Maui Travel Tips
Traveling to Maui is always fun, but sometimes the details can get in the way of your enjoyment. Here are some Maui travel tips that we have found helpful to get the most out of your Maui vacation.
Maui Travel Tips
Packing Travel Tips
With the exception of the Upcountry and Haleakala regions, Maui’s temperature stays pretty warm. Most people who spend a week on Maui do not need to bring an enormous amount of clothes. A few shorts, a pair of jeans, some comfortable short-sleeved shirts, a couple of bathing suits, and of course fresh underwear may be all you need. Most of the hotels and condos have laundry facilities for your clothes – one of the most convenient travel tips to know about! If you run through what you brought, you can always do a load of wash.
Island attire is generally casual. It is not unusual to see people dining out in shorts and T-shirts, but if you prefer to dress up a little, that is not uncommon either. A few of the more upscale restaurants do require that you not wear swimsuits, but that is generally the limit of dress restrictions. To many who live here, “dressing up” is a nice aloha dress or a nice pair of khakis with a nice aloha shirt. Chances are, you would feel out of place in any sort of jacket or cocktail dress in all but a few of the fancier restaurants.
Remember, it is your vacation to Maui, so dress however you are most comfortable. I am simply offering a few Maui travel tips to help you make your own decisions.
Do I need to rent a car?
The bus system implemented in 2002 has made traveling in Maui without a car much easier. Even so, I believe that renting a car is important for making the most of your Maui vacation. Having your own car allows you to be on your own schedule, so that you can travel when and where you like.
If you intend to spend all of your time at one of the resorts, however, you may not need a car. There are great guided van tours that will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Hana, Haleakala and Iao Valley. However, there are many out-of-the-way places such as Makena Beach, Ahihi-Kinau Reserve, and La Perouse Bay that you cannot see without a car. If you have small children, the car rental companies offer child seats for a fee. You may find that your child is more comfortable in a familiar car seat, though.
Just so you know, most activities will allow you to cancel for a nominal fee up to 48 hours before your activity date. And one of the best travel tips possible is this one: any time you do this work at home frees up more vacation time to just enjoy being on Maui.
If you are looking for a place to book all of your Maui activities, try one of our sites such as Maui Vacation Network or Hawaii Discount Activities. The latter has activities on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.
What do I need to take to the beach?
Everybody needs something a little different at the beach, but here is a list of the things you might want to take.
How do I prepare for the Road to Hana?
Making the journey to Hana can truly be one of the best travel experiences in the world. But, the Hana Highway has also been known as the divorce highway, as it can be a stressful journey. To have a comfortable and happy experience, follow these simple Road to Hana Tips:
- Don’t Drive Yourself – Leave the driving to a professional by taking a Road to Hana Tour in a coach or van. Just enjoy the ride with your family. This is the best way to see Hana, because you won’t miss a thing, and you can relax.
- Get the Road to Hana CD – If you do decide to drive, get the Road to Hana CD that will guide you to the best spots, as well as give you some cultural and historical information. These CDs are inexpensive and can be purchased here at the Apple Store..
- Follow the Road to Hana Travel Tips – Maui Information Guide.
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