Sightseeing & Culture Maui Travel Guide

Road to Hana, Maui Travel Guide photo

Maui is located in the North Pacific Ocean and is the second largest island in Hawaii. It is a combination of American lifestyle meets Polynesian culture. Maui is known to be revitalizing & refreshing for its way of life. Don't go in expecting crazy nightlife; Maui locals like to take advantage of the day & they start their day off by enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian sunrise each morning! We recommend fall or spring as the best time to visit as these are Maui's low seasons and tourism prices drop.

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Where to Eat: Local Maui Restaurants

Tin Roof

Carefully crafted flavorful food is what you'll find here, a family owned business, with lots of dishes to choose from. This restaurant like many others works very closely with local fisherman, farmers, ranchers, and artisans to provide the best possible culinary experience for its guests. The menu ranges from salads, noodles, sandwiches and poke bowls.
Average Spend: $11/meal

Mac Sally & Garlic Noodles by @feedher via Instagram

Mac Sally & Garlic Noodles by @feedher via Instagram

Onogrinds by @newbstagram via Instagram

Onogrinds by @newbstagram via Instagram

P O P C O R N T A K O by @tinroofmaui via Instagram

P O P C O R N T A K O by @tinroofmaui via Instagram

Fish Burger by @lindatempesta via Instagram

Fish Burger by @lindatempesta via Instagram

Paia Fish Market

Enjoy healthy Hawaiian food with with a wide variety of freshly caught fish! Sounds yummy already. This restaurant is known for serving generous portions of food at an affordable price, so make sure to bring your appetite with you! Perfect for lunch after a long and exciting day at the beach.

Average Spend: $15/meal


Beach Bums BBQ & Grill

Sometimes when traveling abroad you miss the taste of something familiar. That's where this restaurant comes in to save the day. Eat like you're at home but at the same time away from home. With a great oceanfront view, live music at night and tasty BBQ what more can you ask for? This spot is perfect to unwind with a couple cold-ones after a long day of exploring the island. Cheers!

Average Spend: $12 for breakfast & $16 for lunch

Ribs by @stevie686 via Instagram

Ribs by @stevie686 via Instagram


Leilani’s On The Beach

I don’t remember how I heard about this place but it’s been on my bucket list! The main reason is because the restaurant has my name and coming from a place where my name is very rare, this intrigues me. Anyway the restaurant has nearly perfect 5 star reviews and it’s located on the west side of Maui for anybody interested.

Local Maui Chill Zones

Mahana Ridge Trail

A 20+ mile hike across rugged terrain, this land was once used to cultivate coffee and pineapples, now it's a place where everyone can enjoy the Hawaiian Island's natural beauty.

Mahana ridge trail in Maui, HI

Ulupalakua Ranch

Local restaurant famous for their Elk burgers. The food is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.

California Burger by @ulupalakuaranchstore via Instagram

California Burger by @ulupalakuaranchstore via Instagram

Venison Burger by @heli_sky_surfer via Instagram

Venison Burger by @heli_sky_surfer via Instagram

Maui’s Cultural Activities

Maui Jungle

Maui Jungle by Jacob Owens

Road to Hana
Be prepared for warm rains, fresh made banana bread and smoothies! ( btw, this is where Jurassic Park was filmed). You can also have a Hawaiian jungle picnic or go on a rappelling tour. Finish the tour off by diving into natural pools next to a floral garden!

Ulupalakua Winery

Rich in history, this winery is the only working vineyard on the island! They have a selection of exotic wines to sample including their signature pineapple wine!

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(p.s) You can use your Volcano Haleakala parking pass for free entry & free parking into Kipahulu's pools of Ohe'o! Regular admission to the pools is $15/per person & the pass lasts 3 days.


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