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Things to Do in Maui During February
There are several annual events planned in Maui during this season and plenty of fun things to do. If you are planning a visit to Maui in February, here are some of the fun things you can do during your stay.
February 03, 2018

The winter season is a fantastic time and one of the most popular seasons for visitors in Maui.

There are several annual events planned in Maui during this season and plenty of fun things to do. If you are planning a visit to Maui in February, here are some of the fun things you can do during your stay. 

Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are known to visit the warm Hawaiian waters every year from November to April.  They arrive in November to give birth. In February, the importance of the whale and its existence is brought forward in the limelight during the Maui Whale Festival in Hawaii. 

There are various ways to catch a glimpse of humpback whales in Hawaii. Kayaking expeditions or traditional boat tours are some of the most popular ways to watch and learn more about the largest mammals in the world. Sometimes, other whale species and dolphins make appearances during excursions in Hawaiian waters too.

Great Maui Whale Festival

The Great Maui Whale Festival is an annual event organized by the Pacific Whale Foundation. This is usually a three-day event to celebrate the yearly visit of the giant whales in Maui.

The festival focuses on four events which include Maui's Parade of Whales, Run for the Whales, Maui's Whale Day Celebration and The Great Whale Count. 

Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese New Year is celebrated in Maui with a competition in martial arts. This year the event takes place on February 23 on Front Street in Lahaina.

Bright colored lions can be seen dancing in the street, fireworks lighting the night sky, a parade, traditional meals and the display of handcrafts.

Hiking

One of the best ways to experience the glory of Maui is to explore its beautiful hiking trails. Maui has a beautiful topography that offers a wide range of stunning scenery from coastal paths to rainforest, volcanic and mountain trails. Several trails exist in Maui – about 30 miles of trails thread through the expansive views of Haleakala National Park alone.

Experienced hikers can go for Pali Trail climbs with more than 1,500 feet over 5.5 miles. However, beginners may enjoy the short Pa Kaoao Trail, which is at only half a mile.

Anyway you hit the trail, you are sure to enjoy the spectacular views of Maui.

Foods to Try While Visiting the Island of Maui
Any tourist visiting Maui should try out some of the island's best-tasting native dishes.
January 15, 2018

There are many things to do on the Island of Maui.

This is because it is the second largest island and the third most populated area in the state of Hawaii. With the diversity of living along the island, as well as the fact that it is surrounded by water, producing very beautiful beaches, the Island of Maui is a must-visit for any tourist.

Of course, any tourist visiting Maui should try out some of the island's best-tasting native dishes.

Here are a few:

  1. Hawaiian Plate – It is a complete dish served on one plate, Hawaiian style. It usually comprises of Poi, Laulau, Macaroni Salad, Rice, Kalua Pig, and a variety of poke. Whether you order it in a restaurant or it is served to you in a house you are visiting; it is a must-try.
  2. Poke – Poke is not only a dish in Maui but also a way of life. This chunky, raw fish salad is a staple food in Maui and even all of Hawaii. You will want to try this dish out of curiosity because you will see it everywhere on Maui.
  3. Pineapple – Maui is the last Hawaiian island to grow and sell pineapple. Tasting them is a must. We can assure you that you won’t regret it.
  4. Shave Ice – Perfect for the Hawaiian weather, shave ice is made of fruity syrups mixed with ice. Some of the best variations include ice cream and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Saimin – one of the traditional foods in Hawaii, it is an iteration of a Chinese egg-noodle soup. As time passed, more derivations have occurred, and more ingredients have been incorporated such as green onions, Portuguese Sausage, and even Spam.
  6. Taro Ko Farm Chips – a sweet delicacy made from Uala (sweet potato) and potato chips. These handmade chips can only be found in the historic town of Hanapēpē so make sure you try out one of these when you’re in Maui.

There are a lot of things to do and enjoy while staying in Maui. Just make sure to try out some of them – and it should include native Hawaiian dishes.

Things to do in Maui During the Month of December
There are many fun things to do on the island of Maui, and it's guaranteed that you will have the time of your life!
December 10, 2017

There are many fun things to do on the island of Maui, and it’s guaranteed that you will have the time of your life!

The December holidays are already here, and you may be wondering what to do upon landing on the island of Maui. It’s around this time of the year that you will experience many festivals together with entertainment and events that are suitable for both young and old!

The activities include;

  • The lighting of the Banyan tree and the ‘Ulupalakua holiday tree
  • Hawaiian Christmas dinner
  • Markets and parties
  • Shows

In addition to the above mentioned, some of the things you should indulge in while on Maui include;

Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is arguably among the best things to do on Maui because you will be driving a road that has breathtaking scenic views characterized by ocean cliffs, waterfalls and hiking trails among other sights.

To experience all that Hana has to offer, consider spending a day or two to experience the magic of that place fully!

Snorkeling

Another one of Maui’s favorite activities is snorkeling; you only need to part with a few dollars to rent a set of snorkel gear.

When you snorkel just off the shore, be ready to enjoy plenty of marine life, especially when you go to the Molokini Crater.

Helicopter tour

This is perhaps the best way to explore all of Maui together with its hidden beauty. 

With a helicopter ride, you will be able to enjoy jaw-dropping waterfalls that are found in the West Maui Mountains together with towering sea cliffs found in Molokai.

Biking down the Volcano

When you ride from up the Haleakala to the base of the volcano, you will experience such a thrill that you would want to do it again and again!

You’ll also enjoy the many fragrances that the countryside has to offer as well as the overwhelming views, courtesy of Maui.

Hiking Haleakala Crater

Hiking this amazing crater will truly be memorable for you especially since you will enjoy the gorgeous scenery as well as otherworldly landscapes.

Go Canoeing

While in Maui, consider joining the Outriggers Canoe Camp because you will get to experience canoeing in South Maui waters.

In addition to it being an affordable and fun way to see the island, you will also get to exercise your muscles.

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