Well-known across the globe for its really dazzlingly pure magnificence, Hawaii might be already in your journey bucket listing. And, it’s a spot I get numerous questions on! We’ve talked about deciding on the very best Hawaiian island to go to, however that’s just the start.
Every island is a treasure chest of wonders.
Maui is a go-to vacation spot for a calming seashore escape, and you’ll’t go fallacious with all of the slices of paradise throughout the island. That mentioned, as a lot as I am keen on the hotspots of Lahaina, it’s simply certainly one of many spots which might be nicely value exploring.
That is a type of locations the place it’s significantly value getting off the crushed path. For those who’re searching for simply what to do in Maui — you’ve come to the precise place. Whether or not you’re going to stay the dolce vita at a luxe seashore resort or traverse the luxurious mountain climbing trails from nightfall till daybreak, Maui is the place it’s at.
Right here is your information to 10 locations to go to in Maui (that aren’t Lahaina)!
Highway to Hana
When searching for issues to do in Maui, this is among the primary recommendations…and for good purpose!
The 64-mile lengthy stretch of highway that runs between Hawaii Route 36 and Route 360 is among the most stunning highway journeys you’ll ever take.
Leap on the Hana Freeway and see the pure wonders that make Hawaii one of the vital stunning locations within the United States.
Touring the Highway to Hana, you’ll have a couple of totally different choices. For those who’ve obtained your individual set of wheels, you possibly can discover at your individual tempo and spend a few days seeing all of it. Although some people select to make it a day journey (although it’s an EXTREMELY lengthy day).
Be conscious that in some spots, roads are very slender and wind A LOT.
For the reason that Nineteen Seventies, the city of Paia has been a countercultural hub. This chill spot has been cherished by hippies for generations and is a browsing paradise.
Sadly, far too many individuals drive straight by city on their approach down the Highway to Hana. This stunning little city, nonetheless, is value spending at the very least a few hours exploring and taking all of it in. Wander the galleries, take a look at the native eating places, and discover a place within the solar at one of many postcard-perfect seashores.
Paia is house to some glorious eats, too!
Seize a wood-fired pizza made with natural components at Flatbread Firm or espresso and brekkie at Paia Bay Espresso Bar. Don’t go away city with out making an attempt one of many fabulous creations at Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice!
Haleakala Nationwide Forest
House to Haleakalā Volcano, this nationwide park is a real pure marvel. Spot endangered Hawaiian geese and make your approach down Crater Highway. From the Leleiwi and Kalahaku lookout factors, you’ll get a sweeping view of the West Maui Mountains.
Pack up your mountain climbing gear and discover the paths within the Summit District then stroll alongside the Kīpahulu coast to see the Swimming pools of Ohe’o.
The Instagram-worthy waterfalls right here crash down into freshwater swimming pools surrounded by lush greenery.
Among the finest issues about Hawaii is the meals! These distant islands have a mouthwatering mix of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese language, and distinctly Hawaiian flavors. Remember to take a look at my prime ten native meals to strive in Hawaii that you simply gained’t discover wherever else on the planet.
Be forewarned: you would possibly develop a critical craving and need to discover a Hawaiian restaurant again house…
For the very best of the very best, go for a connoisseur lunch at O’o Farm. Set within the forest of Waipoli, this 8.5-acre house is accountable for the locally-grown delights on the well-known Pacific’O restaurant and has a formidable setup.
Study the place espresso beans come from, see how they run their farm in a sustainable method, and see the place all of the contemporary produce is grown — which can then be used on your lunch.
Greater than only a distinctive setting for rising meals, this upcountry farm provides a bi-coastal view that’ll knock your flip-flops off.
On the north aspect of Maui, you’ll discover Nakalele Level. It is a widespread spot for its dangerously stunning blowhole. Each jiffy, you’ll see seawater blasting as much as 100 toes within the air.
As attractive as this place is, do be cautious and take note of signage – it’s there for a purpose and on your security. A lot of lives have been misplaced attributable to folks not taking the warning indicators significantly.
Surrounded by twisted lava and dramatic slopes, the churning waves are a mysterious and engaging spot. And it’s certainly one of simply three pure blowholes on the earth so it’s nicely value going out of your approach to take a look at.
In Hana, you’ll discover this picture-perfect black lava shore of Pailoa Bay.
Waianapanapa State Park
Discover the 122-acres of the luxurious Waiʻanapanapa State Park. it’s an ultra-easy detour and I’d extremely advocate spending a day mountain climbing by the park.
The park is situated proper off of Hana Freeway so you possibly can add a while onto your highway journey to discover right here.
53 miles exterior of Kahului, you’ll discover Waianapanapa State Park at mile marker 32 on Hana Freeway.
For an ideal day trip, go on a hike by the waterfalls in East Maui. Alongside the practically two-mile-long Pipiwai Path, you’ll discover glowing streams winding by the luxurious tropical rainforest. Stroll amongst the bamboo and soak within the distinctive biodiversity.
Whereas Hawaii is legendary for its waterfalls, Pipiwai Path is certainly one of my prime picks as a result of it’s simple to entry.
It’s doable for any informal hikers and you’ll simply swing by while not having to plan. Simply deliver respectable sneakers and a few water.
Generally known as Secret Seashore or Secret Cove (and typically Paako Cove) this tucked away little spot is hidden between seashore properties and a steep rock wall. A real tropical oasis, this cove is a well-liked marriage ceremony venue because of its glistening sand and dramatic black lava rock.
Whereas it’s not such a well-kept secret anymore, it’s nonetheless gorgeous and also you’ll usually discover instances the place you possibly can pop by and have the place to your self.
Kapalua Coastal Path
For those who’ve come to Hawaii to see dramatic lava kinds, lush forests, and countless seashores, make a beeline for Kapalua Coastal Path. That is one other spectacular but comparatively simple hike.
Plan round two hours to slowly make your strategy to the 1.74-mile-long path and again once more. There are countless picture ops alongside the way in which so you’ll want to deliver your digital camera.
Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
Perched 4000 ft above sea stage, this 13.5-acre farm is house to twenty totally different styles of lavender. With greater than 55,000 lavender vegetation, this aromatic farm is like strolling by a dream.
Whereas I’d extremely advocate entering into summer time when 9 totally different varieties are blooming, there’s something to see right here year-round. Any month of the yr, you possibly can wander amongst the olive bushes, hydrangea, and different pure beauties whereas seeing a spread of lavender.
Feeling impressed? Seize my final Maui journey information and hit the bottom operating on this tropical paradise.