Yes, this is one of the most beautiful and welcoming places to visit on the planet, but that doesn't mean you can be careless or disrespectful. We've listed 16 things we see bad tourists doing everyday on Maui.
Here’s the ideal 13-day Maui itinerary—leaving off a day for travel—complete with where to eat, what to see, and where to play. (In other words, 13 reasons why you should spend your hard-earned vacation exploring the Valley Isle.)
Love the ocean? So do we. Below we've listed some fun things to do in Maui in and on the ocean.1 - Snuba DivingWe're seeing more and more people embracing snuba diving here on Maui. Being able to dive at depths with ease and no experience opens up the underwater world to many that would [...]
Want to know how to spend the perfect day on the ocean in Maui? We've got you covered! Check out our guide for a salty day of paradise perfection!
Hawaii Tourism Authority helps expand sustainable kine certificationFrom da Land of Aloha - So da Hawai’i tourism guys (HTA) wen said today dat deh crankin out one 50 grand contract to da ecotourism guys (HEA) fo expand da kine sustainable aina no more rubbish kine certification. Da sustainable la dat program is going all da [...]
All aboard! Calling all ocean enthusiasts for adventures in the Pacific. Don't miss these great ocean activities on your next trip to Maui!
Guest post by Kelly Montenero with Trilogy ExcursionsDon’t get us wrong- Maui is still a beautiful, special place to snorkel, but, as any one who has entered the ocean recently can attest, there is a major environmental crisis underway. Hawai’i’s coral is bleaching at unprecedented levels due to warm ocean conditions- you may have spotted [...]
It's not difficult to spend a lot of money on Maui, but we're here to help! Check out our best suggestions for inexpensive fun on Maui.
For an intimate, informative and exciting day on Maui, consider getting out on the ocean with Redline Rafting!
There are many forms of tropical transportation on Maui, but one in particular gets the nod for our absolute favorite. Because life is more fun on a boat.
Don't let a bad bout of seasickness ruin your day on the water. Here are some tips on how to prevent seasickness and what you can do to help!
Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.) It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]
When’s the last time you watched a pod of dolphins off the coast of a pristine white sand beach, explored tide pools, and drank straight from a coconut?!Our recent Day on Lanai tour with Epic Experience Maui was one for the books, and one we highly recommend for a new kind of adventure in Hawaii. […]
Redline Rafting is a wonderful way to spend the day on Maui, taking you to great snorkeling spots like Molokini, La Perouse Bay and Turtle Town.
Beach life wakes up early on Maui to take advantage of the pristine conditions and glassy water. Not being a morning person, the 7 a.m. beach check-in originally felt dreadfully early and potentially chilly. […]
Sometimes you just need to get away! Recently I jumped on board the Leilani for a day out in the sunshine on the sparkling blue Pacific waters. The 5 hour trip took us to Molokini and Turtle Town, complete with a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. […]
Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip. So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you! […]
If you haven’t visited the island of Lana’i, it’s time to plan a trip. This island has a peace that only comes with low-population and large expanses of landscape. The beaches here are gorgeous and the opportunities for exploration near endless. […]
When snorkeling, most enjoy the colorful shallows of coastal reefs due to the density of fish and sea life found there. Rocky volcanic caverns and intricately woven coral reefs provide sanctuary for small and medium sized fish. Some of these active reefs are found just off the shore, while others require boat access. […]
It’s easy to see why snorkeling in Maui is some of the best snorkeling in the world. Each year thousands of visitors travel to Maui to experience one of Maui’s fantastic snorkeling tours. Maui’s shallow reefs provide an excellent place to see the countless variety of fish and sea life that inhabit the Maui coastline. Like finding a hidden treasure, first time snorkelers take home a truly special experience from their Maui vacation with memories that last a lifetime. […]
We’ve recently been running some giveaways and contests on our Hawaii Facebook Page. The following are some of our favorite submissions by our Facebook fans about their favorite Maui memories. We hope this brings a smile to your face. To see the winners of 4 Hawaii iPhone cases, see the best Maui stories. I have a few good memories of Maui, but how can anyone have any bad ones. My fiance and I were in Maui last year […]
This is our 100th blog post on the Maui Goodness! We started in 2007 with a short list of ways to save money in Maui. Since then, we’ve spoken about the many things to do in Maui, Maui weddings, Maui real estate, Maui news and much more. It’s been a fun ride, and we’re continuing with today’s post honoring SNORKELING! […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MAUI!! We’ve listed 6 of the most popular activities done on Maui in 2011. We hope you’ll experience some of these when you visit Maui in 2012! Big Aloha and happy 2012!!! […]
Molokini Crater is one of the best locations to snorkel at within Maui waters due to it’s protection from swell, which gives some incredible clarity when snorkeling and diving. Pride of Maui has decided to run a contest where they’re giving away tickets to Molokini as well as to their sunset cruises. All you have to do is […]
Teralani offers some great snorkeling trips on their state-of-the-art catamaran. They do snorkeling, sunset cruises, whale watching and much more! […]
Inspired by the oatmeal, we thought it would be fun to build a short comic about why we don’t share while snorkeling with tourists. This is based on real life experiences (unfortunately.) We hope you like it! […]
We’ve recently been looking into private charters for weddings, corporate events, and family reunions. Most vessels on Maui will allow for private charters at a price. The key is finding the right boat for your trip with the best price. One that we particularly like is Pride of Maui. Along with regular snorkeling trips, sunset dinner cruises and whale watches, Pride of Maui does their fair share of private bookings for weddings and events. […]
This is the first of many posts we’ll be adding about being pregnant on Maui. For the most part, snorkeling while pregnant can be done without danger and can be a great way to get some exercise while increasing the mother’s happiness (both very important for a healthy pregnancy.) There are a few things you should consider before snorkeling while pregnant. When in your 3rd trimester, it’s a bit more risky since you’ll have less energy and dexterity. Dangers and tips: 1. Reef Cuts and Infection Upon entry and exit of the water, you’ll often find yourself in shallow water. Shallows are also prevalent around reef outcroppings. If you touch the reef at anytime, you’ll likely be cut. Cuts lead to infections, which are bad news when pregnant. We suggest going out at calm beaches and staying a clear distance from any reef. […]
We often get this question: Why go snorkeling or diving at Molokini Crater when we know for a fact that there's plenty of coral and sea life off the shore? True. There's a lot of beautiful things to straight off the coast of Maui. But, when you travel to Molokini, you get a lot more. [...]
The Island Star at Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Hawaii Maalaea Harbor has many excellent sailing charters. One of our favorites is the Island Star. This luxury sailing yacht is available for private charters, which is partly why we like it so much. There's nothing like having complete control over where you're going when sailing in Maui [...]