Maui is one of my favorite tropical location within the United States. Maui is known for its natural beauty from stunning beaches to its lush rainforest with many waterfalls. I spent Labor Day Weekend in Maui. This was my first time renting a car in Maui and I am so glad we did. We got to explore the whole island. Maui has a little something for everyone! I have put together this fun travel guide so can plan your next Maui adventure with these insider tips!
One of the most pristine beaches on the Island is 'Big Beach'. This beach has butterscotch sand and the water is crystal clear. This beach is located in Makena State Park. This beach does not have many facilities. I recommend you bring your own drinks, snacks, and towels. The only shade you can find is if you bring an umbrella. The shore break can be a little rough so keep your eye on your belongings and the waterline. Remember what goes out always comes back!
Address: Makena Road, Maui, HI 96753
Olowalu Juice Stand
This is a fun refreshing road-stand to stop by when you are driving from Kihei up to Lahaina. You will find sugar cane, fresh papaya, fresh mangos, pineapples, apples, bananas, starfruit etc. This is also a great place for a photo-op but be warned the fruit and smoothies are overpriced compared to most supermarkets.
Address: 820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779
We stayed at the Grand Wailea. This is one of my favorite hotels in Maui. There are 5 main pool sections, two lazy rivers, SEVEN water slides. The Grand Wailea also has Spa Grande which is considered one of the best spas in Maui. It was very empty while we were there as quite a few people canceled due to the Hurricane. I would definitely recommend this hotel for your Maui Vacation.
Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753
The Road To Hana
The Road To Hana is a fabulous way to explore and see the best parts of Maui. The Road to Hana is 64 miles. I recommend starting early and dedicating a whole day. This drive can take 4 hours or up to 10 hours. We left at 8am and came back to the hotel around 4pm. It just depends on how many spots you want to stop at and explore. There are a ton of fruit stands, taco stands, and beautiful hikes and waterfalls to stop at along the way.
Address: Route 36, Maui, HI
Maui has some of the best waterfalls to explore. One of my favorite parts of the Road to Hana is the number of waterfalls you run across as your driving. To add some water fun to your land-based adventures, here are a few of the most captivating—and accessible—waterfalls to visit on Maui.
- Pools of ‘Ohe‘o or the "7 Sacred Pools"
- Waimoku Fall
- Wailua Falls
Address: Road To Hana
Do you have any must-see spots in Maui?? Tell me below!↓