Top attractions in Maui
Maui’s spectacular beaches and lush valleys offer endless outdoor experiences, including surfing, hiking, skydiving, helicopter tours, paddle sports, whale-watching, and zip lining. Take advantage of all the fun activities available year round.
Check off your bucket list and cruise along the winding Road to Hana. Jump in your Mustang convertible or join a tour to see giant waterfalls, rainbow eucalyptus trees, bamboo forests, black sand beaches, and more on this all-day adventure.
Take a boat out to the infamous nature preserve, Molokini Crater. Only accessible by boat, you will see giant green sea turtles, tropical fish, and sometimes even monk seals native to Hawaii. This is a must-do when visiting Maui.
In Hawaiian, Haleakala means “House of the sun” and stands 10,023 feet above sea level. Watch the sun rise at the top of Haleakala National Park on the beautiful island of Maui. Not an early riser? Bike down the mountain during the day, or try stargazing at night.
Every year, thousands of majestic whales migrate back to the islands to mate. Whale watching season runs from the beginning of December to the end of April every year. Take a boat tour from Maalaea Harbor or Lahaina Town to cruise out to the Maui Channel and see the whales flap their fins and leap through the waves.
Hike through ‘Iao Valley, located in Central Maui, to the famous ‘Iao Needle Lookout and take in the views of this lush tropical rainforest. Along the trail, you may even see waterfalls peeking in the distance. Be prepared to bring cash, as there is a fee for parking.
Head up north to Kula to visit Maui’s famous farm region, Upcountry. Here, you can visit the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, pet a baby goat at Surfing Goat Farm, do a vodka and rum distillery tour at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, or do a pineapple wine tasting at Ulupalakua Vineyards.
Head down to Banyan Court Park to see one of the world’s largest banyan trees. Enjoy your day walking along downtown Front Street, lined with local restaurants and shops. Cool off and enjoy some famous Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice.
In Hawaiian, Nakalele means "the leaning". The hike down to the sea cliffs is known to have dangerous conditions when waves crash in, so be careful when hiking down to the blowhole. Be sure to snap a picture in front of the famous heart-shaped rock on your way back up.
A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is accompanied by hula and fire dancing. Get immersed in Hawaiian culture and learn the story of Polynesia at a luau, perfect for honeymooners and families.
Maui County is home to some of the world’s most isolated vistas, including the world’s tallest sea cliffs off the coast of Molokai, a small island just across the Maui Channel from Maui, fly above the famous Haleakala Crater, and more.
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What people are saying about Maui
We really enjoyed the Road to Hāna trip with Justin as our guide. We loved seeing and stopping at waterfalls and beaches along the way, as well as the delicious BBQ lunch and yummy snacks provided by our guide. He shared lots of interesting information with us and was an expert driver. The Road to Hāna is filled with so many beautiful sites and places to stop, and while we didn’t stop at all of them, we definitely stopped at the best ones! I enjoyed going around the back side and continuing the loop instead of turning around, as there were a lot of interesting things and less traffic on I left with a greater sense of the history, geography, plant life and culture of Maui, as well as a desire to learn and explore more!
5 star experience. Crew was exceptional. The breakfast and lunch was wonderful and beyond our expectations for food on a catamaran. Plenty to eat and drink. Toilets on board were a nice bonus. Our family of 5 ( 3 kids ages 15,13 and 9) loved this excursion. The boat ride was relaxing and we saw an abundance of reef fish (including eel and octopus) while snorkeling. We would do this again and highly recommend if you want a relaxing boat ride and snorkel.
What an incredible afternoon. We had a fabulous time on the Calypso! Our captain was extremely thorough and helpful. The crew was superb with their service, attention to detail, instructions to everyone with the snorkeling gear and the food/drinks. We certainly lucked out with the weather and conditions, but I feel like we hit the jackpot with this boat. Wonderful job!!
I am deathly afraid of the ocean and I loved this tour because I was able to join my family on the floating blue mat at the back of the boat. Normally, i just watch my husband and daughter enjoy the snorkeling but this time I was able to join them in the water. Also, loved all the information about the ocean and preservation. WELL WORTH IT!
We loved this experience, so glad we went with this company. The show was really moving, beautiful and exciting, such talented dancers and musicians! The host was gorgeous and wonderful. The show was amazing, the food delicious and plentiful, the open bar was a bonus. A great time all around!