My teenage niece and I are staying for 5 nights at the Marriott Wailea at the end of our 18 day trip to Hawaii this August. Must do's for this portion of the trip include sunrise at Haleakala, Old Lahaina Luau and some sort of snorkel/boat trip. The teenager isn't a big hang out on the beach/pool girl but has never been snorkeling before so I don't know how much of that she's going to want to do. She's also a pretty big foodie, so I'm planning at least 1-2 splurge meals while we are there.
I'd like some advice on what activities might be good to do during the day we go to OLL. Should we just plan on spending the day up in West Maui, take a morning snorkel trip or just hang out at our hotel that day.
I'm also wondering about putting a tour of the Maui Gold pineapple plantation and lunch at Haliiemaille General Store the same morning we do Haleakala and then just going back to the resort to chill for the remainder of the day. I know there are those who believe the pineapple plantation tour isn't worth it, but it was something I enjoyed immensely when I was there several years ago and its an experience I want my niece to have, especially since she LOVES pineapple.
Or should I consider putting Haleakala and OLL together on the same day and doing other stuff upcountry on a different day? That would give plenty of time for a nap in the late morning/early afternoon.
Since sunrise at Haleakala and OLL both need advance reservations, I'd like to get those locked in sooner rather than later.
Any advice is appreciated.