One of the top getaways in America is Maui, well known for its magnificent hotels, beaches, cuisine and sheer beauty.  Whether you’re looking for a place to de-stress and relax or enjoy a wealth of activities outdoors, Maui should be one of your top considerations for your next journey with a top ten list of things to do below.

  1. Haleakala Bike Trip: Seeing a volcanic crater from an overlook is one thing.  Riding a bike down the side of a volcano is really something else.  One of the best ways to enjoy this excursion is to opt for a sunrise ride for a most memorable trip.
  2. Road to Hana: Plan on at least a whole day for a “road to Hana” trip.  This coastal cliff side road is not for the faint of heart but does promise beautiful scenic spots for Instagram posts, pristine waterfalls and jungles.
  3. Old Lahaina: Lahaina combines old-world charm with the latest boutiques stores, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shopping.
  4. Snorkeling: Several areas are noteworthy for snorkeling, especially Malu’aka Beach in Makena.  This spot is well known for meeting up with sea turtles and other marine life.
  5. Maui Gold Pineapple Packing Factory: Learn a little history about Maui, tour pineapple fields and taste a variety of fresh pineapple.  Sounds like a match made in heaven!
  6. Scuba Diving: When it comes to scuba diving, Maui is simply paradise.  There is a wealth of tropical reefs, sea caves, sea life and a shipwreck or two to see.  Molokini Crater is a top destination for scuba divers.
  7. Helicopter Tours: One of the best ways to see the beauty of Maui is through a helicopter ride.  Highlights can include Haleakala Crater, Molokai’s sea cliff waterfalls and volcanic coastline.
  8. Maui Ocean Center: Spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Maui Ocean Center at the Maalaea Harbor.  You’ll find numerous exhibits featuring sharks, stingrays, dolphins and other sea life.  Plus, you can interact with several species such as star fish and sea turtles.
  9. Beaches: The number one activity in Maui is simply spending time on the beach.  Fortunately, there are numerous beaches to choose from offering silky white sand, swaying palm trees and endless water for a variety of activities including using a paddleboard, kayak or parasailing.
  10. Catamaran Cruises: A catamaran cruise is an ideal way to enjoy prime snorkeling spots, view a breathtaking sunset or simply spend the afternoon with a matai feeling the ocean breeze.