Maui offers something for everyone, whether you want to soak up the sun on the sand, go exploring, or discover a bevy of culinary delights that you won’t find at home.
Most people start their journey in Kahului on the eastern shore early in the morning. Then, you’ll go through lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls, all beckoning you to stop.
The park is much more than its summit. If you go in the morning, trek down into the Haleakala crater to see a desert-like landscape that provides unique photo opportunities.
Even if you visit the rest of Haleakalā National Park, viewing the sunrise or sense from the observatory is a special experience.
This four-mile trail features lush rainforest, bamboo forests, Makahiku Falls, Waimoku Falls, and ‘Ohe’o Gulch. The trail here is of moderate difficulty and takes three to five hours to complete.
Most Maui tours cover Central Maui, West Maui, and Molokai, Hana, and Haleakala and can take you to areas of upcountry Maui that you won’t see via roads or on foot.
Attending a luau is the quintessential Hawaiian experience. At this traditional feast, you will enjoy an incredible amount of food along with Hawaiian music and dance.