60 Memorable Things To Do On Maui
…and there are many, many more!
Maui offers more to do in a square mile than almost anywhere in the world.
1. Stretch out on the best beaches in the world
Isn’t this what you came for in the first place? Luxuriate on the world-class beaches that are Maui’s middle name. Just click on the Beaches category to get started.
2. Watch the sun set over the Pacific.
What’s more glorious than a sunset on the beach! The majority of beaches in Maui offer outstanding westerly views. Just park yourself on your favorite Maui beach before sunset and let your soul soar as the setting sun shimmers on the water.
3. Explore Wai’anapanapa State Park
Wai’anapanapa State Park just outside of Hana offers sweeping panoramic views, sea arches, a black sand beach, fresh-water pool caves, and more. It’s a must for all Hana adventures.
Wai’anapanapa State Park Page
4. Discover the Road to Hana.
The Road to Hana is a legend. Miles of twists, turns, lush rainforest, scenic ocean vistas, waterfalls, flowers, and the unexpected at every turn. A journey not to be missed. Drive it yourself or just enjoy the ride in a guided van tour.
Road to Hana Sites
5. Take a sunset dinner cruise.
Sailing slowly along the majestic Maui coastline, wind in your hair and live Hawaiian music in the air. Add a tasty meal and a Mai Tai’s as the sun slips below the horizon. Yeah, this is the life! Check out our Pride of Maui article for a great value.
6. Ho’okipa, Lookout!
Ho’okipa Beach on the North Shore (five minutes past Paia) is a world-renowned surfing and wind-surfing destination. Ho’okipa Lookout is a parking lot on the edge of a cliff overlooking the action. During the winter months, when the North Shore surf is up, this is a great balcony for watching the best surfers in the world shred.
Ho’okipa Beach Park Page
7. Swim in the “Seven Sacred Pools”
Properly called ‘Ohe’o Gulch, this is a string of well over seven pools and waterfalls starting many miles up the mountain. Part of the dramatic and rugged Kipahulu coastline past Hana, this is the most popular Road to Hana destination for good reason.
Seven Sacred Pools/’Oheo Gulch Page
8. Visit historic & eclectic Lahaina Town
An eclectic mix of old & new, Lahaina is Maui’s most visited tourist attraction, and a uniquely Maui twist on “old-time-sea-town-meets-tourism.”
Lahaina Town Page
9. Play world-class golf
Maui has world-renowned golfing. Kapalua, home of the PGA SBS (was Mercedes-Benz) Championship is one of many world-class golf courses Maui offers. *tip* Golfing pretty much anywhere in the afternoon typically involves significant wind.
Maui Golf Courses
10. Get the world’s best donut on stick
What, you don’t know what a donut on a stick is?! Or you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated? Have no fear, T. Komoda Store & Bakery in Makawao is absolutely legendary and offers a wide selection of the best baked goods in thousands of miles, and never disappoints. Tip: get there early!