Once you’ve gotten situated in your luxury beachfront condominium, you’ll want to refresh yourself with a swim in the blue waters off of Paipu Beach , one of the least crowded beaches on Maui . Go out your front door…walk 200 feet.
After a shower, get ready for a night on the town! One of the reasons Maui comes so highly rated is because of the quality of its cuisine. Check out the local scene the first night, to get your bearings. Wailea and Makena boast a number of fine eateries, with something to delight every palate.
A great way to start any vacation is to get a good lay of the land. Once you’ve enjoyed your morning, put on your walking shoes! The rest of the day is part one of the grand tour of Maui . Before you get started on the day’s activities, however, make sure to call and reserve a table with a view at the Hula Grill in Kaanapali, where you’ll be having dinner.
Today’s trip will take you along Maui ’s northwest shoreline. First stop is the Maui Ocean Center, which offers an educational tour of a rich variety of Hawaiian tropical life. The Ocean Center even offers visitors the opportunities to swim with sharks, but make sure to book in advance!
The next stop is only for those up for a bit of hike. For those interested in natural history, however, the petroglyphs at Olowalu are well worth the visit.
Lahaina is your next stop. Before the US annexation of Hawaii , Lahaina was the “Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom ,” and today it is Maui ’s most popular tourist destination. Lahaina is full of things to do and see. Here are some that you won’t want to miss:
The Galleries on Front Street : Featuring both well-known and not-so-well-known artists, the galleries are a great way to spend a few hours. Make sure to visit the Lahaina Galleries, and if you like what you see, you can see more of the same at their Wailea branch in The Shops at Wailea.
The banyan tree in Courthouse Square : A remarkably large tree whose branches take up 2/3 of an acre.
The Whale Museum: During the 1800’s Lahaina was the center of the world’s whaling industry and has a rich maritime history.
It has been a long day. You have seen a lot and worked up quite an appetite. Make your way over to the Hula Grill in Kaanapali for some of the island’s finest traditional Hawaiian fare. Whether you’re looking for pan roasted shrimp with mac nut pesto pasta, banana-glazed opah, crab-and-corn cakes, or just a good ol’ prime rib steak, you won’t go hungry at the Hula Grill!