Memorable Things To Do On Maui – (#51-60)

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51. See Charles Lindbergh’s grave
The famous aviator is buried 8 miles past Hana in Kipahulu, in a non-assuming, simple marked grave of his own design. Lindbergh’s grave can be found at Palapala Ho’omau Church under the shade of a Java plum tree.
Back Side of Haleakala Page

Photo by Ron Dahlquist

(Photo: Ron Dahlquist)

52. Ride on a horse into the Haleakala Crater
Going into the Crater on a horse will take regular folks a whole lot further in than most would otherwise see. The ride starts at the summit and takes Sliding Sands trail to the base of the crater 3.8 miles in.
Pony Express Page

53. Go to a Luau
Luau’s are a feast of food combined with great Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment. Maui has nine regular commercial luaus (in varying degrees of authenticity.) The overall highest-rated and most authentic luau is the Old Lahaina Luau. The best intimate, high-end luau for couples is the Feast at Lele (also in Lahaina Town.)
All West Maui Luaus

54. Take a long walk/run on the beach
Maui has no shortage of contenders for this one – favorites by region: West Maui: Ka’anapali Beach; North Kihei: Sugar Beach (article planned), Kihei: the Kama’ole Beaches; Makena: Big Beach; Central Maui: Kanaha Beach (article in progress); North Shore: Baby Beach along Baldwin Beach Park and ending at Paia Bay.

Front Street, Lahaina

Shopping in Lahaina

55. Go shopping!
There is shopping here for every taste and style – from t-shirts to Versace, from skimpy bikinis to Rolex watches. If shopping is your bag, Maui won’t leave you wanting for places to break out the plastic!

56. Bare it all on a nude beach
By far the most well known (and populated) clothing optional beach is Little Beach in South Maui. There are also a few lesser-known secluded clothing optional beaches. Law and cultural acceptance vary, so read the nude beach page before you decide to swim in your birthday suit!

Much of the road is a lumpy, bumpy patchwork asphalt strip less than two cars wide.

Much of the road is a lumpy, bumpy, narrow patchwork of asphalt laid down over years, one shovel at a time.

57. Drive on from the Road to Hana.
If you’re an adventurer who appreciates “the road less traveled”, continue on past Hana and Kipahulu to Haleakala’s back side. It’s a wonderfully scenic continuation of the Hana trip as the road hugs the coast before gaining altitude above South Maui.
Back Side of Haleakala Page

58. Explore Maui’s longest lava tube
A cool change of pace from the typical Road to Hana trip – you can explore a portion of the largest lava tube (cave) in Maui. Many interesting features making it a must-see for those interested in caves and geology. Kids also absolutely love it!
Ka’eleku Cave Page

59. Kayak with whales and dolphins
Rent a kayak and set out to sea. Whales, sea turtles, and other marine life abound. During whale season you’re likely to come astonishingly close to these massive creatures.
(MG article currently under development – check back for link)
Search MG for “Kayak”

60. Watch a free Polynesian dance, drumming and hula show
Presented at the Whaler’s Village shopping center in West Maui, if you won’t be attending a Luau but are interested in dance, this is a quality presentation. Whaler’s Village Stage at Ka’anapali Beach, daily from 7-8pm.
Whaler’s Village Website | Event Page

61. Take a tour of an organic family farm
Past Hana in Kipahulu, Ono Organic Farms offers tours by reservation, including samples of fresh fruit right off the trees. Tours are limited to just Monday and Thursday afternoons at 2:30 PM – you must make a reservation.
Ono Farms website

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