Maui is one of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world to visit. It’s a dream vacation location for many, especially for seniors. The island is a luxurious place to rest, relax, and just enjoy life while you forget about all of the worries and troubles that come with everyday life.
Whether you’ve been planning a trip to Maui for some years or just recently decided that it would make a great vacation destination, we’ve got some great suggestions for things that you can do to keep yourself busy, learn about the local customs, and, of course, relax in the beautiful surf, sand, and sun.
1. Take A Special Cruise Around Maui
Of course, one of the best things about the Hawaiian Islands is the beautiful water. One of the best ways to get out on the water is to book one of the main cruises around Maui that are available. They’ll take you around the island, showing you gorgeous views from the deck of the ship as well as serving up some excellent food and some have fun activities, too. If you happen to be on the island for your anniversary, consider a sunset cruise with cocktails. There’s nothing like toasting the love of your life as the sun sinks down on the Hawaiian horizon.
2. Check Out The Atlantis Submarine
There are plenty of ways to get under the water besides scuba diving, snorkeling, or even jumping in the pool. You can actually explore the underwater wonders around Maui without even getting your feet wet.
Take a ride on the Atlantis Submarine for a tour around the island. Forty-eight guests in total can explore the Pacific undersea world including schools of tropical fish, and even a replica of sunken Carthaginian 19th century supply vessel as well as an artificial reef. It’s guaranteed to be a trip like none you’ve taken before.
3. Experience The Legendary Hawaiian Black Sand Beaches
Not all of the beaches on the Hawaiian islands are blessed with black sand, but you will find some on Maui. The weather-beaten rocks and volcanic ash make these beaches some of the most unique places on earth. Except for pictures, very few people have seen them. Take advantage of the chance to feel that black sand slipping through your toes as you make your way to the warm, crystal clear water.
4. A Relaxing Round Of Golf
Hawaii has some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. You can take your choice and play at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Bay, the Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club, or the Ka’anapali Kai Course. All three courses are located on Maui and provide you with some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.
5. Catch The View From The Top Of A Volcano
Hawaii and all of its islands wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the volcanoes, some of which are still active. One of the most remarkable places on earth to visit is Haleakala on Maui. It’s a 10,000-foot volcano that will let you see the sunrise and sunset in a way that you never thought possible.
It’s possible to drive to the summit yourself, but you can also catch a ride with one of the local companies which offer guided van tours. These sunrise and sunset tours may include a Hawaiian cultural specialist to tell you about everything that you’re seeing, rain and extra gear for inclement weather, and a driving tour of the cowboy town of Makawao the picturesque community of Kula, and the beach town of Paia
6. Paddle an Outrigger Canoe and Learn about Hawaiian Culture
On Maui, you can also try your hand at paddling an Outrigger Canoe. These graceful and time-honored vessels have seats for five paddlers and a steersperson. Tours are available that include whale-watching, snorkeling, and education in the Hawaiian cultural traditions that center on outrigger vessels and ocean voyaging. Outrigger canoe paddling is a great way to experience the beautiful waters of Maui and get some exercise at the same time.
With so many Maui activities available, it can be hard to narrow down what to do if you are a senior. No worries, as there is plenty do do as you can see by the list above. Get out there, have some fun, and above all, live Aloha.