Maui is a beautiful place for a vacation. The webmaster
visited in 2004 with his wife and two year old for our
anniversary and her birthday. The number of things to
do on Maui is a bit overwhelming at first but with some
careful planning you can enjoy almost everything in
one trip. Here are some general tips and opinions:
- Avoid the time share pitches - Let's face
it, you may have worked 1-2 years for this vacation.
Do you really want to spend 1/2 a day getting pressured
to buy something so you can get that discount ticket
to Molokini for snorkeling or to that special Luau?
This may seem like a good deal in your everyday life
on the mainland, but your time is worth much more
on your vacation! If you are interested in buying
a timeshare there are presentations within driving
distance of anywhere in the country and the perks
are usually a good weekend getaway rather than a discount
ticket to an attraction!
- Luaus - Make your decision and reservations
early as some of the more popular Luaus sell out pretty
quickly. Also, arrive early to get a good seat. We
went to the Royal Lahaina Luau and were pretty happy
with the show.
- Snacks and food - Everything on the island
is expensive. Take a trip to your local supermarket
for snacks and other food items and pack them with
you (not fresh fruits or vegetables as they may be
confiscated). This is good in two ways as you will
save money on not buying things in the stores or at
a cafe and you will have plenty of room to bring back
Below are some sections which I thought may be of interest
to the traveler to Maui. We certainly enjoyed our trip
and intend to return once our daughter is a little older.