Aloha, fellow foodies and adventure seekers! If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, don't miss out on the magic of Maui. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture, Maui is a paradise for those looking to immerse themselves in nature and delicious local flavors. In this blog post, we'll be your guide to some of the must-see and must-do activities on this breathtaking island, including some hidden gems and mouthwatering food truck stops. So, grab your sunscreen and appetite; we've got things to do in Maui!
While Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, it's also famous for its delectable food truck scene. Don't skip the Honoapiilani Food Truck Park in Kaanapali, or the Maui food trucks near Costco (home of Thai Mee Up, winner of Best Food Truck on Maui and Best Food Truck Dinner in 2023), and Oao Sushi Go (a 2023 finalist for the Best Food Truck on Maui award). These spots are a food lover's paradise!
The Road to Hana is an adventure you won't forget. A winding, scenic drive that takes you through lush rainforests, waterfalls, and dramatic cliffs. Consider hiring a local guide, like @RentaMauiBoy, to get the inside scoop on hidden gems along the way.
For an adrenaline rush and breathtaking views of the island, zip over Maui's jungle at Northshore Zipline Co. With 7 lines it's an exhilarating experience that will make your heart race and your spirits soar. Located at Historic Camp Maui, a WWII military training base and home to the Fighting 4th Marine Division, don't miss their onsite museum.
Watch the surfers from the cliff side and then venture down to the beach to see the sea turtles resting on the sand. They're usually on the left side of the beach up against the cliffs and can also be seen from above. Please respect the turtles and keep an appropriate distance!
Park west of town and then stroll the main street to do some window shopping or dive in fully to explore boutiques, surf shops and all sorts of tasty treats!
Start your day with a cup of locally roasted coffee at Akamai Coffee. It's a cozy spot that offers a taste of Maui's coffee culture while you plan your day's adventures.
Get up close and personal with marine life at the Maui Ocean Center. It's a perfect destination for the whole family to explore and learn about the diverse underwater world of the Pacific.
For a taste of the island's craft beer scene, head to Pukalani town! They offer a variety of locally brewed beers, and it's a great place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring.
Remember, the beauty of Maui isn't just in the places you go; it's in the experiences you have and the memories you create. So, take your time, savor the local flavors, soak in the beauty, and embrace the Aloha spirit that makes this island truly special. Maui is calling, so pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
As you know our community on Maui has suffered tremendous loss. NorthShore Zipline Co. itself is safe and we haven’t had any property damage but our staff team is grieving right now as many in our community have lost loved ones, homes and more - everyone has been impacted in some way. Thank you for your offers of help and support.
Many guests are wondering what to do with their travel arrangements and have concerns about cancellations or what they should do. Please know that if you cancel your trip we will refund your tour - but let us know! If you do choose to come to Maui we are 100% open and continuing our operations. We are committed to our staff, our local community and to serving you.
This is a challenging time and we are honored that people want to help. There are many organizations doing good work to support affected families and we encourage you to find one that aligns with your heart and to give generously.
Haiku Maui is a special place, and we are privileged to call it home. Our prayers and concerns are with the families that have lost loved ones in the recent Lahaina wildfires. The team at the NorthShore Zipline Co. is collaborating with local relief efforts to make sure your donations directly benefit Maui Fire victims AND for the month of August we're matching all individual donations up to $100 per person. Choose an amount, and we'll partner with you to make sure it's used well.
Mahalo for your love and concern and we look forward to seeing you soon!