Day Trip Ideas

Boating Excursions

Gemini 808-669-0508 Sail, Snorkel, Sunset Cruises and Whale Watching
Queen’s Treasure 808-667-AHOY Whale watching, Snorkel tours and Sunset Cruises


Ho’Okipa Beach Park One of the most famous beaches in Hawaii. Great spot for surfing and windsurfing, or just watch people surf!
IAO Valley State Park Located just beyond Wailuku. Natural and most distinct landmark, “Iao-Needle”, 1200 ft. high. Great hiking spot!
Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm 1100 Waipoli Rd. Kula 808-878-3004 45 varieties of lavender and approximately 55,000 lavender plants. Onsite lavender boutique.
Tedeschi Winery HC 1 Ulupalakua 877-878-6058 Infamous for their pineapple sparkling wine. Also feature Ulupalakua red, upcountry gold and Lokelani.

Maui Attractions

Atlantis Submarines 658 Wharf Street Lahaina 808-667-2224 Discover Hawaii’s marine life & coral reefs 100’ below aboard a high tech submarine!
Snorkel Bobs 1217 Front Street Lahaina 808-244-4421
Bailey House Museum 2375A Main Street Wailuku 808-244-3326 Houses ancient Hawaii and missionary-era artifacts and paintings.
Enchanting Floral Gardens 2505 Hawaii 37 Kula 808-878-2531 Enjoy colorful flowers and tropical plants on the slopes of Haleakala!
Expeditions Passenger Ferry Lahaina Harbor 800-695-2624 Daily trips to Lanai. Explore Lanai, snorkel, hike, dive, golf or lounge.
Haleakala Bike Company 810 Haiku Road #120 Haiku 808-575-9575 Haleakala Bike Company allows one to tour Maui by bus or by bike.
Haleakala National Park 808-572-4400 A rare and sacred landscape. See volcanic craters and endangered species!
Ironwood Ranch Napilli-Honokowai 808-669-4991 Offers a variety of horseback riding to suit all riders, with a wide range of scenery and terrain.
Maui Ocean Center 192 Maalaea Road Wailuku 808-270-7000 Up close view of Hawaiian marine life.

Golf Courses

Royal Kaanapali Golf Course North and South Courses 2290 Kaanapali Parkway Kaanapali 808-661-3691
Plantation & Bay Course 1000 Office Road Kapalua 877-527-2582
Pukalani Country Club 360 Pukalani St. 808-572-1314
Kahili 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy Wailuku 808-242-4653
Dunes At Maui Lani 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy Wailuku 808-873-0422
Makena Golf Course 5415 Makena Alanui Kihei 808-879-3344

Beautiful Beaches

Just a few minutes north of where you will be staying is my favorite beach, Napili Bay. It is a beautiful white sand crescent shaped beach. The water is protected so it is warmer than open ocean. Also on that beach is the Seahouse Restaurant that has a great Happy Hour and yummy food.

Just past this bay is another called Kapalua Bay, very surreal and also rated in the top 10 beaches in the world by Conde Nast Magazine year after year for 19 years now.


Road To Hana

If you’ve never been here, the Road to Hana is a must!

You can take a tour or do it yourself. The tour guides are excellent and talk story making it more enjoyable. Because of the windy road the driver misses out because of concentrating on safety but if you do it yourself take your time. Take lots of snacks and drinks with you and enjoy the sights along the way. It’s not Hana that you’re going for. It’s the adventure on the way.

Hana itself is so small that you could almost miss it if you blink. There are waterfalls and all levels of hikes along the way. Lots of picture opportunities and you must hike up the left side of the pools when you get to Oheo Gulch to get to the waterfall. That is referred to many as The Bamboo Forest.

Hana is an all day adventure, leave early but you won’t get back until almost dark depending!


 Best Snorkeling Spots



Honolua Bay