charles Cappello
Photo courtesy of Ashley Correa
"Planning ahead is a must as the cabins can be reserved at 6 months before travel, and they book quickly. But if anyone ever gets the opportunity to hike into Haleakala and camp 2-3 nights, the experience will have campers wanting to come back again. The night sky inside the crater is spectacular. The terrain feels like something out of this world. And the adventure of it all is exhilarating!! You may be a bit exhausted at the end of it but it is worth every moment!" - Katrina Galvan
"Wailuku 1st Friday, Lahaina 2nd Friday, Makawao 3rd Friday, Kihei 4th Friday, and when there are 5th Friday's, they are on Lanai" - Deanna Davis
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Mahalo to our contributors: Paul Mayer, Deanna Davis, Ashley Correa, Charles Cappello, and Katrina Galvan.