Maui Things to Do

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Maui Things to Do

  • Banyan Tree

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    Lahaina Things to Do

    Right in the heart of Old Town Lahaina by the Courthouse is an exceptionally large and old Banyan Tree. The tree itself is over 60 feet tall and has over ten trunks that anchor it to the ground. This massive tree was first planted in 1873This massive tree provides a beautiful shaded area with benches underneath its branches. On weekends art...

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  • Road to Hana

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    Kihei Things to Do

    It isn't far in miles but that is very deceiving you need to get an early start. For one thing there is a lot of traffic and you have to go slowily. The roads are super curvy and some of the curves are 1 lane so you have to be very careful and supposed to honk your horn are you turn. I'm serious. Besides that there is alot to stop and see .. and...

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  • Road to Hana

    Hana Things to Do

    Hotel Hana Maui was a very unique and amazing hotel. It is pricey to have no t.v and wi-fi, but it's beautiful and private and romantic. The service is excellent! I've heard it is changing entirely as far as the name and prices, etc., but I'm hoping it continues to be an oasis of beauty and "old Hawaii". I would totally recommend this hotel, esp....

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  • Activities and Attractions

    Maui Things to Do

    The Sugar Cane Train was created by "Mac" McKelvy and Makai Corporation in 1969. It's a passenger locomotive that has been transporting people along a 6-mile stretch of track from Lahaina to Puukoli. We didn't ride on the locomotive but as we were driving to Ka'ana'pali Beach we saw the locomotive whizzing by the tracks after blowing its steam...

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  • Luau

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We arrived at Old Lahaina Luau at 5:10 pm and the parking lot was already full. They told us to park at the overflow parking lot at the Cannery Mall across the street but we were able to find some street parking that was a little closer instead. Once we parked, Chris just changed his shirt right there and we went inside. The luau area was...

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  • Red Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    There are no signs directing you to the red sand beach, it is hidden tricky to find and very tricky to get to. The hilly trail along the the side of a cliff is very eroded and narrow. I AM TERRIFIED OF HIEGHTS THIS WAS WAYYYYY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But once you get there it's very nice. a lot of the pics people take are super enhanced so I'm...

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  • Water Sports

    Maui Things to Do

    One of the two whirlpools located at the Hibiscus Pool at the Grand Wailea is the Kihei Whirlpool. In the early morning hours there could be a chill in the air and this is a good way to warm up before enjoying some time at the pool. We arrived at the pool early at 7:30 am to enjoy some time at the whirlpool before hitting the other pools for some...

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  • Walking Tour

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We just walked into any of the historical sites in Lahaina and picked up a map to do this walk. It could take you a few hours to do but its free (except to where you need to pay admission), there are many signs to let you know where you are at and what to expect. I found it interesting and informative. Lots of great information. It takes you back...

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  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park. Usually people just know it as Black Sand Beach. Also its more like rocks not sand. You will definitley need water shoes here. There is a picnic area, campground and cemetary here then you can walk down to the beach. This is also on the Road to Hana and a popular stop for tourist...

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  • Hana

    Maui Things to Do

    Spectacular, remote, and fascinating. The Pools of Ohe'o are the most popular spot on The Road To Hana. The Pools are located 15 minutes south of Hana. There are seven tiered pools fed by waterfalls. The lower pools are the easiest to access, I did have the chance to swim in one of the lower pools with a large waterfall. It was a wonderful...

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  • Beaches

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Kaanapali Beach is a three mile stretch sand and clear blue waters. This beach area is quite popular and is lined by resorts, The Whaler's Village and restaurants. One of Kaanapali Beach’s most famous attractions is the daily cliff diving ceremony off of the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. Held every evening at...

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  • Waimoku Falls

    Hana Things to Do

    An awesome hike. The journey is the destination. There is so much to experience here. Waimoku Falls are some of the largest. About 400 foot I believe. Our trip happened to be during a dry spell so the falls were very light. But this just afforded us a different view then many others are able to get. During the hike we passed or crossed Ironwoods,...

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  • Beaches and Coastlines

    Maui Things to Do

    Mokapu Beach was located right in front of the resort in which we were staying; The Andaz. I liked that the beach was small and uncrowded. We only saw people from our resort and a few people from the neighboring condo development. After seeing the mob scene of Wailea beach; I was happy to be here at Mokapu. The beach condition was perfect; nice...

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  • Snorkeling and Diving

    Lahaina Things to Do

    The Beaches of Hawaii are Famous Worldwide!!! There is a reason -- because they are FANTASTIC!!! This is what you came here for, right? You will not be disappointed!!! I could live at these beaches! Relax on the beach, go for a swim, go snorkeling, take pictures and make memories! You won't want to forget this place!!!

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  • The Shops at Wailea

    Maui Things to Do

    The Shops at Wailea is one of the large shopping/dining areas located in Wailea. There are many shops, galleries and restuarants located here. There are the usual stores you'd find in most malls in America such as Tommy Bahama and the Gap. They also have some local shops such as ABC Stores, Maui Water Wear and Na Hoku. Since the shops are located...

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  • Car Trips

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Special love affair with Maui since the 80's. Have enjoyed scores of visits. This time, for the first time, we ran into Halloween. 25,000 or more residents & visitors descend on Lahaina Town. Cars are banned after 2pm. Afternoon kid parade is followed by an awesome, FUN, adult playground of sights n' sounds. 90% of the island's 300 member police...

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  • Hawaiian Flowers/Trees/Wildlife

    Maui Things to Do

    We were very fortunate to be able to see The Haleakalā silversword. It's a very rare plant and has been on the endangered list since 1992. It is only found in Hawaii on the island of Maui at elevations over 6,900 feet on the dormant Haleakalā volcano. The plants have been protected by the U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service and have made a...

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  • Whalewatching

    Lahaina Things to Do

    My wife and I didn't have to go far for some whale watching. We pulled into Lahaina aboard the Celebrity Century in the early morning hours of my 40th Birthday. From our suite's balcony we watched a large group of humpback wales jumping out of the water, diving and waving their flippers. It was an amazing sight to see and so close to us. This...

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  • Lighthouse

    Lahaina Things to Do

    My wife and I arrived in Lahaina Harbour from a cruise ship. As soon as we hit the Pier we saw the Old Lahian Lighthouse. Lahaina was once a whaling port and the sailors needed help with navigating into the harbor, so the Lighthouse was constructed. The original structure was wood but was changed to concrete later on in 1905. This lighthouse was...

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  • Old Courthouse and Custom house

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Here you will also find bathrooms. They are clean. There is also a replica of what the court house used to look like in the 1800's. It has been restored for us to see. There is also tons of fishing and whaling equipment on display. It really takes you back in time being in here. There are also old pictures and so much info.

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  • Surfing

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Another vendor we used was Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina. I'd never even touched a surf board before, but I'd always wanted to try. And even though I really don't have a future in surfing, they did keep their word that I would ride a wave. I actually rode part or all of four waves, and I was the one that had to take a break! Their photographer...

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  • Explore other Resorts

    My wife and I love to explore other resorts when travelling to see what they have to offer. We were staying at the Andaz in 2014; which is one of the newest properties in Wailea but were curious about the rest down the beach. During our trip we ventured off to the Grand Wailea, Marriott and the Four Seasons. It is nice to compare the different...

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  • Lahaina Center

    The Lahaina Center; located on front Street is where you can find a bunch of shopd to purchase some souvenirs of your trip. There are several souvenir shops as well as a Hilo Hatties. There are also some dining options here as well:The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hard Rock Cafe and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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  • Ku'Ula Stones

    These Ku'Ula Stones are a fisherman's shrine honoring a deity for the abundance of the sea. The stones are located along the coastal walk near the Grand Wailea Resort. During our early morning walk we happen upon the stones. Along many coastal areas you will come across many shrines honoring all sorts of deities. Many of the native people are very...

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  • Sugar Cane Train

    The Sugar Cane Train was created by "Mac" McKelvy and Makai Corporation in 1969. It's a passenger locomotive that has been transporting people along a 6-mile stretch of track from Lahaina to Puukoli. We didn't ride on the locomotive but as we were driving to Ka'ana'pali Beach we saw the locomotive whizzing by the tracks after blowing its steam...

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  • Sunset Cruise with Quick Silver

    There are all sorts of cruises that you can take. We decided to do a sunset cruise which included dinner with Quick Silver since we got an excellent 1/2 price last minute deal. We arrived at the dock and waited a short time to board the cruise. This cruise included a buffet style dinner with a few drinks and a traditional conch calling...

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  • Whale Watching

    I love whales and anytime I can get a chance to see these majestic creatures I am ecstatic. Maui is blessed with their winter migration south and you can usually enjoy them from November - May (many say December-May), but February and March are probably the best times to see these beautiful creatures. The best places to catch a glimpse of the...

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  • Wailea Beach Coastal Walk

    The Wailea Beach Coastal Walk is a path that hugs the coastline winding past several of the beachfront resorts of the area. I liked that this is a paved area and it is easy for people to walk or ride it; especially those in wheelchairs. My wife and I enjoyed this walk several times during our stay in Wailea. The path links many of the public...

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  • Mokapu Beach

    Mokapu Beach was located right in front of the resort in which we were staying; The Andaz. I liked that the beach was small and uncrowded. We only saw people from our resort and a few people from the neighboring condo development. After seeing the mob scene of Wailea beach; I was happy to be here at Mokapu.The beach condition was perfect; nice...

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  • The Road to Hana

    A full day of exploration starting at Paia, a surfer cowboy town, and driving the ever twisting, climbing, dropping, but spectacular road to Hana, about a fifty mile adventure. The stops along the way may bring new found pleasure to you, as you can walk into the bamboo forests and pass by a refreshing stream up to a rushing waterfall. All this, and...

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  • Whale Watching

    My wife and I didn't have to go far for some whale watching during our first visit to Maui in 2013. We pulled into Lahaina aboard the Celebrity Century in the early morning hours of my 40th Birthday. From our suite's balcony we watched a large group of humpback wales jumping out of the water, diving and waving their flippers. It was an amazing...

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  • Hit the road and drive around Maui

    The resorts in Maui can be quite expensive and unless you have more than 4 days visiting this island I wouldn't recommend that you venture away from the resort since you'll want to make the best of what your resort has to offer. But, if you don't mind forgoing the activities in your resort, have plenty of time to venture out or are staying at a...

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  • Kihei Whirlpool(Grand Wailea)

    One of the two whirlpools located at the Hibiscus Pool at the Grand Wailea is the Kihei Whirlpool. In the early morning hours there could be a chill in the air and this is a good way to warm up before enjoying some time at the pool.We arrived at the pool early at 7:30 am to enjoy some time at the whirlpool before hitting the other pools for some...

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  • Wailea Activity Canyon Pool (Grand...

    We had a ball at this pool. It’s 770,000-gallon pool that consists of nine different pools on six different levels and each pool is connected by a river that carries you along rapids and currents. The Wailea Canyon includes so many fun and entertaining pools like jungle pools, intertwining slides, a whitewater rapids slide, a Tarzan pool, a sand...

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  • Hibiscus Pool (Grand Wailea)

    As a guest of the Grand Wailea you will no doubt spend some time at the Hibiscus Pool. This 4,850-square-foot pool is named after the large hibiscus flower and is reserved for those 18 and older. The bottom of the pool has a hibiscus inlaid with Mexican glass tiles. The pool is quite stunning with two Jacuzzis, cabanas and plenty of lounge chairs....

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  • Mahulia (Serenity) Pool at Wailea...

    This is such a beautiful pool located at the Wailea Marriott resort. The Serenity pool is an adult only pool which overlooks the coast. The pool has some beautiful cabanas that you can rent, or you can find a lounge chair and sit around the pool. During out visit the pool was just perfect, void of any small children. It's a wonderful way to cool...

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  • Papawai Scenic Lookout

    If you're driving to Lahaina from Wailea you will come across this little lookout. We stopped here to enjoy a quick drink and the beauty of the sea. It’s a beautiful lookout where you just may enjoy a bit of whale watching. During our visits to Maui we have been lucky to see plenty of whales frolicking in the water. If you arrive during the later...

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  • Beach at Ka'ana'pali

    The beaches in Maui are amazing and Ka,ana,pali Beach is no exception! I love the fact that the beach has these amazing views of Lanai and Molakai to the distant. The sand is so powdery and soft and the water is always quite warm. There are a few miles of beach to enjoy with a coastal walk as well as the Whaler's Village where you can do some...

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  • Molikini Crater

    Molokini Crater is a marine sanctuary here in Maui. It is a small volcanic cone (caldera) located a few miles off the southern shores of Maui. The crater (caldera) is said to have formed over 150 million years ago and is one of best places to go snorkeling. You can see the caldera sticking out of the ocean from any area along the southern part of...

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  • Black Sand Beach (Honokalani)

    This black sand beach is located at the Waianapanapa State Park just past the 32 mile marker of the Hana Highway. The beach was formed when the hot lava flow went into the ocean causing the molten lava to solidify. The difference in tempature caused the lava to crack into small pieces making this black sand beach. To get to the beach you must walk...

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  • Wailea Beach

    With about 450 yards in length this beach is one of the most popular along the south shore of Maui. Here you will find some of the most expensive resorts on the island, including the Grand Wailea, Four Seasons, Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott Wailea Beach Resort. It's lined with a nice boardwalk with plenty of activities and restaurants to enjoy some...

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  • Lounging by the Pool

    Lounging by the pool is a relaxing thing to do on vacation. Our resort had several levels of infinity pools to enjoy during our stay. The infinity pools although nice realy weren't true "infinity" pools sice the views were marred by the many umbrellas set up on each level of the pool. There was also a lagoon pool on the lowest level with a zero...

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  • Art in the Park

    During our visit to Lahaina; we saw a small craft fair going on near the Banyan Park. This event was called Art in The Park and showcased local arts and their creations.

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  • Check out Makawao!

    This was a little town we passed as we were riding our bikes down from Haleakala. We stopped off at Polli's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina for lunch. My boyfriend & I decided to come back a few days later to check out the town. It's tiny. And, known as a "cowboy town", I'm not sure why. There was only one western gear type shop. Some nice galleries...

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  • Check out Paia!

    On our way to Haleakala for a bike tour we passed this quaint little town, Paia. This town is known for the surfer's to hang out at. I was told the surf is better on this side of the island for them. It's not a very big town but has a decent amount of shops to peruse and some restaurants. One of the shops I went into, Sand & Sea, sold Hawaiian...

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