If you are planning a trip to Maui, Hawaii in the near future and you seek adventure, this is the post for you. I'm a lover of the outdoors. I love the water, hiking, and camping. Plus, I'm local. Yes, I'm one of the lucky ones that get to call the Valley Isle home.
These top 3 adventure activities in Maui, Hawaii, I have tried, tested, and enjoyed enough to repeat dozens of times. Enjoy this roundup of the best of Maui adventures in three categories: snorkeling, hiking, and camping.
Snorkeling in Maui, Hawaii - The Best Snorkeling Spots in Maui
If you love snorkeling, you are going to fall in love with Maui. The warm waters with an abundance of tropical fish, sea turtles (honu), and in-season humpback whales, you can't go wrong with bringing your mask, snorkel, and fins or purchasing/renting gear for your stay. Although you can snorkel from many of the resort beaches in Kihei, Lahaina, and Kaanapali, I would suggest that you head instead to these 4 snorkeling higlights.
Hiking in Maui, Hawaii - The Best Hiking in Maui
If you love hitting the trails, walking through forests, witnessing the best waterfalls, and unforgettable vistas, you are going to be ecstatic with Maui's hiking. With a bit of everything from ridge hikes to longer volcanic crater adventures, Maui has such varied terrain for the avid outdoorswoman and man. As someone who hikes nearly twice or three times a week on Maui, take my advice and read my best hikes in Maui, Hawaii.
Camping in Maui - The Best Tips for Camping, Cabins, Glamping, and Other in Maui, Hawaii
If you are looking for what a five-star resort can't give you, look towards Mother Nature. A wonderful way to tap into some of the best vistas on Maui is to camp. There are many ways to do so: tent camping, renting cabins, backcountry camping, van camping at private campgrounds, and glamping (glamorous camping) in bungalows/yurts/ohana homes and more. However, you will need to make your plans in advance whether for the camping space, van, or full accommodations. Get the soup to nuts on the best camping or glamping options on Maui in this post.
Looking for More Insider's Adventure Tips for Maui, Hawaii?
If you have liked the adventure travel tips for Maui, Hawaii so far, perhaps you would like more. Please review other articles and posts that focus on the beautiful Valley Isle.
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As always, if you have a question or would like to give me your personal feedback about your adventures on Maui, please leave a comment below.
Here's to looking up!