While a vacation on Maui generally includes lots of beach time, a luau, and some sunset drinks, there’s no need to limit yourself to a handful of simple activities. The fact is, the island has endless options for those who are willing to stray away from their resort and the main tourist destinations. Take a look at our suggestions for a few day trips on Maui, then hop in your rental car and enjoy your vacation to its fullest.
1. The Road to Hana
The popularity of the Road to Hana speaks to its uniqueness – if you’re going to do just one day trip, this is the one to consider. The 52-mile road meanders along the eastern coastline and offers everything from ocean views and rainforest waterfalls to roadside farm stands and botanical gardens.
Lahaina is a small historic town on the west side of Maui. This is a great spot to while away the day poking around in the local shops, galleries, and restaurants. Be sure to visit Lahaina Banyan Court at the south end of town where you’ll be awed by one of the largest banyan trees in the United States. This fascinating tree stands over 60 feet tall and spans an entire city block.
3. Makena Coastal Area
Driving south from Wailea, past the resort area, you’ll come to Makena State Park and Big Beach, followed by Secret Beach, both great beaches to visit. Continue driving south all the way to La Perouse Bay where you can hike along the lava trail. As you drive along the coastline, you’ll come across some great spots for snorkeling and catching sights of sea turtles among the corals, but be careful of the waves and surges.
When you’re planning your island vacation, call Allsave Car Rental Maui at (808) 868-0071 to book a comfortable, reliable, and affordable rental vehicle. You can also request a reservation online to pick up a car, van, truck, SUV, or Jeep at either our Kihei or Airport locations. We’ll have you ready to explore Maui and head out on an incredible day trip in no time!