Top attractions in Maui
Top 10 things to do on Maui
Maui’s spectacular beaches and lush valleys offer endless outdoor experiences, including surfing, hiking, skydiving, helicopter tours, paddle sports, whale-watching, and zip lining. Take advantage of all the fun activities available year round.
4. Whale watching season
Every year, thousands of majestic whales migrate back to the islands to mate. Whale watching season runs from the beginning of December to the end of April every year. Take a boat tour from Maalaea Harbor or Lahaina Town to cruise out to the Maui Channel and see the whales flap their fins and leap through the waves.
5. ‘Iao Valley State Park
Hike through ‘Iao Valley, located in Central Maui, to the famous ‘Iao Needle Lookout and take in the views of this lush tropical rainforest. Along the trail, you may even see waterfalls peeking in the distance. Be prepared to bring cash, as there is a fee for parking.
6. Upcountry Maui
Head up north to Kula to visit Maui’s famous farm region, Upcountry. Here, you can visit the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, pet a baby goat at Surfing Goat Farm, do a vodka and rum distillery tour at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, or do a pineapple wine tasting at Ulupalakua Vineyards.
7. Old Town Lahaina
Head down to Banyan Court Park to see one of the world’s largest banyan trees. Enjoy your day walking along downtown Front Street, lined with local restaurants and shops. Cool off and enjoy some famous Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice.
8. Nakalele blowhole
In Hawaiian, Nakalele means "the leaning". The hike down to the sea cliffs is known to have dangerous conditions when waves crash in, so be careful when hiking down to the blowhole. Be sure to snap a picture in front of the famous heart-shaped rock on your way back up.
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What people are saying about Maui
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Great express snorkel! Crew was friendly and fun. Site was awesome with plenty of turtles some good fidh and a few sharks on the bottom. A bit pricey for an express but a great experience.
Great experience!!! Loved the crew, very knowledgeable and accommodating! Kate was especially great!!! There were 14 of us all together and we had the best time! Saw lots of whales too!
Jake gave us an amazing sight seeing flight Very knowledgeable and had the right music for every part of the flight
We had a really good time and it was a good experience. We saw whale on the way back.