I don’t think many people need much convincing when considering a vacation to Hawaii. From the hula to Hollywood sets, the Hawaiian Islands are a dramatic departure from our “mainland” lives.
Maui is consistently voted the best island by top travel publications and visitors year after year. The weather is always welcoming and warm. However, if you plan to visit higher elevations pack a light jacket (which is great in the evenings, too). Accommodations range from the super-affordable to ultra-luxurious; and getting around is easy too, but I do recommend renting a car.
Things to do in Maui:
1. Haleakala National Park is home to Maui’s highest peak. Watch a memorable sunrise from 9,740 feet atop Haleakala Crater.
2. Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor. In the winter months, the Auau channel between Maui, Lanai and Molokai is one of the best places to whale watch in the world.
3. Go the Beach – Maui has more than 80 incredible beaches with a combined shoreline that spans 120 miles of black, white and red sand beaches.
4. Take Surf Lessons – Don’t worry, there are some great spots for beginners that will have you surfing like the Big Kahuna in no time.
Win a Hawaiian Getaway from Hotels.com
Starting today, Hotels.com® is giving travelers a chance to say “Aloha!” to their next vacation by giving away four hotel stays in four tantalizing Hawaiian destinations via the Hotels.com Twitter page.
From September 25-28, participants can enter the #HEAD2HAWAII Sweepstakes by tweeting to @hotelsdotcom about why they would like to go to Hawaii, along with the hashtag #HEAD2HAWAII. Four winners will be selected to snag a four-night stay for two to one of Hawaii’s finest resorts in Oahu, The Big Island, Maui, and Kauai. One winner will be selected per day during the entry period in a random drawing of all entries received on that day. Each four-night stay also includes two $80 vouchers for an excursion such as a sunset cruise, zipline adventure or helicopter rides from Expedia Local Expert® Destination Services.