I just returned from Maui 2 days ago and I am ready to go back! Â Ok, that might not be very realistic at this time but I can assure you that you will have a hard time going back home! 🙂 We had a wonderful vacation and I am excited to share some of the highlights of our trip! Â If you are considering to visit Honolulu, don’t miss my earlier post on this Hawaiian island by clicking here. Now let’s
Getting there & accommodations:
- Maui’s International Airport (OGG) is named Kahului Airport. Â This is the island’s main airport that can also connect you to other Hawaiian islands.
- A direct flight from Phoenix is 6 hours.
- The North and South side of the island are the most popular for lodging due to the nearby attractions.
- We stayed at Sugar Beach Resort and could have not been happier with our choice. Â Not only we had a great deal through our friends at Agoda, but the accommodations were also fantastic. Â Condo was right by the beach, and offered a pool, spa, and a tour agency at the site with friendly staff. Â The condominium is Â located in a city named Kihei about 45 minute South from the airport (with an Uber / Taxi). Click HERE if you want to learn more about the latest Â DEALS, they run daily!
Tours & Excursions:
While there is an unlimited number of excursions that you can select from, we chose these 4 because it exposed us to a variety of different experiences while enjoying the island.
Did you know that 80% of Hawaii is inaccessible? The only way to take a peek is by taking a helicopter tour. Â We decided to go with Maverick Helicopters since we loved their “Molokai Voyage” option.
We were amazed by the incredible views from our helicopter adventure! Â We were treated with majestic waterfalls and beautiful weather!
Another fun adventure. Â This time, we were recommended to Pi’iholo Ranch Adventures and we were treated to another unforgettable day. Â Our package included 5 ziplines through the mountains and the crew is incredible friendly. Â Check them out at www.piiholozipline.com
Snorkel & Sailing:
If you just want to spend a good part of your day sailing the Pacific waters of Hawaii and be treated to first class service all the way, you will want to check out Alii Nui. Personally, I wanted to snorkel with sea turtles and visit the Molokini island so this tour allowed me to do both. Â You will also have the option to scuba dive if you are certified.
Ho’okipa Beach is known for great surfing AND for guaranteed turtle sighting! Â Every sunset, dozens of huge sea turtles come to shore to rest and many spectators line up to watch. Â Make sure you don’t miss it, all you have to do is show up! Â Just don’t get too close to them, rumor has it that there is a hefty fine if you touch one.
That’s all I have for now. Â The one activity that I wish I could have done is the Road to Hana but we ran out of time. Â Hope you liked the post. Â I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions as I am definitely planning to go back. Â Be sure to check my instagram account for more pictures!
Have a sensational day!