Maui offers some of the best whale watching in the world, with humpback whales migrating to the warm waters of Hawaii. You can combine this with a snorkelling tour, allowing you to experience the rich and varied marine life of the Molokini crater. Take an excursion into the valleys of Maui, where guides will tell you about Hawaiian culture as you take in the island's natural beauty, and explore the West Maui Mountains on a zipline tour.
Experiencing Hawaii's cuisine is a curious but often delicious dive into the state's varied history. Just like everything else on the islands, the food has been influenced by the many different cultures which have come to call Hawaii home since the Polynesians arrived.
Two of the best local dishes include poke, which is cubed raw fish (usually ahi tuna) blended with the umami flavours of soy, sesame and seaweed as well as avocado and Manapua, a version of Cantonese char siu pork buns.
Luxury Maui holidays are also a nature lover's dream. Whether you're tracking whales off the shores of the island, swimming with sea turtles in the underwater volcanic crater of Molokini, or climbing Mount Haleakala you'll be astounded by the sheer bounty of the island.
A great way to experience as much as possible is to hike through Haleakala National Park, or drive the iconic road to Hana which takes in waterfalls, rugged coastline, and volcanic slopes covered in lush vegetation.