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7/17/12 Written by Marie Glodt travel agent at Travel to Maui
As a resident of Maui and a Hawaiian travel agent I like to give my clients ideas of fun things to do while they are here. Many things are very inexpensive or in some cases FREE!
This can range from day trips you can do in your car. To great places have a picnic, go for a snorkel, or just sit and watch a great sunset on Maui.
As you can imagine Maui is a beautiful island blessed with wonderful weather year round. One of the many things I love about Maui is it has something for everyone.
Not a water person? Not to worry. We have great adventure tours you can take. For example a zip line cruise, or horseback ride in one of more rural sections of the island.
Love the water and want to snorkel on your own? The best location will be depending on the time of day (mornings are best) and the time of the year. Our surf swells come from the North during the fall and winter months, and the South during the summer and early fall. So what might be an awesome snorkel spot when your friends were here in December might be a terrible spot for you in the summer.
Want to see a waterfall up close? Then the road to Hana is for you.
This 75 mile drive is best when planned as an all day event. The reason is the road is very curvy, narrow, and often times just one lane. The best tips I can give you for Hana would be: don’t go if you get carsick, pull over if you get a local behind you (or they will pass on a curve) and pack plenty to eat and drink. And don’t forget to fill up with gas before you leave your hotel!
Another popular day drive would be the dormant volcano of Haleakala Crater. This is a very popular destination at sunrise. But dress warmly as even in the summer this 10,000+ summit is in the 40’s or sometimes colder!
One of my favorite beaches would be Big Beach in Makena. This is located on the south side of Maui. This means expect big surf in the summer months and use caution as no life guard is present.
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