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With so many travel destinations to choose from — especially in Hawaii — it can be hard to pick and choose which place to vacation at. However, we’re here to tell you about Maui, one of the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands!

Whether you long to relax on the beach, hike mountains, or simply take part in outdoor activities, Maui is your next go-to destination for all of this.

One of many gems in Hawaii, Maui (also known as “The Valley Isle”) is a great place for people to enjoy their stay and take advantage of the stunning views and abundant activities. If you need five reasons why to visit such a Hawaiian gem, then we’re here to show you today.

1. Exciting Activities in Maui

Horseback riding on Maui to the volcanic crater.

Horseback riding on Maui to the volcanic crater. Image by hhabicht from Pixabay.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having fun in Maui. In fact, Maui embraces fun!

Whether you’re visiting for a day, or staying for a few days and nights, there are so many Hawaiian activities to choose from – whether you’re travelling alone, or with friends or family.

Here are some of the most popular activities enjoyed by Maui vacationers:

  • Boating, sailing, and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing and whale-watching
  • Sightseeing and hiking
  • Surfing and body boarding
  • Sunbathing
  • Helicopter tours (make reservations beforehand)

No matter what you’re into, you can pick your poison and/or relax in Maui.

2. Sightseeing

Want to see the best views? Then that’s another reason why to visit Maui!

One of the best places to visit in Maui — and warrants seeing for yourself — is the Haleakala Crater.

Locals nickname this hotspot “house of the rising sun,” and rightfully so, since Haleakala towers over the rest of the island. Its volcanic terrain makes for breathtaking scenery that sits over 10,000 feet above the sea. In addition, Haleakala is also home to several endangered species not found anywhere else.

There are several ways to get the Haleakala experience:

    • A guided experience with the Haleakala Sunrise Tour
    • Picnics while taking in the fantastic views

Hiking ventures that are photogenic

Although you may want to bring a jacket, since the crater can get chilly, and temperatures can drop below Hawaii’s typical balmy weather, Haleakala is definitely a good place to get some sightseeing done in Maui.

3. Easy Bookings And Overnight Stays

Beach resort in Maui.

Beach resort in Maui. Image by rhodes8043 from Pixabay

Although planning a vacation can be a long and complicated process, that shouldn’t be the case when going to Maui. Online travel websites are always there to help you compare Maui vacation rentals with maps and detailed pictures, as well as pricing.

As for hotel accommodations, you have options:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Private vacation rentals (homes, condos, apartments, cottages, and villas)

And, it’s important to keep in mind that when choosing a Maui rental, be sure to do your research beforehand, and carefully look at the pictures, location, rental fees, and features.

4. Shopping In Lahaina

Whale watching in Lahaina!

Whale watching in Lahaina, Maui! Image by Lee Sommers from Pixabay.

In Maui, the small oceanfront area of Lahaina is a popular tourist site, both economically and culturally. This fishing town is known for its abundance of shopping experiences, whether you’re a materialistic shopaholic, a foodie, or someone looking for something to do.

For foodies, there are many eateries to check out in Lahaina, from fresh seafood to authentic Boston style pizza. And for shopaholics and curious shoppers, there are many small shops and boutiques that have everything from handmade trinkets, to great souvenirs, to attractive clothing.

Whatever case, you’ll have a great time having a day- or night-out in Maui’s most popular tourist site.

5. Drive the Hana Highway

As previously mentioned, sightseeing is a popular activity to do in Maui, especially when visiting the Hana Highway. Although driving may seem stationary at first, but as you take a drive up or down the Hana Highway, you’ll soon realize that there are many breathtaking views worth taking countless pictures of.

During this 53-mile-long trip, you’ll find fantastic views like:

  • Stunning ocean views
  • Waterfalls
  • Historic bridges
  • Lush foliage
  • The list is endless!


So, now that we’ve shown you the five reasons why to visit Maui, why not plan a trip to this spectacular, rare gem in the Hawaiian Islands? Although there are plenty more reasons to visit Maui, it ultimately depends on personal preference. Whether you’re travelling by yourself, or with other people, there is absolutely no shortage of fun and excitement to have in Maui, and have the best vacation in Hawaii ever.

Happy travels!

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Cheri Jones writes and edits at and She is also a contributing writer for As a business writer and an entrepreneur, she has been involved in many business projects nationwide, and has documented her successes in her writings.


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