Expert Travel Advice to Maui

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  • Alistair answered:
    Absolutely, Donna, you don't have to look too far to find both snorkeling and tennis at any number of beachfront resorts! My top pick for this combination would be one of the resorts on Maui's west coast, which fronts some of the continent's best snorkeling. The Grand Wailea (http://bit.ly/zCtuFh) is close to some good beach snorkeling at Ahihi Bay, plus gazes out toward the world-class snorkeling (and diving) in offshore Molokini Crater. The resort can furnish you with gear plus set up excursions to Molokini. Further north up Maui's west coast -- with any number of great snorkeling sites, detailed here: http://bit.ly/y8pvBn -- the Kapalua Resort also offers excellent tennis facilities as well as access to more great snorkeling sites in Honolu'a Bay. The other region I'd look at would be the Caribbean, with too many resorts to mention here. To help with your research, here's a link to an article detailing Away.com's top-ten snorkeling spots: http://bit.ly/j4SOla. You can pretty much rest assured that you'll find a suitable resort in most, if not all, of these recommended places. Off the top of my head, I'd recommend BVI's Rosewood Little Dix Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, or Bonaire's Harbour Village Beach Club.
  • Kim answered:
    HI Kathy, Summertime, when families descend on Hawai‘i, constitutes high season. So does wintertime (from mid-December through March), when a blanket of brrrr covers most of the mainland. Holiday periods like Thanksgiving and Easter also draw throngs. Be careful about coming in late April: There are three simultaneous holidays in Japan at that time, which means the Japanese are traveling in greater numbers than usual. In general, the north and eastward facing coasts tend to get more rain. But even when it's raining on the north or eastern shore, it's often not on the south or westerly shores. And rain showers don't tend to last that long, like they do on the mainland. Check this out ==>http://www.govisithawaii.com/hawaii-weather/ And you might also want to pick up a copy of my Hawaii: An Explorer's Guide :-) ==> http://www.amazon.com/Explorers-Guide-Hawaii-Complete/dp/0881508098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308801035&sr=8-1 Kim Grant
  • Anonymous user answered:
    As the second biggest island in Hawaii, Maui is a popular tourist destination; hence there is much to do. The three biggest tourist attractions in Maui include the Hana Highway, Haleakala National Park, and Lahaina. There are many cruises offered, though, with a four-year-old in tow, obviously, you will want to inquire as to the smoothness of the cruise. Perhaps, simply enjoying the majestic beaches of Maui will be satisfying enough. Baby Beach, located in the north part of Lahaina, is a great beach for babies, toddlers and young kids due to its calm, warm waters. Also, there is the Maui Ocean Center. Kids enjoys seeing the tropical reef fish, sting rays, sea turtles and sharks, as well as walking through the underwater tunnel. It's open everyday from 9am to 5pm. In July and August, it's open until 6:00 p.m. Enjoy your trip!
  • mary asked:
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    when is the best time to go
    MrsJBolt answered:
    Mary, I visited Maui at the end of November and thought it was the perfect weather (in the low 80s), but locals told me that Maui has a year-around temp avg between 75-85*F. So I would say anytime of the year would be a great time to visit Maui. Although if you are going to be outdoors all the time I would probably chose Dec-Mar as it is slightly cooler (& you might see the whales migrating!) The temperatures can vary based on where you are on the island too. If you plan on taking a tour of Haleakala take a sweatshirt as it can be around 40*F if you want to watch sunrise.

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