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Things to Do in Maui: 7 Adventures First-Timers Need to Experience

Summer’s coming up, and you’re ready to take some vacation days to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Maui. But besides hit the surf, what are some other attractions there?

Here are 7 things to do in Maui if it’s your first time on the island.

1. Road to Hana Drive

This scenic highway takes you all along Maui’s amazing coastline. Be sure to rent a car to experience the whole thing.

You’ll get chances to stop and look at waterfalls, take breathtaking hikes, and take in the mindblowing sceneries. Do note that there’s a lot of narrow, winding roads to take, so don’t get too distracted while you’re driving!

2. Old Lahaina Luau

You can’t go to Hawaii and not experience a luau! You’ll be treated to a wonderful show by locals who show off traditional dances. The feast will include mahi-mahi, kalua pua’a, which is pork roasted in an underground oven, and a dessert of poi, or mashed taro.

3. Maui Ocean Center

This is a great place to visit if the weather isn’t so great outside. This aquarium has a giant 750,000-gallon open ocean exhibit, which has more than 2,000 fish in it!

4. Banyan Tree Park

If you want to take a break in a shady part of nature after departing your exotic estates vacation rentals, and doing some shopping and eating in Lahaina, make a stop in the Banyan Tree Park that’s close by. You can even pack a small picnic and have your lunch amidst these giant trees.

5. Snorkeling Tour in Molokini

Molokini is a Marine Life Conservation District where you’ll see an abundance of marine life. You’ll be able to observe over 250 different types of fish when you take a dive there.

This is a somewhat expensive trip to go on, but we promise you it’s worth every penny.

6. Craft Tours Across the Valley Isle

If you’re a beer or wine enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on this. These tours will take you across the island and let you sample the local craft spirits, wine, beer, and coffee.

Some of these tours even take you to Surfing Goat Dairy to sample farm-to-table snacks and cuisine, so foodies can indulge as well.

7. Wai’anapanapa State Park Black Sand Beach

If you’ve lived near the beach for most of your life, it’s easy to take it for granted, especially if you’re used to gorgeous beaches like those you find in California. But have you ever seen black sand before?

Make it a trip to remember by visiting Wai’anapanapa State Park Black Sand Beach, which is on the Hana Highway at mile marker 32. Not only does this state park have gorgeous black sand, but it also has blowholes, caves, tide pools, and lava tubes to explore.

Have Plenty of Things to Do in Maui

Now that you know about some things to do in Maui, you’re guaranteed to have a blast when you get there. Enjoy yourself and be safe!

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