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!
It’s true that when we think of a Hawaiian vacation, generally we imagine a trip for lovers or families, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Everyone deserves their time in the sun, and our island paradise has as much to offer the solo traveler as it does young lovers and established families. You work hard all year; wouldn’t it be nice to get away to a place where the sun shines and palm trees sway in the breeze? To be able to work on your tan as the sound of the ocean crashes against the sand is a luxury you can afford and one that you richly deserve. This guide to Maui activities for the solo traveler will ensure this getaway is all you dreamed it could be!
A Peek Under the Sea
If you think about it for a minute or more, you’ll realize that snorkeling is a solitary undertaking anyway, and when you book a snorkeling tour with Maui Snorkeling Tours, you’ll be sure to visit the places with the most undersea action! Meet sea turtles that have been swimming in these waters for years, watch the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaii’s state fish) darting to and fro, and feel the tension melt from your shoulders with the heat of the sun on your back.
Celebrate the Whales
March 1st is when we celebrate the annual migration of the humpback whale in Lahaina, so please join us under the banyan tree for a party that incorporates art, music, the hula, and of course, this gentle giant of the sea! Lasting the entire weekend, it’s also a great time to book a whale watching tour from Lahaina Whale Watch. The memories you make this weekend are guaranteed to last a lifetime!
Devour a Gourmet Meal
Dining out can be tricky if you’re traveling without your plus one, but even though our Quam Properties come with fully equipped kitchens, you still want to taste the local culture at least a few times during your stay! Enjoy a focaccia sandwich on a blanket by the surf ordered from Maui Fresh Streatery, our favorite gourmet food truck, or experience a taste tradition when you visit Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Breakfast at the Kihei Café in Kihei is an upbeat and delicious way to start your day, and when you’re craving a sweet treat, a visit to Sugar Beach Bake Shop, also in Kihei, will be just the right fit!
Fun With or Without a Plus One
Your solo journey to Maui is guaranteed to be a memorable one—especially when you choose Quam Properties for your vacation accommodations. Don’t wait any longer, reserve your stay in one of our Maui Eldorado rentals!
Making the most of a Maui getaway can mean many things depending on the traveler. For some, Maui is a Hawaiian destination that’s best explored through flavor. For others, it’s a place perfect for time spent soaking up the sun and relaxing in island style. Whether you’re a visitor that can’t get enough of history, architecture, culture or captivating views, Maui is a vibrant location with a little something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a comprehensive look at all that makes Maui an amazing place to visit, be sure to book a tour that gives you a taste of the authentic island. Here are a few of the best Maui tours that offer no matter what time of year you arrive.
Mountaintop Sunrise Tour
Maui is brimming over with beautiful vistas, but there’s no better way to start your island day than with a mountaintop sunrise view. Booking a spot on the Mountaintop Sunrise Tour in Haleakala National Park provides participants with options to see the sunrise over the sea from 10,000 feet up in the air. This is an 8-hour tour starting at $176 per person that provides options for driving through stunning landscapes and learning about the history and culture that define this impressive national park.
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Hop aboard a luxurious catamaran and enjoy a romantic sunset dinner cruise when you’re in Maui next to the one you love most. This cruise lasts 2.5 hours and makes the most of the captivating coastline of Ka’anapali which encompasses the western border of the island. A world-class chef waits to greet guests with a delicious dinner that’s made all the more savory with the addition of an open bar. Grab a glass of champagne as the sun goes down and enjoy a beautiful moment in Maui. This tour departs regularly from the beach in front of Leilani’s Restaurant at Whalers Village.
Hana Helicopter Tour
The rainforests, volcanoes, and waterfalls that make up the landscape of Maui are well-worth exploring and made that much more exciting when viewed from above. Booking this 75-minute Hana rainforest helicopter tour is an amazing way to see the sights the island offers up with a side of adrenaline-pumping thrills. Begin the tour with a bit of hiking on foot before jumping into a helicopter alongside a knowledgeable pilot as you soar over incredible natural features including Jurassic Rock. Helicopter tours depart from Kahului Airport and are sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
Book a Stay Today
There’s no need to wait when Maui is calling. Make it an incredible visit by booking accommodations with Quam Properties. Our team is here to make sure you’re living your best island life from the moment you arrive. Contact us for more information on our portfolio of options today!
Not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy a week-long vacation. Some or our hardest working guests can only get away for a few days at a time, but that doesn’t mean a Maui escape is not in their future! While you won’t get to see and do everything our island paradise has to offer, if you follow this guide, you’ll see the best Maui attractions and experience a trip you won’t ever forget in just three days!
Day 1: Paradise Waits for No One
Since you only have three days to spend in Maui, sleeping in late is not an option; you’ve got places to go and things to see! Start with breakfast at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon, 142 Hana Highway in Paia, where the Flat Iron Steak and Eggs are locally sourced and the Bloody Marys offer a happy start to the day. Just have one, though; we want you to remember your island getaway! Fully fueled and ready to go, your first day is going to be all about the Road to Hana. From a trip to the black sand beach to the Puohokamoa Falls to a swim in Ching’s Pond, your adventures on this well-traveled road will be exciting ones! Ending your tour with a visit to the Seven Sacred Pools will be the cherry on the top of your very delicious sundae, and something you won’t ever forget. It’s definitely one of the best places to visit when you’re trying to see the best Maui attractions!
Day 2: Under the Sea
The beauty of the Maui landscape can only be surpassed by the breathtaking magic found under the sea, and the best way to truly appreciate this is by snorkeling. Anywhere you choose to snorkel in Maui is guaranteed to be thrilling, but the top three snorkeling spots, in our humble opinion, are Kaanapali Beach, Molokini Crater—where the water is amongst the clearest in the world—and Honolua Bay. There’s so much beauty in the waters that surround our island, it’s no wonder that snorkeling is the number one tourist activity. Finish up day number two with a sunset cruise with Sea Maui; if you’re visiting from December through April, whale watching is a part of the show!
Day 3: Maui History Comes to Life
As you prepare to leave paradise, your last day will be spent discovering Maui history. You could potentially spend the entire day at the Bailey House Museum(2375 Main St A, Wailuku), being as it is the largest and the oldest museum on Maui, but you might want to leave room for a visit to the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum at 3957 Hansen Rd, Puunene, often termed the most popular museum on the island.And as the sun begins its slow descent into the sea, we’ve saved the best adventure for last:an evening spent at a traditional luau. You’ll have many options, but our favorite has always been the Old Lahaina Luau.Honoring the customs of our ancestors, there are no fire dancers, but this luau is the most authentic one and is the perfect way to end your day of history on Maui.
See the Best Maui Attractions with Quam Properties
Your adventures in Maui will be enhanced when you choose Quam Properties for your vacation accommodations. Comfortable, stylish, and designed for families, couples, friends, or any combination of the three, reserve yours today for the perfect Maui getaway! We offer a wide selection of rentals, including ours at Papakea Resort.
If you are looking for some of the best locations to snorkel around the Hawaiian Islands, look no further than Maui. This incredible vacation spot features some of the best beaches that include an underwater universe that must be seen to be believed. Maui is often visited by majestic creatures such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish that can be viewed during the right time and with the right guide. Here is what you need to know about the best snorkel spots in Maui:
The Best Snorkel Spots in Maui
When it comes to finding the best spots, it is as easy as asking the locals for where to go. The top-rated spots for snorkeling around Maui include Molokini Crater, Black Rock, La Perouse, Honolua Bay, Coral Gardens, and more. These specific locations are chosen due to their high visibility underwater and the abundance of sea life swimming around. Most of these locations can be enjoyed just by swimming out from land and diving underwater. Some are best reached by booking a snorkeling guide that will take you where you need to go. It is best to keep to the south and west-facing shores so you can stay in calmer waters.
Booking a Snorkeling Adventure
Maui has tons of local guides and cruises that will take you around these snorkeling hot spots. When trekking to Molokini Crater, check out the professionals at Molokini Snorkeling Adventure. Their cruise aboard the Calypso will take you on a five-and-a-half-hour journey through the Molokini Crater where you can see over 200 different kinds of fish. For a more intimate experience, Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail will take you to Honolua Bay in their compact sailboat for five hours. The search for the right snorkeling guide for the best snorkel spots
Where to Get the Gear
Snorkeling cruises and guides will often provide you with all the gear needed for your adventure. But if you instead want to go snorkeling on your own, stop by the Maui Snorkel Store for all your needs. You can select from some of the best rental gear in the industry and rent by the hour.
Your Maui Adventure
Enjoy your upcoming trip to Maui in one of our luxury vacation rentals found around the island. You can enjoy a variety of amenities and home features that will have you relaxing during your time not splashing around the water. Book online or let us help you find the perfect vacation rental for your next Maui adventure.
Why leave the Maui, Hawaii excursions to just the summer months when you can enjoy an endless supply of activities and events during the winter? Maui continues to be a visitor highlight for the Hawaiian Islands and features exciting things you need to try out. Here are some of the best activities and events to check out during winter In Maui season:
Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational
Come see some of the best high school and college level rugby teams battle it out on the field for the annual Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational. This exciting event lets you watch high-stakes rugby games, check out the local colleges, and even meet the coaches! The Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational will take place over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend from January 17-19, 2019.
Relax Outside In Maui This Winter
The weather during the winter season is perfect for relaxing outdoors with temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to lows in the 60s. While some might consider this to be sweater weather, you can easily relax outdoors for hours on end at the beach, hiking up one of the many local trails, or on one of the several beachside restaurant patios with a beverage in hand.
Maui Sunday Market
Every Sunday afternoon from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, you can explore the popular Maui Sunday Market. This weekly event showcases local island vendors from food purveyors, crafters, and artisans to live entertainment. Check out the Maui Sunday Market at the Kahului Shopping Center.
Entertainment Shows At The Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Take a break from exploring the beautiful outdoors of Winter in Maui and relax to a night of live entertainment. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has an exciting lineup of musicians and comedians this winter season including Slightly Stoopid, Anjelah Johnson: More of Me Tour, and David Sedaris. This goes on and on at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, so book your tickets before they sell out!
Maui Open Studio Weekend
Take a self-guided tour of local artist exhibits and studios during the Maui Open Studio Weekend. You can view local artists as they are engaged in their craft or listen to what inspires their journey. The event also includes live demonstrations, live entertainment, and even complimentary refreshments are certain studios. This event is perfect for anyone who is in love with the arts!
Book a Stay with Quam Properties in Winter this Maui
Come see why Maui continues to be a winter paradise with a trip this holiday season. You can find the perfect vacation rental for your stay this Winter in Maui from Quam Properties. We offer a variety of luxury vacation rentals, including ours at Papakea Resort, that are perfect for families of all sizes and are close to all of the exciting activities found on the island. Make your Maui getaway one to remember by choosing Quam Properties for your travel plans.