We all know what it is like to travel on a budget. Here is a short list of opportunities for you if you are travel heading to Maui for vacation and are in search a free activities that allow you to experience the island without breaking the bank.
1. Road to Hana
Considered by many to be one of the top attractions on the Island, the road to Hana offers travelers outstanding views of Maui’s gorgeous coastline. The scenic highway takes you through rainforests, past waterfalls, and offers unparalleled beauty along the way. Be aware, however, that the 55 miles of road is not always the easiest route to maneuver for those who are unfamiliar with the terrain of the Island. There are often sudden turns that can be unnerving if you are unprepared. That being said, the experience is one that will not soon be forgotten.
2. Napili Beach
If you are traveling with your family, this beach may be the perfect spot for you. Known to be popular with locals and tourists alike, the calmer waters on its shoreline tend to draw in those who are more interested in a laid-back atmosphere, than in riding the waves. The location is also incredibly popular with snorkelers visiting the island as it is home to a wide selection of fish as well as an enormous sea turtle population, which make for an unforgettable underwater experience.
3. Iao Valley State Park
If you are interested in exploring something other than the Island’s coastline, consider heading over to Iao Valley State Park. This beautiful 4,000 acre, 10-mile-long Park offers guests unbelievable landscape and rock formations that beg exploration. One of the most popular attractions in the Park is the Iao Needle. This rock formation, which rises roughly 1,200 feet into the area, was created over the years through a natural erosion process. The formation is covered in the islands lush, green, tropical foliage which provides a beautiful, natural dressing for the formation. The Park offers numerous hiking trails, paved walkways, and a blossoming botanical garden. Be sure to bring refreshment and plenty of water with you if you set out to explore Iao Valley, as there is nowhere to purchase anything along the trail.