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.)
Hawaii offers plenty of opportunities to discover your peaceful side, as well as a perfect location to heal. Read our advice about how to heal on Maui.
The Enchanted Floral Garden gives life to hundreds of botanical and tropical plants, cacti, succulents, and insects on a gentle eight acre hill with a fantastic view of the central Valley, south Maui, West Maui Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Located just off Kula Highway at Mile Marker 10, it is an inspiring stop to make on your way up [...]
We know who you are. You’re the one with your socks and shoes on at the beach. You’re arms are crossed and your face says it all. You don’t want to be here. You may have come to Maui for your spouse or for a work trip. But you don’t want to get sand between your toes and ocean water in your ears. Believe it or not, we may be able to convince you to fall in love with Maui! Our beaches are stunning, but there’s another side of this island that we will clue you in to. We promise, no sand in the socks. […]
Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch are beautiful places to visit, and Maui's Winery is very popular.
Inspired by the book How to Travel the World for $50 a Day, we created our own local guide for how to do Maui for $60 a Day. Check it out and add your tips!
You know what's better than driving through scenic roads on Maui? Doing it in a 1957 Porsche Speedster! Enter Maui Roadsters, your new ride to Maui luxury.
The rolling pastoral slopes of Upcountry Maui have become a breadbasket of farm to table gourmet treats. And, just up at 1000ft elevation, Hailiimaile Pineapple Company have revived a historic tradition for the island of Maui – growing pineapple. […]
One thing that very few visitors to Maui can do is decide to escape the heat when they want to (other than with A/C.) We recommend, especially in the summer, renting a vacation rental Upcountry. This area is only around 10 miles from the beach, but it’s at a higher elevation. This allows for great views as well as a cooler climate. Play all day at the beach, then retire to the quiet and cool of Upcountry Maui at the Kula Cottage. This Maui property is no longer for rent. SORRY! […]
I didn’t bring my bike when I moved to Maui. I didn’t think I would want it. I’d never been to Hawaii before and everything I knew of the islands came from Jurassic Park and Lost. I pictured beaches, beaches and impenetrable rain forest. I knew there were mountains, but I thought they’d be so steep and covered in jungle that no one in their right mind would bike down them. I figured I’d learn to surf, or kite board. I wasn’t worried. After I’d been here for about six months I started to miss biking. A lot. Surfing was fun, but I wanted to go really fast for longer than a few seconds. I wanted to brush elbows with trees, smell piney air and dust, and feel my body compress as I whipped around a berm. I wanted to ride a bike. I went to some bike shops and asked around but everyone was really secretive. I’d get vague answers about good trails somewhere on Haleakala, or redirected toward the road biking groups that met every Wednesday and needed more riders. On this small island in the middle of the Pacific, nobody wanted to give up the goods. […]