When tourists think of Maui, they think of popular attractions like Kaanapali Beach, Molokini Island, and the Haleakalā National Park. While these are wonderful attractions that you should definitely visit, there are a few hidden gems that are often missed by the average tourist. The next time you travel to Maui, try exploring off the beaten path!
The Sacred Garden of Maliko is the perfect destinations for those looking for a peaceful retreat. The garden is run by the nonprofit Divine Nature Alliance and is free of charge for all of those who want to visit. Here you will be able to see much of the local flora that is native to the island. Try walking one of the two labyrinths for clarity, stress release, self-discovery, or just for fun!
East of Poelua Bay you will find a natural wonder known as the Nakalele Blowhole. Every few minutes the blowhole erupts water up over 100 feet into the air. To add to its wonder, Nakalele is one of three existing natural blowholes in the world. Something cool about the blowhole is that it’s actually two attractions in one. To the right of the blowhole, you will find a heart-shaped lava rock that presents the perfect photo opportunity.
While visiting the island of Maui, you must try the local fruit. I recommend visiting ONO Organic Farms of Maui. Here you will be surrounded by fresh and exotic fruit like ranging from star fruit, durian, strawberry papaya, low-acid white pineapple, lychee, mango, breadfruit, jackfruit and so many more! Besides sampling and buying fruits, you can take a tour of the farm and learn more about exotic fruits and organic family farming.
In West Maui, you will find a historical site that dates back thousands of years. Along a basalt cliff is over 100 images that were previously chiseled into the rock by ancient Hawaiians. You will be able to identify human and animals figures as well as sails from a boat. These petroglyphs are perfect for taking a peek into the past.
Maui’s Food Trucks
A great way to sample Maui’s cuisine but stay on budget is by paying a visit to a local food truck. Feel free to explore what trucks are available, but the following three food trucks are must-haves on your list:
- Jawz Fish Tacos
- Maui Fresh Streatery
- Like Poke..?