Perhaps it’s your first time vacationing in Maui; if so, congratulations! You’re going to have the time of your life, especially if you choose one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals instead of a cramped and uncomfortable hotel room. Accommodations aside, there are a few mistakes tourists make when visiting our beautiful island that we want to help you avoid.
Clean, pure, pristine – and that’s how we like to keep it, so that means no littering. That includes not only cups, but also fast-food bags and other trash, and cigarette butts too!
Be safe at all times. Likely all that’s on your mind is enjoying the beach, exploring the reefs or taking a dip underneath one of the gorgeous waterfalls. Be aware that any of these activities can be dangerous; imagine what could come over that waterfall, including large pieces of wood or even rocks! Certain fish are poisonous, and shore break waves in the ocean can leave even the best swimmer turned upside down. Common sense is always a good thing!
Leave valuables in your Maui condo rental, keep them on your person, or place them in the trunk out of sight. While Maui isn’t known for crime, theft is the most common offense. The last thing you want is to hop out of your rental car and head toward the beach only to return and find your iPhone, money, or other valuables gone.
Bring along the right clothes and footwear. Sure, it’s okay to run around barefoot occasionally, but sand can be extremely hot on your tootsies, as can cement – and don’t even think about the thorns from Kiawe trees! Bring along some beach sandals at the very least, and a long sleeve shirt or sweater if you intend to visit the Haleakala Crater or go Upcountry. While the weather is generally tropical, there are a few cool spots.
Our rock, sand, and shells are part of our landscape and are special to natives, so you may want to consider other souvenirs such as those at the many shops.
Make sure you bring along the sunscreen, manage your time well and set aside ample time for those activities that may take the better part of a day, and have a blast! Most important of all, book your Maui condo rental well ahead of time to avoid huge disappointment. Count on Honua Kai’s Finest for luxurious, comfortable surroundings and fantastic ocean views!