KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Theft is a common occurrence especially on Road to Hana. ALWAYS hide your belongings BEFORE you park. Thieves will wait in the bushes and wait for you to leave before smashing your rental car windows.
Never pick fights with the locals. This is their land. They were here first and you should never forget that when coming to this island. While most locals are friendly, others tend to frown upon tourists on their ancestral land. While it may be tempting to explore the beautiful land, stay on trails and never wander onto someone’s property. Trust me.
NEVER take coral from the beach. While most would call this superstition, any local will tell you it is very bad luck and any coral taken will anger the gods, thus giving you a life of pure misery. In fact, many tourist end up mailing the coral back to the island in fear of the Hawaiian curse.
You can legally drink on the beach but do not bring glass. Keep it in cans or plastic.
Due to the hundreds of drunk driving incidents the island faces each year, be prepared to see more DUI check points going from Kihei to Lahaina or Kahului.
You can camp anywhere on the beach as long as you are fishing. Just grab a pole and have fun!
If you see a turtle, DO NOT touch it. It is illegal. Respect the āina and its creatures.