Have you ever thought about planning a winter vacation on Maui?
Most people, when they think about Maui, think summer, beach, sun…vacation! But did you know that winter is one of the most popular seasons to visit the island?
It’s true! While it snows in the rest of the U.S., Hawaii waits for Santa to bring his gifts on his surfboard! And that’s not all…there are lots of other things you can do in winter on Maui.
Curious to find out more?
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular things you can do on a winter vacation on Maui.
1. You can go whale watching on a winter vacation on Maui
Visiting the island in winter is the perfect time to plan a whale watching tour. During the cold months – November, December, and the beginning of the year – the whales travel to the warm waters of Hawaii, and that makes our island the perfect place to plan a winter vacation for you and your loved one or the entire family!
2. Try catching a glimpse of Santa in his shorts, on a surfboard
Okay, maybe Santa doesn’t always surf, but you can still go Santa sightseeing while you’re on Maui or, better yet, attend some of the many holiday events, concerts, or winter craft fairs and search for the perfect gift to bring your loved ones back home.
3. See the annual lighting of the Banyan tree in Lahaina
The Banyan tree in Lahaina is massive, almost 150 years old, and is lit up every year for the holidays. If you do plan a winter vacation on Maui, don’t miss out on this beautiful event, and of course, don’t hesitate to enjoy the live entertainment and many arts and crafts events that take place throughout the day.
4. Go surf!
Did you think you’d plan a winter vacation on Maui and not get to surf? Not a chance!
The weather here is warm and pleasant year-round, and actually, winter makes for quite an ideal time to hit the waves!
If you’re a beginner surfer or haven’t surfed a day in your life, you can book a lesson (or more) and learn how to do it! If you’re already acquainted with the waves, find a place to rent a surfboard! Just remember surfing etiquette when you’re out in the water.
5. Enjoy some time at the beach
Have you ever dreamed about laying on the beach in winter? Your dream can come true if you visit Maui!
If you plan a winter vacation on Maui, we recommend you take some time and enjoy the beach! You can bask in the sun, swim, or lounge and enjoy some quiet time as you watch the surfers pass you.
Of course, remember to protect your babe skin even when you visit Maui in winter. Along with a good book and your favorite beach towel, don’t forget about your Reef Safe SPF Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat!