Maui Group Trip! 12 Days in Nature

Our Summer Maui, Hawaii trip was nothing less than breathtaking! From the West Maui mountains to the East Maui waterfalls on the Road to Hana, this place was absolute paradise!  Best part about it all?  Traveling with a bunch of close friends!  We all got amazing $350 roundtrip airfare (only one layover too!)  and split the cost of AirBnBs while taking advantage of their $40 off refer a friend, and it was all with the purpose to go to another friend's wedding at Black Rock beach!

We were there for 12 days, and I've gotta say - I think we experienced the majority of Maui's landscape!  Within the 1st 3 days, we already explored the West Maui North Shore highway and then lapped the entire island by doing the Road to Hana!  Its true, starting from the North part of Road to Hana - you'll find some of the most breathtaking stops once you get to the East side (like the Black Sand Beaches)  and down into the South Side where the Seven Sacred Pools and Pipiwei Forest are!  By the time we got to the South side it was extremely dark out!  We drove within feet of a big black cow on the edge of the road just eating a plant, and didn't see it until passing!  While the Road to Hana is known for its lush waterfalls and greenery, the Southside is like the surface of Mars - rocky terrain, red sand and rocks, and sharp looking peaks of cliffs.  With as much land as we covered, I think we got our workout in and I only had to do my travel-friendly workout routine once hah!

The following are some group photos we took throughout + a couple other shots I liked.  Our travel video is at the end, and I hope it gives you lots of travel inspiration do check off a bucket list trip too with close friends!

 Nepalele area along West Maui's north shore - you'll see in our video (below) there was an awesome blowhole that soaked us with water!  It felt amazing from hiking all afternoon, I've gotta say!

Nepalele area along West Maui's north shore - you'll see in our video (below) there was an awesome blowhole that soaked us with water!  It felt amazing from hiking all afternoon, I've gotta say!

 Honolua Bay!  That morning the boys got a head start to go look at monster waves coming in here!

Honolua Bay!  That morning the boys got a head start to go look at monster waves coming in here!

 One of the 1st waterfalls we saw on Road to Hana.  Check out how small we are to this vast cliff of water!  The crashing of it was so loud, it was hard to chat with the girls without screaming haha!

One of the 1st waterfalls we saw on Road to Hana.  Check out how small we are to this vast cliff of water!  The crashing of it was so loud, it was hard to chat with the girls without screaming haha!

 This photo makes this waterfall looks so tiny but I looked up that this was about a 270ft waterfall!  You'll see its height in the video below!

This photo makes this waterfall looks so tiny but I looked up that this was about a 270ft waterfall!  You'll see its height in the video below!

 At the 10,000ft elevation summit of Haleakala, this observatory was kinda eerie!  Sorta reminded me of Hawkins from Stranger Things hah!

At the 10,000ft elevation summit of Haleakala, this observatory was kinda eerie!  Sorta reminded me of Hawkins from Stranger Things hah!

 A blurry one but I loved the other-worldly Stranger Things vibe of this photo and how it ALSO feels like I'm a just kid again exploring someplace at night!

A blurry one but I loved the other-worldly Stranger Things vibe of this photo and how it ALSO feels like I'm a just kid again exploring someplace at night!

Enjoy the video below!  I know that we'll treasure these home movie memories forever and I hope it spread some travel inspiration for you as well!

If this got you ready to plan a bucket list group trip with your close friends too, comment below + let me know where you think some other group trip locales are!

xoxo,

Rachel