Haleakala National Park
Haleakala Crater, Maui's "House of the Sun" is the world's largest dormant volcano. At the top of the volcano are a few overlooks offering exquisite views into the crater. There are also exotic plants and insects that can be found here that do not exist anywhere else in the world. For the really adventurous, there are hiking trails leading right into the crater. Best viewing is early in the morning before the clouds roll in. Sunrise is exceptionally brilliant and awe-inspiring.
Directions: From the hotel, make a left onto Wailea Alanui. Turn right onto Wailea Ike Dr. which becomes Piilani Hwy. Drive North on Piilani Hwy. 31. Exit right onto Mokulele Hwy. 311. Turn right onto Dairy Rd. Hwy. 380. Turn right onto Hana Hwy. 36 E. Turn right onto Haleakula Hwy. 37 S. Continue to follow Hwy. 37 S. Turn left onto Lower Kula Rd. Turn right onto Pulehuiki Rd. Turn left onto Kekaulike Ave. Hwy. 377. Turn right onto Haleakala Hwy. which becomes Crater Rd.
Snorkeling/ Snuba Diving
Take a cruise on Aqua Adventure’s Maui snuba & snorkel trip. Snuba is a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving. Imagine a 20 ft. long snorkel attached to an air tank in a raft floating on the surface. It’s safe and easy and allows guests to have the benefits of diving without all the gear or training. The boat leaves from south Maui’s Maalaea Harbor at 7:30 a.m. to the first destination, Molokini Crater. The crescent-shaped crater can be seen from the resort and offers clear, calm waters making an excellent location to snorkel or snuba. The second location is Turtle Arches where you will likely see several green sea turtles! The trip includes a continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch.
Directions: From the hotel, make a left onto Wailea Alanui. Turn right onto Wailea Ike Dr. which becomes Piilani Hwy 31. Drive North on Piilani Hwy. 31. It will turn into N. Kihei Road Hwy. 310. Turn left onto Honoapiilani Hwy. 30. Take a left at the stop light in Ma'alaea Harbor and go around to Slip#51.