Browse our Maui Vacation Packages and read our list of six things you must see and do while you’re visiting the Valley Isle:

1. Sunrise atop the 10,000-foot dormant volcano Haleakala is amazing (get up really early), but cruising down from the top by bike may be even more fun. Not too much pedaling is required, and the views are unforgettable.

2. One of the best places on Maui to eat like a local is Aloha Mixed Plate, which occupies a waterfront location behind a shopping center in Lahaina. It’s not quite as big a secret as it once was, but the food’s just as good as ever!

3. There’s nowhere in Hawaii quite like Hana, the sleepy town on Maui’s east side that’s largely unaffected by the passing of time. The scenic drive out will take at least three hours, so if you go, plan to make a full day of it, and bring a swimsuit to take a dip in the pools of Oheo.

4. Looking for an off-the-beaten-path photo op? Drive north from Kapalua until you reach Nakalele Point. Then head up the path to the Nakalele Blowhole, which is a spectacular force of nature when the tide is high and the swell is up.

5. Each year on October 31, Front Street in Lahaina is shut down for Halloween and over 25,000 revelers enjoy the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific.” The weather’s usually very warm, so don’t even think about wearing a gorilla costume!

6. According the Pacific Whale Foundation’s FAQs, February and March are the peak months for whale watching off Maui. And although the humpbacks can be seen from shore, a whale watching cruise is absolutely worth the investment. You won’t be disappointed.