6 Day Adventure Itinerary in Maui
Day 1 – Camp Olowalu Lahaina
The tentalows are canvas tents on a wooden platform. These are unique because they offer a separate area with a solar shower and a sink and mirror. The beds are cots, but are comfortable for 7 nights. The weather was perfect while we were there in early November.
We had a delicious catered meal of Hawaiian barbecue and enjoyed the camp fire with s’mores.
Day 2 – Leoda’s, Kihei, Snorkeling Molikini Crater
We drove to Kihei where we took a Snorkeling cruise out onto Maalaea Bay and over to Molikini Crater. The boating trip was fun, and Molikini crater is beautiful, but due to a chemical in sunscreen the coral reef was dying and the snorkeling was not ideal. I’ve had much better luck in places like the Florida Keys. We saw some giant sea turtles swimming in the Bay.
Later in the afternoon we visited Kihei Kalama Village. It was a fun shopping destination with local wares and souvenirs.
Day 3 – Amazing Sites Road to Hana
We then meandered further on the steep & curvy road. A lunch stop at the Island Chef in Nahiku. Views of Honomanu Bay were breathtaking. We decided to jump off Pua’a Ka’a Falls at the next stop.
While water fall jumping we met a group of 20 something surfers who encouraged us to take the back side of the Road to Hana. This would create a loop instead of an out and back drive. We decided on the new route, and made a quick stop at the dramatic black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park.
We continued on and passed the Seven Sacred Pools. The back side of Road to Hana is one of the most breathtaking and rugged roads I have navigated (including the rocky dirt roads in the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica) If you have a fear of heights or are claustrophobic..this road is not for you. Much of it is so narrow that you have to honk around bends. The drive will include 300+ feet drop offs at some points.
Once you get to Kaupo it flattens out and then you see the steep grades going up to the back side of the Haleakala Volcano. We made it for sunset on the incline road on Haleakala. It was about a 12-14 hour day on the road…but it was bucket list worthy!
Day 4 – Hiking Haleakala Crater in the National Park
Day 5 – O’O Farm to Table Experience, Upcountry
Day 6 – Makena Big Beach & Sunset Cruise in Lahaina
We took a picture perfect sunset cruise on a catamaran out of Lahaina Harbor. The weather Gods of Maui gave us a gorgeous sunset and we enjoyed drinks and appetizers lounging on the front of the boat looking out at a perfect sunset.