If you're tight on the budget and yet still want to have a majorly great time in Maui, then here's an exciting tip: you can have a low cost Maui vacation if you just know where to look. And here's where we're going to help.
We will tell you some of the things that you could do in Maui that will not burn a hole in your wallet. You will be able to sleep well tonight knowing that the family fortune in that old wooden chest of yours will stay safe and sound.
Let's first make things clear, cheap does not automatically mean inferior in any way. In the first place, you're in Maui, you're in Hawaii. With the ambiance alone, you can't possibly hate such a wonderful place. With the great beaches, the forest trails, waterfalls, underwater adventures, the marine life, whether you enjoy your stay in the island is really up to you. Second point, the various cheap activities you could do on the island just happened to be free in the first place.
You might as well go for a scenic drive if you're going to rent a car during your stay in the island. Most will tell you that Maui has an already alluring scenic route, regardless of where you go, you will end up captivated with the surroundings. If you want to be certain, take the Road to Hana or the West Maui Circle. Both routes can be quite interesting. It would be ideal to begin your tour early in the morning to cover more roads and scenic stops. Pack some food along the way, make sure you charge the batteries of your digital camera and phone, and some gas money and you're on your way.
You'll need to exert some extra effort for this activity if you're a nature lover. Make sure you get up early, hours before the sun rises. Get your outdoor gear in order and begin trekking the side of the mountain of Haleakala all the way to the top and hopefully you'll be on time to see mother nature at her very best.
One activity that you should never miss is snorkeling if you're going to the beach. Maui has some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. If you're already there, you might as well rent some snorkeling gear, which doesn't cost much, and take a plunge into an underwater adventure.
You can upgrade a snorkeling experience into a scuba diving expedition if you have some extra cash with you. This might be taking it too far since we're talking vacation on a budget here. Probably the best known places to go snorkeling in Maui are in the beaches of Ka'anapali, Kamaole and Honolua on the West side of the island.
Well if you don't feel like snorkeling, which I will never understand why, the best plausible activity you can do on the beach is to ... do nothing. Basking under the tropical sun with friends and family, enjoying the white sand, doing family stuff or plain lounging along is an experience that will hardly cost anything. You will need to pay for the sunscreen lotion but that's something you should not cringe about.
Having a low cost vacation in Maui is not only possible, but is actually very doable. All you need is a little planning, get information from locals on the best places to go since most of the time the fun places are open secrets among locals. Remember, your vacation is only fun and memorable if you make it.