ALOHA from Maui

EKOMOMAI (WEL­COME) TO MAUI!

101 Things to Do (Maui) - - Aloha From 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 will soon start mak­ing their way to Hawai­ian wa­ters. Maui is one of these un­der­wa­ter gi­ants’ fa­vorite win­ter des­ti­na­tions. Some changes to pop­u­lar Val­ley Isle 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. 98) and PARTY WITH THE LO­CALS (pg. 105).

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. 95), or DINE AT EN­CHANT­ING EATER­IES (pg. 106) for a bite of what Maui tastemak­ers have to of­fer. Look­ing for en­ter­tain­ment with din­ner? EX­PE­RI­ENCE A LU‘AU (pg. 56), as it is a uniquely Hawaii thing to do. 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. 109). 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.

PHOTO: HAWAII TOURISM AUTHOR­ITY ( HTA) / TOR JOHN­SON LO­CA­TION: HANA

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