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Best Things to Do in Maui

Featured Maui Travel Tips
  • Try surfing at Ho'okipa Beach
  • Visit Po’olenalena Beach at sunrise to beat the crowds
  • Swim, snorkel, and boogie board on Palauea Beach
  • Experience the Road to Hana
  • Enjoy a tropical Mai Tai at the Monkeypod
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Mary's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Waikiki brewery in Lahaina. Beautiful view of the water to watch the sunset. Food and staff are great! The Thai food truck in Hana. I’d do the whole road to Hana again just for that pad Thai. We also loved the bar at the pool, Umalu, at our resort. We stayed at the Hyatt resort in Kaanapali.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Calypso snorkel tour. 10/10 would recommend. The crew was great and really knowledgeable. Snorkeling was so fun and we saw a bunch of sea turtles.

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

Tell everyone it’s your honeymoon. People were really nice and sometimes got a shoutout. We had to cancel and reschedule this trip three times due to the pandemic. It made it extra special when we were reminded it was our honeymoon... even after a year and a half of waiting.

Visited Maui in May

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

Tara Lee in Maui for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for Maui

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

We enjoyed the Burger Shack for burgers, shakes, and the breathtaking views overlooking Honokahua Bay. You have to check out Duke’s on Kaanapali Beach for our favorite dessert, the Hula Pie!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We took surf lessons and went on a kayak snorkel tour with Hawaiian Paddle Sports. Snorkeling to Turtle Town was a highlight of our trip.

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

Just take your time and don’t over plan activities. My kids enjoyed the beach, the pool, and our hotel’s activity center the most!

Visited Maui in June

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods (West Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Cassandra's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Hula Grill - excellent staff and delicious food.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Black rock snorkeling, road to Hana (coconut Glen’s ice cream)

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

Don’t go overboard. The whole trip is a celebration. Enjoy every moment.

Visited Maui in June

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

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Edith's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Paía fish market!!! Shaved ice! Banana Bread bought at Half to Hana!!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Black rock beach is by far the best spot for kids to snorkel or play in sand!

Visited Maui in June

Photo Shoot Location: Ulua Beach (South Shore)

Vicky in Maui for Flytographer


Janis's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Nalus - the music is live and good.. the food was amazing.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Molokini snorkeling was the best. Pacific Whale Foundation ocean tour was INCREDIBLE. The captain and crew were PHENOMENAL!! Hospitality was 10 out of 10. Would do over and over again. The water was warm and super clear. Got to see lots of fish, turtles and dolphins!

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Maui?

Dinner at sunset at the Four Seasons was beautiful.

Visited Maui in June

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

Taena in Maui for Flytographer


Katharine's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Monkeypod

Visited Maui in June

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods (West Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Ariel's Travel Tips for Maui

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

South Maui Gardens food truck spot…GREAT atmosphere with outdoor seating surrounded by string lights, live music and plentiful seating…not to mention the multiple food options to satisfy every member of the family

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Po’olenalena beach is BEAUTIFUL at sunset, sunrise at Haleakala volcano was an amazing experience

Visited Maui in May

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

Lauren in Maui for Flytographer


Emily'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?

Watching the surfers at Ho’okipa

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

Nokoai baby rentals for all the gear!

Visited Maui in April

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

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


kenna's Travel Tips for Maui

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

808 Deli, and Mulligans, and Moose McGuillicuddy’s

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Haleakalā, four winds catamaran

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

Stroller fan is a life saver!

Visited Maui in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kelly in Maui for Flytographer


Alicia's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Mama’s Fish House - amazing food, personalized service, and incredible view!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Ocean Spirit Sunset Cruise; Twin Falls

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

When booking reservations, make sure you let them know you are celebrating a special occasion! Most restaurants and hotels acknowledged our anniversary with a personalized card, gift, or dessert.

Visited Maui in May

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

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Marcie's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Paia Fish Market. The grilled Maui Maui with sauce is so amazing I ordered it TWICE in just a few days!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

The Maui Chocolate Tour at Ku’ia Estates, Old Lahaina Luau, and NorthShore Zipline.

What is the best tip for solo travel in Maui?

I hate eating alone so I like grabbing takeout to eat either at the beach, my hotel pool, or in my room watching Netflix 😂

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Ulua Beach (South Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Jacquelynn's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Maui snorkeling (Molokini & Turtle Bay)

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Baldwin Beach (North Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Kacie's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Merriman's - the view is unbeatable. Get an early dinner reservation for the best table and then catch the sunset at the bar afterwards.

Visited Maui in April

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

Nicole in Maui for Flytographer


Jasmine's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Favorite restaurant is Leilanis on the beach -- such delicious food!!

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

Get Hula Pie for your birthday dessert it is so good!

Visited Maui in April

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods (West Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Amelia's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Star Noodle. Everything we ate and drank was great. They had some amazing cocktails/mocktailss and fantastic noodles. Make reservations because it fills up fast.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Just walking along the beach was the best part for us.

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

Maui was great for our babymoon. We enjoyed just lounging and looking at the ocean. Getting up and down from laying on the beach was a challenge so I appreciated that our hotel was just off the beach. Sitting by the pool while watching the waves was ideal. My one warning would be: Don't travel TOO close to your due date unless you're blessed with lots of 3rd trimester energy. We were a couple weeks away and the plane ride was uncomfortable all the way there and worse on the way back.

Visited Maui in December

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

Taena in Maui for Flytographer


Haley's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Monkey pod live music and gazebo breakfast

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Ocean distillery

Visited Maui in March

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

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Jason's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Nalu’s and Joey’s were amazing. The local food was great, and the atmosphere felt very local.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Snorkeling, kayaking and riding down Haleakala!

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Maui?

Book a photo shoot to capture the magic you’ll feel here.

Visited Maui in March

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

Nicole in Maui for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Maui

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

We LOVED Monkeypod Kitchen for dinner and drinks, Cinnamon Roll Place for breakfast (so yummy!), and South Maui Fish Company for lunch/fresh fish/something casual! Monkeypod had lots of options and a great environment. Cinnamon Roll Place was so yummy; we would definitely recommend the cinnamon rolls. They are magical and huge! South Maui Fish Company has a lot of hype around it, and it definitely delivered. The freshest fish and a fun spot to explore nearby!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Snorkeling with turtles (through Zephyr) Sunrise at Haleakala National Park Exploring Po'olenalena Beach

Visited Maui in March

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

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


LEDINH's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Kihei Cafe is great for breakfast/brunch!! Line up can be long but it's pretty fast, we got a table in less than 10min. Food was very yummy and reasonably priced for cafe food. Table was not clean though, had syrup on it but quickly and easily cleaned by staff when brought up as concern. And other downfall, they did not provide water, only water available was $3 a bottle!! Other than these little things, my family and I enjoyed it. Our favourite restaurant though is Monkey Pod in Wailea! Great atmosphere and great food! It is expensive though but it's a nice treat for the family when on vacation. My 15yr old son ordered the steak special for dinner and he cleaned his plate completely! His steak was cooked perfectly just the way he asked for. And dessert was so very delicious!! Monkey Pod cream pies baked fresh daily by them. We tried the dark chocolate ganache cream pie and the blueberry cheesecake, and it did not disappoint!!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Snorkelling was a favourite activity of ours. No need to go to those very expensive boat tours to Molokini to see fish. We snorkelled at Ulua Beach and saw plenty of fish and turtles. Kaanapali is another great place to snorkel and it's also free!

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

Always have snacks on hand. Food is very expensive when they get hungry!!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amity in Maui for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Maui

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

The food at the Grand Wailea was great!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

The spa at the Grand Wailea as well as the golf in Maui!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Nicole in Maui for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Monkeypod - can’t go wrong with a Mai Tai and their Ahi Tuna.

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: White Rock (South Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Maui

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

We enjoyed Three's very much. The Brussels Sprouts were AMAZING! W also enjoyed Coconuts, Ohana and the food trucks.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

We snorkeled on our own and saw some incredible sea life. The Helicopter ride over Maui was spectacular (I recommend this to everyone). We used Maui Air and Vince was our pilot (he was knowledgeable and fun and very attentive checking to see how everyone was doing during the flight).

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

We always wanted to get back to Maui to show our girls as we Honeymooned there. It was a wonderful experience 30 years later.

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Ulua Beach (South Shore)

Kelly in Maui for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Monkey Pod; delicious food and drink with a great vibe.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Whale watching, food/dining, pool/hotel staff, photos!

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

Take friends or family who are excited to celebrate you. Locals went out of their way to celebrate with us and it was so fun to celebrate in such a special way. Take the trip! Visit and support Maui!

Visited Maui in March

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods (West Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


Lillian's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Kihei Cafe for breafast, Merriman's for delicious food with amazing ocean views, Monkeypod for their dessert pies and mai tais.

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Whale watch and snorkeling trips with PacWhale Eco Adventures; ocean kayaking with the whales; hike at Twin Falls.

Visited Maui in February

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

Marie in Maui for Flytographer


Anna's Travel Tips for Maui

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

Miss Arepa - it might not be traditional Hawaiian food but it was DELICIOUS! Great for fast casual style, very fresh and perfect portion sizes in Lahaina / Ka’anapali

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Whale watching with pacific whale foundation because they are so passionate about whales! Ocean Center Aquarium was an excellent experience too.

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

Book the premium room with a view! It is well worth the extra money.

Visited Maui in February

Photo Shoot Location: Polo Beach (South Shore)

Savannah in Maui for Flytographer


Kimberly'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?

Maui Helicopter doors off!!

What is your best travel tip for Maui?

Everything is super casual

Visited Maui in January

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods (West Shore)

Sara in Maui for Flytographer


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