How Couples Can Add Romance And Excitement To A Maui Vacation

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Whether you’ve been together for years and are looking forward to a romantic vacation without the kids, or have decided on Maui as your honeymoon destination, there are lots of things to do on the island that are romantic, fun, and adventurous. If you haven’t yet secured one of our Maui condo rentals you might want to do that now, as our luxurious condominiums are often booked weeks or even months in advance, depending on the season. Now on to the best activities for couples!

Experience a romantic sunrise at Mt. Haleakala’s summit, where you’re 10,000 feet above sea level. Definitely awesome, and an adventure you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

How about a Pride of Maui sunset dinner and cocktail cruise? Imagine the refreshing breezes and spectacular views of the horizon as you wine and dine your significant other, and soak in all of the splendor from the deck.

Add a little excitement to the mix by riding a zipline, the ultimate in adventure for those who love nothing more than a challenge and adrenalin rush! Not only is soaring through the air a thrill, you and your loved one will enjoy the breathtaking scenes and landscape below. If you go to the North Shore you’ll find the Piiholo Ranch Zipline, where you have a variety of zipline packages to choose from, depending on how big of a challenge you want.

Take a day or two to go sightseeing and learn more about the island, culture, and activities. Any time you vacation it’s always fun to go sightseeing, but it’s a fabulous pastime in Maui. Endless miles of tropical beaches, along with unique towns where you’ll find everything from upscale jewelry and “flashy” Hawaiian shirts to art galleries and the Mana health food market – and don’t forget about the funkiest town on the island, Pa’ia. Hike, pamper yourselves at one of the many spas on the island, just head out and enjoy all of the wonder you stumble into along the way.

The Road to Hana is something you absolutely have to experience! While the drive throws in a few twists and turns, you’ll find it completely worth it once you experience all of the natural wonders, including enormous archways made of volcanic rock, breathtaking waterfalls, and so much more. Be sure to visit the historic Hana village, or consider a hike through the jungle in a bamboo forest. Simply amazing.

These are just a few ideas of how you can add romance and excitement to your couple’s Maui vacation! So much to see and do, so little time. Be sure to browse all of our available Maui condo rentals and book the one that’s perfect for you!

Bringing A Toddler On Your Maui Vacation? Safest Beaches On The West Side

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You’ve already secured your Maui condo rental, and now you’re trying to put a list together of fun things to do once you arrive and get settled in. Of course you want to go to the beach, it’s what a Maui vacation is all about! But what about your kids, or even toddlers? Not to worry, there are several beaches on Maui, including those on the West Side, where your little ones can have a blast and you can enjoy peace of mind.

Baby Beach in Lahaina Town provides ample sandy shallow areas, about three to four feet deep, that go out into the ocean about 30 feet from shore at high tide, and there’s also plenty of shade when you want to escape the sun or keep your little one from getting sunburned. Morning or afternoon, this is a wonderful spot for families with little ones.

Napili Beach is another spectacular beach for families who have older children that enjoy snorkeling or just enjoying the water and gorgeous views. Of course it’s still warm during winter months on Maui – the water is calm at Napili Beach during winter, and you’ll rarely see a wave. With the Sea House Restaurant just steps away, enjoy a snack, lunch, or cocktail on the beach!

Launiupoko Beach offers fun for the entire family, particularly those with small children, as the park has a natural pool formed and surrounded by a lava rock wall. A great beach for picnics and surfers, Launiupoko Beach Park is just off the road when you’re en route to Lahaina.

Located about four miles south of Lahaina, just off the Honoapiilani Highway, is where you’ll find Olowalu Beach, a great place for the kids and adults alike. No surf, great snorkeling, shady spots to get out of the sun, and a nearby store where you can get snacks, ice, and drinks when all the water fun kicks up your thirst and appetite.

These are a few of the many beaches on Maui that are kid-friendly, so mom and dad can enjoy vacation without the worry. While there are plenty of things to see and fun activities, spending time on the beach is a top priority when you’re vacationing in a tropical paradise! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the vacation rental options at Honua Kai’s Finest – you’re sure to find a Maui condo rental that’s perfect for your needs!

Entertaining A Teenager When Vacationing On Maui

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While our specialty is luxurious Maui condo rentals, we’ve been around long enough to know that vacationing with a teenager or two can be challenging. While it’s hard to imagine anyone not dreaming of relaxing on the beach, teens tend to stay inside more and more instead of getting outdoors. They’re consumed with watching movies, playing games, social media, and all kinds of things that aren’t so healthy. So, how can you survive vacationing on Maui and make it a fun time for everyone in the family – including your teen?

Hang out at Ka’anapali Beach. This will be an easy one, considering it’s where our Maui condo rentals are located! Often referred to as “Dig Me” beach by local teens, this is four miles of the most beautiful gold sand you’ll ever see. With a paved beach walk and vendors offering almost any type of equipment you could imagine for water activity, the entire family will have a blast.

Horseback riding. Whether a beginner or seasoned rider, your family (and teenager) will enjoy taking a trip via horseback, whether for an hour or several hours.

Surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, bicycling, roller skating, hiking – there’s no shortage of activities on Maui that teenagers enjoy. Stand up paddle boarding is another favorite and fun activity among teens, and you’ll find lessons offered all across the island, for those who are “newbies” to the sport.

Of course there’s plenty of great food everywhere you go, and what teenager can’t eat his or her weight in food? While the cuisine may not always be what you’re used to, it’s definitely a fun and delicious experience to try out different things.

Paintball alongside the ocean at Maui Paintball. If you’re headed to south Maui, your teen is sure to love this fun paintball course!

Surviving vacation with your teen shouldn’t be so tough, considering you’re headed to Maui, a place where fun, excitement, and adventure abound. Be sure to check out our Maui condo rentals so you’ll enjoy your vacation to the max even when you’re not outdoors enjoying the beach and gorgeous surroundings!

Vacationing On Maui? Shark Diving Is Something Certified Divers Won’t Want To Miss!

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Considering it’s been just days since “Shark Week” on the Discovery channel, we thought it was a good time to bring up shark diving for those who are interested in experiencing Hawaii’s underwater world. Hopefully you’ve already booked one of our Maui condo rentals at Honua Kai’s Finest, and now you’re making a list of all the things you want to do once you start vacationing on Maui!

If you’re a certified scuba diver you won’t want to miss an opportunity to swim with the sharks (and other ocean life) at the Maui Ocean Center – in a safe way, of course. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings are when you can enjoy shark diving, where there’s no telling what species you’ll see after hopping into the 750,000 gallon Open Ocean exhibit. Some of the possibilities include whitetip, blacktip, or grey reef sharks, hammerhead and tiger sharks, a spotted eagle ray, sandbar shark, and broad stingray. This is one of the most exciting adventures for those passionate about ocean life, as you’ll see thousands of tropical reef fish of various species, and of course the sharks! You definitely don’t want to leave your underwater camera at home if you plan to engage in this spectacular activity.

As the only shark dive activity on Maui, it’s not only fun for certified divers but educational as well. Any family or friends coming along on vacation with you can enjoy your experience as they watch from the walk-through tunnel and viewing area!

Packages range in price from $199 to $259.50, depending on what’s included in the package. The most expensive includes weights and air tank, rental of regulator and BCD, two one-day Journey Passes, wetsuits, a mask, fins, the whole works! If you do intend to go shark diving, bring along your SCUBA certification, as you have to present proof you’re certified – also you must be 12 years old or older.

You can learn all you need to know at the Maui Ocean Center shark dive page, plus get answers to most frequently asked questions and more.

If you haven’t booked one of our luxurious Maui condo rentals yet, be sure to check out our specials for the upcoming weeks! When only the best will do, count on Honua Kai’s Finest for comfortable, beautifully appointed condos with all of the amenities you could need and spectacular ocean views.