Hello all potential advisories
I am ariving in Maui late april, and have been trying to plan some of the basics. Im staying in a hostel in Lahaina for about a week, after flying in to Kahului from Oahu. I have a horrible list of questions that i have been trying to find answers for, and if even one were answered on here I would be forever gratuitous. First of all, im planning on using the bus system to get from Kahului to Lahaina. I understand that cars are generally a strongly-advised option, however i can't afford it. So if i allowed about 3 hours to navigate this trip by bus, it is do-able, right? (I think its the 'Lahaina Islander' - route being: Kahului-Wailuku-Maalaea-Lahaina)
Second question: I want to rent a bike in Lahaina - has anyone cycled from Lahaina north along the Honoapiilani Highway up to Kapalau? Is it particularily dangerous or should i be ok (im competent on a bike but not a diehard cyclist). I wish to make this trip view the route and then go for a walk along the Kapalua Coastal Trail.
Another question regarding cycling: is it safe enough for a mediocre biker to cycle down highway 30 from Lahaina to the start of the Lahanai Pali trail? (I love hiking and am desperate to follow this trail)
Im planning on going on the Trilogy snorkelling day tour thingy to Lanai - anyone been on this and loved it?
Does anyone know anywhere on the West Coast (preferably in Lahanai) that has a really chilled vibe with a good variety of booze?
And if anyone has got any general recommendations to better my experience of this dream destination please contribute. I also am aching to go up Heleakalla but dont see a viable way of doing this without some kind of motorization considering im on the other side of the island, if anyone has a tip of how this could be done (i.e. teleportation or hitch-hiking) pleeeeeease share the wisdom.