This article was written before the Lahaina Fires on 8/8/2023. Old Lahaina Town is destroyed and travel and tourism in West Maui is closed until 10/8/23. Please be aware of the current situation on the Island while reading any previously written information about the Island of Maui. While the island needs tourism to survive, many people and businesses mentioned in this article lost their premises and employees lost their homes so unfortunately, may not be operating at this time. Please continue to be mindful of the ongoing situation on Maui while planning your trip and visiting the island. Current information regarding Travel to Maui at this time can be found HERE. Our thoughts and condolences are with our Maui Ohana during this devastating time. Mahalo for your consideration and understanding.
Maui, Hawaii is a true tropical paradise. With hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, beautiful azure waters, and Luxury hotels The first thing to spring to mind is relaxing on a sandy beach with a Mai Tai. There is so much more to Maui than just beaches and cocktails though. Maui’s Diverse landscape means there are hundreds of activities and attractions dotted around the island. You will certainly want to spend some of your trip kicking back but when you do head away from the beaches it is important to know what attractions on Maui are best.
This page is a compilation of all our Maui, Hawaii Attractions. So you can find all the Best Things to do in Maui, Hawaii so you can plan the perfect trip!
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1 – Haleakala – The 10,000ft tall Volcano towers above Maui. A visit to the summit o this Volcano can really be a life-affirming experience. Whether by night to see the stars or day to see the Martian-like landscape of the Ever popular Sunrise the “house of the sun” remains one of Maui’s most popular attractions.
2 – Best Luau – A Luau is usually top of most people’s lists when they visit Maui. Luaus are big business on the Island. As such, there is strong competition to keep prices low and quality high, and drinks unlimited. We look at every Luau on Maui to bring you the BEST.
3 – Road to Hana – The Hana Highway Runs for 64+ miles along the rugged Rainforest coast of Maui’s Northeast area. It’s a remote and wild drive along a very challenging road. With multiple ways to experience this, we really rate it as a must-do…if you can stomach it?
4 – Best Beaches – Maui has more miles of sandy beaches than any other Hawaiian island. And nearly all of them are fantastic! Our guide explains which beach is best for particular requirements so you can have the perfect beach day.
5 – Snorkelling Sub-Site – Maui’s waters are clear, warm, and packed with life. Unsurprisingly Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities.
Locations – Where is best for Snorkeling on the Island? We point you in the right direction.
Tips – The Ocean can be a daunting place for beginners, read our tips on getting in for the first time or improving your experience for learners and people with less confidence as well as improving your technique for more experienced Snorkelers.
Safety – Maui’s Waters can look stunningly calm and beautiful and for the most part, they are. But this is not Disneyland and accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of accidents on the Island. Don’t become a statistic and learn how to stay safe when Snorkeling.
Equipment – What to Pack to get the best out of your Snorkelling.
Hawaiian Reef Fish and Animals – What’s down there? …Spoiler …LOTS!
6 – Cruises and Sails – Maui is blessed with some of the most stunning, calm, clear, blue, ocean scapes in the world. Its coastlines really are unimaginably pretty. Taking to the sea to take in some of this unparalleled beauty makes for an unforgettable experience. There are many ways to get out on the water and see all that Maui’s Ocean has to offer.
8 – Helicopter Tours – Seeing Maui from the Air is breathtaking. It’s not cheap though so you need to choose the company wisely. We review all operators so you know what to expect and can find the best Tour.
9 – Wildlife – Maui has some incredible and diverse Wildlife. While on land the remote location of the Hawaiian Islands has limited the amount of flora and fauna found on the land. under the sea, the Island is filled with Riches. The Following Articles take a look at Maui’s best Wildlife and how you can witness it firsthand!
- Flora And Fauna of Maui – A Guide to Maui’s amazing animals, birds, fish, and Plants! Check out Maui’s most amazing wildlife!
- Turtles – Hawaii’s Most famous residents, come and see where to find Maui’s incredible Sea Turtles
- Whales – Every winter huge numbers of Giant Humpback Whales descend on Maui to breed and shelter from the frigid arctic winters of their feeding grounds. Find out when is best to see them and what Tours are best.
- Maui’s Reef Fish – Stick your head underwater and you will find a myriad of underwater life. Maui’s waters are teeming with marine life. Find out what you are likely to find in our extensive guide.
10 – Hiking – Maui has vast swathes of land that are wild, remote, and completely undeveloped, this would normally be a hiking paradise. However, the majority of this land is off-limits to most people. However, the island is dotted with some incredible trials with a huge amount of diversity. Exploring these is one of Maui’s real wonders.
11 – Hidden Gems – there is not much left to see and do in Maui that is not documented, but we still know a few more remote and hidden locations where you can get away from the crowds and see a real wild side of Maui far from the Beaten Path.