101 Awesome Things to do on Maui, Hawaii

Maui is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. As part of the Hawaiian island chain, it has all of the luxuries and amenities that you come to expect. It also has the fabulous Polynesian culture and historic embedded in everyday life.

Life here is very relaxed and full of beauty and fun. With the magnificent Haleakala volcano as a backdrop for much of the island, the stunning scenery is simply breathtaking. The Molokini Crater, an ancient and extinct volcanic crater that sits out in the ocean helps make the underwater world just as magnificent.

The native people that live here are eager to share their culture and traditions with all who want to learn of it. The stories and historical legends have been passed down through the generations and are fascinating to hear.

The beaches of Maui are some of the best in the world. Some are very popular where you can listen to music, join in volleyball games, surf and just enjoy people watching. Others are more secluded and less crowded, giving you opportunity to spend a quiet day at the beach with a few friends and family.

Water sports are perhaps the most popular recreation on the island. Surfing, paddle board, kitesurfing, parasailing and so much more can be enjoyed. Even if you have no idea how to do any of these, there are many reputable companies willing to have you up and running like a pro in no time.

Here is a list of many of the 101 most popular things to do in Maui while you are here. No matter what you like to do, you will find plenty of opportunity for fun here so that your vacation will be the most memorable one ever.

101 of the Best Things to do on Maui, Hawaii

 

1. Stroll along Keawakapu Beach

Stroll along Keawakapu Beach
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This little beach is ideal for families. The waves are not that strong here, so swimming and playing in the water is much easier for people of all ages. It is also a great place to snorkel, and you can even watch the whales from here. It is a nice, long beach that is wonderful for taking that romantic moonlight stroll with your sweetie!

2. Experience the Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau is a wonderfully authentic luau where you will become immersed in the traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music and cultural dances. With the ocean for a backdrop, and a magnificent sunset, leis of fresh flowers and so much more, this luau is like no other.

3. Take a dip in Twin Falls Maui

These waterfalls are spectacular and so much fun to swim in. There are rocks that are safe and fun to jump off of into the cool water. If you hike up to the main one instead of the close ones, you will avoid a lot of the crowd. Making this stop along the famous Road to Hana will soon become a favorite!

4. Dive and watch whales with Blue Water Maui

If you want to combine some of the best SCUBA diving with a great chance to see whales, this is the company for you! They know where to find the whales, and even have a “Whale of a Sunset” tour with a Champagne / Wine sunset toast. Whether you are in a group or wish for a private charter, they can accommodate you.

5. Take a Maui Hana Coast Day Trip

Take a Maui Hana Coast Day Trip

This tour will take you through Waianapanapa State Park on the road to Hana, Maui. They will pick you up and take you on a scenic tour of this road, which includes the Ohe’o Stream and Pools, the town of Pai’a, the Wailua Falls and so much more. Experience the tropical sights and sounds of Maui in an air-conditioned coach with knowledgeable guides.

6. Get some history at the Old Lahaina Courthouse

This historic courthouse located by the big Banyan Tree is a wonderful place to soak in some Hawaiian history. It has a very nice museum, small art gallery and a gift shop with unique items. From the balcony upstairs you will get a great view of the harbor. Well worth a visit.

7. Sing with Elvis at Burn’n Love

You will think it really is Elvis after just a short time at this fun show. Elvis loved Hawaii, and this production will take you through all of his hit songs and bring him to life. You will sing along and laugh and fall in love with him again.

8. Get a thrill at Kapalua Ziplines

This will be one of the most unforgettable experiences you have while in Maui. Not only are there over two miles of ziplines that will hurtle you over some magnificent country, but there is the tallest pedestrian-only, suspension bridge in the US to walk across. All of this should get your heart pumping!

9. Snorkel with Redline Rafting Co.

Redline Rafting Co. provides some of the best snorkeling tours of any in Maui. By using a smaller craft, these guys can take you to places others can not go. They will take you to four different places around Molokini where you can swim with the amazing green sea turtles and see a wide variety of fantastic marine life.

10. Breathtaking Maui Flight Academy

Breathtaking Maui Flight Academy
Flickr Credit: Maui Flight Academy

There is no better place to learn to fly than Maui. The beauty of the sky around you is so amazing that you will not want to come down. This company knows how to take that urge to soar like a bird and change it into a real passion.

11. Enjoy Hawaiian Paddle Sports

Whether it is surfing, kayaking or canoeing, stand up paddleboard, you will be able to enjoy these in no time at all by taking lessons from this company. They also take small groups out on tours where you can do things like watch whales while sitting in an outrigger canoe. What a rush that is!

12. Go biking with Maui Downhill

Downhill guided biking will take you at breakneck speeds down Mount Haleakala Volcano, or down Haleakala after watching a beautiful sunrise. Or you can start your trek at the World Famous Star Observatories after doing a little star gazing. Whichever tour you choose, it will be one of the most thrilling rides of a lifetime!

13. Tasting the Best of Maui Farm Tour

Take a wonderful tour through the last working sugar plantation in the entire state. This scenic, ocean-view tour takes you through the historical old town of Paia and continues on through Ho`okipa Beach Park. Taste some of the famous, sweet Maui Gold pineapple, dine on a Maui Cattle burger or taro burger for you vegetarians, sip on some lavender tea and scones for dessert. Sample wine at Maui’s Winery in Ulupalakua, much of which is made using the Maui Gold pineapple. This 6 hour tour will be the highlight of your trip!

14. Sun, surf & turtles at Ho’okipa Beach Park

This wonderful beach is great for surfers, kite boarders and windsurfers. Located just east of Paia along the Hana Highway, on most days you will get plenty of great wave action. The turtles also love this beach, and every afternoon, starting around 4pm, they start heading ashore for the evening. Such an amazing sight!

15. Sail along with Trilogy Excursions

Sail along with Trilogy Excursions
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This company has the ultimate in sea excursions. They have many options for how you want to see Maui, including snorkeling, sailing, whale watches, dinner sails, private charters, and most notably their “Discover Lana’i” excursion where you can tour the town and hike in the area as well.

16. Visit the Leilani Farm Sanctuary

This non-profit sanctuary was created to provide shelter and care for rescued animals and to educate the public. This beautiful location is home to everything from goats, Matthew the turkey, rabbits, donkeys, cats, geese, Charlotte the pig, tortoises, guinea pigs, ducks, Veronica the deer, chickens, a cow and of course a dog. Many of the over 300 animals can be petted, and all will steal your heart!

17. Visit the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center

This stunning, historical home is set on a magnificently landscaped botanical garden setting. Inside it includes a wonderful gallery, history room and gift shop – all featuring the work of local artists. They even offer classes or you can watch the artists work in blowing glass, silversmithing and printmaking.

18. Be amazed at Warren & Annabelle’s Magic

Even if you never cared for magic before, you will love this show. You will laugh til the tears flow, and you will be so amazed at the slight-of-hand tricks that you will be talking about it for days! Enjoy the food and drinks while you spend the evening being thoroughly entertained. An experience you won’t forget.

19. Explore with the Hawaiian Wildlife Discovery Tour

This 7 hour adventure is the best way to really see what Maui is made of. Searching out the local wildlife will take you to places like Haleakala National Park, the Kula Forest Reserve, and the Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens. You can swim in Iao Stream, visit towns such as Kula and Pukalani, and eat lunch at Famacy Health Bar. You will be thrilled with all of the birds, animals and sights you will be privileged enough to see.

20. Dive in with In2Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co.

Dive in with In2Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co.
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In2Scuba Diving Maui is well known as being a premier company specializing in lessons for beginner divers. They also give great guided tours for more advanced divers as well as training for others to get their advanced certifications. They will even take professional photographs of your entire adventure so you will have a real keepsake.

Also read our Guide to Scuba Diving Hawaii

 

21. Paddle along with Aloha Kayaks Maui

Paddling a kayak around Maui is one amazing way to see the sights. Whether you want to find a great place to snorkel, find a secluded piece of beach to have lunch on, or even get close to the giant Pacific Humpback Whales during calving season, this company can make that happen for old and young alike.

22. Small-Group Road to Hana Luxury Tour & Helicopter Flight

Now this is the way to tour the amazing coastline of Maui! Travel the famous Road to Hana in a plush limo-van with a small group of people. See amazing sights such as Hana Tropical Gardens, swim at a gorgeous waterfall, have lunch on the beach. Then for the trip back you will take a breathtaking helicopter ride over Haleakala Crater and see this rugged coastline in all its glory.

23. Spend the day at Napili Beach

Napili Beach is a beautiful little cove that is covered in soft golden sand that is perfect to sink into. It slopes gently into the ocean, making it wonderful to swim and play in for the entire family. It is generally calm, but when the waves do kick up – grab that board for some of the best surfing around!

24. Tip a pint at the Maui Brewing Company

Maui Brewing Co is well known for their handcrafted ales & lagers, and their tasting room is a great place to sample their creations. Not only are they Hawaii’s largest craft brewery, but they have added on a restaurant so you can enjoy your beer with a great meal out on the patio.

 

25. Enjoy a great luau at Feast At Lele

Enjoy a great luau at Feast At Lele
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Feast at Lele is a fun luau where you are served right at your table. The performers are on a stage in front, with great ocean views and the sunset behind you. Very pretty setting, and the fire dance at the end is not to be missed!

26. Shop at The Snorkel Store

Right off Honoapiilani HWY 30 in Lahaina is the premier store for all things snorkel. You can either buy, or just rent equipment for your Maui adventure while you are here. They can also broker some of the best things to do in Maui so you have the best vacation ever.

27. Take in the Slack Key Show

The Slack Key Show happens every Wednesday evening, and is filled with wonderful Hawaiian musicians. Not only will you hear slack-key guitarists, but also ukulele, falsetto, or steel guitarists. Watch hula dancers and even get a quick lesson if you work it right! All of this after a wonderful meal as part of the show. A great way to spend the evening.

28. Take a charter with Makai Adventures

Whether you want to join a small group or take a private tour, Makai Adventures provides some of the best ocean tours in Lahaina. Fantastic whale watching, snorkeling, dolphin tours,and bottom fishing are just some of the features of these day trips. They cater to their customers in very unique fashion.

29. Sample the Punakea Palms Coconut Farm

Take part in an authentic, working coconut farm while soaking up the tranquility and beauty of this farm. You will participate in everything from the cultivation and nurturing of the trees to the tasting and seeing how the various coconut products are made. You can even take home some of the coconut milk or other product you help make!

30. Dive with surgeon fish at Wailea Beach

Dive with surgeon fish at Wailea Beach
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Wailea was once named Kahamanini which means “place of the surgeon fish” so you know you will get to see plenty of them when you Scuba dive here. It is also a great place to see and hear whales as they play in the area, sunbathe with the amazing views as Kaho’olawe, Molokini, and Lana’i as a backdrop.

31. Go deep with Banyan Tree Divers

Banyan Tree Divers Scuba will take you to some of the best dive sites in Maui, including the popular Kahekili Reef in Kaanapali and Mala Pier in Lahaina. These eco-friendly excursions can be for small groups or private dives, and are designed to accommodate everyone from beginner to the most advanced. See things you never knew existed!

32. Test your wits at Maui Escape Rooms

This escape room is great fun for the entire family. Each room has a different theme where you search for clues that will let you get through the locked door and escape. Bring your friends, coworkers or loved ones and see how good you are!

33. Fly high with Maui Plane Rides

Maui Plane Rides is the premier company that offers some of the most spectacular tours over the island. Take a romantic sunset flight with ice chilled champagne or fly with a small group. See Maui like you have never seen it before.

34. Maria Souza’s Stand Up Paddle School

Maria Souza, owner of Maria Souza Ocean Sports Education LLC, is a special lady when it comes to Stand Up Paddling. Her lessons are guaranteed to give you a great time, and the skills to be able to enjoy the sport for years to come.

35. Paddle with Turtle Reef Kayak Tour

Paddle with Turtle Reef Kayak Tour
Flickr Credit: HangLoose Maui Ocean Adventures

This 2.5 mile tour is an easy paddle for everyone. Anyone over 5 will love it, and they will train the inexperienced. As the name implies, Turtle Reef is a great place to see, and swim or snorkel with, the endangered Hawaiian Green sea turtle.

36. Join the Maui Whale Watch Cruise

Take this two hour cruise where you are guaranteed to see whales. They also have an underwater webcam and hydrophone, so you get a real up close and personal encounter with these giants. Have your cameras ready as you never know what you will see.

37. Discover the Maui Ocean Center

This aquarium could be the highlight of your trip. With over 60 exhibits, featuring thousands of vibrant tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles and more, you could spend hours seeing them all. Then throw in the shows, tours, demonstrations a exhibits and you will make a day of it!

38. Browse through the Kahanu Garden

This tropical botanical garden is spectacular. Large collections of Breadfruit and other ethno-botanical plants of the pacific will amaze you. The very impressive Pi’ilanihale Heiau is the largest one in the state. It is a national landmark that was once a royal site. There are ancient buildings here with much of the original type plants around them.

39. Enjoy a ‘cuppa Joe’ at O’o Farm

O’o Farm is an amazing sustainable farm that grows organic produce, and some of the best coffee in the world. You will see the entire operation, from planting, nurturing and harvesting and get to sample as many things as you like. Pick the coffee beans right off the tree then join in on the roasting process before enjoying the best coffee around. They will even treat you to breakfast!

40. Set sail on the Alii Nui

Set sail on the Alii Nui
Flickr Credit: Holiday Photos

The Alii Nui is a magnificent catamaran that caters to the adventurous. They have several tours that include great snorkeling sites as well as whale-watching trips, sunset excursions and even a Royal Feast Dinner Sail. If you are looking for a great wedding venue, this large ship is ideal for that as well.

41. Feel serenity at the Lahaina Jodo Mission

This Buddhist mission by the sea in Lahaina is a wonderful place to recharge. The giant Buddha will put a smile on your face and the replica of an authentic Japanese Buddhist Temple will amaze you. There is even a large gong with a suspended log that you can swing to ring the gong in the shoreline and enjoy the shushing of the waves and the sand massaging our bare feet. Very nice time!

42. ‘Ulalena by Maui Theatre

‘Ulalena is a production that is known around the world for telling the story of the Hawaiian people. Using breathtaking dance, acrobatics, chants, Hawaiian music and so much more, you will be drawn into the story in such a way that it will change you. A real must-do while in Maui.

43. Feast at Te Au Moana Luau

Te Au Moana Luau is a wonderful way to end your day on Maui. With a spectacular show of music, hula dancers and even a bit of history, you will be entertained all evening. The buffet they serve has some of the best authentic food on the island.

44. Go back to school at the Hale Pa’i Printing Museum

This small museum is in an old Lahaina high school building, which is very interesting itself. Inside you will see an amazing history of the printing processes used in early history. It shows a lot of how the language and culture of the island developed over time.

45. Visit Haiku Mill

Visit Haiku Mill
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Haiku Mill is a beautifully restored sugar mill and plantation that has become one of the premier botanical gardens in the state. With its 150-year-old history reflected throughout, you will be in awe of the stunning horticultural artistry that awaits you here.

46. Taste samples on the Maui Chocolate Tour

Manawai Estate Chocolate is located on the famed Road to Hana and is a working cacao and tropical fruit farm. Here you will get to see the entire process of how cacao is grown and all of the processes it takes to make it into the best chocolate you have ever tasted. And of course, you get to sample all of the varieties of chocolate they have, which is the best part!

47. Join the fun at Ka’anapali Beach

Kaʻanapali Beach is the most popular beach on Maui, and is the go-to beach if you are looking for a lot of fun in the sun. There is music, beach volleyball, parasailing, surfing – whatever you could want to do you will find it here. Every evening there is a fantastic cliff diving show at the Black Rock on the north end of the beach that you will not want to miss.

48. Become an artist at Island Art Party

This is a premier, and Maui’s only, art party studio. Bring your friends, make it a girls night out, or take the family. Everyone will enjoy having a drink while painting a great picture. No experience, or talent, required – just a desire to have a lot of fun.

49. Kayak and Snorkel – South Shore Turtle

An amazing way to see Makena Bay along the South Shore of the island is in a kayak, and this company can provide a perfect opportunity for not only that but snorkeling and swimming with some of the native turtles. This half-day adventure will take you along the shoreline towards La Perouse Baywith a gorgeous view of Haleakala volcano.

50. Maui Diving – Scuba & Snorkel Center

Maui Diving – Scuba & Snorkel Center
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This is the premier dive company on the island. They provide everything you could want for Scuba diving. If you have never dived before, they will give you lessons and have you certified in no time. If you are certified, they will take you out to the best dive sites Maui has to offer. You will have the time of your life!

51. Enjoy Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

Take one of their rafting vessels out to snorkel Lanai, where the guide will find the best place for you to jump in. You will be able to get close to turtles, dolphins and so much more. You may even get close to some whales! They will take some amazing pictures of you as you swim among these awesome creatures.

52. Visit Maui Dragon Fruit Farm

This gorgeous organic farm not only produces dragon fruit, but also bananas, papayas, pineapples, sugarcane, tropical flowers and more. It also has fun things like a zipline and aquaball, so has so much to see and do. It is beautiful year round, and ideal for weddings and other private events.

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53. Kapalua Beach

Kapalua Beach is another one of the beaches in Maui that is extremely popular. It is often mentioned in many travel magazines as a top beach destination. Located on the northwestern side of the island, it is a breeding ground for whales, which can often be seen here during the winter months. The nearby town of Lahaina has been a famous whaling port for many generations.

54. Unique tours with Open Eye Tours & Photos

Hike, bike or ride on this unique tour that is customized to your desires to places that no other tours will take you. Take part in the local culture and experience the chants, legends, music, language, food, etc that makes the island so special. They will create an itinerary just for you.

55. Explore the Boo Boo Zoo (The East Maui Animal Refuge)

Red-crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata Kanaha Pond State wildlife refuge Kahului Maui Hawaii
Flickr Credit: Donald Quintana Nature Photography

This sanctuary is an amazing place where animals of all types are rescued, rehabilitated and most of all loved! You will get a personal tour of all of the animals, and learn so much about them and how humans affect them – both in good and bad ways. It will change your heart.

56. Attend Wananalua Congregational Church

This historic old church not only has great services, but have wonderful musical events and is a favorite wedding venue because of the beautiful setting. The huge banyan tree and lovely grounds are ideal. It is the oldest church in Hana, and the ancient tombstones in back are amazing to wander through.

57. See the park with Skyline Hawaii

Haleakala National Park and Upcountry Maui is the most beautiful area on Maui, and this guided tour will give you the best way to see it all. Learn of its cultural significance and enjoy the spectacular views as you relax and let others do the driving.

58. Enjoy the Beatles again at the Fourever Fab Show Maui

You will think you are at a Beatles concert again as you watch this amazing show. Get transported back in time as you sing along with Ringo, Paul and the boys. You will really like the meet-and-greet at the end of the show as you will feel like you really met the Fab Four!

59. Soak in culture at Wailele Polynesian Luau

This luau features some of the best music and dancing from old and modern Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand (Maori), Tonga and Samoa. It is the best way to tell stories of Pele, the goddess of fire, and Wailele. As a grand finale you will be treated to a traditional fire knife dance known as Siva Afi. It is a night you will never forget.

60. Fly along with Flyin Hawaiian Zipline

Fly along with Flyin Hawaiian Zipline
Flickr Credit: Ginny Winblad

This adventure includes 8 different ziplines that will take you over some of the most scenic canopy on the island. Start with the shortest at only 250 ft, and work your way up to the monster which is over 3,600 ft – the longest one in the state!

61. Shop at Hana Fresh

This farm stand is open on weekdays, and is the premier place to go for their own farm fresh organic fruits and vegetables. They also have fresh fish from local fishermen. Be sure to get some of their wonderful yogurt and fresh smoothies!

62. Take a cooking class at Chez Klio

Chef Yasko will take you through the whole process of cooking using fresh Asian ingredients and making some of the best food in Hawaii. Spend the day creating culinary masterpieces from one of the best while enjoying good company and your good food.

63. Surf with the Maui Surfer Girls

Maui Surfer Girls started out as a summer surf camp for teenage girls, but has since blossomed into the premier surf school in Maui. It now offers surf lessons to anyone from the age of 5 and up all year round. It also has special packages for newlyweds that head to the island for their honeymoon.

64. Take a Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip

This day-long excursion is one of the most exciting things to do in Maui, and is one of the most affordable companies on the island for similar adventures. It also includes everything you could need for the day, including lessons. They take you out on a beautiful catamaran will all the luxuries you want.

65. Dive in with NeverDry Divers

Dive in with NeverDry Divers
Flickr Credit: Summer

NeverDry Divers is one of the most accommodating dive centers on the island. They even offer a great Bed and Breakfast that divers can stay at so you do not miss out on anything and have the most dive time possible. Whether you have never dived before and want lessons, or are advanced and are looking for the best dive sites of the island, these guys can take care of you.

66. Sightseeing with Holo Holo Maui Tours

Get to know the “real” Maui with a personalized tour. Customized tours will take you through some of the back roads or other parts of the island that you want to see while getting great stories of the history and culture of the island. It is the best way to see the island.

67. Kahekili Beach Park

Kahekili Beach is surrounded by lava rock, which serves to isolate it from nearby beaches that are much more crowded. It is an ideal location for scuba divers and snorkelers as it has an amazing reef just offshore that extends out into the deeper water. Named after the last king of Maui, this quiet little beach is a favorite for snorkelers as well as whale-watchers.

68. Take a Maui Pineapple Tour

Learn the history of Hawaii’s pineapple industry as you tour trough the Maui Gold Pineapple fields, enjoy lunch at the Haliimaile General Store Restaurant or tour the Haliimaile Distilling Company where you get to sample the end results. You even get to take your own pineapple home.

69. Be fascinated at the Ocean Science Discovery Center

Located in Lahaina, the aquatic zoo will enthrall you. There are amazing exhibits that include live coral, colorful tropical fish, sharks, rays and so much more. You will become part of the ocean when you enter the underwater tunnel, and may even find yourself flinching when a shark or other creature comes flying at you!

70. Worship at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church

Worship at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church
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This amazing church is a great place to visit even if you do not want to attend mass. Located in Kihei, they are always warm and welcoming to visitors, and you will love the wonderful music, the beautiful stained glass windows and little gift shop.

71. Watch the horses at Na Lio Maui

Na Lio Maui is an amazing show featuring live horses. You will be treated to a barbecue dinner, then the show begins. There is storytelling, Hawaiian music and hula dancing that tells the story of the horse and Hawaiian cowboy. Of course, the riding demonstrations are simply fantastic.

72. Pick up goodies at the Napili Farmers Market

The Napili Farmers Market has a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables as well as many other items made by local residents. Souvenirs such as handmade jewelry and other items, as well as wonderful pastries and so much more. Stroll the stands while listening to wonderful Hawaiian music.

73. Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline Tours

Skyline Eco-Adventures is one of the best zipline companies in the state. Not only do they have some of the most fun ziplines in the area, but they are very aware of the fragility of the environment. A portion of their proceeds are donated back to protecting nature. They also include a tour -with lunch!

74. Taste the essence of Hawaii at MauiWine

This beautiful 23 acre vineyard features a tasting room that is in a cottage built in 1874 for King Kalakaua. That is just a portion of the historical buildings and grounds you will see as you tour this amazing winery and sample the wines made from the fruits of Maui.

75. Take part in the Drums of the Pacific Lu’au

Take part in the Drums of the Pacific Lu’au
Flickr Credit: Claudia

As one of the most exciting luaus, this evenings entertainment starts with the rhythmic beating of the conch, or traditional drums. Authentic foods and a traditional imu ceremony bring the Polynesian story to life. Sip on wonderful mai tais, eat all you can and take part in some of the arts and crafts demonstrations while enjoying a magnificent evening.

76. Visit Lahaina United Methodist Church

This church is known for its amazing authentic Hawaiian worship. The music is mainly acoustic guitars and ukuleles which you do not hear in just any church. The beautiful stained glass, gorgeous grounds and little gift shop are well worth the time to visit.

77. Sample great things at Hawaii Tasting Tours

This guided walking tour will take you to 3 or 4 of the best restaurants on Maui as you enjoy a progressive meal. At each stop you will sample their best dish and drink, all the while being entertained by your guide. There are even fun prizes and give-aways!

78. Big Beach

Big Beach is also known as Makena Beach or Oneloa, and is considered by many to be the best beach in Maui. With over a mile of amazing white and orange sand with amazing cliffs in the background, this is one of the most scenic beaches around. The beach is very wide as well which makes plenty of room for everyone to have plenty of space to enjoy.

79. Jump in with Five Star Scuba Wailea

Located in the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort & Spa – a Waldorf Astoria Resort, this dive company earns its five stars. They work hard to make everyone’s experience the best possible. They give lessons to new divers, or advanced certifications to those that want them. They will take you out to the best sites where you will be amazed and all of the marine life you will see.

80. Putt away at Maui Golf & Sports Park

Putt away at Maui Golf & Sports Park
Flickr Credit: Scott Glass

Miniature golf has never been so much fun. With two courses you will not have to wait in line. Although at times you may have to wait for a gecko to scoot out of the way! There are also bumper boats that are so much fun. A great day in the sun!

81. Paddle with Paddle On! Maui

Not only can you get private tours on stand up paddleboards, they also have kayaks. Go on a snorkeling adventure or out to watch the whales while quietly paddling along. They even have some great stand up paddleboard yoga tours! What a relaxing way to get some excessive

82. Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui

Enjoy a continental breakfast while you cruise out to Lanai Island. Expect to see dolphins all along the way. Then spend the afternoon snorkeling, water-sliding and swimming and watching for more dolphins. A great barbecue lunch caps off a perfect day.

83. Rivers To The Sea

Whether you are a beginner to the surfing world, or wanting to learn some of the most advanced techniques, the Rivers brothers know how to take care of you. This is a full service surf school where the instructors have fun teaching others how to surf. The attitude is as infectious as is the bug to catch bigger and bigger waves.

84. Cruise along with Maui Roadsters

Tour the island while driving a reproduction of the iconic 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Convertible. Whether you cruise the road to Hana, explore the slopes of Haleakala, or just chill out at a secluded cove, the exhilarating drive will make the experience twice as much fun.

85. Little Beach

Little Beach
Flickr Credit: Puuhale

Little Beach is just a short walk from its counterpart, Big Beach, and is one of only a handful of nudist beaches on Maui. It certainly known as the premier nudist beach in the country. You are not required to be nude while on this beach, and many people are clothed.

86. Find peace at Keawala’i Congregational Church

This amazing old stone church and cemetery sits in a very beautiful and serene location with a great view of the ocean. Not only are the services worth going to, but walking the grounds and admiring the architecture of the building is a great respite from a busy week.

87. Eat, drink and be merry with Maui Craft Tours

This tour will take you through the best the island has to offer in culinary arts as you visit Mill House Roasting Co., The Mill House Restaurant, MauiWine, Maui Brewing Co., Ocean Vodka, Hali’imaile Distilling, Surfing Goat Dairy, Maui Pineapple Tours and more. Authentic Hawaiian culture comes to life with all of the flavors of the island.

88. Peddle along with Maui Easy Riders

Maui Easy Riders offers two very different types of tours, Downhill Bike Tours on Haleakala and “Private Tours” of the Road to Hana. Both of these are very exhilarating and fun adventures. They are designed to accommodate the group, whether you love speed or just cruising along, road miles or dirt. A great way to experience the best of Maui.

89. Kama’ole Beach Park

Kama’ole Beach Park is a set of 3 beaches that are ideal for any occasion or visitor types. Each of them has their own unique quality while maintaining that typical Hawaiian atmosphere. “Kam I” is the northernmost beach and is also the largest of the three. Kam II is the smallest, and boasts a beautiful “ocean lawn” grassy stretch. Kam III is the most popular of the three and is best known for the shore break that makes for some of the best boogie-boarding and body surfing.

90. Eco-friendly diving with Extended Horizons

Eco-friendly diving with Extended Horizons
Flickr Credit: Rick

Not only is this a great dive company that provides lessons and tours to divers of all levels, but the are the only one that is 100% devoted to saving the environment. Their boats all run on pure bio-diesel and their shop runs on nothing but solar energy. All of the guides are certified Naturalists with credentials from NAI, so they are dedicated to protecting this beautiful landscape.

91. Travel the Road to Hana with Sandy Cheeks Tours

The famous Road to Hana is filled with so much to see and do, and this privately guided tour will take you to all of the hot spots in luxury and comfort. You will see many waterfalls, crawl through a natural lava tube and so much more with this trip that is customized to meet each groups desires.

92. Polo Beach

Polo Beach is more officially known as “Ke One o Polo” which translates to “The sand is not thick.” While this may be technically accurate, that does not mean that this is not one of the best beaches in Maui. Formed by two sandy crescents meeting in the middle it is one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire island.

93. See the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery

The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery sits on a breathtaking 80-acres on the slopes of Mount Haleakala, where you get spectacular views of both the north and south shores of Maui. They make the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water. You will certainly love this place – and the samples!

 

94. Zip along with 808 Mopeds

808 Mopeds is a unique and exciting tour company. Hop on a moped and enjoy a guided tour that also includes some hiking, ocean front dining and some amazing spots that regular tourist do not get to see. They can take you snorkeling, hike to a blowhole and much more. The GoPro on your helmet will capture every moment of your adventure.

95. Ultimate surfing with Surf Yoga Maui

Ultimate surfing with Surf Yoga Maui
Flickr Credit: Ashley Zaccaro

For that ultimate experience that involves some world famous surfing, you will want to take lessons from one of the best schools on the island. Surf Yoga Maui is just that school. They are ideal for their offerings of private, semi-private, and group surf lessons. No matter if you have never been on a board before, or just want to advance your skills, you will find whatever you need here with these wonderful people.

 

96. One’uli Black Sand Beach

One’uli Black Sand Beach, also called Naupaka Beach, is made up of spectacular ocean-ground coral and shells and ground lava that has created the most beautiful sand around. The great cinder cone, Pu’u Ola’i, is a famous geological landmark that displays how this amazing sand is created. “Pu’u Ola’i” means Earthquake Hill, which is a good descriptive name, and you will soon see why.

97. Travel with The Maui Touring Company

Travel the road in style and luxury with The Maui Touring Company. They specialize in private tours of the famous Road to Hana, and you love getting the pampering and attention along with an excellent guided tour.

98. Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso

The Calypso is a beautiful new ship the company has just recently added to their fleet. It is a wonderful way to explore the Molokini Crater, an ancient and extinct volcanic crater that is home to myriads of spectacular marine life. You can snorkel, SNUBA, use underwater camera equipment and watch the sea life through the glass bottom boat.

99. Maui Truck Tours

This unique tour takes you through Maui in an open-air truck, which is a great way to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the island. There are tours for all ages, such as the adult-only one that includes stops at various pubs, to those for families and groups of all sizes. They are customized to make it the best experience possible for all.

 

100. Experience the Taste of Maui Island Tours

Experience the Taste of Maui Island Tours
lickr Credit: excursionpass

This tour will tease your senses as you travel throughout the island. You will taste exotic fruits, smell the wonderful aroma of tropical flowers, see the beauty of fields of lavender and so much more. You will also get to taste the gourmet products that come from such things as these.

 

101. Mai Poina ‘Oe Ia’u Beach

Mai Poina ‘Oe Ia’u Beach is also known as “Sunseeker Beach” and is one of the favorite beaches for many people because it is one of the most quiet and isolated beaches in Maui. While it is located in front of the Kohea Kai Resort, it is often so quiet that you might go for quite a while without seeing any other person. If you are looking for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, this is the best place to be.


As you can see, Maui has a whole lot to offer everyone of all ages and interests. No matter if the weather is perfect or not, you vacation will be. Come and have the time of your life. Aloha!

 

Also read:

The 12 Best Beach in Maui

Guide to Scuba Diving Maui

The 14 Best Beach in Kauai

Chatting With Brent Durand about Underwater Photography

 

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