Maui is a wonderful place to travel to year round, but the holidays are a particularly spectacular time to visit the Valley Isle. From a helicopter tour over Maui to whale watching to special holiday events, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime.
Whale watching season in Maui coincides with the holidays, making it a wonderful way to spend a family-friendly day. In fact, whale watching is one of the most popular activities enjoyed by those visiting the island. The North Pacific Humpback Whales can grow as large as 60 feet long and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. As you can imagine, it is truly spectacular to watch as they spout through their blowholes and breach the ocean's surface, allowing you to catch a glimpse of their magnificence.
Beach Luau on Christmas Day
What's a trip to Hawaii without enjoying a luau? Best of all, there are several Christmas luaus that take place throughout the island. This is a great way to enjoy the day with your family and partake in the Hawaiian culture. Children will especially enjoy watching Santa Claus, also referred to as Kanakaloka, arrive in his canoe to greet them. With an authentic Hawaiian feast and a not-to-be missed show, you certainly can't go wrong with a Christmas beach luau.
Helicopter Tour Over Maui
The Maui Dream tour is a one-of-a-kind outing that allows you to see Maui in all of its glorious splendor. You'll soar over the Hana Rainforest, lao Valley State Park and the West Maui Mountains. From the lush jungle and breathtaking waterfalls to the beautiful coastline and more, you'll be amazed at the striking beauty that surrounds you.
Lighting of the Banyon Trees
The Maui Banyon trees, a type of fig tree, are some of the largest in the United States. These impressive trees, which have multiple trunks that grow greater than 60 feet tall, are wrapped in Christmas lights for the holidays. You'll find this spectacular sight in Lahaina at the 2-acre Lahaina Banyan Court Park.
If you're a shopper, you'll love the holiday markets, offering unique, locally crafted gifts. Locations such as Wailea, Kaanapali’s Whalers Village, and the cowboy town of Makawao are home to unique shops, beachside malls and small boutiques.
Don't miss out on these amazing things to do in Maui over the holidays. Make sure to contact Maverick Maui at 808-893-7999 to book your helicopter tour over Maui today!