Maui’s most popular activities

Maui from a helicopter

Helicopter tour

Catch a glimpse of hidden valleys, hidden waterfalls and take in the magnificent views of the lush island vegetation and the beautiful rugged coastline.


Feast on authentic Hawaiian food while enjoying the lively singing and dancing of Hawaiian culture at Te Au Moana in Wailea.

Sunrise at Haleakala

Catch the sun rising slowly from above sea level and admire all the beautiful colors it creates up in the sky. All visitors who would like to watch the sunrise at Haleakala, advanced reservations are required.

Sunset cruise

Enjoy a memorable evening and toast to a great vacation…from a boat!


Beach and ocean fun

Tide pooling

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.

Maalaea harbor

Many boats in Maalaea Harbor 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, Maalaea Harbor is a faster route than Lahaina Harbor.

Family activities

Lavender farm

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.

It’s Wild(Life) At Hyatt In Kaanapali

With more than 40 acres of lagoons, the Hyatt in Ka’anapali has created a tropical paradise for gorgeous birds. The entrance starts by the friendly black and white swans and penguins. The resort offers free wildlife tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Maui Golf and Sports Park

Amusement center featuring two 18-hole miniature golf courses, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall, a bungee trampoline, and also water activity for kids. The park is open every day from 10am to 5pm.

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.

Maui Tropical Plantation

This 120-acre preserve is a working plantation, entertainment center and an amusing crash course in Hawaiian agriculture. Enjoy a guided tram ride through fields of sugar cane, pineapple, coffee, bananas, mangoes, papayas, avocado, star fruit and macadamia nuts. But that’s not all! Check out the chocolate and soap factory, champagne bar, ziplining, country store and much more.

Surfing Goat Dairy

A dairy farm on the gentle slopes of Haleakala, in lower Kula. Producer of award winning “Maui Gourmet Goat Cheese.”


Shops at Wailea

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.


ATV Tours at Kahoma Ranch

Enjoy a ride in your own dune buggy through an active cattle pasture on private dirt roads and trails inaccessible to the general public.

Horseback riding

Saddle up and take in the panoramic views of the island.


Fly tandem with certified instructors and enjoy a thrilling ride with breathtaking views of the island at Proflyght Paragliding.


Standup paddle boarding, surf lessons, kayak tours

Explore South Maui shores on a kayak tour, learn how to surf and ride your first wave in one lesson, or try standup paddle boarding with Big Kahuna Adventures.


Enjoy the thrill of zipping over valleys, canyons or enjoy breathtaking ocean views.