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Top 15 Things to Do in Maui

The warm sun on your skin, the sound of the waves rolling onto the beach, the chill atmosphere–Maui is the perfect getaway vacation spot for both young singles and families. Famous for its laid-back culture, beautiful beaches, and volcanic hiking trails, there is something fun and enjoyable for everyone who visits this beautiful island. Here is a list of top 15 things to do in Maui that won’t disappoint.


1. Kaanapali Beach

Hawaii is famous for it’s breathtaking clear water beaches. One of these famous spots to spend an afternoon is Kaanapali Beach with its white sand and crystal clear water. You can also enjoy the cliff diving ceremony every evening.

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2. Drive down the road to Hana Highway

Rent a car and enjoy the drive down Hana Highway that connects Kahului and the town of Hana. Although the drive is only 45 miles, you will find some of the island’s most beautiful views of the ocean and waterfalls.

3. Ride a helicopter

Spend an afternoon out of the heat and see Maui from a different point of view.

4. Hike to the top of Haleakala to see the sunset

Being a volcanic island, Haleakala is a famous hiking point to watch the sunset from a peak that feels like you’re high up in the sky. It is the world’s largest dormant volcano.

5. Bike up and down Haleakala

Feeling even more adventurous? Rent a bike from one of the several bike rental shops and bike to Haleakala.

6. Zip line

Enjoy the lushness of the island by zip lining through trees as you find yourself immersed in nature with an unimaginable view of the ocean.

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7. Snorkel

Cool yourself off in the water by looking for new underwater friends.

8. Golf

Be like one of the pros and golf at one of the 14 courses ranked in the top of the world’s best list. There’s a reason why the PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions is held in Maui every year.

9. Rappel down waterfalls

For the adventurous outdoor lovers, take it up a notch and find yourself rappelling down waterfalls while experiencing some of the hidden treasures of Maui.

10. Eat at Mama’s Fish House Restaurant

Voted #1 by both locals and tourists, this restaurant is famed for its delicious entrée of seafood and local Hawaiian dishes. Don’t believe me? Check out the reviews on their Yelp page.

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11. Maui Tropical Plantation

For nature and outdoor lovers, this is the perfect place to learn and see different tropical plants. You can also enjoy fine dining at the Mill House made with the freshest produce.

12. Wailea Beach

Spend a luxurious afternoon at one of the five crescent shad beaches in Wailea Beach.

13. Submarine Tour

If you are traveling with a family, this is a great excursion to witness the underwater world full of col reefs and marine life.

14. Whale watching

Voted as one of the best whale watching destinations, Maui is the perfect place to enjoy whale watching. If this is on your list of things to do while visiting Maui, make sure you plan your trip around mid-November to early-April since this is when thousands of Humpback Whales travel to Hawaii from Alaska.

15. Experience culture at Old Lahaina Luau

End the night by experiencing the rich culture of the island while enjoying a delicious dinner and show.

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Rebecca Chun// Rebminlu

Rebecca, or as most people call her, Reb is a traveler currently living and exploring different parts of China. Check out her blog to find more hidden treasures in China.