Top 10 Maui Vacation Ideas

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If you are looking for things to do while on vacation on the island of Maui, we have put together for you to observe.

Haleakala Crater

Enjoy the long, winding road to the summit of Maui’s dormant volcano. Leave about 2am and catch the sunrise from the crater. You will love the lunar landscape and beautiful Silverswords. It’s cold up there so take a jacket.

Road to Hana

Drive this scenic highway that twists through the lush rainforest and past cascading waterfalls to Maui’s east shore. The drives beauty and many hairpin turns are unforgettable. Pack a cooler and take your time, stopping along the way for photos.

Iao Valley State Park

In central Maui, this beautiful park is home to the velvet green Iao Needle that stands 2,250 feet high. The park contains gorgeous waterfalls to walk among and is rich with Hawaiian history.

Lanai Dolphin Cruise

Take a snorkel cruise off the coast of Lanai. View dolphins, green sea turtles and whales in season. Snorkel in a secluded, pristine channel and learn about Hawaii marine life by local preservationists.

Molokini Snorkel Cruise

One of the best snorkeling and diving spots in Hawaii, Molokini is a bird and marine sanctuary and the crescent-shaped top of an extinct volcano. Go early morning for the smoothest ride.

Old Lahaina Luau

Enjoy a delicious Hawaiian buffet including kalua pig and ahi poke. See a customary imu ceremony and watch myths and legends told through traditional hula dance. Interactive games and an open bar top it off!

Whale Watching Tour

Between the months of December and April, take a sunset cruise and watch the humpback whales frolicking. Pupus and drinks are served along with a gorgeous Maui sunset.

Learn To Surf

There are dozens of great surf schools on Maui. They provide the surfboards and rash guards along with excellent teachers who will get you up and riding the waves during your first lesson!

Makena State Park (Big Beach)

Big Beach is one of the most popular spots in all of Hawaii for body boarding, skim boarding and sunbathing. Approximately 1.5 miles long, and 100 feet wide, Big Beach offers mostly calm conditions with parking, restrooms and lifeguards.


If you prefer the greens to the beaches, you won’t be disappointed on Maui. There are 14 highly acclaimed courses all with gorgeous views and pristine greens for your enjoyment.


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