The idea of a “bucket list” trip is a popular one, and plenty of people are making their way to the Valley Isle to cross a few items off their list of experiences they simply MUST have in their lifetime! Working on your Maui bucket list? Here’s a few things to get you started!
Sunrise at Haleakala – No Maui bucket list would be complete without watching the new day dawn from 10,023 feet above the rest of the world atop Maui’s dormant volcano.
Black Sand Beach – Digging your toes into jet-black sand at one of Maui’s most beautiful seaside spots is an absolute MUST.
Local Fruit Breakfast – At least one morning during your stay, take the time to sit on your lanai, soak in the early morning sun, and enjoy a variety of fresh, local, tropical fruit to start your day. Bonus points: enjoy a freshly-brewed cup of local Maui coffee too!
Whale-Watch – If seeing huge humpback whales breach in the calm Pacific Ocean is a necessity for you, then book your trip between December and April.
Stop and Smell the Flowers – With numerous places to see amazing floral life, this is an easy one! We recommend Ali’i Kula Lavender, where you can feast your senses on an incredible number of lavender varieties, and pick up every lavender-based product imaginable in their adorable gift shop.
Shop, shop, SHOP! – While not many people think of Maui as a shopping destination, don’t forget to take advantage of the quaint boutiques and interesting souvenir shops to be found in Paia, Makawao, Front Street Lahaina, and more!
Eat… – While we can’t list all the things we think are non-negotiable Maui must-haves, make sure you get some fresh fish, some hearty saimin, and at least one plate lunch!
Drink… – Don’t forget to hit up at least one happy hour for unique, tropical beverages! Don’t forget to toast to your Maui getaway with a mai-tai, lava flow, or Blue Hawaiian. Sure, they’re tacky, but oh so fun!
And Be Merry! – Make friends, attend one of Maui’s Friday town parties, go to a Luau, get shave ice, snorkel—live it up! You’re on Maui!