Why you should visit Maui, Hawaii?

Why Maui, Hawaii?!?

*3 distinct areas: rugged and unexplored mountains in the west, valley in the center, and a giant volcano to the southeast

*80 amazing beaches, coral reefs, and 120 miles of shoreline

*27,000-acre National Park featuring Haleakala volcano (drive to the summit at sunrise – it is absolutely breathtaking!)

*Lush rainforest sights on the Road to Hana – a 50 mile scenic drive you won’t believe

*Town of Lahaina – West Maui’s biggest attraction and National Historic District

*Sugarcane Train – a restored train traveling between Lahaina and Ka’anapali (Maui’s largest resort area)

*Maui Ocean Center – 5-acre complex featuring a 100-foot long, 600,000-gallon tank with a walkway through it

*Maui Tropical Plantation (working plantation) – take a 40 minute tram ride through lush fields of papaya, sugarcane, pineapple, and more

*Nature Center Interactive Science Arcade – offers hands-on natural science exhibits that are fun and educational for the entire family!

When to visit:

*Hawaii’s “high season” is pretty much anytime school is out – July-August, Thanksgiving-New Year’s, Spring Break (March-Beginning May), and Valentine’s Day.

*If you’re wanting to go during these times, it’s very important to book at least 6 mos prior.

*The best time to go would be the off season – fall (before Thanksgiving), late winter (after New Year’s), and early summer (mid-late May).

Why you should visit Maui, Hawaii?

(Note: Our winter can be their rainy season, however, it is usually brief, isolated rains – one part of the island can be raining and the other perfectly sunny)

What to Bring:

Hawaii is a casual place (only the most ultra-exclusive places would every require a dinner jacket). It’s best to pack light (think tropical) and bring a sweater or light jacket for the evenings.

General Guidelines for Maui, Hawaii Vacations:

*In general, ASTON and Ohana/Outrigger hotels are always good choices for families (well maintained, family friendly, and good service).

*Keep in mind – you get what you pay for. So if you’re only paying $50 per night, please don’t expect a lot of amenities and a jacuzzi in the room.

*Typically, hotels closest to the beach are the nicest (this is because they are very popular and have to maintain certain standards).

*Maui is one of the more expensive islands – however, that does not mean you can’t find a good deal for a smaller budget.