Maui “Must Do’s”


A few weeks ago, the Perry fam took Maui. We were only there for 5 days, but it was long enough for me to realize I was meant to be a mermaid and I would be perfectly happy living on an island for the rest of my life. I loved it so much I decided to share with you all my top 10 favorite things to do/see so you won’t miss out when Maui is your vacation destination – you can thank me later 😉

  1. Swim with the turtles: Grab your snorkels, strap on your fins, find some rocks, and go for a swim (that rhymed and I didn’t even try to do that, I’m pretty proud). Really though, at every beach we went to, there were rocks covered in algae and the cutest turtles in the world feasting off them like it was Thanksgiving. Big turtles, little turtles, mama turtles, papa turtles, baby turtles – SO MANY TURTLES. And the best part – they seem to love you as much as you love them. They don’t care if you swim next to them and stare for hours. I made eye contact with one and I swear it was like he looked into my soul. So make sure you have some type of water proof camera and swim with the best of the Hawaiian locals! Turtle townTurtles 4Turtles 22. Go to Napili Bay: Every beach in Maui is nothing short of breathtaking, but Napili Bay was nothing like I had ever seen. The water is the crystal clear. CRYSTAL CLEAR. No words can really describe the beauty of this place, but I loved it so much I vowed to myself that the next time I make my way to Maui, I’m staying somewhere that’s walking distance from Napili Bay. When you visit, you have to dedicate a full day to relax, do nothing, and be completely and utterly happy sulking in the water of Napili Bay. Cove 4Napili3. Eat at the Gazebo Restaurant: One word – YUM. The Gazebo Restaurant is the cutest little “mom & pop” joint located on the edge of a ridge, overlooking Napili Bay. And if the view isn’t a selling point for you (you’re crazy if it isn’t), they serve breakfast food ALL DAY! And it’s not just your average breakfast experience – they have macadamia nut pancakes that are the size of your face, smothered in whipped cream & syrup. WOW – I know. If you’re a breakfast foodie like me, the Gazebo Restaurant is calling your name. Gazebo Restaurantpancakes4. Stop at the fresh fruit stands: When people think Maui, they think tropical; when people think tropical, they think fruit – and boy are they right. Maui has THE BEST pineapple that has ever touched my tongue and it’s sold everywhere!! When you visit, you won’t even have to look for a fruit stand, you will drive or walk past one eventually, and when you do, be sure to stop. From pineapples, to mangos, to star fruit, and everything else in between, your fruit fix will be satisfied in the most glorious way possible. Fruitfruit stand5. Ride the Road to Hana: The Road to Hana is a 64.4 mile long road that takes you through the north/east coast of Maui. Taking the road is definitely an all-day excursion, but it’s one you will never forget. This side of the island is so green and tropical, it felt like I was driving through the set of Jurassic Park. Every few miles there are turnouts that lead you to countless waterfalls, tropical gardens, ocean views, and more. It’s a bumpy road so if you plan on doing the entire trip, you definitely want to get a Jeep as your rental car – plus Jeeps are fun to drive anyways, so it’s a win-win. Road to Hana 5Road to Hana 36. Go on a snorkeling trip: Even if you snorkel on your own at the beaches you visit each day, I definitely recommend taking a professional snorkeling trip. There are so many companies to choose from, but we decided on Lani Kai and had SO much fun. They took us out on the boat, provided gear, fed us, gave us Mai Tai’s, and took us out to the some of the best snorkel spots Maui has to offer (WHAT COULD BE BETTER?). We were able to swim for around 2 hours at 2 locations – a beyond beautiful coral reef and a little place called “turtle town.” It was definitely a day I will never forget. fishiesSnorkel7. Grab a cup of Kona coffee: If you’re a coffee addict like me, Kona coffee will be a highlight of your trip. And lucky for you, the locals love coffee too so there are shops and stops along almost every road to feed your addiction and fuel your day. Kona Coffee 2Kona coffee8. Take cute pictures (obviously): If you follow me on Instagram you already know I love to take post-worthy pictures. So when I visit a place as beautiful as Maui, I go kinda crazy. So make sure your phone has storage, you have a waterproof camera, and prepare to make all your friends jealous that you’re adventuring through a tropical paradise. Snorkel 3Enjoy the view 2mermaids9. Watch the sunset each and every night: If you’re like me, you take sunsets for granted. We get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to wind down and appreciate the beautiful sunsets that God paints for us each night. One of the best things about Hawaii is that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, odds are you probably have an ocean view. That means that when the sunset rolls around, the colors reflect off the water and make for sunsets you won’t forget. Sunset 210. Visit the Maui Brewing Company: If you know my family, you know they love their beer. So obviously the Maui Brewing Company was a “must do” eatery on our list. I’m not a big fan of beer so I stuck with the root beer (which was great btw), but the rest of my family loved it; and their food was pretty top notch as well. Plus, if you’re looking for a cool souvenir, they have the some pretty stinkin’ cute t-shirts and beer glasses that we may or may not have bought multiples of.Maui brewing companyWell there you have it folks – if you haven’t been to Maui (or any of the Hawaiian Islands for that matter) you should make your way on over. It’s practically paradise on earth. And don’t forget my top 10 things to do/see when you vacation your heart out! XOXO


  1. August 31, 2016 / 4:46 am

    Beautiful photos and well written . Keep writing more. God bless.

    • gomad2016
      August 31, 2016 / 5:15 am

      Thank you so much!

  2. Ronnie Rodriguez
    August 31, 2016 / 5:20 am

    there is so much happiness im seeing here and im happy to be one of your fans always be rooting in your blogs and in the react channel 🙂 :*

    • gomad2016
      August 31, 2016 / 6:09 am

      Well this comment makes me so happy!! ☺️ Your support means so much to me

  3. Beau Brown
    August 31, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Wow I totally never look at blogs, but just decided to check this out because I saw it when I was browsing twitter while waiting for my video to upload. Honestly its really well written, and it made me want to go to Maui! I actually showed my friend your blog because she has been deciding if she wanted to go to Hawaii or Cancun, pretty sure this helped lol. Anyways great job keep writing!

    • gomad2016
      September 1, 2016 / 1:02 am

      Awh thank you – this means so much to me! I hope your friend enjoys her trip 🙂

    • September 1, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Hi Maddie, I love your work and how you behave on the React Channel and you are so beautiful, nice bikini, and body goals

  4. Alberto
    August 31, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Loved you post Madi! Big fan of yours! You should come to South America someday, many beautiful countries!

    • gomad2016
      September 1, 2016 / 1:03 am

      I’ve been to Brazil and Costa Rica & I absolutely loved them! Hopefully I can come back soon 🙂

  5. September 1, 2016 / 3:12 am

    You are extremely beautiful and I love your great attitude, your happiness makes me happy and I love what you do. Also nice bikini and you have a nice body

  6. September 1, 2016 / 3:22 am

    Hi Maddie, obviously don’t know me at all but I just want to say that you are extremely beautiful. You have a great attitude on the React Channel and I love what you do while on Instagram and I hope you have a great day at Maui. And also nice and you have a great body and I ❤️❤️❤️ you so much and I’m looking forward to seeing your YouTube channel. And I hope you come to Dacula, GA because I’m really looking forward to meet you in person.

  7. Marcos Ruiz
    September 4, 2016 / 9:09 am

    This is such a great post! Really brings out the wanderlust in me. Amazing photos! Definitely looking forward to travel to Hawaii this upcoming year. Really looking forward to more of your posts, they are very intriguing! God bless you and your family!

  8. wayne combs
    October 7, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Fantastic Post! LOVE your photos,And Ty for the Multiple head`s up,And I must say,you look amazing and very hot! Oh,I`m Waynemc41 from Twitter,and follow you,and I saw your post about your dog On Instagram,and I truly feel for you,I know how it feels to lose a loved one..It hurts,very much,and I truly am sorry you lost him!XOXOXOXO

  9. October 18, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Hi maddie this post is really informative because I’m also travelling to Maui next month! I did not know what to do there but then I found out about your blog. This is the first blog I’ve read of yours and I’ve got to say it is awesome. I’m living in Asia, it’s really nice here,I’m living I’m Vietnam so maybe you should check it out. Props to you. Contact Facebook Mike Ron instagram Michael Newton 0718 and email maybe I can show you the top 10 things to do in vietn

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