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Top 10 things to do on 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.

  • Road to Hana

    1. Road to Hana

    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.

  • Molokini crater and Turtle Town

    2. Molokini crater and Turtle Town

    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.

  • Haleakala sunrise

    3. Haleakala sunrise

    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.

  • Whale watching season

    4. Whale watching season

    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.

  • ‘Iao Valley State Park

    5. ‘Iao Valley State Park

    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.

  • Upcountry Maui

    6. Upcountry Maui

    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.

  • Old Town Lahaina

    7. Old Town Lahaina

    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.

  • Nakalele blowhole

    8. Nakalele blowhole

    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.

  • Authentic Hawaiian luau

    9. Authentic Hawaiian luau

    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.

  • Scenic Flight Tour across Maui

    10. Scenic Flight Tour across Maui

    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.

What people are saying about Maui

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,759 reviews

10 hour trip does not sound fun BUT LET ME TELL YOU, this is a tour you have to do! I would recommend early in your stay so you know what places to visit during the rest of your stay. Our tour guide KAMMY was the BEST tour guide (this was our 4th tour in the island). Kammy told us about the cultural history of Hawaii, always with a smile and full of energy, paced the food and snacks so that we would stay full the whole day. The lunch was fantastic! We had Hawaiian bbq chicken (with choices of steak, chicken or pork) but we picked chicken and it was delicious, freshly made, Kammy dipped us off at the black sand beach and let us enjoy our time while he went to get our food. I wish for everyone to have just as great as a trip we had. Once again, I think Kammy or Sam (English name) made all the difference for us, we truly enjoyed the scenery but also the Hawaiian culture. Highly recommend!!

Sam was an incredible host ! We had a great time. Would 100% recommend. The excursion went an hour and half over which was a little too long, but only because our guide was so kind and excited to show us so many areas. During COVID make sure to remind your host that you’re most comfortable if everyone keeps there mask on all the time.

Our zip lining tour guides were amazing - so friendly, supportive and informative about Hawaiian ecology. I went with my four kids and we had a blast. I am quite fearful of heights but Matt and Kevin helped me feel confident that I could do the course. We had so much fun and would highly recommend!

Patrick, Jeff and Murph were fantastic! Courteous & helpful. The boxed sandwich was really good. And they were right there to bring drinks to everyone. All three were so knowledgeable about the humpback whales! I would highly recommend this sunset cruise.

Great crew, such a fun day snorkeling- and we got to stop for amazing whale watching! Excellent staff. Great for families, would do again!