U.S News & World Report Magazine as well as other reputable sources have ranked Maui as the number one summer travel destination this year. As hotel prices in Mexico and the Caribbean increase Maui becomes a more popular destination. Recently publicized crimes in Mexico and the Caribbean also make Maui a more sought after destination. Maui has some of the world’s best beaches, beautiful tropical forests and an endless array of activities to keep you entertained. Getting to Maui is easy. You will find direct flights to Maui from many major US airports, particularly West Coast airports. We highly recommend renting a car as you will want to get around Maui and see all the beautiful sites this island has to offer. Visit VoyageMonkey.com Travel for the best hotel accommodations, flights and car rentals.
Whether you drive the picturesque Road to Hana or drive up to the top of the Haleakala volcano at 10,000 feet, you will enjoy all that Maui has to offer. We recommend visiting the historic whaling town of Lahaina. In Lahaina along front Street you will find many restaurants shops art galleries and entertainment facilities. Sunset watchers flock here every evening to watch the beautiful rose colored sunsets and dine on some of the best food you will find anywhere. No trip to Maui is complete without a stop in Lahaina.
Since all the beaches in Maui are public beaches you will not find a shortage of beautiful beaches to visit. The two most popular beaches are Ka’anapali Beach and Wailea Beach because they are located in the resort areas. One of the longest most secluded beaches in Maui is Makena Beach at the south end of Maui. No visit to Maui is complete without stopping at Ho’okipa Beach. This is a world-famous beach for windsurfers who come from all over the world. You can pack a lunch and bring a beach blanket and watch the amazing windsurfers. In Kapalua near the Ritz-Carlton hotel you will find D.T. Fleming Beach Park. This is a beautiful beach park great for families as it has picnic areas restroom facilities and is good for body surfing. There are many fantastic beach parks all over the island. So bring your snorkel gear with you as you drive around.
You will find plenty of great high-end shopping in Maui, as well as outlet shops in Lahaina. At Ka’anapali beach you will find Whalers Village. Whalers Village features high-end shops and restaurants. Here you can find designer handbags and Rolex watches as well as beach attire. There are also several beachfront restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining and watch the sunset. At the southern end of Maui in Wailea, you will find the shops at Wailea. Similar to Whalers Village this shopping area features high-end shops designer clothing and handbags boutiques as well as fine dining.
Maui has become a major destination for foodies. Many of the restaurants feature Pacific-Rim menus, use locally grown ingredients, and use daily fresh catch fish. Some of the most popular restaurants are Mama’s Fsh House near Paia, Merriman’s in Kapalua, the Lahaina Grill in Lahaina and Fleetwood’s on front Street, owned by Mic Fleetwood the drummer for Fleetwood Mac. Aside from fine dining there are many small hole in the wall restaurants that serve delicious local food. So you can find food for any budget.
Most of the resort hotels in Maui are located at Ka’anapali Beach or Wailea. Some of the best resort hotels at these locations include the Four Seasons Resort, The Grand Wailea, the Hyatt Maui Resort, The Westin Maui Resort, and the Sheraton Resort at Black Rock. All these resorts are adjacent to golf courses, are located on the beach, and feature multiple large swimming pools and world-class spas. Each of these resorts also features fine dining restaurants and full guest amenities like workout facilities and concierge services. These are just a few of the great resort hotels in Maui. If you need travel reservations for convenient flights and hotel accommodations to any destinations visit VoyageMonkey.com Travel. You can book online or call our travel consultants who can assist you in planning your getaway.