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Fun Things to do in Maui While on a Cruise

Make your cruise trip to Maui exciting and enjoyable by doing these things to do.

By Cruise Booking Team

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The second-largest of Hawaiian Islands and one of the most spectacular islands of the world, Maui offers plenty to see and do for everyone. It’s one of those places that guarantee a fabulous vacation no matter how many times you visit. And to help you choose from the countless activities on offer here is a quick list of the top 10 most amazing things to do in Maui that you can simply not miss out on.

Top 10 Things to do in Maui, Hawaii While on a Cruise

1. Ditch the regular hotel and be a yurt-dweller for a while

Yurt is a traditional Hawaiian home – a round tent that makes you feel closer to the indigenous culture of the islands. It’s a must-do if you like to immerse in the local culture while traveling. And if you wish to add a bit of luxury to your yurt getaway, you can always go for a nice yurt resort with amazing spa services on offer.

2. Get close to Green Sea Turtles and Ornate Butterflies

Nature doesn’t get any more magical than life underwater – it’s vibrant, tranquil, and unimaginably varied – and all of this gets all the more enhanced when you are in the Hawaiian islands of Maui. Take a guided snorkeling tour that takes you to get the closest views of Green Sea Turtles, Ornate Butterflies, Saddle Wrasse, and a great many other varieties of marine fauna.

3. Walk the Pipiwai Trail

You’re going to love this one. The Pipiwai Trail is a 2-mile long hike that takes you through an exotic bamboo forest with incredible vistas of waterfalls on the way. The bamboo here is so thick that it keeps the sun rays out, creating a dramatic shade even on the sunniest of days. At the end of the trail lies the best part of it: a spellbinding landscape comprising the Waimoku Falls.

4. Watch a magnificent sunrise and then enjoy a Hawaiian breakfast on Haleakala

This experience is completely worth waking up early for. Haleakala is Maui’s biggest volcano. Take a sunrise tour of the place – your guide will take you to the best points to witness an unforgettable sunrise. And once you’ve satiated yourself with the beauty, head to a charming restaurant to enjoy a hearty breakfast – the most picture-perfect way to sample some authentic Hawaiian cuisine.

5. Take the road to Hana

The road trip to Hana is unexceptionably picturesque, while Hana in itself is a beautiful town that bewitches many a traveler with its charm. The road to get there is full of legends, history, and rich landscapes. The Waianapanapa State Park and Palikea Stream are two major attractions on the way that you must take leisurely stops at. When you reach Hana, do remember to do some shopping there – the town will give you the best Hawaiian souvenirs to take back home.

6. Spend half a day at a pineapple plantation

Maui is renowned for its vast pineapple plantations. Visit one for a most memorable afternoon for the entire family. You’ll love watching the pineapples while learning about their history. You can sample the famous Maui Gold Pineapple. We strongly recommend you stay for lunch – it’s going to be a delicious meal made from fresh, local ingredients – just what your Hawaiian picnic asks for.

7. Explore the underwater world in a submarine

On your vacation to Maui, add an interesting twist to how you witness the underwater world by taking a ride in a submarine. You’ll love the submarine experience in itself besides getting to see some amazing marine life down there. In most of these tours, people also get to see whales and sharks, which certainly makes for an experience of a lifetime.

8. Sample some vibrant Hawaiian culture at one of the Luaus

Luau literally means a traditional Hawaiian dish made with taro and chicken in a base of coconut milk. But since the beginning of the 19th century, it has come to refer to a merry feast with plenty of cultural activities like Hula dancing, music, and fire shows to accompany. You’re going to absolutely love the festive atmosphere, scrumptious food, and all the cultural showcases – so don’t miss out on this one while in Maui.

9. Go to the ‘lao Valley

The ‘lao Valley is a very famous spot in Hawaii. It’s a place replete with natural beauty, with the remarkable ‘lao Needle (a huge rock covered in lush vegetation) at its center. You will not only be mesmerized by the landscapes but also have plenty of historical stories to listen to in the valley, as it was the ground of the Battle of Kepaniwai: a pivotal event in the history of Hawaii.

10. See some exotic black sand beaches at the Wai’anapanapa State Park

Spend a leisurely day at the Wai’anapanapa State Park exploring its mesmerizing black sand beaches lined with lush green trees. They make for perfect fishing spots – and you can even set camp and stay the night. The park also has many hiking trails through spellbinding jungles. You’ll want to stop over and over again during your trek to capture the beauty in photographs.

And that makes our top 10 list of things to do in Maui. Pick from them to create an itinerary that suits you and your travel partner(s). The island offers heaps of excitement for anyone and everyone.

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