When planning a trip to Hawaii, deciding which of the eight islands to visit can be overwhelming. If you've chosen Maui, we've got a few basics for you that are musts for anyone looking to indulge in the best of the tiny area of Kahului. Kahului holds the biggest mall in Maui and many cultural markers among other must sees so whether you've got an itinerary, are taking the adventure hour by hour, or doing both to compromise, here are some ideas that we know will inspire you during your honeymoon!
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You can't visit the island without getting a taste of the famous snow cone, doesn't matter the flavor. Form mango, pineapple, pina colada, and banana to Liliko’i (Passion Fruit), Blue Hawaii, Li Hing Mui, and Tiger’s Blood and everything in between, you'll want to come here everyday while you're here. But So enjoy it on your way into or out of the mainland!
If you want to take some fresh pineapple to the mainland, head to a pineapple tour for an all immersive pineapple plantation experience. For even more great local food finds, visit the Aloha Friday Farmers Market which takes place every Friday afternoon. Fresh fruit and other organic finds will make for an incredibly refreshing lunch before you go on your way to experience more of the island.
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In addition to hosting many touring and local musicians and entertainment acts, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is also the place to go to for those looking to learn more about the island's history, see a number of fascinating art exhibits, or settle into a pop up show or free festival. For animal lovers, the nearby Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to visit. For nature lovers, visit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens to surround yourself in native and Polynesian-introduced plants or for a sugar rush, head to the Sugar Cane Museum located directly across from the HC&S sugar mill in Puunene. Everywhere you turn on the islands, Hawaiian culture thrives so it won't be hard finding a place to immerse yourself in all that Hawaii has to offer.
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Where does everyone shop on this island? Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is the mall to visit. Not only does it have essentially everything that you could ever want for your mall shopping experience with a great blend of familiar stores and new to you shops, many shows are put on throughout the mall as well, making your retail therapy a very entertaining trip as well.
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4. Get in the Ocean
When you're on an island, embracing excursions on the sea is expected. So be ready to face the water and take in the waves in a way that suits you best. Go wind surfing, take a kite surfing class or a scuba class, snorkel, get out there in the water doing an activity that you believe you'll have the most fun treasuring. The waves may come and go but the ride is just getting started, so ride the second high wave as long as you can.
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5. Seek Adventure
For the ultimate island experience, to soak in all of the beauty of the island both on the land and sea and above, a helicopter ride is a must. Unlike any other calm you will ever experience. Though, for the thrill seeking couple who really has no limits, a volcano tour is also an option.
What are you favorite things to do in Hawaii, perfect for honeymooners?