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A Weekend Getaway on Maui: Your Ultimate Adventure Itinerary

Jasmine Bell July 4, 2024

Aloha, fellow adventurers! If you're dreaming of an escape that blends stunning natural beauty, thrilling outdoor activities, and a generous sprinkle of island charm, then Maui—the Valley Isle of Hawaii—is calling your name. Pack your bags, don your aloha shirt, and get ready for a whirlwind 3 days in paradise!

Day 1: Adventure and Aloha

Morning: Sunrise at Haleakalā National Park

Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise atop Haleakalā (exact location: Haleakalā Crater, Maui, HI 96768). Arrive early to secure a prime spot and watch as the sun rises above the clouds, casting a golden glow over the volcanic landscape. The early wake-up call is worth the breathtaking views and the sense of peace and awe.

Breakfast: Kula Lodge Restaurant

After your sunrise adventure, head to Kula Lodge Restaurant (exact location: 15200 Haleakalā Hwy, Kula, HI 96790) for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy farm-to-table dishes like their famous Kula-grown omelet while taking in panoramic views of Maui's central valley. The rustic charm and fresh, locally sourced ingredients make it a perfect start to your day.

Mid-Morning: Goat Yoga and Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm

Next, head to the Surfing Goat Dairy (exact location: 3651 Omaopio Rd, Kula, HI 96790) for a fun and unique experience: goat yoga! Stretch and relax with adorable goats frolicking around you. Afterward, visit the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm (exact location: 1100 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790) to stroll through fragrant lavender fields and enjoy a cup of lavender tea.

Lunch: Hali'imaile General Store

For lunch, drive to Hali'imaile General Store (exact location: 900 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao, HI 96768). This plantation-inspired restaurant offers delicious Hawaiian regional cuisine. Try the famous crab pizza or the Hali’imaile ribs for a delightful meal.

Afternoon: MauiWine and Ocean Vodka

Spend your afternoon visiting MauiWine (exact location: 14815 Piilani Hwy, Kula, HI 96790) to sample some of Maui's unique pineapple wines. Then, head to Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (exact location: 4051 Omaopio Rd, Kula, HI 96790) for a tour and tasting. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island while learning about the vodka-making process.

Shopping in Makawao

End your day with some shopping in the charming town of Makawao. Explore local boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops. The historic paniolo (cowboy) town offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern flair.

Dinner: Hali’imaile General Store

For dinner, return to Hali’imaile General Store or try a new spot like the Kula Bistro (exact location: 4566 Lower Kula Rd, Kula, HI 96790). Savor delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

Day 2: The Road to Hana Adventure

Morning: Start Your Journey Early

The Road to Hana is an all-day adventure, so start early to make the most of your day. Begin your journey on the Hana Highway (starting point: Hana Hwy, Kahului, HI 96732) and get ready for a scenic drive filled with lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking coastal views.

Mid-Morning: Bamboo Forest Hike

Make your first stop at the Bamboo Forest (exact location: Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708) for a magical hike through a dense bamboo grove. This enchanting trail offers a unique experience as you walk through towering bamboo stalks.

Late Morning: 3 Bears Falls

Continue your drive and be sure to stop at 3 Bears Falls (also known as Upper Waikani Falls) for a picturesque view of the triple waterfall. It's a perfect spot for some stunning photos and a refreshing break.

Lunch: Hana Farms

For lunch, stop at Hana Farms (exact location: 2910 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713). This charming farm stand offers delicious, locally sourced meals, including fresh-baked banana bread, sandwiches, and smoothies. Enjoy your meal in their beautiful garden seating area.

Afternoon: Explore Hana Town

Spend some time exploring Hana town. Visit Hasegawa General Store (exact location: 5165 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713) for a glimpse of local life and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this small, picturesque town.

Late Afternoon: Pipiwai Trail and Oheo Gulch

End your day with a hike on the Pipiwai Trail (exact location: Haleakalā National Park, Kipahulu District, Hana, HI 96713). This 4-mile round-trip trail takes you through a stunning bamboo forest and ends at the majestic 400-foot Waimoku Falls. Nearby, explore the Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools) for more breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities.

Dinner: Hana Ranch Restaurant

After a full day of adventure, relax with dinner at Hana Ranch Restaurant (exact location: 5031 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713). Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients while taking in the serene atmosphere of Hana.

Day 3: Relaxation and Beach Time

Morning: Snorkeling at Molokini Crater

Start your day with an exciting snorkeling adventure at Molokini Crater. Book a tour with Maui Snorkel Charters (exact location: Maalaea Harbor, 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) to explore this crescent-shaped volcanic atoll. The crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life make it one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.

Brunch: Kihei Caffe

After your snorkeling trip, head to Kihei Caffe (exact location: 1945 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753) for a delicious brunch. This local gem is famous for its hearty portions and island-inspired dishes. Try the macadamia nut pancakes or the loco moco for a true taste of Hawaii.

Late Morning: Relax at Wailea Beach

Spend the rest of your morning relaxing at Wailea Beach (exact location: Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753). This pristine beach offers soft, golden sands and calm, turquoise waters perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Rent a beach chair and umbrella, and let the sound of the waves lull you into a state of pure bliss.

Lunch: Monkeypod Kitchen

For lunch, head to Monkeypod Kitchen (exact location: 10 Wailea Gateway Pl, Kihei, HI 96753). This popular eatery is known for its farm-to-table cuisine and extensive beer selection. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or a fresh salad while sipping on one of their famous Mai Tais.

Afternoon: Golf at Kapalua

Spend your afternoon enjoying a round of golf at the world-renowned Kapalua Golf (exact location: 2000 Plantation Club Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761). The stunning views and challenging courses make it a memorable experience for any golf enthusiast. If golf isn't your thing, consider exploring Big Beach and Little Beach at Makena State Park (exact location: Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753) for some more beach time and stunning scenery.


Mid-Afternoon: Maui Brewing Company

Next, take a short drive to Maui Brewing Company (exact location: 605 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753) for a refreshing craft beer. This local brewery offers a variety of unique brews in a relaxed setting, making it an excellent spot to relax before dinner.

Dinner: Merriman’s Kapalua

For your final meal on the island, treat yourself to a dining experience at Merriman’s Kapalua (exact location: 1 Bay Club Pl, Lahaina, HI 96761). With its oceanfront setting and gourmet cuisine, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset while enjoying dishes like macadamia nut-crusted mahi-mahi and ahi poke. Toast to an unforgettable day with a tropical cocktail in hand.


Farewell, Maui

As your weekend on Maui comes to a close, take a moment to reflect on the incredible memories you've made. Whether it was the thrill of kayaking through crystal-clear waters, the serenity of a sunset dinner, or the simple joy of feeling the sand between your toes, Maui has a way of capturing your heart. Mahalo for joining me on this island adventure. Until next time, aloha!

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