Activities for Vacationing in Maui

Activities for Vacationing in Maui
Maui, Hawaii, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Hawaiian chain. For adventure travelers, Maui offers exciting hiking, camping, off road and beach activities. Adventures in the island paradise are only limited by the traveler's imagination. Some spots to visit that are must see areas for an active vacation are outlined below.

Haleakala National Park

One of the best areas for hiking and camping on the island of Maui is Haleakala National Park. The park is divided into a summit area, a wilderness area and a coastal area. The sunrise from this beautiful mountain peak is not to be missed. Daily passes are valid for three days and can be purchased from the visitor center for $5 per person and $10 per vehicle. Children 15 and under are free. Annual and lifetime passes are also available.

Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

Road to Hana

For off road adventures, traveling along the eastern coast of Maui along the road to Hana is an exciting day trip. Rent a car and bring mountain bikes for quick off-road stops. The winding road gives way to the pools of Oheo. These beautiful waterfalls feed into smaller pools which flow to the sea. Organized hiking, biking, zip line and bike tours are available for large groups.

Snorkeling and Beaches

Some of the best snorkeling areas in the world are found off the shores of Maui. A day trip to Molokini crater, one of the top dive spots in the world, is a short boat ride to a half moon shaped island crater. Maned boats or organized tours are both available. Ka'anapali beach is one of the best swimming, surfing and snorkeling beach locations on the island. Several five star hotels, resorts and restaurants are nearby. Both Molokini crater and Ka'anapali beach are perfect snorkeling locations to view coral, fish and undersea creatures.

Article Written By Tela Lewis

Tela Lewis has written professionally since 2006. She primarily writes about travel destinations, women's issues, healthy relationships, real estate, property management and construction safety. Lewis produces articles for various local publications, including a monthly wine and travel newsletter. She has an Associate of Arts degree in English literature from Solano College.

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