Hawaii is paradise. A more simple and true statement was never made. With its balmy ocean breezes and tempting azure waters, it is a paradise for those who love to surf, swim, and snorkel. The mountain peaks enshrouded in fog call to hikers, rock climbers, and explorers. The warm sandy beaches and colorful foliage invite beachgoers to stay and relax. No matter what your favorite activity is, Hawaii offers something for everyone. Kapalua Bay Rentals love introducing others to the paradise we call home, as well as welcoming returning visitors. Today we will look at the top six excursions that everyone should make time to enjoy when visiting the great island of Maui.

1. Napili Bay

This coastal area is surrounded by full-time residents and vacation communities alike. Napili is a well-kept secret as it remains a sleepy little area located between the busier areas of West Maui and Lahaina. This is an immensely popular spot for snorkeling with the beautiful Green Sea Turtles that call Hawaii home. Don’t worry about stuffing fins and snorkels into your suitcase though, there is a rental booth nearby for your convenience.

2. Farmer’s Market

One of the best things to take advantage of when you are on vacation is the ability to try new foods, especially ones that are representative of the area you are visiting! There are two farmers’ markets for your shopping pleasure. The Napili Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It is well-known for its all-local produce such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. The Honokowai Farmers’ Market is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Not only can you find delicious fruits and vegetables here, but many vendors also offer samples.

3. Gazebo Restaurant

The Gazebo is a West Maui breakfast institution. This restaurant prepares the most heavenly macadamia nut pancakes that you will ever enjoy. Compared to other local breakfast restaurants, it is also much more reasonably priced. With its growing popularity, you may have to wait for a table, but with the gorgeous ocean view, and coffee served while you wait, we know that you’ll agree with us that it was worth the wait!

4. Slack-Key Guitar Show

For those of you who may not know, slack-key guitar is a fingerstyle genre of guitar music that actually originated in Hawaii. Essentially, the tuning is achieved by slacking one or more of the strings until together, they form a single chord, usually G major. Stop by the Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion for a chance to hear world-renowned Hawaiian slack-key guitarist, George Kahumoku Jr. You will not be disappointed!

5. Maui Brew Co.

Maui Brewing Company began in 2005 by selling their beers wholesale. They eventually opened their brewpub in Kahana. Not only have they achieved international success, but they have a brewery and tasting room in Kihei. Their happy hour is one that you do not want to miss. Their specials include $1.00 off beer, $3.00 off cocktails, and ½ priced house-made specialties. Happy hour is daily, and if you wear one of their many MBC logo shirts or hats on Wednesdays, you get to enjoy $2.00 off their beer all day long!  

6. Honolua Bay & Marine Preserve

Honolua Bay is the focal point for the conservation district and offers wonderful surfing opportunities for experienced surfers, snorkeling and jaw-dropping views from Lipoa Point. In addition, it also has one of the most beautifully colored beach landscapes in the Hawaiian islands. If you prefer to take in the view from Lipoa Point, you might also get to enjoy watching any surfers catching the break and at the close of the day, there is always a gorgeous Maui sunset to take in. Call Kapalua Bay Villas today to reserve your vacation spot and let us share with you even more details to help make your trip to Maui the best yet!