Top 5 Things To Do In Maui
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With warm waters, swaying palm trees, and the towering Haleakala volcano, Maui is a paradise on earth and one of Honeyfunders’ favorite places to honeymoon. Few places can match the island’s postcard-perfect scenery and year-round good weather, and Maui packs a lot into a small package. Take a road trip to Hana, dive beneath the waves to observe sea turtles and tropical fish, or get an introduction to traditional Hawaiian culture. And let’s not forget the numerous options for adventure-minded visitors, who can choose among surfing, hiking, zipline courses, and other tropical experiences. We’ve gathered the Top 5 Things To Do In Maui for your Hawaiian honeymoon, with the help of our friends at Viator.
1. 7-Line Maui Zipline Tour on the North Shore
Want to experience a different side to Maui beyond the beach? This fun zipline tour is one of the most popular bookings for Maui with Viator, and the perfect way to get your blood pumping while also enjoying a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking scenery of this Hawaiian Island. Step into the air as you soar like a bird through the forest canopy along your zipline routes. Over the course of your trip, experience several different zipline attractions, each of which snake through and on top of the area’s forest of Eucalyptus trees. Build up the courage to try the highest ziplines, which reach heights of 70 feet (21 meters) and extend 900 feet (274 meters) from end-to-end, reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour). As if your zipline flights weren’t thrilling enough, enjoy incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Maui’s North Shore, and (if you’re lucky) rainbows. Novice and expert zipliners alike are sure to enjoy the course’s range of obstacles, along with stories from your guides about the island’s wildlife, history, and culture.
2. Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo
Imagine swimming in a sunken volcano that teems with thousands of fish, while splashing in crystal clear water. On this Molokini snorkeling tour, cruise out to the crater, before jumping in the crystalline waters and scouring the colorful reef. Make a second stop dependent upon conditions, and search for turtles at Turtle Town or a spot named Coral Gardens. This Maui activity is one of the island’s most popular, and an unforgettable day of exploring the underwater world. Your adventure takes place aboard the Malolo, a 55 foot comfortable, stable catamaran. The boat is equipped with easy access stairways into the water on both the front and rear of the boat. There are also 2 restrooms, trampolines to lay out on and a friendly, experienced captain and crew. A continental breakfast and deli lunch are both included as is all your snorkeling gear. They also have flotation devices such as foam noodles, body boards and float vests for your use. Optional wetsuits and high quality 16 megapixel Olympus underwater digital cameras are available to rent.
3. Road to Hana Adventure Tour
Take the ‘path less-traveled’, the world-famous road to Hana, during a full-day sightseeing tour of the byway’s lush farms, scenic overlooks, and rich Hawaiian history. Try to keep your jaw from dropping as you proceed along this iconic north-Maui route, passing postcard-perfect scenery at Wai’anapanapa State Park, Ho’okipa Beach Park, and Waikani Falls. Continue on to Ke’anae, a historic Hawaiian hamlet known for its fisherman and photo-worthy atmosphere, and see the final resting place of aviator Charles Lindbergh. A guide, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch are all included.
4. Maui Ocean Center
Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by Viator’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses and explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own leisure. Journey from the Living Reef exhibits to the renowned 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to encounter Hawaii’s marine life, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Maui Ocean Center enables guests to experience the diversity of Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an immersive and educational environment.
Enhance your visit to Maui Ocean Center with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Cultural & Plant Tour, or Shark Dive Maui, the island’s only shark dive activity. The Aquarium features world-class shopping at its Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop and ocean-view dining at Seascape Restaurant, an Ocean-Friendly certified restaurant serving fresh catch specials and island-inspired cuisine.
5. Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure
Imagine exploring the ocean floor on a submarine tour in Maui, pressing your face against circular portholes in search of reef sharks and fish. On the Maui Atlantis Submarine tour, descend over 100 feet (30m) in an air-conditioned sub, experiencing the sights, sounds, and scenes of life beneath the waves. The Maui Atlantis Submarine tour begins in Lahaina Harbor, where an open-air cruise brings you out to the dive site and sub. Transfer aboard the state of the art submarine for your aquatic experience in search of wild marine life. In winter, from December-May, there’s even the chance of spotting whales on the journey out to the sub, and you never know if one might pay a visit while underwater!