Maui Things to Do

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Maui Things to Do

  • 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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  • Road to Hana

    Kihei Things to Do

    Taking the Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle was a vacation within a vacation. Why? Because for the first time on vacation we didn't torture ourselves with driving a long way to see something fabulous. We usually do our own driving as we trust that our driving skills are safe and we can take the time to not be rushed, but there are some 600 turns...

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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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  • Banyan Tree

    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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  • Red Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    A beauty of a beach that's for sure... just google the images for Red Sands Beach, Hana. It's not easy to find, most locals give you the "I'm not sure" when you ask them where it is. The trail is to the right of the community center in Hana through a small makeshift cemetery. When you see the danger signs you know your in the right place. The trail...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hidden trails in Iao Valley

    We visited the magical Iao Valley on a rainy day but after wet start the weather changed to sunny. We followed the usual paved paths and stairs. At the highest lookout where the Needle is best visible, we spotted people disappearing into the jungle beyond the railings. Naturally, we followed them and found a muddy but well visible trail snaking...

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  • Whale watching, whale watching, ...

    Winter season is the best time to watch whales around Maui (January till March). We did 3 whale watching trips, all from Maalaea village harbor. Two with the Pacific Whale Foundation and one while going snorkeling to Molokini. All of them offered plenty of excitement, numerous sightings of whales breaching, spy hopping, swimming nearby, emerging in...

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  • Cook House Theatre in Lahaina

    The Cook House Theatre is part of the Wo Hing Society Hall. Built around 1912 as a community hall for the growing Chinese population. The Cook House was ostensibly built separately presumably in the event some flames warming a pot of won tons went looking for other abodes. It was converted into a small theatre and shows films Edison took in the...

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  • Countryside in Maui

    Lots of waterfalls, especially on the east coast. HOWEVER, do be aware that there are few places to get gas on the east coast. So, leave town with a full tank. Rental cars are not supposed to drive the South east area. They are not covered there if something goes wrong. There isn't much there, but it is better than turning around and driving back...

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  • OGG airport

    Not much to do here, but I liked some of the things inside. And I saw a reggae singer I really like boarding his flight, so that was cool.

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  • Old Kahakuloa

    VERY cute little town off in the middle of nowhere. This is on the west coast and I will warn you that you will drive through many hair-raising miles of cliffs without guard rails that are barely wide enough for an economy car and many spots where you can't see what is around the corner. So, go while there is still daylight if you go at all. I wish...

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  • Lahaina Jodo Mission

    Very cool mission in a very cool town. No one else was there when I stopped by. Parking was free and right next to a small sandy beach.

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  • Haleakala National Park

    Very beautiful, especially at sunrise and sunset. Watch out for the bicycle riders, though they are usually in a group and watch out for vehicles. Bring lots of warm clothing. It does get very chilly up there at times.Watch for altitude sickness of course and bring a little money as it does cost around $10 to get in. Also, bring some food and...

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  • La Perouse Bay

    I LOVED it here! It was a nice hike along the bay, so no way to get lost. The goats were amazing to watch. Plus, there is the archaeological sites and all the old lava rocks to see. I took so many pictures. Free and abundant parking. No entrance fee. I was a little nervous around the goats initially, but they don't bother anyone. I did see one...

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  • Red Sands Beach

    Red Sands Beach at the beginning of Kaihalulu Bay (just south of Hana) is a small inlet beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii on Ka'uiki Head. Enjoyed as a nude beach by locals and adventurous visitors, the lagoon is sheltered by a reef of rock that keep the ocean waves from crashing on the beach allowing incredible snorkling and swimming...

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  • The Seven Sacred Pools

    The Pools of ‘Ohe’o (The Seven Sacred Pools) are the most popular attraction in Eastern Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools here, in a thick, green rainforest valley cut deeply into the land over eons of time by a meandering stream, much as the Waimai Canyon in Kauai or a smaller scale of the Grand Canyon, are easily accessible and offer full...

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  • Pipiwai Trail

    This easy to access trail just off the Hana Hwy at Haleakala National Park Kipahulu (Seven Sacred Pools) is beautifully maintained by the National Park Service and offers amazing and diverse scenery concluding at the base of a spectacular waterfall. The Pipiwai Trail offers the best of East Maui’s most dramatic stream and waterfall hikes.This 1.8...

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  • Tropical Orchid Farm

    Tropical Orchid Farm IncHana HighwayHaiku, HI 96708(808) 572-8569www.tropicalorchidfarm.comHere they cultivate, display and offer for sale some of the finest orchid species available anywhere in the world. Explanations of their cultivation methods and hybrids given. Ordering easy from their website with Federal Express for timely and guaranteed...

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  • Nakalele Blowhole on Pohelua Bay, Maui

    Nakalele Blowhole on Pohelua Bayoff The Kahekili Hwy (340)Wear good shoes that won't slip for the climb down and be careful not to get too close. The photo opportunities are great but the water from the blow hole comes up with force and can reach 15 feet high, drenching everything around and sometimes knocking people over. Visitors have fallen in...

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  • Lahaina Oceanfront

    Walking Front Street in Lahiana provided us with some great ocean views. Along our walk we stopped numerous times to take in the views of the water and even our cruise ship out in the distance.

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  • The Baldwin House

    The Baldwin House was buily in 1835 and is restored thanks to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. The house was built for Reverend Dwight Baldwin a man who came to the Hawaiian islands. The Reverend taught some spiritual teachings but was helpful in establishing an education system here in Maui. he taught reading and writing in Hawaiian and in...

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  • When the Sun goes Down on Maui

    Can you say Magical? The end of sunset when the sky became a beautiful blue/purple hue and the sun had gone down was amazing. What a way to end the day...

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  • Wo Hing Museum

    Before the Whalers and Missionaries arrived in Maui; there were the Chinese Immigrants. These immigrants banded together to preserve their culture with the formation of the Wo Hing Society. This group built two-story temple on Front Street. The building served as a fraternal and social meeting hall. It housed a sacred altar room on the second floor...

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  • The Master's Reading Room

    The Master’s Reading Room is one of the historic sites in Lahaina. The building was constructed in 1834 with lava rocks ane coral bricks. The purpose of this building was a place for sea captains to come and read local newspapers, publications and have a place to write. The lower level of the building was a store room and the upper level was for...

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  • The Fort

    In Banyan Tree Park by the Courthouse stands the ruins that once were a Fort. The Fort was built after some uruly sailors who were mad at being deprived of the company of local women fired theirs cannons at the local Revrend's house. Later on in 1850; they began to tear down the fort to use the stone for the Hale Pa'ahao Prison. If there wasn't a...

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  • Beach at Ka'ana'pali

    The beaches in Maui are amazing and Kaanapali 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 serious...

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  • Kaanapali Beach

    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 sunset,...

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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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  • Wailea Activity Canyon Pool (Grand...

    Ferni and I 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,...

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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 moring 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.Ferni and I arrived at the pool as early as 7:30 am to enjoy some time at the whirlpool before hitting the other pools...

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  • Papawai Scenic Lookout

    If you're driving to Lahaina from Wailea you will come across this little lookout. Ferni and I 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’ve been lucky to see plenty of whales frolicking in the water. If you arrive during the...

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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 tempurature caused the lava to crack into small pieces making this black sand beach. To get to the beach you must...

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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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  • 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 with February and March being the best times to see these beautiful creatures. The best places to catch a glimpse of the Humpback whale if you aren't doing a...

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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 spending since you'll want to make the best of what your resort has to offer. But, if you don't mind forgoeing the activities in your resort, have plenty of time to venture out or are...

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