Our writers share the joys of exploring Maui's remote eastern shore—in luxury or on a budget.
The Chinese community in Upcountry Maui helped feed the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, and a now-and-then resident who became the father of modern China.
Baldwin Avenue begins at sea level on Maui's north shore, and winds its way up the mountain to the crossroads of an old cowboy town. In between lies a century and a half of island history.
Visitors can now use an app to explore Lana‘i, providing a meaningful opportunity for people to experience a place unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Monster waves aren't Peʻahi's only challenge...
A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
Kapalua's Mountain Outpost takes adventure to new--gulp!--heights.
The Molokai native forest includes 2,774 acres home to many native plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Mokio Preserve is an adventure in itself.
West Maui's wild, windward coast boasts spectacular views, blowholes, and bell stones, a picturesque village--and a serpentine ride the makes the road to Hana seem tame.
A pioneer in extreme mountain biking creates an outdoor playground designed for fun.
The R44, light and compact, was designed to make helicopter flying available to anyone.
Taking an island romp on Lāna‘i can find you slinging arrows . . . or mud . . . or more.
Its feet on the ocean floor, its head above the clouds, Haleakala offers an unparalleled view for contemplating the cosmos.
A high-tech game of hike and seek leads to unexpected treasures.
Champion waterman Kai Lenny is changing the standup paddleboard industry with breakneck speed.
Catch a ride on the salty breeze with Lahaina Yacht Club.
Climb aboard an outrigger canoe for a twist on a time-honored sport.
This remote Moloka‘i valley is home to hardy Hawaiians, lizard deities, and fish that climb waterfalls.
With just inches of shorebreak to play with, Maui skimmers find oceans of fun.
We visit Waimoku, the roughly 400-foot falls cascading down the face of a U-shaped valley headland at the end of two-mile Pīpīwai Trail.
During a lesson aboard the Gung Ho, you’ll work the lines, winches and sails, getting a workout while enjoying views of four different islands.
Move over, Lance! Our writer takes on the Hana Highway by bike and finds a thrilling substitute for the Tour de France's tough mountain climbs.
Among humans, open-water swimmers have perhaps the most primal place in Maui’s Pacific pantheon. They don’t talk about being on the water, but in its embrace.
We explore kitesurfing lessons at one the world’s greatest kitesurfing destinations—Kanahā Beach.
More than 200 species of marine life inhabit Molokini crater. Whether endemic, indigenous, or introduced, all combine to create an aquatic kaleidoscope out on the reef.
From native forests to windswept coastlines, Kapalua's hiking trails offer rich exploration.