Maui Guidebook

Maui offers a great blend of everything Hawaii has to offer while avoiding the large crowds often found on Oahu. Voted Best Island In The World over 15 times, Maui boasts over 30 miles of world-famous beaches, hikes in beautiful locations such as Iao Valley, whale watching in the winter months, and incredible morning sunrises from the top of Haleakala crater. It’s the perfect place to spot a sea turtle on a snorkel tour, learn about Hawaii’s rich history at a luau or take an adventure on the Road to Hana. Whether you’re looking to be active or relax on your trip (or both!), Maui has something for everyone.

Valley Isle Resort Back Courtyard

Valley Isle Resort Guest Guide

Local area info for guests staying with us at Valley Isle Resort in Lahaina including activities, restaurants, shopping, beaches, and more.

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Old Lahaina Luau Dancers

Review of Our Evening at Old Lahaina Luau

Read our review of an evening with family at the Old Lahaina Luau and see what we think about Maui’s most authentic luau.

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Black Rock Beach Ka'anapali

Guide to Snorkeling at Black Rock in Ka’anapali

Snorkeling at Black Rock Beach in Ka’anapali is a great option as it’s convenient, beginner friendly, and has a variety of marine life.

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Haleakala National Park Tours, Tips, and Facts

Haleakala National Park is an expansive 30,000-acre national park that offers numerous hikes and activities from the coast to the summit.

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Kapalua Coastal Trail - Ironwood Cliffs

Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike (Plus 8 Sights to See)

The Kapalua Coastal Trail is an easy hike in West Maui that’s great for the whole family and has outstanding views of the ocean.

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Kapalua Bay Beach

Top 8 Things to do at Kapalua Bay Beach

From snorkeling and hiking to lounging in the sun or playing in the sand, Kapalua Bay Beach has something for everyone.

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Kapalua Bay Beach

Kapalua Bay Snorkeling Guide

Kapalua Bay is a snorkel spot in West Maui with a crescent-shaped beach and abundant marine life that’s great for families and beginners.

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Kaanapali Black Rock Cliff Diving

Guide to Cliff Jumping at Black Rock in Ka’anapali

Cliff jumping at Black Rock is an ancient Hawaiian tradition and something fun to try when spending the day at Ka’anapali Beach.

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Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

The Best Sunset Dinner Cruises on Maui

Take in a breathtaking sunset while enjoying a relaxing dinner and cocktails aboard a sunset dinner cruise on Maui’s majestic waters.

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Kaanapali Whale Watching

Maui Whale Watching Tours, Tips, and Facts

During the winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate to Maui’s warm waters and can be seen breaching with the naked eye.

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Old Lahaina Luau Hula Dancing

The Best Luaus on Maui

A luau is a great way to spend an evening immersing yourself in a culturally rich Hawaiian experience with food, drinks, song, and dance.

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Black Rock Beach Snorkeling

The Best Maui Snorkel Tours and Spots

With over 30 miles of beaches, snorkeling is one of the most popular activities on Maui for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike.

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Napili Bay

Napili Bay Snorkeling Guide

Napili Bay is a beautiful cove on Maui’s west side with a crescent-shaped beach and some of the best snorkeling on this side of the island.

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More Maui guides and recommendations for your trip are coming soon!