Ultimate Maui Travel Guide

If you are planning on traveling to Maui here is a list of where to stay, where to eat, what to do and what to bring! Maui is quite possibly the best place we’ve ever traveled and there is no shortage of amazing food to eat and breathtaking sights to take in. I think I could have stayed for a month without ever missing home. We packed in as many restaurants, hotel visits, drink spots and shaved ice stops as we could and there was still so much left to try. In an effort to help out anyone planning a Maui vacation I thought I would compile the Ultimate Maui Travel Guide. Please share it with your friends or on Pinterest and as always, add your favorites in the comments! If you want to see scenes from our trip and a full recap of what we did you can head over to this post.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MAUI

Fairmont Kea Lani – Where we stayed in Wailea. All suites w/ a great atmosphere for families.

Four Seasons Maui – Right beside the Fairmont. So incredibly fancy. I want to go back w/ just Zach and stay here!

Grand Wailea – Right beside the Four Seasons and basically Disney Land. Huge with a ton of attractions and restaurants but also a ton of people and conferences.

Hyatt Regency Maui – On the west side of the island in LaHaina. The resort with the penguins!

The Ritz Kapalua – A totally different atmosphere. Situated on a cliff on the opposite side of the island from Wailea.

*When you get there make a stop at Target by the airport to grab snacks, drinks, toiletries, etc.

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WHERE TO EAT IN MAUI

Nicks Fishmarket – Eat outside at Sunset!!

DUO – Located at the Four Seasons in Wailea. Eat outside and go adults only to enjoy all of the swankiness.

Luau at the Grand Wailea – The best luau! Buy premium seating and check-in early for a front-row seat.

Mama’s Fish House – A MUST! Go early because the traffic in Paia is tricky and you want to be able to see the sea turtles on the beach + take pictures!

Monkeypod –  Also a MUST!

Matteo’s Osteria – Incredible Italian!

Lahaina Fish Co. – On the water in Lahaina around a ton of stuff!

Dukes – One of the best eats on the island!

Humumu – Iconic outdoor restaurant at the Grand Wailea.

Merrimans – Wins all the awards. A must!

Da Kitchen – Near the airport. First come, first serve.

Lahaina Grill – A delicious upscale bistro.

Cool Cat – Burgers & fast eats.

Kimos – Delicious Seafood w/ a view.

Ono Tacos – Great food truck in LaHaina.

Olowalu Juice Stand – Roadside juice, veggies & fruits.

Wow Wow Lemonade – A great spot for a sweet treat!

Baya Bowls – Every kind of bowl imaginable.

Ululani’s – The best shaved ice!

 

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WHAT TO DO IN MAUI

Nakalele Blowhole – A must-visit. The drive there is beautiful with a ton of overlooks. Go early because it gets HOT.

Helicopter Tour – I really want to do this next time! I hear the Mokokai Voyage is the best.

Whale Watching w/ Pride of Maui Whale Watching or Calypso

Snorkle the Molokini Crater – If you do Pride of Maui whale watching they might stop here.

Black Rock Beach – A fun spot in LaHaina w/ cliffs you can jump off.

Road to Hana – An all-day trip around the island’s east coast with plenty of stops for scenic hikes.

Hike Waterfalls including Makamaka’ole Falls

Bike Maui – Be warned: You will wake up super early, hurry up and wait, ride a bus up a windy road to the top and you may or may not see a sunset. Also the bike down is steep and fast and not for the faint of heart. If you want to do it make sure you go day 1 so your internal clock is already awake!

Lavendar Farm – If you do the bike tour you pass this and it’s lovely!

Ziplining – Beside the Lavendar Farm if you want to zipline.

Sightsee in Paia – A quaint little village with a ton of shopping!

 

WHAT TO BRING


Swimsuits
: L Space Wrap Bikini, Green Stitch Bikini, Mara Hoffman One Piece, Striped and Floral Bikini

Accessories: Beach Hat, Natural Tassel Crossbody Bag, Gold Crossbody,  Metallic Braided Sandals, Sunglasses, Sneakers, Slip-On Sneakers, Flip Flops, Striped Clutch

Dresses: Floral Amuse Society Dress, Embroidered Navy Dress, Peach Striped Dress, Black Floral Embroidered Dress, Blue Striped Boho Dress, Long Sleeve Floral Dress

Tops: Madewell Tee, Floral Tank, Oh Hey Vacay Tee, Embroidered Tunic, Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Top, Graphic Tee

Other: PJs, Jean Shorts, Luggage, Carry-On

Things I wish I would have brought:  two piece set, off-the shoulder dress, cute bikini, this sweatshirt, sandals, striped bikini, floppy hat, wrap tank, scalloped bikini, black swing dress, front-tie midi dress, off the shoulder dress, floral tunic coverup.

Girl’s: Jean Jacket, Hooded Coverup, Floral Coverup, Lemon Swimsuit, Geometric One Piece, Striped Rash Guard, Ice Cream Swimsuit, Raincoat, PJs, Purple Natives, Tassel Fedora, Gold Sandals, Blue Lama Dress, Bookbags, Headphones

 

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