Adventure

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Lanai

Backroads of Lanaʻi

A trip to Lanai proves that there is even more to see off the beaten path. Hop in a four-wheeled vehicle and start exploring the road less travelled.
Makua Rothman on Jaws, Maui

Jaws: A Bite Out of History

Three surfers chronicle their encounters with one of the most infamous waves in the world.
kamakou preserve, molokai hiking

Kamakou Preserve

The Molokai native forest includes 2,774 acres home to many native plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
ahihi kinaui reserve

Forbidden Landscape

The harsh terrain of the Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve in South Maui hides rare & fragile treasures in its lava.
maui skimboarding

Head Over Heels

With just inches of shorebreak to play with, Maui skimmers find oceans of fun.

Trail of Bays

Kapalua Coastal Trail The 1.76-mile Kapalua Coastal Trail traces a coastline of warm-hued beaches and rugged lava points, where hikers can admire views of the...
Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge

In the Realm Between Ao and Pō

A full-moon hike through the Waihe‘e coastal dunes offers an entry into the land of wandering.
Haleakala Crater

Into the House of the Sun

A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
maui helicoptor tours

Awhirl over Maui

Sightseeing reaches new heights with Blue Hawaiian.
Olowalu Maui snorkel spots

Maui’s Down Under: Snorkeling Spots

A quick guide to Maui snorkeling spots. From Honolua Bay, Kapalua to Hulopoe Bay, Lanai, explore beneath the surface.

Honolua Bay

A Maui surf photographer's 50-year love affair  Story and photographs by Erik Aeder My high school notebooks were filled with sketches of perfect tropical bays I...
best beaches

Maui Beaches for Kids

Get the most of the Maui coast with our age-appropriate picks for kids from toddler to teen.
Mokio Preserve Maui

Mokio Preserve

Mokio Preserve is an adventure in itself.
helicopter view maui

Blue Skies, White Knuckles

Exploring the world's tallest sea cliffs by air—with a novice at the controls.
Haleakala Maui by Chris Archer

In the House of the Sun

Taller than Everest, quieter than the Mojave, Haleakalā has a power all its own.
Maui canoe racing

Racing with the Wind

Hawaiian sailing canoes used to be the island transportation of the past. Teams OluKai and WOW invite passengers to try their hand at paddling.
Paia Maui Road Trip

Maui North Shore Road Trip

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.
Maui church

A Sacred Path

Exploring Maui’s places of worship is a pilgrimage into the rich and compelling history of this multicultural island.
paragliding

The Flight of the Felix

Have you ever wanted to fly? Paragliding is about as close as you can get without growing feathers.
outrigger surfing

Surf’s Up, Dig In! Outrigger Canoe Surfing

Climb aboard an outrigger canoe for a twist on a time-honored sport.
Haleakala cabin trib

Peak Performance: Stewards of Haleakalā

Join a pickup team of volunteers helping to protect Haleakalā's fragile environment.
Pink caps Maui

Sundays with Moray

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.
Maui Jaws big wave surfing competition

Facing Down Jaws

Monster waves aren't Peʻahi's only challenge...
sea turtle babies

Paying It Forward: Volunteer on Vacation

Mālama Maui for a memorable vacation.
Kapalua Ziplines

Hawaiʻi on High

Flying, forests and fun — Kapalua Ziplines is a must-do adventure.
Maui adventure La Parous

10 Great Maui Adventures

The toughest part of creating a list of Maui adventures? Narrowing it down.
Waihee ridge trail

Trial by Trail: Waihee Ridge Trail

Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail is one of the wonders of Maui. Located along the West Maui Mountains, getting there is an adventure in itself.