top of page

Travel Tuesdays: Maui

Who doesn’t love a dream trip to Hawaii? Sand in your toes, saltwater in your hair, tanned skin… okay now we’re getting jealous and seriously missing the sun up in Canada. If you haven’t been to the Hawaiian Island of Maui, then you are seriously missing out. It’s everything the movies make it out to be and more. The beautiful beaches, the fresh fruit, the warm water, the lust-worthy climate, we want it all.

This white sand beach is near some of Maui’s most popular beach resorts and about a 50-minute drive from the Kahului Airport. The beach offers swimming and cliff diving, as well as shopping and restaurants. Kaanapali Beach was once even named America’s Best Beach, and for good reason; people flock to this beach from all over the world to experience it’s beauty and indulge in some good ol’ relaxation and sunshine. When the sun goes down (cue Kenny Chesney), you’ll often see torches lit up along the cliff known as Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) to reenact a feat by Maui’s revered King Kahekili.

If you’re interested in history at all, take a trip out to Lahaina, which was once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century. Lahaina was also the historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800s.

Today, Lahaina is registered by the National Register as a Historic Place, and you’ll be able to get a true sense of old Lahaina if you take a stroll through Front Street (ranked one of the Top Ten Greatest Streets by the American Planning Association). The town also features unique boutiques and restaurants to support while you’re visiting, as well as Historic stops like the U.S. Seamen’s Hospital, Hale Pa'ahao (Lahaina Prison), Maui’s oldest living banyan tree, and the Pioneer Inn.

If you’re keen on the traditional dance of the Hawaiian people and their culture, take a trip to the Old Lahaina Luau, the most authentic Hawaiian luau. Come with an empty belly, as you’ll be served a plethora of traditional Hawaiian dishes right to your table, while you enjoy the entertainment and are enriched with Hawaiian culture!

If you’re tired of eating at restaurants all the time, or just craving that fresh Hawaiian fruit, try hitting up one of the many farmers markets on the island! Here you’ll find tons of in-season, locally-grown produce, artisan crafted goods, and homemade foods and items. Some of the markets in Maui are:

  • Maui Mall Farmers Market and Craft Fair

  • Maui Swap Meet

  • Upcountry Farmers Market

  • Farmers Market of Maui-Honokowai

  • Farmers Market of Maui-Kihei

  • Ono Organic Farms Farmers Market

  • Hana Fresh

Everyone seems to want to learn how to surf when they go to Maui (or swim with the dolphins). Maui has some pretty notorious surf spots, but it’s advised that you go early in order to avoid large crowds and get the best waves. Some popular locations include:

  • Ho’okipa Beach

  • Lahaina Reefs

  • Honolua Bay

  • Pe’ahi

  • Olowalu Beach

Stay tuned for next week’s Travel Tuesday feature! Also, be sure to follow us on social media and stay up to date with new travel recommendations, lifestyle content, and business tips for all types of travelers.


Want to become a VA?
Want to hire a VA?
bottom of page