Maui Vacation Ideas – Fun and Affordable Activities For Your Stay in Hawaii

For many of us, getting over to Hawaii involves a great deal of expense; plane tickets to this gorgeous chain of islands can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why so many visitors to Hawaii and Maui tend to look for low priced activities to enjoy while there. Happily, it’s easy to plan Maui vacations that don’t break the bank. There are many affordable activities and attractions on this lush island. Following are some activities that island visitors don’t want to miss.

Visit Maui’s Black Sand Beaches – The island boasts over 30 miles of stunning beaches, from typical hues of white and golden sand to red and even rare black sand. These exotic beaches, comprised of tiny pebbles of lustrous black lava which makes a beautiful contrast with the color of the ocean, are a must-see for any visitor. The two most popular black sand beaches are at Hana Bay, ten miles past Haleakala National Park, and Honokalani Beach in Wainapanapa State Park. Both these excellent beaches are accessible via the Hana Highway.

Soar Above Hawaii in a Helicopter – Many people do not realize it, but approximately 78{e62c403cac7b8cc681803c2c1698f145e7e75e28c1e1f16a71410c7fc8558a25} of Maui is accessible only by helicopter. There’s no better way to really get a feel for the lay of the land than to hop on board a helicopter tour. Plenty of operators can be found, and most vacationers will find the fees to be reasonable enough. You’ll never forget the experience of flying just above the verdant jungles, rushing waterfalls and other fine topography of Hawaii.

Go Zipping Over the Mountains – The West Maui Mountains are unlike anything that most people have ever seen before. Unfortunately, most visitors to the island have a limited amount of time, and are unable to acquaint themselves with them very well. That’s why so many people choose to go on zipline adventures during their Maui vacations. On a zipline adventure, you’re safely strapped into a harness while zipping over the mesmerizing topography of the island on a special line. It’s one experience that you won’t want to miss!

Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture at a Luau – Hawaii’s cultural traditions are truly unique, and there’s no better way to get a feel for them than by attending a luau. They are typically held on the waterfront at sunset. Some resorts offer luaus to guests as part of a package, while others offer them at reduced rates. One of the chief highlights, for many, is the succulent kalua pork that is cooked during what is known as an imu ceremony.

Get Up Close and Personal With a Volcano – No vacation in Hawaii would be complete without getting a closer look at one of its many volcanoes. It’s worth the a day trip and short flight to the Big Island for a visit to Volcanoes National Park. The summit of the awe-inspiring Kilauea volcano can easily be toured via Crater Rim Drive, an 11-mile road that wraps around the summit caldera and passes through both desert and rainforest as well as across the caldera floor. The road has plenty of access to scenic stops and short walks to explore the area further. The incredible sight of an active volcano up close is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

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