I spent 6 days in Maui with my sister at the beginning of May 2019 for a little babymoon. David’s schedule was crazy and he could not get the time off, so my sister joined along instead. Even though I was 8 months pregnant, I still was able to do so much and fell in love with that little island. Here is what to do in Maui and our Maui Travel Guide.
The hotel we stayed at was the Westin Maui Resort in Ka’anapali. It was the perfect resort with so many amenities and we absolutely loved it. In fact, we loved it so much, we were perfectly content just hanging out there all day for multiple days, but we did have so many other days filled with fun.
What To Do in Maui:
-Take a snorkeling tour to Molokini with the Pacific Whale Foundation. We loved it. I am sure during the busy season the boat is packed, but ours only had about 40 people. This tour was great because it was the only one who allowed pregnant people and my doctor cleared it, and we had a blast and saw sea turtles and so many fish.
-Hike to the Nakalele Blowhole. This hike is fairly easy, and the blowhole is really neat to see. Check to see when the tide is higher for the full affect. Make sure to look for the heart rock too.
-Get reservations for Sunrise at Haleakala. I had to get up at 2 am to make it but seeing the sunrise in the volcano was one of the coolest things. You must get reservations in advanced though because it sells out.
– Drink as many virgin Pina Coladas poolside as possible
– Go to the beach
-Walk around Lahaina- the cutest little Hawaiian town with one of the largest Banyan Trees in the world
-Walk around Ka’anapali
-Enjoy your resort, I highly recommend splurging on a resort with pools and a super close beach. We had a cabana one day and it was heavenly to just lie around all day in the shade so close to the pools and beach
Things that were recommended that we didn’t do because I couldn’t or we ran out of time
– Road to Hana (we did drive a very small portion)
– Helicopter Tour
– Swim at Twin Falls
– Seven Sacred Pools
-Drive the West Loop
-The Gazebo- try the macadamia nut pancakes and the fried rice. We ordered to go instead of waiting in the 2 plus hour long line.
-Mama’s Fish House- make a reservation and enjoy one of the most delicious meals ever. We tried the crab cakes, macadamia nut crusted fish and banana crumble. It was all so amazing.
-Ululani’s Shaved Ice- delicious shaved ice
-Leilani’s- anywhere you can get Hula Pie is a must visit. Leilani’s was super close to our resort and so yummy. The fish tacos were delicious in addition to the pie.
-Leoda’s Pie Shop- delicious mini pies and food too
-Malasadas- we just yelped a bakery there, and I cannot remember what it was called, but make sure to try malasadas while there.
-Star Noodle- get the garlic noodles for sure, but skip the pork belly steamed buns appetizer
-Frida’s Mexican Beach House- I had the enchiladas that were delicious and the salsa was amazing
– Baya Bowls- Delicious Acai Bowls
I hope you have a blast planning your trip to Maui and hope this maui travel guide helps you decide what things to do in Maui. Here is a full post on What to Eat in Maui
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