Lots to do! One of my Fav is to get up EARLY and make the drive to Hana. Visit the 7 Sacred Pools. Hike the trails, here’s a link with good info!
Sit under the Awesome Banyon tree in Lahaina that was planted in 1873 and look up!
Thanks! The drive to Hana & 7 pools are on my list :)
One of our favorite things was driving the Road to Hana. We were able to borrow the very popular CD that guides you and tells you where to stop and it was amazing. I wish we’d allowed for a stop at the end to stay the night by the black beach, as it was truly marvelous. We also drove up to the top of the volcano-about 1/2 way up there is a HUGE stand of eucalyptus trees, so make sure you roll down your windows and drive slow, as the scent is amazing.
Another fun stop was the Kula Botanical Garden. The best Luau is the one behind the Lahaina Cannery (ask about it ANYWHERE). You may be too early for whale watching, but check around about that as well.
And make sure you take at least one day to just r-e-l-a-x!!!
Thanks! That CD sounds really useful… I’ll look for it.
I agree. You should get up early and travel the road to Hana. I recommend taking snacks in case you fall in love with one of the pools, water falls or beaches. That way you can make a picnic out of it if you find a spot you love. Black diamond beach is a must. Altho the CD that narrates the road to hana is neat. We had a lot more fun with out it the second trip there. We were able to just get lost with the map and rediscover everything on its own. Hana it self is not that impressive but the Journey there is well worth the trip. I also recommend the night life on the beach. The night clubs are fun but we always seem to meet more interesting people on the beach bars.
I echo the Road to Hana. There’s a place called Mama’s Fish House kind of on the way to or from the airport, and the food is good and the atmosphere is great. We saw a lavender farm, which sounds weird but was great. We went out and snorkeled and had lunch on the boat (a tour-y kind of thing with others). Snorkeling was amazing and so much fun. Also, I got a massage at one of the cabanas on the beach near a hotel, and it was marvelous.
Of course, the road to Hana. Make sure you stop at the waterfall. It’s easy to miss, in my experience.
I really love Lahaina. That’s where my heart is. You can leave your car at the hotel and walk around next to the ocean. Shop, eat, enjoy the people and the Hawaiian culture.
A luau is a must do. They’re very touristy, but you can’t do Hawaii without going to a luau.
Don’t buy the bananas at the tiny unattended fruit stands. They’re plantains, and taste terrible raw.
Thanks! Lahaina’s on my list, too… Yes I’ve also found out the hard way about the difference between plaintains and bananas! haha :)
Great links, thanks! I was thinking about going to a pineapple plantation, awesome.
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