My Recommendation Tip
Hike through the Bamboo forest- On the the road towards Hana about 15 minutes past Paia.
Sun rise bike ride down Haleakala, the volcano in Maui - This one speaks for its self!
Snorkeling and Whale Watching trips - Highly recommend doing this, but be careful about which boat you choose to go on. Many of them offer highly discounted trips, but tend to be more like tourist conveyor belts that cram you on a boat with up to 130 other people and there's nothing special about those trips.
Paia Fish Market - located out in Paia- AMAZING fish tacos and the bonus of a cute little town to walk around after you eat. Is about half way to Hana. Definitely worth stopping by if you are headed that way.
Kimo's -You can get the best fish dishes OR the best Prime Rib you will ever eat. be ready to share with someone though because it is like 32 ounces. They also have wonderful Mai Tai's and other island drinks
Just lounge on the beach, body surf in the ocean, watch the maui locals surf, shopping right there at whalers village
Here is a list of things to do in Maui that I have always enjoyed that I wrote for Yelp.com
Hike through the Bamboo forest-
On the the road towards Hana about 15 minutes past Paia. Free activity, detailed directions posted in the Maui Trailblazer guidebook. You get to hike through the most amazing bamboo forest, walk up little streams, climb up to waterfalls ( have a bad leg, back or knee? this is a manageable hike for most anyone) really gets you out of the touristy areas, and enjoying the tropical nature of Maui.
Snorkeling and Whale Watching trips -
Highly recommend doing this, but be careful about which boat you choose to go on. Many of them offer highly discounted trips, but tend to be more like tourist conveyor belts.. and you are crammed on a boat with up to 130 other people and there's nothing special about those trips. Book with www.Mauiboattrips.com because they have one of the largest catamarans in Maui, they limit they guests on snorkeling trips to like 10-12 people, and it is like a three in one trip. It costs more than the other boat tours, but those snorkeling and whale watching excursions are crammed with people, charge for extra gear, and etc. Discounted trips discount your experience. At http://www.MauiBoatTrips.com provides combination trips that are really worth the money. If you book a snorkel trip, you get the benefit of whale watching, lunch, drinks, snorkeling lounging on deck and the trip of a lifetime.
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