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Plan The Perfect Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaii is one of the best destinations in the United States when you are thinking about a vacation. From the breathtaking crystalline waters to the luscious rain forests, Hawaii is the place to go.

If you are feeling that you need a break from your daily routine and your commute has you dreading your day-to-day, Aloha Vacation Rentals has the perfect remedy for that! We have meticulously searched far and wide through Kapalua, Maui, and Hawaii to give you the perfect vacation plan. Hold on to your seats, because you are about to be taken into the most drool-inducing exposure to engage in your next life adventure. Maui has many things to offer, from enamoring nature to exquisite food, you can spend a long time on the Maui island and still find new and exciting things to do. Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands with the largest dormant volcano in the world that serves as its base, which peaks an impressive 10,023 feet. This brings us to our first and perhaps the most mana-filled activity you can do in the entire Maui Island.

Take The Sunshine In!

Make sure you sacrifice at least one night of sleep…

to make it to the sunrise view at the top of the Haleakalā volcano. It’s about a 70-mile drive or around two hours to get there from Kapalua, but believe us when we say, it’s worth every second it takes you to get there. It’s recommended to arrive at the gates of the park no later than 4:30 am. There’s limited parking, and once it is full, the lots close. We also recommend taking food and drinks and having your card handy for the park fees. You can check out the park fees here!

If you are more of a sunset person, Haleakalā offers you those too. With fewer people going in for sunsets, the experience becomes more intimate. Some even say that sunsets can potentially be better. You have to plan for the possibility of the summit being windier at sunset than at sunrise, which can often make it as cold. So, plan accordingly. One of the disadvantages that we found is that you have no time to do some exploring afterward.

Travel the Road to Hana

If you have not heard about the Road to Hana…

while looking for places to visit in Hawaii, then you are in for a natural treat! The Road to Hana is a long-and-slow ride that gives you all you need from Maui’s nature. You have the chance to see beautiful waterfalls, be mesmerized by the unique rain forest flora and fauna, and take a peek at the coastline from afar. The Road to Hana is only 52 miles, but don’t let that fool you. With hundreds of sharp curves, many one-way bridges, and coupled with the 25 mph speed limit, the trip can be made into an all-day experience. There will be plenty of pictures to take with the best backgrounds nature has to offer. As always, we recommend you plan accordingly with the right amount of water, food, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing to avoid interrupting your connection with Hana and it’s mana.

There are a lot more outdoor activities around Kapalua. You can enjoy a pleasant hike around the area to explore more of your surroundings before you go diving into another memory-engraving experience or get in touch with the water by going snorkeling. Another fun thing to do is take Zipline rides and enjoy the view from up high!

All these wonderful activities are sure to fulfill your relaxing vacation. However, you will also need the right place to stay to make your time in Maui a time you will always remember. Here at Aloha Vacation Villas, we give you a wide variety of options that will make everything even more memorable.

Go Surfing!

Although it might be a cliche, surfing should be part of your vacation plans at least once

There’s no better experience than to spend your time floating on a surfboard, feeling the motion of the ocean, and letting the breeze of the sea refresh your thoughts. Putting aside our attempt on a surfing rhyme, you should make an effort to add this experience to your vacation. Surfing is a wonderful time to get in touch with your inner self or having a pleasing conversation with the wind. Don’t forget to use sunblock!

Other Water Activities

SNORKELING

Some of the best places are Turtle Town Maui, Kaanapali Beach, Ahihi Kinau Reserve, Molokini crater, Kapalua Bay, and Honolua Bay.

WATERFALL RAPPEL

For those addicted to adrenaline and nature, this activity combines the best of both worlds!

STANDUP PADDLE BOARD

Enjoy a relaxed workout on a paddleboard while exploring the reefs and soaking in the sun.

SACRED POOLS OF ‘OHEO’O

A popular attraction in East Maui. The Sacred Pools offer gorgeous waterfalls and pools surrounded by mountains and the green of nature.

VISIT THE NAKALELE BLOWHOLE

With eruptions that can reach up to 50 feet, this is a must-see attraction. Don’t get too close, though.

SWIM WITH SEA TURTLES

Go to Town! — Turtle Town that is, and enjoy an unforgettable swim with Green Sea Turtles.

Let’s Talk About the Food

Let’s be honest, any trip or vacation is not complete without enjoying the local cuisine.

Luckily for those who visit Kapalua and Maui, there’s a lot to chose from. If you are looking for more of the culinary delight, there are a few options that will satisfy your palate:

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar — one of Hawaii’s most critically acclaimed restaurants and one of the best sushi bars in the islands

Merriman’s Kapalua — a stunning ocean-front location that offers farm-to-table concepts with 90% locally sourced ingredients

The Plantation House — award-winning Hawaiian-Mediterranean cuisine and a lovely location on the Plantation Course

Pineapple Grill — a “Maui Restaurant of the Year” that offers Hawaiian regional cuisine

One of the things that you can’t miss is Spam musubi, the perfect on-the-go snack that is considered by many one of Hawaii’s most popular Spam dishes. It’s made by putting a slice of Spam on top of a block of rice, and it’s wrapped in seaweed.

If you want more of the do-it-yourself culinary experience, then you can go out to the waters and catch your own fish, or you could pay a visit to the Napili & Honokowai farmer’s markets and source through the locally-grown delicious produce. Don’t forget to try the local pineapples and tropical fruits!

Visit the D.T. Fleming Beach Park

Located in the Honokahua Bay, the D.T. Fleming Beach Park offers more than three acres of wonderful West Maui land.

The area is a great location to take the family and enjoy a day of sunbathing, swimming, and relaxation with the sound of the waves. The beach park has picnic tables, BBQ grills to enjoy a fresh mahi-mahi steak, and it has lots of places to park. The park also has amenities like restrooms, outdoor showers, and wheelchair access to the beach, and there are lifeguards on duty.

Hamoa Beach

Surrounded by lush vegetation and rugged black-lava cliffs, its half-moon shape attracts many people looking for fun water activities like body surfing, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

KAPALUA BEACH

Kapalua Beach is great for swimmers of all abilities thanks to its calm waters. This beach also has several natural pools, which are perfect for kids. It is often considered one of the best beaches in Maui.

OLOWALU BEACH

“Turtle Reef” is another name for this long beach because of the number of green sea turtles that visit and call this clear water paradise home. It’s a great choice for snorkeling thanks to the vast marine life!

MANEKA BEACH

Also known as The Big Beach, Maneka has a combination of white and orange sand, and it offers an impactful view of a cliff landscape and a large shore break. Kahoolawe island and Molokini islet can be seen from this beach.

HONOLUA BAY BEACH

Honolua Bay Beach a protected marine area that can satisfy the curious underwater explorer. If you are looking for a breathtaking view, you can go to the lookout point. The beach is a little rocky, so be careful when walking around.

Honomanu Beach

Honomanu is a black-sand beach, and a great secluded jewel if you’re looking for a quieter spot. It’s a great beach for surfing, although you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get there.


Kaihalulu

Kaihalulu is only accessible through private property, so you will need to get permission to go there. This beach compensates your efforts with its beautiful red sand and a red-cliff bay.

A day at the beach…

can be tiring with the sun is constantly beating down on you. We at Aloha Vacation Villages recommend staying hydrated and using sunscreen. If you are looking for the best places to rest after all the fun activities you will be doing on your Hawaiian vacation, contact us and we will show you a world of possibilities with our beautiful villages.

Immerse Yourself in the Culture!

Attend a Luau

Hawaii is a beautiful place, composed of 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles. Its volcanoes and luscious vegetation are a must-see sight. However, Hawaii is not only beautiful nature. The culture is something to be cherished and celebrated. That is why you can’t miss attending the acclaimed shows and participating in some of the traditional ceremonies.

Before you decide on any activity, you should consider adding a luau to your itinerary. A luau allows you to celebrate a Hawaiian tradition and enjoy a feast. The modern luaus include Polynesian dances to enrich the celebrations.

All About Pineapples

Take a tour of a pineapple farm! Hawaii is the only state in the United States that grows pineapples. Learn more about the sweet fruit and taste its different levels of ripeness while on the farm. While you are at it, if you find unattended stands throughout the island with fruits and other produce, you can purchase a pineapple from there through the honor system. You won’t regret it.

Remember to Be Respectful of the Culture

There are many sacred areas in Hawaii that are off-limits to most people. Unless you are invited to the place by a local who is willing to show you around, then you should stay away from these areas and be respectful of the places you go to.

Aloha Vacation Villas is here to make your experience in Kapalua one that you will never forget. Visit our reservation page to start planning the best adventure of your life!

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