Maui, Hawaii (5 day Itinerary)

By Hetvi Doshi and Subiksha Umakanth


Beaches

  • Big beach

  • Little beach - nude on Sundays

  • Hookipa - afternoon beautiful beach with turtles going in an out


Areas


(Kannapali [9 mins from Lahaina], Makena, Napili [18 min from Lahaina], Kapalua [19 mins from Lahaina])

Main stuff


Road to Hana (stock up food and water):


  • Paia

  • famous fish market

  • Grab breakfast and coffee

(If it's ono grinds you're after, don't miss the crepes and live music happy hour at the charming Cafe Des Amis, duck fajitas at Cafe Mambo or delicious bimbipbap at the new restaurant BAP Paia. Head to Charley's Restaurant & Saloon, a favorite spot for Paia resident Willie Nelson, to catch late night live music and cocktails. )

Paia town, baldwin beach park, hookipa beach park, haiku marketplace, pauwela cannery


  • Twin Falls - mile marker 10

(The hike to see Twin Falls is unique and beautiful. These picturesque waterfalls offer a large area to swim at. Consider sticking to the closest falls along the path (lower falls) in order to save time on your trip and be really careful of flash floods! You'll always see cars parked here due to it being the first waterfalls along the Road to Hana with easy access. There's a farm stand selling delicious smoothies and goodies at the entrance.)


  • Garden of Eden Arboretum (mile marker 10)

  • 100 yr old mango


  • Halfway to Hana stand - mile marker 17 - Fresh baked banana bread


  • Hana lava tube - mile marker 31

  • At around the 31 mile marker, you'll need to turn left on 'Ula'ino Road and drive for less than 1/2 a mile. On the left, you'll see where you can get your flashlights for this massive lava tube. Also, they have a garden maze that's fun to cruise through.


  • Black sand beach - mile marker 32 (RESERVE IN ADVANCE!)

  • Follow the signs

  • Also blowhole and sea arche

NEXT DAY

(http://mauiguidebook.com/road-to-hana-maui/road-to-hana-sites-to-see-maui/seven-sacred-pools/)

  • Seven pools/‘Ohe’o Gulch (Mile Marker: #42* (Hana Hwy aka Hwy 31 – *After Hana markers go back down) (do before or after bamboo forest hike) -

  • first thing early morning

  • Call 808-572-4400 Option 2 on the day of your trip to find out if the pools are open.

- Lower Oheo Gulch walk takes you right next to the ocean and up the gulch with beautiful views

  • Bamboo forest hike - 42 marker - pipiwai trail (2 miles - 1-1.5 hrs) (A bit past mile marker 42, you'll see the entrance to Haleakala National Park, where you will either have to show your park pass, or pay an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle.)



  • 200 foot makahiku falls with infinity pool at top - do not swim

  • Trail end - 400 foot waimoku falls


  • Venus pools - mile marker 48

(Enter the path by the make-shift fruit stand and then the people-only gate is 15 yards down that path. Then, follow the trail to the little hut (clay oven) and head right down the slope to get to the jumping section. Go straight at the clay oven and you can work your way down to the far side of the pool as well where you can easily wade into the water.)


Haleakala national park

  • Crater

  • If you want to see the sunrise, reserve it in advance


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Overall Itinerary


Tuesday - Cafe + old town

Wednesday - Lahaina (old town) + cruise

Thursday - Cafe + Beaches + nightlife

Friday - Pick up car from Kahulai (8:00am) —> Pineapple tour (9:30am) —> Crater —> Paia —> night life

Saturday - Road to Hana

Sunday - Snorkelling (Molokini) —> little beach area —> return car —> Airport


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Lahaina


Nightlife

Maui Brewing company

Monkey Pod Kitches

The Sly Mongoose

South shore Tiki Lounge

Grotto bar


Restaurants

Star noodle