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Best Things to Do in Maui

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Camille's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

There are so many restaurants that are yummy, but if we had to choose, Hula Grill Kaanapali was our favorite. Their breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all very good and the service is fast!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We enjoyed the road to Hana!

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to Maui?

Have an idea of what activities there are to do in Maui, but don't make a strict agenda. Just do what you feel like doing for that day. If there are activities you know you want to do while you're there, search online at least 1-2 months before you go to see if any reservations are needed, especially since COVID has occurred. Reservations are needed for dinner at a lot of good restaurants and even some state parks. Definitely have a photo shoot done through Flytographer!

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods

Lauren in Maui for Flytographer


Cassie's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

We loved Braddah Hut's BBQ in Hana!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Our favorite activity was hiking the Sliding Sands trail at Haleakala and visiting Maui Winery.

What is your best travel tip for Maui?

Make sure you book food reservations a couple of months in advance of your trip! Otherwise you will be eating at food trucks every night!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Ulua Beach (South Shore)

Natalia in Maui for Flytographer


Erika's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

We love Lahina Grill! The food is incredible and the service never disappoints.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We love exploring new beaches and new places in the island we havent been to before.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

Keep your schedule flexible and follow their lead if they want to go to the beach, pool, go exploring or having a day out of the sun.

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Bay (West Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Trevor's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Our favorite restaurant in Maui is Mama's Fish House for the ultimate Hawaiian experience. The location is magical, the food is exceptional, and the dining experience is so special. For casual dining experience we recommend Maui Brewing Co in Kihei for great beer, good vibes, and yummy food. We always have to stop at Leoda's in Olowalu for lunch and homemade pie.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Our favorite activities are sailing with Trilogy Excursions (the trip to Lanai is our favorite but each tour is worth it), Zip Lining at the base of Haleakala, exploring the Hana Highway, shopping in Paia, whale watching, and catching every magical sunset. We spend most of the day exploring the many beaches. Our favorites are D.T. Flemming for boogie boarding, and Slaughterhouse & Ironwoods for snorkeling. Napili and Kapalua are both beautiful and more calm if you have smaller children.

What is your best travel tip for Maui?

Wake up early, pack a lunch, and hit the beach all day! Rent chairs, snorkel gear, and boogie boards for the length of your stay.

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: D.T. Fleming Beach (West Shore)

Lauren in Maui for Flytographer


Terri's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

We stayed in Lahaina. Definitely check out Paia Fish Market (the best grilled fish we had the entire trip) and Kimo's (unbeatable view and great food).

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Jumping off of blackrock Surfing Lessons with Willy at Maui Wave Riders Kayaking/Snorkeling with Maui Kayak Adventures

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Frances's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Kihei Caffe! Great breakfast after our early morning shoot - we got the loco moco and banana macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup! Yum still dreaming about them!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Road to Hana, Haleakala Sunrise, and just enjoying the beaches :)

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Maui?

Book tickets for popular attractions ahead of time like Haleakala Sunrise, Black Sand Beach on Road to Hana. Also if you are doing a day trip for Road to Hana, start earlier than you think you need to (before 8am!) so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the stops and not feel rushed.

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Kellie's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Teddy's Bigger Burgers was our favorite quick place to grab something to eat. We went multiple times! The burgers are AMAZING! We also really enjoyed the sushi at Miso Phat Sushi. Make sure to pick up a shirt as a souvenir... they make the perfect workout shirts haha.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We really enjoyed our tour of the Road to Hana. I highly recommend going on an all day tour so you can stop at all the great places and learn the history associated.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Maui?

Take time to just sit and enjoy the beach. Pack a hammock and soak in the beauty.

Visited Maui in May

Photo Shoot Location: D.T. Fleming Beach (West Shore)

Natalia in Maui for Flytographer


Kaitlyn's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Road to Hana Red sand beach is my all time favorite beach. Hiking through the bamboo forest with tour guide cliff jumping and going to the waterfalls is a must do & the sunrise at Haleakala.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

Reef dancer is a must do with young kids!

Visited Maui in December

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


karen's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mamas fish house

What are the best things to do in Maui?

The crater up top

Visited Maui in August

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Wendy in Maui for Flytographer


Olivia's Travel Tips for Maui

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

It was the perfect first vacation with our little one. Great pace, great people, cannot wait to go back with our 2nd baby!!!

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Fleetwoods rooftop! Amazing location, fun atmosphere especially with live music. Wonderful food. Good happy hour too!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Sail Trilogy sunset sail is a great experience, that we have done several times. Great appetizers & drinks. Amazing whale watching during whale season. Better than any whale watching tour I’ve been on. Love the beaches in Wailea.

What is your best travel tip for Maui?

Hit up Costco for all food & drinks. SO much more affordable than Safeway or other grocery stores.

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Alexxa's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mama's Fish House, the view is gorgeous and the food was amazing.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Whale watching with the Trilogy company.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

Staying in a condo makes it easier with young kids.

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tara Lee in Maui for Flytographer


Kristin's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Monkeypod Maui Brewing Co. Manoli's Pizza Co.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Whale watching tour Snorkel cruise to Molokini Flytographer photo shoot! Exploring Big Beach Exploring Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Maui?

Yummy brunch at Fairmont Kea Lani and sunset dinner

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Polo Beach (South Shore)

Wendy in Maui for Flytographer


Briana's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

We enjoyed the south shore tiki lounge on Kihei Kamala village. We did not need a reservation for this restaurant and the food was great!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We did a couple of whale tours and the Malolo snorkeling tour. We saw whales in all of them. A whale tour is a must!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

We are currently traveling with our 5 year old twins. They are a handful but we have looked for activities that are kid friendly. We made sure before coming to HI that our kids know how to swim. Additionally, we are always in the look out for bays and rock bound beaches. We also needed to find places (AirBnBs and hotels) that are kid friendly. We have had some dirty looks at condominium rentals where older people live. We recommend bringing many snacks and an iPad.

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Natalia in Maui for Flytographer


Amber's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Lahaina Grill

What are the best things to do in Maui?

The sunrise at Haleakala!

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Stay longer than you think you need because there’s so much to do! Relax and have fun!

Visited Maui in December

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Bay (West Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Paula's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mama Fish House

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Maui Ocean Center

Visited Maui in January

Photo Shoot Location: Polo Beach (South Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Meredith's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mama’s Fish House, Dukes

Visited Maui in December

Photo Shoot Location: D.T. Fleming Beach (West Shore)

Amity in Maui for Flytographer


Briana's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Wailuku: Miko's Cuisine (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) Kihei & Khana: Miso Phat (Sushi, Japanese) Kaanapali: Duke's Beach House (Seafood) Kapalua: The Plantation House (Hawaiian, Mediterranean)

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Relax! Hit the beach, go for walks, check out downtown Lahaina on Front St., and eat the local cuisine!

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Book a longer trip than you typically do...you will not want to leave!

Visited Maui in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mama's Fish House Paia Fish Market Coconuts

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Road to Hana Snorkel Molokini Maui winery

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Hire a photographer from Flytographer to capture all the previous moments.

Visited Maui in October

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Emma's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Mama’s Fish House

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Explore different beaches

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Leave the hotel/resort and explore!

Visited Maui in November

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Noelle's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Cuatro in Kihei for dinner, 808 Grindz Cafe for breakfast/brunch - get the macadamia nut pancakes!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Grab poke at Foodland, hit up a food truck (any really) and spend a day relaxing at the beach.

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Do the sunrise at Haleakalā with the bike ride down at least once. Don't tackle the Road to Hana in one day.

Visited Maui in November

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Michel's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Paia fish market

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Swim in the ocean play in the waves

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Enjoy every minute take in the stunning sunsets at night

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Devon's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best things to do in Maui?

The beaches! You could go to a different beach every day and have a completely new experience!

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Go to relax but rent a car for the best exploring. We didn’t pre-plan anything this trip- best decision ever! We had the most relaxing time exploring new beaches each day!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Ulua Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Misty's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Too many to name just one!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Road to Hana!

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

There is so much to do in Maui! Kayaking/snorkeling, whale watch ( winter season), ziplining, horseback riding, Sunrise/Sunset Haleakala, of course the Road to Hana is my favorite! Everywhere you go, there is beautiful scenery. And out of everything to do, you can't forget to relax and have beach time! If it's cloudy , just chase the sun. Aloha!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Shay's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Monkeypod in Wailea (Poke Tacos) Mama's Fish House Paia Fish Market Leoda's Pies

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Waihee Ridge Trail Iao Valley State Park Old Lahaina Luau Lounge on the beaches (literally, any of them) Snorkle at Honolua Bay Road to Hana / Road around the west side loop

What is your best overall travel tip for Maui?

Drink the Mai Tais, all of them! Enjoy time with your loved once. Slow down. Rent a car! Renting a car is a must.

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Po’olenalena Beach (South Shore)

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


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