5 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel to Maui

Posted on: June 5, 2023

Aloha, traveler! Are you ready for a sun-drenched vacation on one of the most breathtaking islands in the world? Maui’s crystal-clear waters, golden beaches, and lush greenery are waiting for you. But before you get lost in a sea of mai tais and sunsets, here are a few things you should know before you travel to Maui to make your vacation unforgettable. 

1. Pack Reef-Safe Sunscreen

It’s important to pack SPF to keep yourself protected but to also choose a sunscreen that is safe for the coral reefs. Many traditional sunscreens contain chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can be harmful to coral reefs and contribute to coral bleaching. Check for reef-friendly options before you go! Of course, you can always pack light and just buy your sunscreen once you arrive. Choose from great Hawaiian-made options including: 

Check out more options on SaveTheReef.org

2. Get Ready to Taste the Rainbow 

Maui’s culinary scene is a fusion of traditional Hawaiian dishes, Asian flavors, and international cuisine, all infused with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Make sure to indulge in some traditional Hawaiian fare like poi, Lomi-Lomi salmon, and kalua pork, but don’t be afraid to try something new like poke bowls, Korean BBQ, or shave ice when you travel to Maui. Some fantastic food spots include: 

3. Explore the Great Outdoors 

The island offers endless opportunities for hiking, snorkeling, surfing, and exploring. Make sure to visit the Road to Hana, where you’ll see waterfalls, bamboo forests, and stunning ocean vistas. You can also hike up Haleakala for an unforgettable sunrise or go snorkeling at Molokini Crater to see colorful fish and sea turtles up close.  

4. Embrace the Aloha Spirit 

Maui is known for its laid-back, welcoming culture. Take the time to talk to locals and learn about Hawaiian history and traditions. Attend a luau and watch hula dancers sway to the rhythm of the ukulele. 

5. Stay In Style When You Travel to Maui

And finally, let’s talk about the Pauli Family Condos at Wailea. These beautiful, oceanfront condos offer breathtaking views, luxurious amenities, and an unbeatable location. You can start your day with a cup of coffee on your private lanai, take a dip in the pool, or stroll down to the beach for some sand and surf. Plus, with fully equipped kitchens, BBQ grills, and a nearby grocery store, you can cook up some delicious meals to enjoy al fresco.  

So, pack your bags, grab your lei, and get ready to hula your way through Maui. With these tips, you’ll be sure to make the most of your trip and soak up all the island has to offer. And if you’re searching for a stunning place to stay, consider booking at the Wailea Ekahi Village. Mahalo and safe travels!