How to be healthy when you’re enjoying Maui


When you break it down, a healthy lifestyle distills down to two simple ideas: good eating and exercise. This is why so many healthy people love Maui — it’s so easy to stay healthy while enjoying your vacation — not in spite of it.

Maui is well-known for its organic-health conscious-sustainability scene, with everything from beautiful organic farms to WWOFING to scores of vegan cafes. Here’s how it could work out for you:

 Where to Buy Healthy Food on Maui

Fresh-grown produce on Maui is definitely abundant when you consider its warm and subtropical year-round growing season. You can find fruits and veggies at the following Sunny Maui Condos-recommended farmers markets:

Kihei Market at Aloha Marketplace

Farmers market sign on Maui

Maui has tons of farmers markets

Wed and Sat, 7am-3pm (full market), all other days have about 1/2 the selection. Notes: reasonable prices, fresh local products like bananas, kale, beets, peppers, herbs and “exotic” fruits like mango and lychee (when in season); dragonfruit and passion fruit. You can also buy baked goods (like yummy banana bread) and more.

Lipoa Farmers Market

Lipoa Street near Fabianis restaurant, Saturday 8:30am-11:30am. Notes: A smaller market with mostly organic veggies and specialty fruits. Be sure to arrive as close to opening time as possible because all good stuff goes quick! You’ll also find upcountry farmers with hard-to-find goodies like kohlrabi, jackfruit, guavas, passion fruit (lilikoi) and dragonfruits. Keep an eye out for fresh gluten-free bread, local honeys and jams.

Want more? Check out the full list of Maui farmer’s markets.

Where to Stay Fit on Maui

The most obvious place to stay fit anywhere in Hawaii is outdoors!


Hawaii is very runner-friendly if you don’t mind mostly warm temps and plenty of other runners.

For casual road running, just throw on a pair of running shoes and look where other people are running (or ask around). If you’re a more serious or competitive road runner, you easily can find a running hui (hui is the Hawaiian word for group) as well as race schedules and favorite local trail runs.


If you’re going to take walks on Maui, we strongly recommend walking on the beach. Running the beach is awesome, too, but there’s something profound and beautiful (and pleasantly vigorous) about pacing the soft sand while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean — even if the sun’s not shining. We recommend:

  • Sugar Beach for its miles and miles of sand
  • Keawakapu Beach for being less crowded (don’t mind those $10 million beachfront homes, by the way)
  • The beach path in Wailea — no it’s not sand, but it’s a very scenic walk that’s about 1.5 miles from the Ulua Beach area to the Fairmont Kea Lani.

Working Out

Looking for something a little less outdoorsy? Try these places:

  • Maui Hot Yoga on Lipoa Street in Kihei. Says one Yelp reviewer: “If you want a good hot sweaty yoga session , come here. You’ll love the vibe.” 115 E Lipoa St. Suite 202 Kihei, HI 96753 • Ph. (808) 463-8811
  • Maui Yoga Path in the Mana Kai Maui Resort. The large open-air fully equipped studio is right on Keawakapu Beach, offering inspiring views of neighboring Lana’i and Kaho’olawe. 2960 S. Kihei Road  Kihei, HI 96753 • (808) 874-5545
  • The Gym Maui in Kihei. An excellent, popular gym among locals and visitors thanks to top-notch facilities, friendly staff and a mere $10 pop-in fee. Kihei Commercial Plz 300 Ohukai Rd, Ste B201 Kihei, HI 96753 • (808) 891-8108

Something to Ponder


Vacation: don’t let it be that thing where you workout and starve yourself before you go, then get lazy and overeat when you’re on it. After all, there’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve let yourself go, then dreading all the work you’ll have to do to get your body back.

If anything, a vacation to Maui is a great opportunity for some self-discovery and change towards a more healthy, conscious lifestyle no matter where you are!

BONUS: There an App for This

Guess what? You can find all this precious Maui info and more with the new, free Sunny Maui Condos app. Download it now on iTunes and Google Play.

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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 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.

Photo credits: vercello, Maui Farmers Markets (Facebook), Sue Salisbury

Need a hand with your next Maui vacation? Please contact the Sunny Maui Vacations team at 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.