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15 of the Best Maui Activities


Check out this list of 15 of the Best Maui Activities. Maui, Hawaii, is a diverse and stunning destination that offers a wide range of activities for tourists. Some of the most popular activities on Maui include:

1. Lanai Cat Sanctuary:
a. Our recommendation for cat lovers visiting Maui and the #1 attraction on Lanai. We have 7+ different itineraries available for booking.

2. Road to Hana:
a. Embark on a scenic drive along the famous Road to Hana, known for its breathtaking views, waterfalls, lush landscapes, and the iconic Seven Sacred Pools in Ohe’o Gulch. Private and group tours are available for booking if you do not want to make the drive yourself.

3. Haleakala National Park:
a. Visit Haleakalā, a dormant volcano, and witness a mesmerizing sunrise or sunset from the summit. Hiking trails within the park offer diverse landscapes and unique flora and fauna. Group and customizable private hikes & tours are available for booking for those that want a very special experience or just do not want to drive up the hill.

4. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving:
a. Explore the vibrant underwater world at Molokini Crater, Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, or Turtle Town. Maui’s clear waters provide excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Tours available departing from Kaanapali Beach, Maalaea Harbor, Kihei and Makena.

5. Whale Watching:
a. Maui is a prime location for whale watching, especially during the winter months when humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters. Boat tours offer a chance to witness these majestic creatures up close. If you are on Maui during whale season don’t miss an opportunity to book a tour!

6. Luau Experience:
a. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by attending a traditional luau. Enjoy a feast, live music, hula dancing, and learn about the island’s history and customs. We have several top rated Luaus available for booking ranging from value to luxury.

7. Waterfall Adventures:
a. Explore Maui’s lush rainforests and discover stunning waterfalls. Popular spots include the Twin Falls on the Road to Hana, Waimoku Falls in Haleakalā National Park, and the Seven Sacred Pools. Permitted tours of many of the sites including the Seven Sacred Pools is very limited. Book the available private itinerary for a unique experience.

8. Surfing and Windsurfing:
a. Maui’s shores offer excellent conditions for surfing and windsurfing. Beginners can take lessons in spots like Kihei and Lahaina, while experienced surfers can challenge themselves at Ho’okipa Beach.

9. Beach Hopping:
a. Maui boasts an abundance of beautiful beaches. Relax on the golden sands of Wailea, enjoy water sports at Kaanapali, or watch the sunset at the iconic Big Beach in Makena.

10. Horseback Riding or ATV:
a. Explore the hidden landscapes of Maui via horseback riding or a thrilling ATV adventure. Check out the options available for booking.

11. Zip-lining Adventures:
a. Experience the thrill of zip-lining through Maui’s lush valleys and forests. We have available for booking zip-lining experiences with panoramic views of the island.

12. Maui Ocean Center:
a. Discover Hawaii’s marine life at the Maui Ocean Center. The aquarium showcases a variety of sea creatures, including sharks, rays, and vibrant coral reefs.

13. Golfing:
a. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at world-class golf courses, such as the Plantation Course in Kapalua and Wailea Golf Club, which offer stunning ocean views.

14. Distillery, Chocolate or Farm:
a. Indulge in local flavors with your choice of distillery tours, chocolate tastings, or farm visits. Explore Maui’s diverse offerings with distillery experiences, chocolate adventures, or farm explorations. Many unique tours available!

15. Cultural Activity/Tour or Museum:
a. Discover Maui’s rich heritage with immersive cultural activities, tours, or museum visits. Immerse yourself in the living culture of Maui with hands-on workshops, traditional dance performances, or authentic luau experiences.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural experiences, Maui offers a diverse array of activities that cater to a wide range of interests.  We hope that this list of 15 of the Best Maui Activities helps you plan your vacation.

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