Family Fun on Beautiful Maui
By Meghan Miner Murray
Tropical Maui evokes a breezy, laid-back escape. But when you’re ready to do more than lounge by the water, Maui will reignite your spirit of adventure. From exploring jungle waterfalls to hiking rainforests, consider these experiences that will make your next Maui vacation even more memorable.
TAKE A DEEP DIVE
Divers and snorkelers won’t want to miss the waters of Molokini. Here, you can get up close with tropical fish within the arc of a dormant volcanic crater. The offshore islet — a protected seabird sanctuary — surrounds you with calm water and boasts underwater visibility up to 100 feet.
Check with your Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club resort Concierge for more information about chartering a trip.
WALK INTO THE WATER
Not a certified diver? No problem. Skim underneath the Makena Landing and Wailea Beach coastlines in a special underwater scooter. Just walk into the water, don the provided mask and snorkel, and hold on. The scooters do the work as you zoom past yellow tang, triggerfish, turtles, moray eels, and colorful wrasses. It’s fun for the whole family.
For that fully submerged feeling (without getting wet), hop aboard a submarine, which departs daily from the wharf in Lāhainā. You’ll dive 100 feet down to the sea floor where a three-masted replica whaling ship rests.
VISIT A WATERFALL OR OCEAN VISTA
Jungle waterfalls are a staple on the island and can be found in parks and along the Hāna Highway. Ride along this historic highway full of the natural wonders of Hawai’i. Get even closer to the beauty with a half-mile trek on the Kūloa Point Trail, or take the longer 4-mile Pīpīwai Trail.
WHERE TO STAY
Situated on Kā‘anapali Beach, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club fuses breathtaking scenery and tropical foliage for the ultimate Hawaiian vacation. Spend the day under the sun in outdoor pools with waterfalls, rejuvenate at the spa, play a round of golf, or explore the local flavor at several on-site restaurants.
HOW TO GET THERE
Marriott Vacation Club Weeks Owners can place an internal exchange request through Interval International® to visit Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club.
Or, use points to stay at one of the participating Explorer Collection hotels, including The Ritz-Carlton® Maui, Kapalua and the Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui.
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