ALOHA FROM MAUI

101 Things to Do (Maui) - - Aloha From Maui -

EKOMOMAI (WEL­COME) TO MAUI!

An oa­sis of ma­jes­tic ocean hide­aways, lush green moun­tains and pic­turesque beaches, the is­land of Maui epit­o­mizes myth­i­cal won­der. In fact, the le­gendary demigod Maui is said to have las­soed the sun above HALEAKALA, the is­land's high­est peak, form­ing to­day's Hawai'i as we know it. Maui may be the SEC­OND-LARGEST HAWAI­IAN IS­LAND, but the an­cient say­ing “Maui no in­sists, “MAUI IS THE BEST.” ka ‘oi” It's no sur­prise that Maui is one of the world's most cov­eted des­ti­na­tions. Condé Nast Trav­eler has named the Val­ley Isle as one of the “TOP 25 ISLANDS IN THE WORLD” more than once and a study by re­vealed In­sureMyTrip the Hawai­ian islands are ranked as the No. 3 desti­na­tion be­ing crossed off trav­el­ers' bucket list for 2017. Just last year alone, Maui re­ceived praise from TripAd­vi­sor, and Travel+Leisure

, to name U.S. News & World Re­port a few. The Travaasa Hana re­sort was ranked No. 5 in Hawai‘i by 2016 Condé Nast Trav­eler’s Read­ers' Choice Awards too. From the is­land's 81 beaches to lo­cal restau­rants serv­ing up some of the fresh­est seafood you can eat, there's an abun­dance to dis­cover on this sa­cred is­land.

Since travel time is lim­ited, the team scoured 101 Things to Do the is­land to find Maui's best ac­tiv­i­ties, and then com­piled them into this handy guide.

Lucky for you, you ar­rived on Maui in time to GET EX­CITED FOR WHALE WATCH­ING SEA­SON (pg. 51), as hump­back whales are still mi­grat­ing through the Hawai­ian Islands through mid-May. Some changes to pop­u­lar Maui des­ti­na­tions that have oc­curred within the past few months in­clude the of­fi­cial ‘IAO VAL­LEY clo­sure due to flood dam­age, and the new reser­va­tion system to WATCH A

SUN­RISE AT HALEKALA (pg. 46). Get wet when you CATCH A

WAVE (pg. 68) at Ho‘okipa Beach Park or Hamoa Beach and en­sure a trip full of ad­ven­ture when you TRY AN OUT-OF-THE-BOX AC­TIV­ITY (pg. 102) and PARTY WITH THE

LO­CALS (pg. 104). Food­ies can sa­vor the tasti­est meals on the (land) from ‘aina mom-and-pop shops and five star restau­rants alike. SAM­PLE A SWEET TASTE OF THE ISLANDS (pg. 94), MAKE A CHEESE RUN (pg. 96), or DINE AT EN­CHANT­ING EATER­IES (pg. 105) for a bite of what Maui tastemakers have to of­fer. If you're look­ing for a day of leisure, start off with yoga and FIND BEACH­FRONT OM (pg. 89) be­fore you WALK AROUND LA­HAINA (pg. 64) or EX­PLORE HALEAKALA ON HORSE­BACK (pg. 58). End your day on a re­lax­ing note and GO WINE TAST­ING IN PAR­ADISE (pg. 108). Wher­ever your plans take you, be sure to let Maui's cul­ture cap­ti­vate you. We await your re­turn to Maui with 101 Things To Do.

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