Aloha! In today’s post I’ll be sharing everything about what I did in Maui like where to go, where to eat, and where stay! Hope this list is helpful!
First up is where to go
1. North of Kaanapali you can drive through the mountains, there’s so many locals that have fruit stands along the road so we obviously stopped at multiple. One of my favorite stands is Julia’s Banana Bread stand, probably the best bread ever!
2. A lot of beach days
3. Heart Rock and Blowhole
4. Whalers Village
5. talk to the locals for secret spots, we found out a lot about the island when we were driving through the mountains and stopped at fruit stands. They are so friendly and so eager to help you navigate the island.
6. Go to a Luau
One of the most magical days was when we went boating/snorkeling with Trilogy. The boat held 50 people which is a lot smaller than what I went on last on my last trip. They fed us and gave us so many facts about the ocean and the island we were going to. Above is a photo of the pod of dolphins we spotted while sailing. There were probably 100+ dolphins racing our boat. Our captain started playing “under the sea”, it was pure magic.
We sailed over to the island of Lanai, which is the sixth largest of the Hawaiian islands. It was also called Pineapple island because of its island wide pineapple plantation. The snorkeling was so crazy cool and then we were told a tale about a princess being buried on top of a huge rock. We had to walk up a little hill to see it but the view was so gorgeous.
One day we made our way out to Paia for Mama’s Fish House and while we were eating our waiter told us about a turtle beach two blocks away. The beach is called Ho’okipa Beach Park, and there was SO many turtles! I was freaking out. Paia is a really cute beach town with so many fun stops along the way. I wish we could of stayed longer or spent the night to really explore the town.
Where to eat:
- Mama’s Fish House: I think this one is at the top of everyone’s list but honestly it’s that good. We decided to go for lunch to see the beautiful view, which didn’t disappoint!
2. Frida’s Beach House: best Mexican food ever with a stunning view of the beach! Get the pina colada for me!
3. Leilani’s on the beach: I will forever be dreaming about their fish tacos!
4. Hula Grill: super yummy food and live music near the water!
5. Olowalu Juice Stand: the mango smoothie was so good and you can also buy some fruit next door at the stand.
Where to stay:
For the first 7 days we stayed at The Westin Villas in Kaanapali which was pretty much heaven. I can’t say enough good things about the Villas. The location, the rooms, the food, everything was perfect. I would definitely stay there again! For the last 2 days we stayed at the The Westin, which was another beautiful spot but what really sold us was the pool area and it being right next door to Whalers Village (outdoor mall).
And one last thing that you have to do every night is watch the sunset on the beach.
Hope this helps on your adventure to Maui!