Best Maui Activities
Maui nō ka ʻoi means “Maui is the best.” Maui, known as the Valley Isle, is a diverse island with something for everyone. Check out our list of the Best Maui Activities!
1. Road to Hana
The most popular Maui Activity is exploring the Road to Hana. On this adventure you will see waterfalls, lush vegetation, beautiful beaches and breathtaking views. Many people enjoy getting a Hawaii Rental Car and exploring at their own pace. Others prefer to leave the hairpin turns and narrow one-lane bridges to a professional and opt for a relaxing Road to Hana Tour.
2. Haleakala National Park
Haleakala means “house of the sun.” Rising 10,023 ft above sea level, Haleakala is one of the most popular places in the world to watch the sunrise. After taking in the stunning sunrise there are a variety of Maui Activities to choose from in the park. There are many Haleakala hiking trails with majestic views. One of the Best Maui Activities is a Haleakala Bicycle Tour. As you bike down the world’s largest dormant volcano you will experience 21 scenic switchbacks.
3. Maui Snorkeling
Be sure to explore Maui’s pristine waters. Maui has many beautiful reefs with colorful marine life. There are many Maui Snorkeling Tours that make a snorkel stop at Molokini, one of the most famous snorkeling locations in the world. Another one of the best Maui Activities is the Lanai Landing Snorkel Trip. The Lanai Landing Snorkel Tour includes one off-shore snorkel site and some time on the beautiful island of Lanai. On Lanai you can explore Hulopo’e Beach and Bay Marine Reserve (voted #1 Beach in America).
4. Maui Zipline Tours
Maui Zipline Tours offer a thrilling way to experience Maui’s lush north shore. Piiholo Ranch Zipline boasts the only 4 person tandem zipline in Hawaii. On North Shore Zipline you will soar over giant eucalyptus trees while taking in views of the Pacific Ocean and Maui’s verdant North Shore.
5. Maui Whale Watching
Another one of the best Maui Activities is Maui Whale Watching. Maui’s unique and shallow waters offer calm and clear conditions for high visibility. Maui Whale Watch season is December to May.
6. Maui Hiking
Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the real Maui. Many of Maui’s scenic areas are accessible only by foot. Hiking is a great way to see some of Maui’s most magnificent waterfalls. Maui Hiking Tours are led by knowledgeable guides on some of the world’s most remarkable hiking trails.
7. Maui Submarine Tours
View Maui’s fascinating marine life without getting wet. Climb aboard the Maui Atlantis Submarine. Departing from Lahaina Harbor, the fully narrated Maui Submarine Tour is fun for the entire family!
From Lahaina Harbor, take the ferry over to Molokai to explore the “Friendly Isle.” Molokai is an island with many gorgeous sights – white sand beaches, tropical forests, ancient Hawaiian fishponds and some of the world’s highest sea cliffs. You can reserve a guided Molokai island tour that includes points of interest such as Kalaupapa Sea Cliff Lookout, Purdy’s Macadamia Nut Farm, Coffees of Hawaii coffee farm, Father Damien Church, ancient Hawaiian spiritual sites and Kaunakakai town.
If you prefer to explore at your own pace reserve the Molokai Cruise and Car package that includes a roundtrip ferry ticket from Lahaina, car rental on Molokai and a map with a list of Molokai’s points of interest.
Another way to experience Molokai is to soar above the cascading waterfalls and stunning sea cliffs with Maui Helicopter Tours.
9. Maui Luaus
Maui offers a variety of Hawaiian Luaus. Learn to hula, eat a Hawaiian feast and marvel at the fire knife dancers. A trip to Maui is not complete without an evening at a Maui Luau.
10. Hawaiian Shave Ice
After experiencing the best Maui Activities be sure to cool off with a Hawaiian Shave Ice. If you are looking for the island’s softest ice with delicious homemade syrup be sure to try Ululani’s Shave Ice. Ululani’s has 48 flavors to choose from. Ululani’s Shave Ice also offers add ons such as ice cream, snow cap, toasted coconut, homemade azuki beans and fresh mochi balls.
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