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

    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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  • Iao Valley State Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wailuku Things to Do

    We decided to come to the state park a during one of our many visits to Maui. The park is a great place to do a little bit of hiking and swimming in the river to cool off during a hot day. The "Needle" is a famous landmark and is an iconic site. As you approach the park you can see the green peak which is a lava remnant. There is a $5 fee per...

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  • Kanaha Beach Park

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kahului Things to Do

    We were at the bird sanctuary near the airport as we had an hour to kill before our flight. Happened upon this beach accidentally .. saw the kites from a distance and drove over to check out. Lots of water sports .. fun to watch. Only stayed about 30 minutes watching but it was fun.

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  • Maui Tropical Plantation

    4 out of 5 stars

    Waikapu Things to Do

    Our next visit was to a Maui Tropical Plantation - a working plantation where we had a little trolley ride (our trolley time was 10:40) to see how various things grew and had a coconut husking demonstration. which my grandson really enjoyed. But first I bought some things and had them shipped. After the trolley ride they gave us lunch. This...

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  • Garden of Eden Arboretum

    Haiku Things to Do

    Our first visit was our trip in 2003. Back then didn't research anything before went and I wasn't much into photography. so we missed a lot and didn't take my pics but still happened upon this Garden .. there is a fee and we didn't look around much our first time here.

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  • Beaches and Coastlines

    Maui Things to Do

    Maui has a variety of lovely beaches and coastline ... from the idealic powdery sand .. to the rocky. The water is many shades of blue .. and in areas it can be clear as pool water .. in others the waves are surfable.. all 3 times we stayed at kaanapali beach and visited Kapalua.

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  • Banyan Tree

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahaina Things to Do

    This is a huge and a must see if your in Maui .. its a very short walk from Front streets shops and restaurants ... you can ask anyone and they will direct you there. At night there is some lighting but also some homeless people. So I'd say day time is the time to stop by.

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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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  • Kepaniwai Park

    Wailuku Things to Do

    One of the things I tried to do was to take photos of the water that was flowing through the park, and also the bridges and associated structures. The water makes the park a nice place to hang out. There are picnic tables so one possibility is to bring lunch and eat here.

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  • Kahului Pond and Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kahului Things to Do

    If you are into birds this may be worth a stop ... is really close to the airport and a neat beach that had some amazing wind surfers. There was free parking at the beach and the wildlife sanctuary. I did see a few birds there but probably better in the early morning and wear bug spray .. the bugs were aggressive. It's free and worth a try. this a...

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  • Activities and Attractions

    Maui Things to Do

    You don't need to chase waterfalls when you drive the Hana Highway, there are so many easily accessible from the road. But, there are plenty that are hidden either above or below the road that can only be accessed if you know where to stop. Whether you get out of your car and walk along a path to get to the hidden falls, or you can see them from...

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  • Walking Tour

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Ka'ana'pali Beach Walk is a wonderful walkway right on the ocean that stretches from the Sheraton Maui Resort at the north end making it's way down to the Hyatt Regency Maui on the south end. Making your way along the walkway you'll find a few other hotels as well as condos and it was a good way for us to engage in some peeping of the many...

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  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    this is a must on the road to Hana. I've been to several black sand beaching in my live be none that had so many pretty smooth black rocks in addition to black sand. There are picnic tables and camping areas. Arch of black lava rock and blow hole .. and cave. Some stop here to swim .. the current can be strong so take care. However there were...

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  • Maui Ocean Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wailuku Things to Do

    At the end of the "Best of Maui" excursion from the ship, we went here. There were a lot of fish and coral, and I took a lot of photos here. Unfortunately most of the time I was too close to the fish and the photo was blurred or out of focus. I did get a few good ones, mostly where there was better light. There is an entrance fee for this Aquarium...

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  • Hana

    Maui Things to Do

    Hana Bay Beach Park was very close to our resort in Hana. The park is public property and no entrance fee is charged. There is plenty of parking here as well as a food kiosk, picnic area and bbq area. There are showers and restrooms here which is a plus (many beach areas are lacking them). The beach itself is a black/brown colored sand from the...

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  • Beaches

    Lahaina Things to Do

    The beaches in Maui are amazing and Ka'ana'pali Beach here in Lahiana is no exception! I love the fact that the beach has these amazing views of Lanai and Molakai far out in the distance. The sand is so powdery and soft and the water is always quite warm. There are a few miles of beach to enjoy as well as a nice coastal walk. We enjoyed a few...

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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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  • Water Sports

    Maui Things to Do

    This is such a beautiful pool located at the Wailea Marriott resort. The Serenity pool is an adult only pool which overlooks the ocean.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 and void of any small children and a wonderful way to cool...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Whalers Village in Kaanapali

    Maui Things to Do

    With over 90 shops and restaurants the Whaler's Village is a nice way to spend the day. You'll find a few designer boutiques, local stores, art, jewelry a food court and great places to grab some food or drinks. The Whaler's Village museum can be found here as well and you can hang around and catch an evening performance featuring Polynesian and...

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  • Old Courthouse and Custom house

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Right across from the water just a short walk from the pier; we came upon the Old Courthouse and Customs House of Lahaina. The Courthouse and Customs house was opened in 1860(the original building) and served the commercial and whaling ships as well as an active government building. The original building was renovated in 1925 and is now a Greek...

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  • Ka'anapali

    Maui Things to Do

    The Kaanapali Beach Walk is a pal tree lined pathway that extends from the Hyatt Regency to the Sheraton. The path hughs the beach and is about a 1.5 mile walk from end to end. The walk passes the beachfront hotels:Sheraton Maui Resort, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, The Whaler, Westin Maui, Ka’anapali Alii, Marriott Ocean Club and the Hyatt Regency Maui....

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  • Maui Brewing Company

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We stopped here .. we'd been snorkeling and were very hungry. It was so good we returned another time during our week stay. This was very reasonably priced by Hawaii standards, Great place to grab a bit and a drink. Though Im not a big fan of beer theres was very good. I had the lightest beer than had a pineapple in the ingredients though I didn't...

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  • Lahaina Cannery Mall

    Maui Things to Do

    We came to the Lahaina Cannery Mall to do a little shopping after some exploring in the area. It's the only fully enclosed mall in Maui with over 50 shops and casual dinning. It was very refreshing to do a little shopping in this mall as the shops are mostly local or unique shops. The decoration was kitsch but quite refreshing and all the vendors...

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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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  • Feast of Lele Luau

    Lahaina Things to Do

    BEST LUAU IN MAUI. Well officially it's rated the second best but I've been to both and prefer this one. It's a bit more expensive but you are served your meal and drinks without standing in line which I thought was a huge plus. This is like a course meal .. each course is a different region and they perform dances from that region. I seemed far...

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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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  • hanakao'o cemetary

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Just happened upon this little cemetery by the sea. It was interesting .. we just visited for a few moments and went to the nearby beach to watch people surf. What a amazing place .. love Maui. So much to do. Cemeteries are something I like to check out ..I like the art or when they are different from what we have in US .. this had lots of Japanese...

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  • Maui Beaches

    Maui has a variety of lovely beaches and coastline ... from the idealic powdery sand .. to the rocky. The water is many shades of blue .. and in areas it can be clear as pool water .. in others the waves are surfable..all 3 times we stayed at kaanapali beach and visited Kapalua.

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  • Upper Puohokamoa Waterfalls

    During our visit to the Garden of Eden we spent some time taking pictures and observing the Upper Puohokamoa Falls. To have this view of the falls you have to purchase admission to the Garden of Eden but in my opinion it is worth it. These falls are also featured in the first Jurassic Park Film.

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  • Keopuka Rock Overlook (The Jurassic Park...

    My wife and I stopped at the Garden of Eden during our drive to Hana. A highlight of visiting the Garden of Eden is Keopuka Rock. The Rock was featured in the First Jurassic Park film and is an iconic scene that everyone remembers.

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  • Koki Beach

    Koki is one of the many beaches we were lucky to explore during our travels. We were staying in Hana and this beach was a short drive from our hotel. Koki beach has a dark red sand, crashing waves and beautiful views. The crashing waves and rugged shore make it great for surfers but not for swimming. This is a good spot for having a picnic and just...

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  • Hana Bay Beach Park

    Hana Bay Beach Park was very close to our resort in Hana. The park is public property and no entrance fee is charged. There is plenty of parking here as well as a food kiosk, picnic area and bbq area. There are showers and restrooms here which is a plus (many beach areas are lacking them).The beach itself is a black/brown colored sand from the...

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  • Lahaina Oceanfront

    Walking Front Street in Lahiana always provides us with some great ocean views. I love the water views especially during whale season when you can usually spot a whale close by. There are several restaurants/bars along the waterfront that provide nice ocean views to enjoy while having a meal or a drink.

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  • Lahaina Center

    The Lahaina Center; located on front Street is where you can find a bunch of shops 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. My wife and I expored the shops briefly after...

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  • Maui Ocean Center

    This aquarium is at Ma'alaea Harbor and has a nice collection of marine animals. It's not a huge aquarium but has some very nice exhibits. It's not cheap but in line with other aquariums and Hawaii prices.

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  • Ho'okipa Beach

    A favorite of Surfers, this beach also has some nice snorkeling. The surf can be large here so care needs to be taken when swimming or snorkeling out here. The breaks here are huge during the winter and swimming is not advised at those times.

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  • Hanawi Falls

    This small falls is right of the road soon after the Keanea Penisula. It is the largest falls of the Hanawi stream. Although not huge its forms a very pretty small falls and associated plunge pool.

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  • Pu'a Ka'a Wayside Park

    This small waterfall and pool are a favorite swimming area on the road to Hana. Its a little past Wailua and is formed as a plunge pool from a small waterfall that feeds it. The water is clear and cool.

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