Expert Travel Advice to Maui

Top Answers To Maui Travel Questions

  • 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
  • Alistair answered:
    It's not the continental U.S., but in my opinion Hawaii is the best all-round destination given your interests. I think somewhere like Molokai would tick all the boxes. There's good year-round snorkeling at Murphy Beach Park, or you could go on a charter snorkel trip with someone like Molokai Fish and Dive for snorkeling above a 30-mile offshore reef. Sailing charters also take snorkelers and beach lovers across to Lanai. Molokai is also highly regarded for its mountain biking, with some calling it "Mini-Moab" for its network of over 50 rugged off-road trails. There's also stellar road biking along quiet roads with killer vistas. Maui is another spot with some great snorkeling and impeccable romantic bonafides. Biking here ain't bad, either, including a rip-roaring descent down the side of a volcano in Haleakala National Park! On the U.S. mainland, there's some decent snorkeling in Florida in places around Caladesi State Park near Clearwater or John Pennekamp Reef State Park and Key Biscayne National Park over on the east coast -- but these places have got nothing on Hawaii, or some of the Caribbean Isles and Belize!
  • 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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