We’ve added a brand new page to our site, What To Do On Your Maui Family Vacation, and it offers up even more great vacationing ideas. When we say there’s something for everyone here, we mean it. On the new page we suggest taking a hike around Mount Haleakala to watch the sunrise. Or even taking a look at the Kula Botanical Garden on the slope of Haleakala. The new page also touches on several places to eat, like the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, where you can have lunch and explore the farm grounds. It also touches on another great spot, The Surfing Goat Dairy. This is also somewhere you can eat and get a great tour of the grounds.
The bottom line is that no matter what your family’s interests or hobbies are, you’re certain to find activities that will make your trip the experience of a lifetime.
The more work you put into something the more you get out of it. This is true of most things in life—including vacations. When you arrive at The Royal Lahaina Resort we do our best to ensure that your stay is carefree and relaxing. But you need to put some work in first before you can make that a reality. And when we say work, we mean planning and researching your dream vacation. This is often easier said than done. For one, you may not even know what exactly you should be planning. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on this front too.
To give your planning efforts a good kick start we wrote Planning and Preparing For Your Maui Family Vacation. This informative article will give you several insights into successful vacation planning. For instance, did you know that it’s a good idea to plan meal excursions ahead of time? Just think of all the time you’d save without trying to decide where to eat every meal. You’ll find tips like these and much more in our article, but if you need more trip planning help then take a look at our all inclusive Maui vacation packages.
We realize that a lot of planning goes into making a vacation carefree. We’ve written about the process here about choosing the right set of activities and a range of other factors to consider when planning your trip. With all of these details to keep track of it is possible that a few of the little things will get lost in the shuffle. Little things like your camera. While we don’t think you’ll forget it, we just thought a few tips would be helpful to get the most out of using it on Maui. But if you do forget your camera not to worry, there are plenty to buy here.
- Place your camera in a water-resistant camera case.
- You never know what you’ll see on Maui, so make sure you always have your camera on you.
- Sometimes you can forget where you took those great scenic shots once you get home so take a picture of a location sign so you can remember where you were.
- Remember to charge your camera’s battery nightly or bring extra batteries with you.
- Have an extra memory card for your digital camera just in case.
- Be smart, never place yourself in danger for the sake of a photo.
That last tip is the most important one. We want everyone to have a memorable and SAFE stay here. Have any more questions? Feel free to contact us.
There are a lot of reasons people consider Maui to be the best travel location in the world. And one of those reasons is the fact that there is so much to do. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the prospects when it comes to deciding on an itinerary for your vacation. It is possible having a great time just by going wherever the wind blows but it never hurts to be prepared. To help you get started, we included a variety of suggestions below.
- Zip Line over Ka’anapali and view waterfalls, the ocean, and views of West Maui
- Snorkel Cruise
- Whale Watching Cruise (December – April) – you can sometimes see whales playing in the waters in front of the resort but it’s best to book a tour to see them up close
- Maui Ocean Center – Get up close to Hawaii’s marine life without getting wet
- Road to Hana – this unique drive takes about three hours and winds past taro fields, waterfall pools, tropical gardens, rainforests, and ends in the town of Hana. Plan to spend the day getting to Hana as along the way you might want to stop for a hike or stop to take in the sights.
- Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm – Have lunch upcountry and explore the lavender farm
- Horseback Riding
- Surfing Lesson
- Sunrise at Haleakala – Witness Maui’s most spectacular sunrise at 10,000 feet above sea level. It will take about two hours to get to the summit from the Resort. Dress warmly it gets cold at the summit. Stay for a little while after the sun rises so you can see all the gorgeous colors of dawn stretching across the landscape.
It can be difficult planning a vacation that works for everyone so we included a wide range of activities. Some mix of these should give you a good idea of all that Maui has to offer. Need more help? Contact us.
While you’re here we do everything we can to make sure your stay is perfect. Our staff is well trained, enthusiastic and if there is one thing we pride ourselves in, it is customer service. But with that said, there are steps you can take well before you leave for your trip to help ensure you have a great time. We’ve created this short guide to help you consider a few things while making final arrangements for your vacation.
Consider renting a car. Exploring Maui upcountry, going up to Haleakala, and driving the Road to Hana are all enjoyable so it might be worthwhile to rent a car for exploring the areas outside of Ka’anapali and Lahaina. Many activities will provide shuttle service but, not all of them. The Royal Lahaina Resort is within walking distance to Whaler’s Village – about 15 minutes – or there is a free shuttle from the resort that will take you there. From Whaler’s Village you can hop a shuttle to Lahaina town for a small fee – $1 each way. Whaler’s Village and Lahaina town offer lots of shopping, dining, and activities.
Sampling a taste of the local seafood, island produce and vegetables is one of the best things about traveling to Hawaii, and the spectacular Ka’anapali coastline and open-air dining at the local restaurants will spoil you. Our concierge is available to make recommendations for nearby restaurants in town and our Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge offers casual Hawaiian fare in an open-air setting with views of the Pacific. The restaurant also serves a la carte breakfast items and a buffet breakfast featuring hot and cold items.
We hope you found our guide helpful. If you have any questions or want to know additional information, then feel free to contact us.
Maui isn’t just home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world–but some of the most beautiful golf courses too. Just like any other thing you could enjoy in Maui, golf here isn’t like other places. We just published a new page to our site all about Maui golfing. Learn all about how golfing in paradise is better when you stay with us. And also take a look at our all-inclusive Maui vacation packages to find out how we can help you get out and onto the greens for less.
We take our Luaus very seriously around here. They’re a time for people to come together and have a great time and we work hard to respect these goals. But it is also a celebration that deserves respect because of its importance in the history and culture of Hawaii. As we’ve stated before, we write and talk about luaus at length because we truly believe in them. Recently, we had a press release published that further explains how we feel about luaus, called, “Royal Lahaina Resort Offers Most Authentic Royal Hawaiian Luau.” Take a look!
There’s a reason why we feature luaus so prominently on our site and spend so much time talking about them. They’re an important and storied part of Hawaiian culture and history. And it’s a tradition that continues to bring people together. To get a better idea of their cultural and historical importance take a look at one of our latest articles, Luaus, Throughout History and Today. And remember, if you’d like to come to one of our fantastic luaus you can book reservations here.
Maui is truly unlike any place on earth and as a vacation spot it is second to none. But when you’re visiting for just a week or a few days it’s can be easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s so much to see and do that it’s inevitable that one thing or the other will be overlooked. Well, recently we had a post published addressing this topic directly. It’s titled Maui Sight Seeing: The Best Spots to Visit on Maui. It gives you the rundown of all the best places to visit during your stay.
If you want to climb a mountain, your suitcase on wheels simply will not do. On the other hand, pulling your luggage behind you means the elimination of back strain. Sometimes a backpack suits your travel requirements; at other times a suitcase with wheels fits the bill. That is why Briggs and Riley luggage will soon launch the BRX Exchange Rolling Backpack.
No need to purchase two luggage pieces when one will do. This latest addition to the Briggs and Riley luggage BRX collection is a backpack with wheels hidden in a zip-down back panel, which serves to keep dirt and moisture that has collected on the wheels off your back. An adjustable sternum strap, a padded backpack harness with waist straps, and a lumbar support panel reduce strain on back, neck, shoulders and arms.
Like a conventional suitcase, the Exchange Rolling Backpack rests flat to allow easy packing, but that’s not all, it also opens from the top utilizing a zippered Velcro flap. Padded pockets protect your laptop and an iPad. With the capacity of a nineteen-inch carry-on there’s plenty of room, and yet the backpack fits nicely in the overhead bins of an aircraft.
All Briggs and Riley luggage pieces reflect the company’s desire to deliver products that make travel as stress free as possible. The BRX Exchange Rolling Backpack gives customers the opportunity to smoothly navigate asphalt, cobblestones, mountain paths and any other roadway you might encounter as you travel far and wide. This is a company that continually introduces innovative products. This BRX Exchange is schedule for release in the spring of 2013.
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