One-bedroom beachfront condo vacation rental in Kahana, Maui, Hawaii

Comfortable, inviting, and spacious with gorgeous Maui ocean views

Only 20 steps from your private lanai to Maui's soft sand

Beautifully appointed by a professional decorator with Maui island style

Fully-furnished kitchen

Blue skies, soft island breezes on your private lanai

Amazing postcard-worthy sunsets from your lanai

How to Pack for Your Trip to Maui

Many folks get confused about how to pack for a one- or two-week trip to Hawaii, often thousands of miles from home. We hope that these few ideas will help you out.
  1. Remember that Hawaii has a tropical climate. The temperatures vary only about 10 degrees. If you are visiting the windward side of the islands you will see some rain so plan accordingly.
  2. Evenings can be cool especially if there is a breeze. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket.
  3. If you plan to explore the higher elevations such as Haleakala or Mauna Kea, you may wish to bring a warm sweater and windbreaker also. Temperatures at the summits can drop to the low 30's.
  4. Swimsuits are a must as are shorts, short-sleeved shirts, light dresses, sandals, thongs and some good walking shoes. If you plan on riding horseback, be sure to bring some jeans and heavy shoes.
  5. There is no real need for a suit in Hawaii. Even at most fancy restaurants and night spots a nice shirt and pair of khaki's or Dockers will do just fine. A sports jacket is only needed at the most upscale restaurants.
  6. Sun block, insect repellent, sunglasses and a hat are a must. The sun is very intense in Hawaii and you don't want to ruin your vacation by getting a sunburn.
  7. If you plan to explore Hawaii's waters bring your snorkel and mask or better yet wait until you arrive. These can be rented very cheaply and often are available for free at many hotels.
  8. Leave ample room to bring things back. Most tourists buy some aloha-wear and other souvenirs that you won’t find on the mainland. Remember that you can ship items home also, which is often much easier.
  9. Hawaii is the most beautiful place on earth. Remember your camera, memory cards and charger. You will find a lot of use for a video camera also.
  10. Put important papers (tickets, reservation confirmations, travelers checks), all medications, spare glasses, a change of clothing and any other valuables in your carry-on bag.
  11. Don't forget your favorite tour book. You've probably purchases one or two to help you plan your trip. The Moon Publications Hawaii Handbook is an excellent all-round guidebook.
  12. Consider whether you may need any of these specialty items: binoculars, hair dryer, inflatable raft, portable radio, or travel iron.
Tips
  1. Don't over-pack. Travel as lightly as possible.
  2. Leave plenty of room in your suitcase for all of the things you will bring home.
  3. Make a list of things to bring and check the list before you leave home.
Originally published at About.com

Top 15 Things to do on Maui

Maui is a dream for the active traveler. It's been consistently chosen as the best island in the world.

There are so many things to do that you'll never be able to do them all in just one visit. Here, however, are some of our picks for the best things to do on Maui.

  1. Attend a luau
  2. Smell the flowers at Maui's botanical garden
  3. Snorkel, dive, or sail
  4. Go for a scenic drive
  5. Dine out
  6. Go shopping
  7. Watch the sun rise over Haleakala
  8. Go to the beach
  9. Watch whales
  10. Zipline
  11. Parasail
  12. Go to a museum
  13. Ride horseback
  14. Golf
  15. Hike