This post is so long overdue – Last week I shared my review of the resort we stayed at, but I wanted to share a mini travel guide of some of our Do’s and Don’ts for Maui!
FIRST ONE is 1. DON’T: Over book. Maui is a really laid-back, slow-paced spot and even though there’s so much to do on the island, you won’t be able to appreciate it with a full itinerary. My husband is always go-go-go on vacation and I tend to lounge more, so I think it ends up being a good balance – where there’s enough on your schedule to keep you moving but not too much that you don’t have down time. There’s nothing better than finding a good lounge chair on the beach with a view, a mai tai and enjoy the day.
DO: Stay at Fairmont Kea Lani. The property is right on the beach (a non busy beach which is nice!) We were constantly going back and forth from the beach to the pool so I loved the location! The rooms are so spacious, especially the bathrooms! I love having big bathrooms when we are at beachy places because we are always trying to get ready so fast after the pool or beach to head to dinner and explore more. The resort has great restaurants and daily activities, There is a lot of stuff right by the Fairmont too: shopping within quick walking distance, good restaurants, and of course beaches.
DO: Stop at the Fresh Fruit Stands! I couldn’t get enough of all the cool food trucks and fresh fruit stands. There were so many we saw as we explored the island. Also obsessed with all the pineapples!
DO: Visit the fishing village of Lahaina. It is such a pretty drive along the waters edge and such a cute charming town with shops, and restaurants and so much to see. If you stay into the evening head to Fleetwoods rooftop patio for a mai tai and an amazing sunset.
DON’T: Be afraid to go barefoot! Embrace the island, go no makeup, go barefoot! It’s seriously so freeing!
DO: The Road to Hana! I have visited Maui 4 different times, this being the 5thand this was the first time we did it. It was a adventure with winding roads, bridges, waterfalls, pretty beaches. If you go I recommend downloading the app that tells you where the good places to stop are. If we did not have this app we would have missed the to die for banana bread that was still warm when we opened it. Another tip is leave early, we left at 10 and did not return till 7pm. It makes for a long day but definitely worth it.
DO: Go Snorkeling! I am not much of a snorkeler but my hubby loves it, this time since we did not have the kids with us I decided to go and it was so much fun, we swam with the biggest sea turtles. It was amazing.
DO: Rent a Jeep! We always rent one when we go, I don’t know what it is about Hawaii that makes us what the Jeep, guess it’s good for exploring and safe and of course for the IG photos.
DO: Catch every sunset. I always make it a point, no matter where we are traveling, to have a good view at sunset. The view from our balcony at The Fairmont Kea Lani had some amazing view points for a good view of sunset over the water. Nothing beats those colors! Also wait it out!!! It only get better minute after minute
What are some of your favorite things to do in Maui??