Design • 30 June, 2020 • 2 min read

Staycation Guide: Maui, Hawaii

@rileycourtland shares her top 5 tips for visiting this heaven on earth.

By Emma

Maui, Hawaii: A Staycation Guide

Take a Hawaii Staycation with @rileycourtland

If you know me well then you know my favorite place in the world to travel to is Maui. My Aunt Cin first showed my family and I Maui 10 years ago and it’s held a special place in our hearts since.

Here are my top 5 travel tips when visiting this heaven on earth.

TIP ONE

Never miss a sunset… ever!

Hawaii Staycation sunset beach palmtrees

My favorite place to watch them is on Merriman’s patio @merrimansmaui at Kapalua Bay Beach!


TIP TWO

The secret beach

Hawaii Staycation beach sunset

Tourists don’t know about this one.

It’s the most magical hidden beach called Slaughterhouse beach.

It’s hard to find but when you do park roadside, go early, and bring food for the day.


TIP THREE

Favorite activities

Hawaii Staycation beach palm trees

My favorite activities are exploring the cutest Hawaiian town – Lahaina, shopping in Whaler’s village, morning hikes/trails in Kapalua, zip lining through the island’s lush vegetation, helicopters over waterfalls, taking surf lessons, whale watching boat trips, and taking a catamaran to the private island of Lanai.


TIP FOUR

Places to eat

Hawaii Staycation food

My favorite restaurant is HANDS DOWN is Mama’s Fish House. It’s even worth googling right now to see what I’m talking about.

I also love the farm to table at PacificO, toes in the sand at Hula Grill, and the Hawaiian staple Duke’s.

Oh! And you can’t forget to do a Luau (Feast of Lele) – endless food & drinks.


TIP FIVE

Soak up the culture

Hawaii Staycation pineapple

Lastly, soak up the Hawaiian culture when there.

Always order Hawaiian staples like the freshest ahi poke, macadamia everything from crusted fish to cookie sandwiches, Hula pie, Mai Tais, buy the best natural skin/hair products made with coconut oil and other island superfoods, and stop at all the fresh fruit stands.

As my Aunt Cin taught us, “A Hui Hou” (until we meet again) Maui.

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