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!
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!
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!
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.
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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:
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.
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
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.
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.