Black Rock Cliff Dive Ceremony
It might not be a full-fledged, traditional luau, but the nightly Black Rock Cliff Dive Ceremony at the Sheraton Maui Resort in Ka’anapali is still a fun sight to see. If you find yourself out around Whalers Village around sunset, it’s a nice stroll up the beach if you haven’t seen it before.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour
As beautiful as Maui is, there are still a few places on the island that you can only see from above. While one of the more costly options for a tour, if you can fit it in your budget, there is no doubt you will love yourself for it later.
Historic Lahaina Town
Lahaina Town is an old whalers town from many years ago, and is now one of the most popular shopping spots in West Maui. Lahaina Harbor sports docks and slips where most of the boating and cruise activities in West Maui operate out of, including the Maui Princess Dinner Cruise that we signed up for. But aside from the shopping, Lahaina Town holds many historical sights and museums that help to preserve the culture and ancestry of the Hawaiian culture.
Enjoy a nice mile and a half walk along this public walkway along Ka’anapali Beach with great views of Lanai and Molokai. Stop and watch people taking surf lessons, check out hotels and restaurants with ocean views, and trade that hour in the gym for something more eye pleasing.
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Sunset Luau at Black Rock
The Ka’anapali Sunset Luau isn’t the biggest or most extravagent luau on the island of Maui, but it’s small, friendly, and interactive atmosphere makes it a more intimate and ohana-like experience than some of the bigger production, more recognized and aclaimed luaus.
Maui Ocean Center
Maui, as well as all of the other Hawaiian Islands, are known for great snorkeling and scuba diving. Beneath the waters off these coasts lie an incredible number of tropical fish species, coral and plant life that is hard to match anywhere in the world. Not a swimmer or a diver, but still want to explore this world beneath the water? The Maui Ocean Center is the place for you.
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Maui Princess Dinner Cruise
Keep in mind that we had the most perfect, absolutely wonderful and luckiest experience with our trip on the Maui Princess for our dinner cruise, it’s still perfect for everyone. The entire concept is so appealing. You board a spacious and welcoming vessel shortly late in the afternoon. You get a nice dinner, drinks and dancing if you wish, all with a calming and breathtaking view of the West Maui coast as you head out towards Molokai.
Road to Hana
You’re undoubtedly going to hear at least one person say that the Road to Hana is "no big deal". Kindly ask that person to leave the island. The Road to Hana is going to be what you make of it. If you get that spiritual feeling the moment you step onto Maui soil and everything that makes up the Alona Spirit, this road will not let you down.
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Royal Lahaina Luau
One of the main stops on any trip to Hawaii, not just Maui, are the luaus. The luau is a huge celebration and feast that celebrates the Hawaiian culture as well as it’s ancestory from the various regions in the Pacific. While there are seemingly many options for luau on the islands, we landed on the Royal Lahaina Luau, highlighted as one of the largest luaus in Maui.
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Being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has a few benefits, none more cosmic than a moonless night outside your hotel room or a star-filled sky above your favorite beach. The isolation from the big city lights of the mainland offers an astonishing world of the heavens that anyone can enjoy.
Teralani Sunset Cocktail Cruise
The Sunset Cocktail Cruise wasn’t something we originally planned for, but it was definitely a great way to share our last night on the island. Having such a spectacular view of the ocean and sunset from our room, we also happened to see various ships sharing the same view from the water. After enjoying our dinner cruise on the Maui Princess as much as we did, we figured it was worth a try.
Lahaina Sunset Cocktail Cruise
This sunset cocktail cruise was offered by the Pacific Whale Foundation and was out of Lahaina Harbor. While not going as far North as the Teralani cruise does, this one does spend quite a bit longer out at sea, and goes both North past Black Rock at Ka’anapali Beach and a way’s South of Lahaina Harbor. The cruise is also aboard the Ocean Quest vessel, which is a little bigger than the caterman-type boat at Teralani.