TIPS WHEN TRAVELING TO MAUI, HAWAII
1. Prepare yourself for jet lag.
a grim reality of traveling to Hawaii;
you're going to wake up at 3:00 am your first
ready to go. During the Summer Hawaii Standard
Time is 3 hours difference from the West
coast and a whopping 6 hours difference
from the East coast.
If you're a power vacationer and you plan
on seeing the sunrise on the peak of Haleakala
do it early in your trip. You're up anyway,
you might as well put it to use.
2. Bring food for your flight to Maui.
Some airlines have cut back so far that
they are now only offering snacks for the
long trip to Maui. BRING FOOD. This is especially
true if you're flying with small children
you have a medical condition.
Tip: Drink lots of water on the flight
to Maui. Long flights will dehydrate your
body and the best hydration is still water.
Avoid coffee and soda and they will also
3. Prepare your sightseeing BEFORE you
get to Maui.
There are so many things to do on Maui
that it can be a bit overwhelming. Take a
vacation before you even step off the plane.
Get a guidebook and read about the island
and all it has to offer. You'll be glad you
4. Maui food is expensive.
for sticker shock. It is an undeniable
fact that food on Maui is expensive. You
can expect to pay
almost twice as much for food as on the mainland.
Look for the many Farmer's Markets all over
the island as you can sometimes find bargains.
5. Bring sunscreen and USE IT.
They say that Maui is as close to Heaven
as anywhere on earth. If that's
true then Heaven must be close to the sun
because the average tourist can get a nasty
burn in less than an hour in the mid-day
Be smart, use sunscreen.
6. Respect the Ocean waters.
Enough cannot be said about the beauty
of the waters that surround Maui and the
other Hawaiian islands. But these waters,
as beautiful as they are, must be respected.
Waves can form unexpectedly and swamp those
not paying attention. Lava rocks beneath
the surface can cause a nasty toe stubbing
or worse if you decide to dive into unfamiliar
Be careful and respect the water and
have a great vacation!
7. Visit Upcountry Maui.
Upcountry is undiscovered Maui. There
is so much more to Maui than "just" eye-popping
blue water and glorious beaches. Look to
mountain in the middle of the eastern part
of the island. That's Haleakala. Drive toward
it and stop in some of the quaint little towns
on the way. You'll have discovered what some
tourists completely miss.
8. Go to a Luau.
It might sound corny but Luau's ARE Hawaii.
They are enjoyable. They are fun. And the great
folks that put them on work very hard to make
sure you have a fantastic time. So let yourself
have a good time and GO TO A LUAU.
9. Take a walk around Maui.
There are so many great places to take a walk
on Maui but our favorite is Lahaina. Why? Because
there is something for everyone. History, galleries,
pleasant eateries and a great big banyan tree
right in the middle of it all.
10. Relax, you're on Maui.
You came to Maui to have a good time and
granted there is a lot to see and do here.
is a place to rejunvenate. Let the Spirit of
the Islands take a hold of you. You will find
yourself smiling a lot more and little things
that might have bothered you before no longer
do. That's the Spirit of Aloha. Take some home
with you... with our compliments.