Your journey departs the world famous Wailea Beach along the south coast of Maui with Haleakala, Lana’i, Molokini, Kaho’olawe and the West Maui mountains as your backdrop! Enjoy the pristine waters off Wailea point as you swim in the magnificent coral-sea garden with an abundance of sea life that may include turtles(honu), eagle rays(hihimanu), dolphins(nai’a), whales(kohola) and species of fish endemic to this island paradise. Come join us for an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Tour length is 1.5 hours. For more information, go to https://www.hawaiianoceansports.com/hawaiian-outrigger-canoe-snorkel-tour-wailea/.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 0.33 miles (located at Wailea Beach)
Our experienced guides, many who are native Hawaiians born and raised here, have spent nearly all their lives surfing, fishing, diving, spear-fishing and paddling canoe in this island paradise!
Listen to their stories as they share their mana’o (knowledge) passed on through generations as you relive a part of Hawai’i. Swim with turtles and snorkel with species of fish indigenous only to these islands.
This is a seasonal tour from December through March. For more information, go to https://www.hawaiianoceansports.com/kayak-whale-watch-makena/.
If you are looking for upscale shopping, artwork, other gifts or excellent dining, take a short stroll to The Shops at Wailea. For more information, please visit their website at www.theshopsatwailea.com.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 0.6 miles
Surf Lessons: Our surfing instructor will be at the beach to meet you and teach you the basics before entering the water. Once you enter the water, our instructor will be there with you helping you catch waves and giving hands-on coaching.
Surf Lesson locations: The majority of the surf lessons will be conducted at Kalama Beach Park in Kihei. Ukumehame Beach Park may also be used contingent upon surf and weather conditions.
Kalama Beach Park – Located on South Kihei Road.
Ukumehame Beach Park – Located near the 12 mile marker on highway 30 (Honoapi’ilani highway) on west Maui between Ma’alaea harbor and Lahaina.
For more information, go to https://hawaiianoceansports.com/private-surf-lesson-kalama-beach/.
The Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium and oceanography center located in Maalaea, Hawaii on the northwestern side of the island. Explore living reefs, rare corals and a turtle lagoon. Watch sharks, rays and huge fish interact with each other as part of the impressive “open ocean” exhibit, where guests walk through a glass tunnel and take in overhead views. The newest addition to this immersive marine life experience is the 3D humpback whale sphere that will leave you in awe. For ticket information, go to https://mauioceancenter.com.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 13 miles
Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley State Park. Located in central Maui just west of Wailuku, this peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.
For more information, go to https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/maui/regions/central-maui/iao-valley-state-park.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 20 miles
Not only is Haleakala Crater the location where, according to Hawaiian mythology, the demigod Maui lassoed the sun, but it’s also one of the most beautiful places you could possibly watch it rise. You will need to come early to see this magic unfold as it can take up to two hours to travel to the summit and reservations are required to enter Haleakala National Park during early hours. Haleakala's elevation is slightly more than 10,000 feet. Plan on lots of wind and cold temperatures at the summit, maybe even snow! To learn more, please visit http://mauiguidebook.com/camping/haleakala-crater.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei to Halekala Summit: 41 miles (note.....windy road with lots of switchbacks; plan on a minimum 2 hour drive to the summit)
Nakalele Point is famous for a blowhole which produces powerful geyser-like water spouts with the waves and tides. Water spewed from the blowhole can rise as high as 100 feet in the air. Visitors to the site should never stand between the blowhole and the ocean, and sightseers should never turn their backs on the ocean as rogue waves could cause injury at any time.
For more information, please visit http://mauiguidebook.com/adventures/nakalele-blowhole/.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 45 miles
This scenic drive through Maui’s stunning eastern seaside cliffs and alongside waterfalls is a 64 mile route that takes significant time due to restricted speeds around treacherous curves and blind corners. Plan a full day for this exciting adventure! To learn more, go to https://roadtohana.com.
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei to Hana: 64 miles
Nicknamed “seven sacred pools,” the Pools of 'Ohe'o provides an amazing swimming experience. Surrounded by a lush rainforest and bamboo trees, the cascading waterfalls and natural pools is East Maui’s most popular attraction. Visit on a sunny day as wet weather can sometimes close the area for safety reasons. For more information, go to https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/maui/regions/east-maui/pools-of-oheo
Distance from Maui Breeze Retreat at Ho'olei: 66 miles (note: curvy, rough road; plan on minimum 2 hours to arrive at destination)