12 Experiences You Will Love on Maui
Collected by Andrea Rip , AFAR Local Expert
Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI 96753, USA
We took a stroll up and down the coast at Wailea in Maui. It was paradise. There is a walkway that goes all along the coast in that area, and each hotel connects to it. There were so many activities going on there every night. Luaus, weddings,...
One of the best sunrises you'll ever experience and I've been fortunate to do it twice. The day starts with hoodies and jackets and as soon as the sun came up we hopped on our bikes and started making our way down. We removed layer after layer and...
2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Hawaiian green sea turtles—locally known as honu—are one of the most enchanting creatures you're likely to encounter while snorkeling in Kaʽanapali. Deliberate in their movements and stealthy in their approach, these tropical reptiles have a...
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy G8, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Did you know that whalers in 19th-century Hawaii were paid only $.03 per day? Or that if a whaler was caught on shore after curfew (9:30 p.m.) he'd be hit with a $2 fine? For those who are interested in life during the whaling days, dozens of...
500 Bay Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
In Ancient Hawaii, six-man canoes were the vessel of choice for moving between islands and villages. Today, outrigger canoeing is a big part of the culture and a popular activity among locals. In the last decade, it's even become a high school...
671 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
While the Lahaina Visitors Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse has maps you can use for a self-guided walking tour, visitors who want to dig a bit deeper can take a guided walking tour of Lahaina. Run by Maui Nei walking tours, this two-hour tour...
Haiku, Haiku-Pauwela, HI 96708, USA
Somewhere along the Road to Hana - we stopped by this fruit stand. The road itself is winding and with two small kids we werent sure we would make it far - but this place was just the right stop to both quench our thirst as well as a break for the...
The Moon & Venus during a sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala on the island of Maui. This is an experience not to be missed. There are different tour companies that can take you to the top to see the sunrise. You can also drive yourself to the top, which...
651 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA
Not all food indulgences have to be unhealthy, as the popular O’o Farm located in the Maui highlands proves daily. O’o Farm began in 2000 as the brainchild of two Maui restaurateurs who wanted to offer high-quality, Maui grown ingredients to their...
Kaihalulu Beach, Hana, HI 96713, USA
This was the end of the Hana Highway in Maui. Our guidebook told of a red sand beach, but it specifically left out information on how to get there, in an effort to keep people from spoiling it. Before our trip, I printed out some instructions from...
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