Maui is the second most popular tourist island in the Hawaiin chain. It receives approximately 2.5 million visitors a year -and when one takes in the fabulous scenic beauty of the island the reason is not very hard to see. Contributing to the stunning beauty of Maui are crystal clear waters with exceptional visibility, beaches of soft sand that simply beg for a cocktail and majestic mountains and valleys. Given these facts, it is no wonder that the island boasts some of the most exceptional places in the world to enjoy an alfresco picnic experience.
The trade winds can play havoc with picnic plans – nothing worse than chasing a picnic blanket, even if it is in absolutely fabulous surroundings. The wind, although not usually a problem, can make your choice of picnic spot even more important.
However, if you and your loved one(s) are looking for that perfect picnic spot on Maui look no further – here are two of the best.
Harold Rice Park.
Forego the oceanside experience and head upcountry to Kula to enjoy a magical picnic spot. Not being right on the edge of the ocean does not detract from the surroundings. Fabulous mountain and ocean views and great bistros make Kula perfect for a stroll before tucking into the picnic goodies (there are also some great delis with products that will make that picnic extra special). 9 Picnic tables and ablution facilities are available in the park.
Hookipa Beach Park.
This park in Paia is perfect for nature lovers. Each evening at sunset green turtles emerge onto the beach. Picnic tables overlooking the perfect bay are available. Grab some picnic essentials and head to the beach for an extra special picnic occasion in a wonderful setting. Arrive a little early to watch surfers strut their stuff. You can also rent a car from Maui rental car.
Maui is filled to the brim with exceptional scenery. A picnic is a perfect way to share that beauty with someone special.