Brochures are available in the Kihei Beach Condominium reception area with details regarding Maui activities and excursions. Whether you’re planning a trip to Maui for the first time or you are a seasoned Maui vacationer, be sure to add these island highlights to your itinerary:

Upcountry
Discover the rural and lush side of Maui while enjoying incredible vistas of the island. The quaint Upcountry towns are perfect for sightseeing, picnicking, and hiking.

Hikers and cyclists will enjoy Haleakala Crater, the world's largest dormant volcano. Drive back towards the airport and follow signs for Highway 37 or the Haleakala Highway. It is approximately a two-hour trip from the condo and the temperature tends to be 30 degrees cooler. Trail maps will direct you from the summit into the crater where you can explore the volcano’s lava tubes. Be sure to take warm clothes and flashlights. Cyclists can purchase volcano bike excursions from many adventure retail establishments on the island.

Makawao is a small, Upcountry Hawaiian town with many art galleries and restaurants. Enjoy an afternoon or evening in this picturesque and traditional Hawaiian setting.

Tadeschi Vineyards is another Upcountry “must see.” Maui’s only winery offers free samples of its exclusive pineapple wine and an informative tour. Take a picnic or purchase sandwiches across the street at the general store – the grounds are perfect for a relaxing lunch!

Snorkeling
There are dozens of snorkeling outfits in Maui that can provide complete excursion packages, including boat transportation, gear, and refreshments. If you prefer to snorkel at your own pace, you may rent gear from several local retailers in Kihei and visit the lesser-known snorkeling spots.

Lahaina
From Kihei, Lahaina is a 35 minute drive along a very scenic highway. It was the capital of Hawaii and the seaport for whaling ships. At one time, over 400 hundred ships visited this town each year. Now the buildings have been restored and there are several blocks of great restaurants, shops and watering holes. It is the place for most nightlife on the island.

Kaanapali
This area is just a few miles north of Lahaina and is the area for many large hotels, a wonderful beach, snorkeling, and Whaler's Village Shopping Center. Don’t miss the parasailing.

Hana
A day trip to Hana is Maui’s famed excursion! The trip’s allure is the voyage itself, not the destination. Purchase an audio tour tape prior to your trip and use the tape as your guide through 35 miles of lush tropical forests and coastline views. Start early as the road is narrow and time-consuming to navigate. Over the course of the drive, the road makes over 600 twisting turns and crosses 56 tiny bridges. The Hana side of the island receives the majority of the island’s rain resulting in dozens of impromptu waterfalls and naturally occurring swimming pools. The famous Seven Sacred Pools is just beyond the town of Hana.

Iao Needle
This is about a 25 minute drive from the condominium and is a popular tourist attraction. The area has great hiking and scenery with the lava formation protruding about 1500 vertical feet. This is a popular tourist attraction.

Lava Flows
Past Wailea and Makena about 25 minutes you will end up at the most recent flows. As you drive, keep towards the ocean, this is the old Makena road, and it winds in and out of many coves passing old Hawaiian homes. This is where the lava last flowed from Haleakala into the ocean. Not many tourists travel this way but it is worth the visit. On your way there (near Makena State Park), be sure to stop at the roadside “house on wheels” for the tastiest fish tacos on the island.