Family Travel Activities
Things to Do
Maui Ocean Center
A state-of-the-art aquarium with an extraordinary view of Hawaii’s vast and beautiful undersea world. Located in Maalaea, about 6 miles from Kihei Bay Vista.
Surfing Goat Dairy
A dairy farm on the gentle slopes of Haleakala, in lower Kula. Producer of award winning “Maui Gourmet Goat Cheese.”
Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
A relaxing and rejuvenating retreat in upcountry Maui, featuring over 55,000 and 45 varieties of lavender plants on 13 acres. Stop by for a number of tours, a treasure hunt and a picnic lunch.
Feast on authentic Hawaiian food while enjoying the lively singing and dancing of Hawaiian culture.
Beach and Ocean Fun
There are a ton of free and paid things to do at Maui’s beaches, including boogie boarding, standup paddleboarding (SUP), surf lessons, kayaking and much more!
Exploring tide pools in Hawaii is like having a treasure hunt at the ocean’s edge. Maui offers several safe and protected tide pools to discover shells, rock formations and other ocean critters such as crabs, opae shrimp, sea cucumbers and tiny fish.
Standup Paddle Boarding, Surf Lessons, Kayak Tours
Try popular standup paddle boarding (SUP), kayak across Maui south shores or take catch your first wave on your first surf lesson.
Marvel at Maui’s natural coral reefs, fish and marine life aboard a high-tech, air-conditioned 48-passenger submarine. Featured in National Geographic television specials.
Many boats in Maalaea offer snorkeling trips, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, whale watches (in season), sunset cruises and more. If you’re headed to Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, Maalea Harbor is a faster route than Lahaina Harbor.
Shops at Wailea (www.theshopsatwailea.com)
The Shops at Wailea is Maui‘s premiere shopping center, featuring over 70 retailers from upscale Louis Vuitton to Honolua Surf Company to art galleries and a variety of specialty Hawaiian shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy live weekly music, hula and art shows.
Hawaii Nature Center
Located in the majestic Iao Valley, the Hawaii Nature Center is an environmental education initiative committed to helping children grow into environmental stewards and future leaders in Earth conservation.
Haleakala in Hawaiian means “House of the Sun”. This active but non-erupting volcano stands in the middle of the Haleakala National Park — offering hiking, sightseeing, horseback riding, downhill biking and unforgettable sunrises (and sunsets, of course).