Spoil yourself with a special island getaway to Maui this Memorial Day. Book a trip full of fun and excitement or rest and relaxation or create a balanced mixture that’s sure to keep everyone happy and excited every day. With an average air temperature of 76 and a water temperature to match it, you’ll want to plan as much time outdoors, with a sprinkle of indoor activities for an unexpected rainy day or just to get out of the sun for a while. No matter what you choose, there are plenty of activities to create a Maui Memorial Day trip full of memories that are unique to you and your loved ones.
There are plenty of things to do and see during an island vacation, but you’ll find yourself at the beach nearly every day. This Memorial Day, take a walk along the shore, swim in the Pacific, or try a new activity like surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. No matter how you spend your time on the beach this Memorial Day, make sure to pack the sun protection and some beach snacks for lazing the day away.
Many charter companies will take you out into the Pacific for a chance to swim and discover what lies beneath the water. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, fish, and even whales and dolphins swimming nearby. Some charters spend the whole excursion in one spot, while others may take you to more.
Wildlife Watching For a Maui Memorial Day
If you didn’t see them on your snorkeling trip, charter a boat that seeks them out. There are several charters in the marinas of Maui that will take you out in search of dolphins, whales, and other sea life. Bring your camera for pictures of whales breaching, or dolphins coming up for a little air. You might even win their companionship as they follow alongside the vessel.
Road to Hana
Pack up the rental car and go on a sightseeing excursion on land this Memorial Day. While the Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots. You may start out thinking a 25-mile-an-hour speed limit is slow, but you’ll be thankful for it as the road twists and turns. The road to Hana isn’t just driving. There are scenic hikes to beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s gravesite. You can brave the road on your own and make your own stops, or you can join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way. However, you navigate the path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera.
Take a short drive or walk from your vacation rental and you’ll find a restaurant or shop with authentic Hawaiian food. For a sweet treat, there are several that serve Hawaiian shaved ice or stop by Hula Cookies & Ice Cream for ice cream, cookies, or an ice cream cookie sandwich made to order with your choice of cookies and ice cream. If you’re in the mood for pie, get a taste of mainland sweetness at Maui Pie Co., owned and operated by the family behind Grand Traverse Pie Co. in Michigan.
Haleakalā National Park
Hawaii has many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, and there’s one on Maui. Visit Haleakalā National Park in Kula. It’s a special place full of both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park also cares for several endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else in the world. See stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forests and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry.
Lahaina Banyan Court Park
A Memorial Day trip to Maui is usually packed with fun in the sun. Take a break from the sun and bask in the shade under the oldest tree on the island. Head to Lahaina Banyan Court Park in Lahaina, a historic town just off the harbor and home to the oldest living Banyan tree on the island. The tree is over 150 years old and actually isn’t a single tree. Over the years, several other Banyan trees grew and “merged” to make a single beautiful tree.
Maui Memorial Day Memories
From a cozy one-bedroom condo for a small family getaway to a spacious six-bedroom home for a Memorial Day reunion, Maui Life Realty has a vacation rental that’s just right for you this Memorial Day. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and the feeling of Aloha wash over you, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie. Multiple private spaces like patios, balconies and your own bedroom means you can retreat to privacy whenever you want. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more.
Call us today to start planning a Memorial Day island adventure to remember for years to come!