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The 10 Best Things to do on Vacation to Maui

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The Hawaiian island of Maui is an attractive vacation destination for Americans and other global travelers alike. The island is packed with things to do, from visiting the impressive Maui Ocean Center, to hiring mopeds and spending an evening stargazing. Here are 10 of the best ways to enjoy your Maui vacation.

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#1 Hire mopeds

What better way to see the island than riding safely on the open roads around the island? Making much more of the weather than if you hire a car, and ensuring the journey, as well as the destination is fun, this is one of the best ways to spend your time on Maui. 808 Mopeds cater to all your Maui moped needs, offering a variety of mopeds for rental for different periods of time.


#2 Watch the sunrise over Haleakala Crater

You’ll have to get up early to make the two hour trek to the top of Haleakala crater before sunrise, but your reward will be worth it. One of the most magical sunrise spots in the world, this is where demigod Maui lassoed the sun, according to Hawaiian mythology. If you can’t make it for sunrise, a visit to the crater is well worth it at any time of the day, the scenery is breathtaking.


#3 Explore the Maui Ocean Center

Home to living coral reefs, a turtle lagoon and more, the Maui Ocean Center is a great place to get to grips with the plethora of marine life that inhabits the waters of Hawaii. Giant rays, sharks and fish swim above your head as you stroll through the glass tunnel and there’s a fabulous 3D humpback whale experience.


#4 Catch a wave

Hawaii is a surfing hotspot, with pros coming from around the world to catch a few waves at some of Maui’s beaches. If you haven’t surfed before then you’ll be glad to know that there are also plenty of surf schools on the island, teaching you first the techniques on land before you take to the water.


#5 Gaze at the stars

On a clear night, the skies over Maui are some of the best for stargazing. Especially if you pay a visit to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, which hosts guided astronomical tours. Using professional, high tech telescopes, you’ll spend a night stargazing, with plenty of snacks and glasses of wine to keep you going.


#6 Unwind on the beach

Sometimes, all you want to do is lie back and relax. Maui is the perfect destination for a beach break, with glorious weather and blissful beaches. One of the best on the island is Maluaka beach, which often escapes the overcrowding know to occur in places. It is also a nesting site for green turtles, which can often be spotted just offshore.


#7 Discover the Seven Sacred Pools 

Located on the eastern side of Maui, the Pools of Ohe’o, nicknamed the “Seven Sacred Pools”, are one of the island’s main attractions and one of the best places to visit on Maui. The seven pools are fed by cascading waterfalls and surrounded by verdant rainforest, making this the perfect setting for a relaxing day.


#8 Saddle up

On the far western side of Maui, one can find Ironwood Ranch, which offers horse riding experiences to adept riders and beginners. There can be fewer more picturesque places to ride than through the green forests, stunning mountains and even pineapple fields of this part of Maui.


#9 Go whale watching

The whale watching season lasts from November to May, with numerous local operators running tours to see some of the world’s largest animals. The warm, tropical waters attract whales to breed, with plentiful food on offer during this season. Humpbacks are the most common species to be seen around Maui, although melon-headed, short-finned pilot, pygmy, and false killer whales can also be spotted.


#10 Travel the Hana Highway

The famous Hana Highway is around 65-miles long in total and encapsulates everything beautiful about Maui. Breathtaking coastline, thundering waterfalls, lush forests and more can be seen from the road, which is perfect for exploring by car or hired moped. It is well worth dedicating a day or two of your Maui vacation to exploring this incredible stretch of road.


Maui offers countless incredible experiences to travelers. Whether you’re after a relaxing beach vacation or a more active adventure, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. Volcano craters, whale watching cruises and stunning scenery combine to make the island one of the most attractive vacation destinations in the world. The best way to get around is undoubtedly by moped, a safe and hassle-free way of navigating the island. Check out 808 Mopeds for more information about their moped hire service on Maui.