Summary of the stay

  • 7 days
  • All seasons
  • Solo
  • Couple
  • Friends
  • Adventure / Sports & Leisure
  • Free time
  • Relaxation / Well-being
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The slogan set the tone Maui no ka ui (Maui is the best). The magic island, Maui is a destination where breathtaking landscapes and calm coexist with luxury hotel complexes. The port of Lahaina, former town of whale hunters, is a busy place with its funky art galleries, exotic restaurants, pubs, and the largest island on the island's unique shops, and open late. A beautiful island, many possibilities. 

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Itinerary of the stay
  • Lahaina
  • Kaanapali
  • Kahului
  • Wailuku
  • Kihei
  • Wailea
  • Makena
  • Paia
  • La Route De Hana
  • Hana
  • Haleakala National Park
  • La Route De Kula
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Detail of the stay : One week on the island of Maui - 7 days

Day 1: First rides in the city and whale watching

Arrival at Kahului airport early in the morning or the day before. Take a hotel in Lahaina on the first day because it is a city where you can do everything on foot and one of the few places of Maui where the nightlife is lively. The day will be devoted to visiting museums and historic monuments, shopping in the shops of the charming streets of the city centre, with a whale watching session if it is the season (from December to April; plan 4 hours of time). For lunch or dinner, Lahaina offers cheap restaurants and good food. 

Day 2: Kaanapali beaches.

Spend the day on the beautiful coast of Kaanapali, discovering its dream beaches where you can bathe safely and snorkel (Black Rock Beach is an excellent spot). Lunch at the Whalers Village, nearby, where you can also do your shopping. In the evening, it would be wise to sleep in Lahaina, which is only at 15-minute drive and where hotels are much cheaper than in Kaanapali

Day 3: Cai Valley and its surrounding area.

In the morning, hiking throughout the pretty and greenish Iao Valley, overlooked by the stunning " Iao Needle" peak, which is the result of the volcanic erosion for thousands of years. Around noon, picnic at the Tropical Gardens of Maui (Botanical Garden with endemic plants in Hawaii). In the afternoon, visit the Kepaniwai Park & Hawaii Nature Center, which pays tribute with the sculptures and pavilions to all groups of migrants coming to Maui and more generally Hawaii. In the evening, go to Kihei, where you can find an apartment or bed & breakfast for the night. Dinner and exit at Kihei Kalama Village, where all the restaurants and bars are located. 

Day 4: Beautiful Makena beaches

Spend the day on the sublime beaches of Makena (Black Sand Beach and Big Beach are absolute must!). Have a a picnic or lunch at the Commercial shopping centre in the north (within 15-minute drive). At about 5 pm, take the road to the north and settle at one the hotels in Wailuku (in the centre of the island) or Paia on the north coast. Dinner in town in Paia or Wailuku

Day 5: On the Hana Road.

Early departure from Paia. "Hana road" is a long winding road dotted with breathtaking natural shows between majestic waterfalls and secret beaches, exotic odorous forests and beautiful panoramas. This road starts in Paia and end in Hana

Day 6: Hiking on the Pipiwai trail

Start the day by the stages in the south of Hana: Wailua Falls and hiking on the Pipiwai Trail. Return to Hana for a picnic on the beautiful beach of Red Sand Beach. Take the afternoon to return to Wailuku or Paia by making additional stops on the Hana Road

Day 7: Haleakala Volcano and the Kula Road.

In the morning: the Haleakala volcano. You should leave early from the hotel to be able to attend the sunrise on the Haleakala volcano between 5.45 and 7.00 pm. Haleakala, "the sun's house" in Hawaiian, is a sleeping volcano (3 055 m altitude) that occupies the two thirds of Maui. Departing from Kahului, it takes 2 hours to travel the 38 miles (61 km) to the crater. The ascent in car is steep and winding. Be patient because you can only see the crater at the end of the trip and after many stages. In the afternoon: the Kula road. It crosses the entire centre of the island and ends on the plains of Ulupakua. The musts: the Ulupakua Ranch, the Roggeri vines and the lavender fields "Alii Kula Lavender". Sleep in Wailuku or Kahului, to be near the airport for your flight the next day. 

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