Top Ten Things to do Maui
1. Go to the Old Lahaina Luau and sample amazing Hawaiian food like Kalua pig, cooked in an oven made of earth, accompanied by poi and coconut pudding. Listen to Hawaiian music while watching hula and authentic fire dancers.
2. Get a bike and cycle the island. Maui is very bike friendly and there is even a way to get from the East End of the island to the West End. There are bicycle rentals available all over the isle of Maui.
3. Dive Maui. Maui is a scuba diver's paradise, featuring dozens of trusted operators. The two marine conservation areas offer a variety of snorkel and dive excursions, and there are also glass bottom boats and a genuine submarine.
4. Whale-watching takes place November through April, when the humpback whales come back to Maui's waters to mate and give birth. Licensed tour companies give excursions to see these majestic and amazing animals.
5. The Hana Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the world and it is located on Maui. It has 54 bridges in 56 miles of road that loop along the edge of a volcanic shoreline.
6. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the water, from jetskiing to paddle-boarding and windsurfing, swimming to kitesurfing. Be sure to at least dip your toes in the water when you are on Maui!
7. Charter a boat from Lahaina, Ma'alaea harbor or Mala Wharf to go out on the ocean and catch mahi-mahi, kawa-kawa or even the big Blue Marlin. Hawaiian fishing is a little different than some big game fishing styles, so expect to learn a lot.
8. There are plenty of spas in Maui, and if your muscles are aching, there is nothing better than getting aching muscles relaxed. Try a hot stone massage, or get a seaweed wrap.
9. Take a horse ride through the seven mile Haleakala crater and see a landscape that seems out of this world. The trip takes four hours and can include a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
10. The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a free Coral Reef Naturalist Program at Ulua Beach in Wailea in the mornings between 8 and noon M-F. Tidal pools are a fascinating Hawaiian ecosystem.