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The year-round sun and warmth of Maui are what make it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year you come, Cinco de Mayo activities on Maui adds a little extra Mexican flavor and flair to your getaway. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is in honor of the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862 and is a perfect time to gather loved ones and experience Mexican culture with a Hawaiian twist on a visit to Maui. There is plenty to see and do, from year-round activities to special celebrations.
Cinco de Mayo Activities in Maui
Bars and restaurants across Maui will be offering discounted food and drink specials throughout the day. Neighborhoods and some restaurants even offer other activities with a kid-friendly twist. You may even find a parade or festival to take part in.
Beach & Water Activities
There are plenty of things to do and see during an island Cinco de Mayo vacation, but you’ll find yourself at the beach nearly every day. Change up your exercise routine with a walk or run on the beach or swim in the Pacific. You can choose to lay out in the sun, have a beach picnic, or try a new activity like surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. The Hawaiian Islands are also an excellent spot for snorkeling and SCUBA diving, with a myriad of coral and artificial reefs that are home to a variety of sea life. Find swimming companions like fish, dolphins, and turtles. Don’t forget an underwater camera to capture pictures above and below the waves!
Haleakalā National Park
Hawaii has many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, and one of those national parks is on Maui, Haleakalā National Park in Kula. It’s a special place full of both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture, as well as a place that cares for several endangered species, some of which exist only at the park. See stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rain forests, and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry.
Lahaina Banyan Court Park
If you need to take a break from the sun, bask in the shade under the oldest tree on the island. Head to Lahaina is a historic town just off the harbor and home to the oldest living Banyan tree on the island. Lahaina Banyan Court Park hosts the now giant tree, which was planted on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries. At the time it was only a single eight-foot-tall tree, but it now stands 60 feet tall, with a crown spread of more than 225 feet across a dozen main trunks that cover a 2/3-acre of land.
Road to Hana
Often considered a “bucket list” item for visitors, this Cinco de Mayo you’ll want to pack up the rental car and head out early. The Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, but it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots, so obeying the seemingly slow 25-mile-an-hour speed limit and being extra observant is crucial to enjoying the unique path. The road to Hana isn’t just a scenic drive you take in from the car. There are hikes to breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s grave site. You can brave the road on your own and make your own stops for a fun-filled day, or you can join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way. However, as you navigate the path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera.
This Cinco de Mayo you’ll be spending plenty of time out and about in the warm Hawaiian sun, but you’ll also want to take the time for a little pampering. Maui has several spas to choose from, with a myriad of services offered for men and women. Get all the kinks worked out with a massage that offers total relaxation during the rest of your trip. You can also choose from body scrubs, facials, mani/pedi services, and more. Some spas even offer packages designed especially for men and their unique needs.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Maui
From a cozy one-bedroom condo to a three-bedroom for a celebration with friends and family, Quam Properties has a vacation rental that’s just right for your Cinco de Mayo trip. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and the feeling of Aloha wash over you, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a Cinco de Mayo meal or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or romantic movie. Multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and your own bedroom mean you can retreat to privacy whenever you want. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more.
Call us today to start planning a Cinco de Mayo island adventure to remember for years to come!
Island life is the only life we ever want to live, and whether you’re visiting Maui for the first time or the millionth time, we are quite sure you will agree with us! Offering a laidback lifestyle and a tropical experience that will speak to your soul, you may find yourself wanting to spend as much time as possible outside, enjoying the beauty of the landscape and the opportunity to participate in some of your favorite activities, no matter what season you visit! This guide to outdoor activities on Maui will ensure that every minute of your stay is packed with fun and adventure and that every night will be as peaceful and comfortable as you dreamed, but only when you stay in one of our Quam Properties vacation escapes, of course!
Visit a Dormant Volcano
Unlike the Big Island on which the volcano is very active, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala, a volcano that has been dormant since before the 17th century, making it a very safe and extremely beautiful place to visit. Sunset and sunrise are the most popular times to explore, and as you drive the winding road to the summit, the views become more beautiful the higher you ascend! Located just outside Pukalani, this 33,000-acre park also offers coastal sections that feature freshwater pools visitors love to swim in, so be sure to bring your suits!
The Views May Distract
Golfers from all over the world flock to the world-class courses found on Maui, and the Maui Nui Golf Club is definitely a favorite! The ocean views, however, can be quite distracting, so remember to stay aware of your surroundings as you play on a course that has been described as one of the top 10 overall golf courses by GolfAdvisor.com. Low prices make it popular for visitors traveling on a budget!
Under the Sea Excitement
There’s one experience that nearly everyone who travels to Maui partakes in, snorkeling, with Molokini being the most popular space to explore under the sea! This uninhabited islet is a volcanic crater that is partially under water, and although no people live on its surface, the undersea dwellers have discovered this is the perfect place for them to make their home, making it a stunningly beautiful snorkeling spot!
Fun Outdoor Activities on Maui
Your favorite adventures, however, may end up being the ones you enjoy outside your Quam Properties comfortable vacation home away from home! Offering communal pools, barbecue areas, and views from the patio that never fail to take your breath away, your stay with us will be the happiest part of your Hawaii getaway. Contact us and reserve your stay today!
For many of us, the calendar pages are turning a little more slowly than normal as we ease our way through this epic time-out we’ve been placed in, but as restrictions lift, it’s time to start making plans for your annual summer getaway. You’ve probably been doing virtual tours of all the places you want to visit, and if your journey leads you in the direction of Maui, our Quam Properties summer escapes are happily waiting for your presence! This guide to the summer Maui activities you can enjoy on Maui will ensure that every minute of your getaway will be filled with fun, laughter, and all the action you’ve sorely missed in these last few weeks!
Get Out There and Move
When you’ve been sedentary for far too long, getting out and moving is a treat you will enjoy, especially when your movement takes you to the green courses of the Dunes of Maui Lani Golf Course! Located at 333 Maui Lani Parkway in Kahului, this retro course has been a favorite of golf fans for years and its location on a natural dune offers incredible views that will make up for all the time you’ve spent inside!
Explore the Maui Ocean Center
During the quarantine, virtual tours of aquariums all over the world have made us feel as if we were really there, but now you really can be when you visit the Maui Ocean Center, located at 192 Maalaea Road in Wailuku. Offering over three acres of tropical reef adventures, the Maui Ocean Center is fun for guests of all ages!
Go to the Park
When you want the walls that have surrounded you to completely disappear, a day spent at the Haleakala National Park is the perfect way to perform this disappearance trick! Offering views you’ll never forget and hiking trails that will lead you to the Haleakala Crater, you can pack a lunch and plenty of water and plan on spending many hours at this island paradise. The sunrise views from the crater are most popular, but if crowds or the idea of getting up while it’s still dark out turn you off, the sunset views are life-changing!
Magical Adventures & Fun Maui Activities
No matter how you spend your daylight hours on Maui, coming home to the magic and wonder of our Quam Properties summer escapes will make this getaway an extraordinary one! Reserve your vacation rental today!