Magic Maui Moments
Collected by Megan Eileen McDonough, AFAR Local Expert
Maui is truly a cultural destination. From outdoor water sports to local food joints, Maui is exactly what you want it to be.
1 Keolani Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Having never been in a helicopter before, I wasn't sure what to expect from my Blue Hawaiian Helicopters ride, especially having just landed in Maui moments before. As soon as we took off, I knew I was in for a thrill. Despite being afraid of...
658 Front St #11, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
As a huge Disney fan, I couldn't help but feel a little bit like Ariel as our submarine descended 100 feet underwater. The submarine fits 48 passengers and everyone has a front row seat. There are windows throughout the vessel and the captain...
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
After a three hour bike ride down the Haleakalā volcano in Maui, I had worked up an appetite. At the bottom of the hill I found Polli's, a Mexican joint that is a favorite among Maui locals. The prices were fair and the portions were huge so...
50 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
During the first few days in Maui I stayed at the luxurious Ka‘anapali Ali‘i Resort located in Lahaina. Unlike other resorts, the Ka‘anapali Ali‘i is actually a group of upscale condominiums and there is definitely a sense of community here. They...
Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, HI 96793, USA
One of Maui's most magical moments happens everyday. As I neared the end of my trip, I decided to take a luxury sunset cruise on the ultra-chic Alii Nui. The price includes unlimited drinks at the bar (beer, wine, specialty cocktails) and,...
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Hula Grill is located on Ka'anapali Beach at Whalers Village, a cute little shopping area within walking distance of several luxury hotels and condominiums. For the most part, the menu prices are fairly reasonable. Naturally, fish dishes are on...
1100 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA
For a girl who has always wanted to know what it feels like to fly, I sure got my answer! On my last day in Maui I signed up for Paragliding to fly tandem (with an instructor). I flew with Proflyght Hawaii Paragliding's founder Dexter and he...
4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753, USA
Of all the accommodations in Maui’s tony Wailea resort community, the Fairmont Kea Lani may be the most family-friendly of the bunch. The 22-acre waterfront property’s 450 guest rooms are some of the biggest on the island—the...
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