Get Inspired / USA / Pacific Islands / Hawaii Explore the Wonders of Maui Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Pacific Islands / Hawaii Explore the Wonders of Maui story by: Inspire Magazine You can't beat the island of Maui for its natural charm and splendid scenery. From strolling the beaches and hiking in the jungle to watching out for whales, it's a nature-lover's paradise. TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME Start off in the glorious streets of Lahaina, a historic town that was once Hawaii's capital and a whaling village. Take in the old-worldly feel of this destination by wandering Front Street. Travel the self-guided Lahaina Historic Trail and walk in the footsteps of those from days gone by. WATCH FOR WHALES Head out for a spot of whale-watching. West and South Maui are famous for their clear water and calm conditions, making it easy to spot humpback whales December through to April. Watch as the creatures playfully blow water spouts up into the air and splash around right before your eyes. Great island vantage points for spotting whales also include McGregor Point lookout, Kihei, Wailea and Ka’anapali. PARTY LIKE A HAWAIIAN Experience a lua’u, a traditional Hawaiian party and feast with plenty of entertainment. Savour the flavours of food cooked in earth ovens, known as imu. Kalua pig, coconut pudding and Hawaiian taro are all on the menu. Watch hula performances, listen to local songs and settle into the laidback and friendly Hawaiian way of life. DELVE INTO THE UNDERWATER WORLD Maui's a great place to take the plunge and explore the underwater world. Snorkel or scuba dive to come face to face with an array of bright coral, friendly sea turtles and tropical fish all colours of the rainbow. Some of the top spots are the northern section of Ka’anapali Beach near Black Rock, or the small island of Molokini, which is just southwest of Maui. Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT Hawai'i Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.