9 ways to amuse yourself when it rains in Maui

Maui raining

We’ll be honest: Maui gets more rain in the winter. Nothing too extreme, but you can always expect a handful of days when the sky sends down fresh showers to moisten the Earth and all of us below.

The nice thing about Maui rain is that it’s still warm outside and it never lasts long. And who ever said you can’t enjoy yourself? Check out our top nine rain-friendly activities on Maui:

Visit the Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center

The state-of-the-art Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea is an aquarium with an extraordinary view of Hawaii’s vast and beautiful undersea world. It’s only six miles from Kihei Bay Vista.

Visit the Tedeschi Winery


Tedeschi Winery in upcountry Ulupalakua has been making wine since 1974, making it Maui’s oldest and most famous winery. They offer tours and tastings of delectable sparkling, pineapple, grape & raspberry dessert wines.

Book a show


Maui puts on some pretty entertaining cultural and variety shows. Check out Ulalena (Hawaiian history), Warren and Annabelle’s (magic) or any of the eclectic events at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Go shopping


Don’t think we forget about shopping! Your best best are the Shops at Wailea (casual and upscale) and the Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Love on some art


Take a meditative stroll and appreciate some art! You could try the Fine Art Gallery in Makawao (pictured above) and any of the galleries in Paia, Lahaina Town and Wailea. It won’t cost you a penny and you’ll discover some great boutiques along the way.

Get even more wet


Are you near a pool and hot tub? Enough said.

Watch a movie


Maui has movie theaters just like anywhere else. The two closest theaters to Sunny Maui Condos are at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center or the Maui Mall Megaplex in Kahului.

Go on a submarine


The reviews are in and the Atlantis Submarine adventure is superb! The undersea adventure takes you under the coastal waters of Lahaina, where you’ll experience magic ocean life as well as the Carthaginian replica of a 19th century supply vessel.

Walk Front Street

Front Street in Lahaina, Maui

Don’t let some rain stop you from strolling, perusing and discovering the wonders of Lahaina’s historic Front Street. Here you’ll find art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, plus local vendors and a 140 year old banyan tree that towers over almost an acre of downtown.

BONUS: The one thing NOT to do when it rains in Maui


Do not go in the ocean when it rains in Hawaii. The water gets stirred up and turns murky from land and river runoff, which attracts sharks and all kinds of unsavory bacteria. (You can read more about ocean safety in our guest binder.)

We would be delighted to be part of your next Maui vacation. If we can assist you with planning your perfect Maui vacation, please contact our Sunny Maui Vacations’ team at info@sunnymauivacations.com or at 808-240-1311 Extension 21. Let us help you reserve your vacation rental condo in South Maui and assist you with island recommendations and activity planning through our in-house Concierge at 808-240-1311 Extension 71.

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Need a hand with your next Maui vacation? Please contact the Sunny Maui Vacations team at info@sunnymauivacations.com or call 808-240-1311, ext. 21. We’ll find you the best vacation rental condo or rental home in South Maui and help you with any and all recommendations and activities across Maui.