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10 Ways to Have a Spectacular Spring Break in Maui

By March 18, 2024 No Comments

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Having a great spring break in Maui involves a perfect blend of sun-soaked adventures, cultural exploration, relaxation, and embracing the island’s natural beauty. From scenic drives and outdoor activities to beach days and indulging in local cuisine, here’s a guide to crafting an unforgettable spring break experience in this tropical paradise.

family snorkeling in lahaina1. Plan Ahead

Start by planning your itinerary in advance. Research activities, attractions, and dining options that align with your interests and preferences. Make reservations with Auntie Snorkel for popular tours or activities to secure your spot and get the best price.

2. Enjoy Beach Days

Maui is renowned for its stunning beaches, so dedicate several days to beach hopping and soaking up the sun. Rent some beach gear and visit family-friendly beaches like Ka’anapali Beach, Napili Bay, and the Kamaole Beach Parks for calm waters and soft sands. For adventure seekers, try snorkeling at Molokini Crater or exploring hidden gems like Palauea Beach or Mokule’ia Bay.

3. Try Water Sports

Experience Maui’s pristine waters by trying water sports such as paddleboarding, kayaking, or surfing. Auntie Snorkel can help you book a surf lesson, making it easy to get some fun waves even if you’re a beginner. Just give us a call to reserve your spot!

hyatt-regency-luau-tickets-114. Learn About Hawaiian Culture

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by attending a traditional luau, visiting the Maui Historical Society at Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House, or getting some hands-on education with the Hawaiian Culture and Plant Tour offered by Maui Ocean Center.

5. Explore the Road to Hana

Embark on the famous Road to Hana, a breathtaking journey showcasing Maui’s lush rainforests, waterfalls, and dramatic coastal vistas. Taking a guided tour is the best way to make sure you keep your sanity while you see the best points of interest, such as Twin Falls, Wai’anapanapa State Park, and the iconic Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe’o Gulch.

6. Indulge in Local Cuisine

Sample Maui’s diverse culinary scene by dining at local restaurants, food trucks, and farmers’ markets. Try fresh seafood dishes, Hawaiian specialties like poke bowls and loco moco, and tropical fruits such as pineapple, papaya, and mango. Ask Auntie Snorkel’s fun specialists for a list of their local favorites when you come see us in store!

Northshore-Zipline-Tickets-97. Zip Along Beautiful Scenery

Take off on a thrilling zipline tour to get a bird’s eye view of Maui’s natural beauty. Participants soar through the air, traversing ziplines suspended high above the canopy, and enjoy an unparalleled perspective of Maui’s diverse terrain. Many zipline tours also incorporate eco-friendly practices and educational elements, highlighting the island’s unique flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.

8. Marvel at Maui from Above

Fly high above massive mountains, stunning waterfalls, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world on a Maui helicopter tour! Tour routes often include iconic sights such as the Hana Rainforest, Haleakalā Summit, the West Maui Mountains, and the coasts of Molokai, showcasing the island’s diverse geography and geological wonders. Experienced pilots provide informative narration, sharing insights into Maui’s history, culture, and ecological significance during the flight.

teralani-sunset-cruise-catamaran9. Sunset Cruises and Whale Watching

Experience Maui’s magical sunsets by booking a sunset cruise or catamaran tour. Spring is also an excellent time for whale watching, available until April 15. This whale season Maui has seen large numbers of humpbacks, providing unforgettable encounters with these majestic creatures.

10. Explore Remote Locales

Get on a boat and venture to more remote locations like Molokini crater or Lanai’s pristine coasts. You’ll find excellent snorkeling, hopefully some awe-inspiring wildlife, and enjoy a spectacular time cruising Maui Nui’s beautiful ocean channels.

Throwing the shaka in the oceanImportant Tips for Enjoying All of Your Activities

  • Stay Hydrated and Sun-Protected:

Maui’s tropical climate calls for staying hydrated and sun-protected. Drink plenty of water, use reef-safe sunblock, wear hats and sunglasses, and seek shade during peak sun hours to avoid sunburn and dehydration.

  • Respect the Environment:

Practice responsible tourism by respecting Maui’s natural environment. Dispose of trash properly, avoid stepping on coral reefs while snorkeling or harassing wildlife, and follow any posted guidelines at beaches and parks to help preserve Maui’s beauty for future generations.

  • Stay Flexible and Embrace Aloha Spirit:

Lastly, stay flexible with your plans and embrace the Aloha spirit of Maui. Allow yourself to slow down, savor the moments, and connect with the island’s laid-back vibe and welcoming hospitality.

By incorporating these tips into your spring break in Maui, you can create a memorable and fulfilling experience filled with adventure, relaxation, cultural discovery, and appreciation for the island’s treasures. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or peaceful moments by the ocean, Maui offers something for every traveler to enjoy during their spring break getaway.

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Auntie Snorkel shop has been serving Maui’s fun seekers for over 33 years, established in 1985. We're the original South Maui Snorkel Shop. When I bought the shop 10 years ago from Auntie, we decided to keep the name. The name "Auntie" is a term of respect here in Hawaii. I'm living my dream. I get to meet awesome people from all over the world and share with them my love and knowledge of this magical island that I get to call home. We know all the spots. I have lived here since 2001. We're the true definition of a family owned and operated shop. I answer the phones and work the shop along with my family. When you shop with us you're supporting my ohana and for that I thank you!! Why go anywhere else? We're the friendliest, fastest, cheapest and our location is the most epic! Mahalo and Aloha”. ~Mark Noble (Owner & Maui Fun Expert)

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