Ten More Things To Do On Maui
1. Take a guided bicycle tour downhill-not too much pedaling, through the beautiful Hawaiian flower farms and the tiny towns of the Hawaiian Upcountry all the way to the gorgeous beach at Paia. The elevation drops an incredible 10,000 feet or so in 38 miles so the scenery is astounding.
2. Hike the strange otherworldly lunar landscape of the Haleakala Crater. Take trails deep into the rainforest and take a dip in pools fed by waterfalls with only the sounds of the forest for company. The Department of Land and Natural Resources in Maui provides a free Recreational Map, and there is something for everyone in this tropical paradise.
3. There are plenty of opportunities to shop on the island of Maui, with featured galleries, exclusive gift boutiques. There are large malls also and many of the stores carry merchandise native to Maui and the Hawaiian islands, with wood, jewelry and pieces of artwork. There are also all sorts of farmers' markets that take place weekly across the island.
4. Take a tour of the island and take in some of Maui's history. Lahaina has a historic preservation district, and there are old Hawaiian churches that dot the island.
5. Drive through the West Maui Mountains, or take in some of the 120 miles of breath-taking coastline. Take a trip up to Olinda and see the giant redwood trees.
6. If you feel hungry after your adventures, relax, knowing that Maui is one of the world's centers of cuisine, with everything available to the discerning palate from Chinese to Italian, Mexican to Japanese, Thai, American and of course various presentations of traditional Hawaiian cuisine.
7. Snorkel at Ka'anapali Beach where the clear waters allow you to really get up close and personal with the many varieties of tropical fish that populate Maui's tropical waters.
8. Visit the largest buddha outside of Japan, at the Lahaina Jodo Mission in Lahaina, or take in the sights and history of the Carthaginian, an old whaler.
9. See the "Needle" in the Iao Valley, a huge stone spire that rises above the valley below. The charming little town of Wailuku with its antique stores provides a perfect precursory visit to the Iao valley.
10. Check out the newest aquarium in Hawaii, the Maui Ocean Center,which features a Living Reef exhibit, a Turtle Lagoon, and the Sting Ray Cove.