Michelle Holm Maui, Hawaii cliff jumping

Huge Insider Tip: Buy the book Maui Revealed before you visit Maui.  This is not your typical tourist book…no, no, no.  This book is INCREDIBLE! It not only takes you step-by-step on your journey to the “Road to Hana” but also gives you the scoop on EVERYTHING else the islands have to offer such as locals recs, restaurants, etc.  I ended up reading this book just for fun because it was so well-written (I figured if I put it on my “Michelle Approved Book List” I might get some slack for it).  In summary, buy the book Maui Revealed and consider it a secret tip just for visiting my website!  Trust me, you’ll thank me for it later, especially after finding these awesome “off the beaten path” cliffs to jump from in the Venus Pool and the Black Sand beach along the way.

Waves Hawaii Surf School– fabulous instructors and great pictures to take home!

Nick’s Fish Market– Best meal of the trip. The service was impeccable, food was amazing with gorgeous sunset overlooking the ocean and the wine list was so incredible I bought 3 bottles to take home.