In the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected how we live our lives. We have decided to cancel plans, adjust our lifestyles, and stay at home for prolonged periods of time. Everyone is wondering “Is it safe to go to Hawaii now?”. The state has not opened up travel as of yet, there are a lot of places around the world still going on lockdowns, and many people still testing positive for the virus. To stay safe, we all have to do our part.
If you and your family are thinking about taking a Hawaii vacation, especially on the beautiful island of Maui, just to take a break from all of the stresses of the pandemic, then you should still keep in mind that while the numbers are still low here in paradise, COVID-19 is still out there. So if you are planning a Maui vacation, here are some fun and safe Hawaiian island vacation activities that you should consider that naturally lend themselves to social-distancing!
Renting Private Properties for Staycations
Health departments have been advising people to stay indoors to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus. But why stay cooped up in your own home if you can always rent a nice place for a great staycation with your loved ones? Maui has some of the most beautiful private beach houses that you can rent if you want to relax and unwind. One of the many luxurious beachfront vacation rentals includes the Kahana Village, wherein you get to enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunset while staying at one of the lovely accommodations. And with the resort amenities that come with these vacation rentals you’ll have everything you need to experience carefree island life while staying indoors.
Maui boasts some of the most beautiful sights both underwater and on land. In fact, many tourists come to Maui to take on some adventurous road trips available on the island. The most famous road trip in Maui is the Road to Hana. This popular day trip can go up to 2 days if you decide to stay at Hana overnight.
Starting from Paia, the trip goes along a road that stretches across the northern edge of the island leading towards Hana. There are a variety of pit stops along the way, such as beaches, waterfalls, lava formations, and caves formed by lava flows. By choosing to do road trips such as this, you can spend some fun quality time with your loved ones, while keeping a safe distance from other people.
Sailing and Fishing on a Private Boat
Another way to have a good time while on vacation in Maui is by sailing on a private boat and catching some fish in the open sea. If you don’t have your own boat to use, you can go for any of the boat rentals available around the island. Just see to it that you only engage with boat rental providers who are following safety protocols to make sure that you are safe from contracting COVID-19. Maui has a lot of lovely fishing spots that are perfect for bottom fishing, where you can get some goatfish, snapper, wrasse, jack, and more. It’s a fun day to spend under the sun with your family.
Camping with Family
Feel like sleeping under the stars? Why not bring the gang with you and camp in one of the many lovely camping sites on the island. Maui boasts some of the most diverse camping terrains worldwide, providing an experience that every camping enthusiast will love, with some camping sites offering more than just camping grounds. Just make sure to secure a permit first.
Some of the drive-in campsites to check on the island include Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, and Hosmer Grove. If you want something more adventurous, you can try the hike-in sites of Holua, Paliku, and Kapalaoa. Other campsites that have a more county setting include the Papalaua Wayside Park, State Campgrounds, Wai’anapanapa and Polipoli State Park. If you are looking for something more private, you can check out Camp Olowalu or Camp Keanae.
Picnic in a Less Crowded Beach
Maui is home to some of the most beautiful yet not-so-crowded beaches. If you are thinking about picnicking with your family and enjoying a fun day at the beach, snorkeling and swimming, then you can definitely do that while following social distancing protocols. Some of the quiet beaches in Maui include the Secret Beach or Paako Cove, which is hidden behind a lava rock wall within a quiet residential neighborhood. There’s also the Honokalani Beach, which has dark shores and jungle trees around it. Kapalua Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in America, is also a good choice for families and even honeymooners who would like to enjoy the beach without the crowd. In the southern part of Maui, there’s also Changs Beach, which is also a great place for swimming and snorkeling.
Given the circumstances, we are sure that home sweet home has been looking a little less than sweet lately. So if you are hoping to escape to paradise, we invite you to book a Maui vacation with us today!