Top Maui Activities

The island of Maui lies in a sweet spot of geography and climate; wherever you look, activities abound. Long after you’ve hiked to that waterfall, sailed turquoise seas, or toured remote valleys by air, the memories endure — with lessons that can last a lifetime.


Top Maui Activities

From stargazing to FootGolf, Maui offers so many fun activities for all ages.

Top Maui Activities

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Enjoy some of Maui's top activities in this sponsored section.

Experience Maui

Check out this list of super fun activities to check on while you're visiting Maui, Hawai'i.

Shopping + Activities + Home + Real Estate

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Find great shopping ideas, see hot Maui real estate for sale, local art and artists, as well as fun things to do around the island in our sponsored section.

Four Winds II / Maui Classic Charters

Maui Classic Charters
Our boat features a glass-bottom room, waterslide, breakfast, lunch, and all the gear you need.

Kapalua Tennis

Kapalua Tennis
Enjoy the lushly landscaped 10-court facility with gorgeous views, plus an award-winning facility offering expert instruction, daily clinics, and more.

Junior Golf Progams on Maui

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Are great golfers born or made? On Maui, the answer is both, of course.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort
Indulge that sweet tooth and snag a traditional or local-style s’mores kit to roast at the resort’s beachfront fire pits.

Sunshine Helicopters

Sunshine Helicopters
Explore the hidden wonders of Maui and Moloka‘i that can only be discovered by air.

Maui Ocean Center

Maui ocean center
See turtles, sharks, stingrays, tropical fish, and much more... you can even swim with sharks and rays!

Kai Kanani Sailing

Kai Kanani Sailing
Climb aboard for snorkeling tours of world-renowned Molokini Crater, seasonal whale watching, adventure sunset sails and luxury private charters.

R2H: Road to Hana

Road 2 Hana
You do the driving, and we’ll do the guiding! Explore Maui’s lush rainforests and frolic beneath hidden waterfalls.

Hike Maui

Hike Maui
Experience Maui’s wild side with a journey along the incomparable Hāna Highway to Maui’s ultimate waterfall wonderland.

Wailea Golf Academy

Wailea Golf Academy
Fun learning activities for golfers at any level of the game, beginning through advanced.

Kā‘anapali Golf Courses

Maui Foot Golf
FootGolf combines soccer and golf, allowing just about anyone to take it up on a whim.

(More) Things to do on Maui

Maui Beaches for Kids

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

Don’t Look Down: Kapalua Adventures

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Kapalua's Mountain Outpost takes adventure to new--gulp!--heights.

Hawaii’s Best Beaches

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Top beaches in Hawaii in these categories: best family beach, most iconic features, best snorkeling, and most romantic beach sunsets in Hawaiʻi.

Obon + 2019 Festival Schedule

Maui Obon
Get the full 2019 Maui Obon festival schedule.


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Pāʻia Youth & Cultural Center channels adolescent energy through a positive charge of fun, learning and Hawaiian values.

Art History

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Lahaina Arts Society celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this November.

Perfect Day Upcountry + VIDEO

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Follow your local guide and make the most of Upcountry Maui.

2017 Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 21, with five days and nights of stimulating films, chic parties and celebrity appearances. Don't miss the great parties!

Surf’s Up, Dig In! Outrigger Canoe Surfing

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

Kamakou Preserve

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

Romantic Day on Maui + VIDEO

Inn at Mama's
Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui's north shore on this romantic perfect day.

Chasing Daylight on Lāna‘i

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Taking an island romp on Lāna‘i can find you slinging arrows . . . or mud . . . or more.

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Maui Bike Park: Blazing Saddles

A pioneer in extreme mountain biking creates an outdoor playground designed for fun.

2016 Shaka List

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Every year, we publish the Shaka List: a serenade to some of what makes Maui nō ka ‘oi.

Pampered in Paradise: Maui Resort Spa Treatments

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These Maui spa treatments will have you drifting away like an island breeze.

By Dawn’s Early Light: Maui Sunrise

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Our 5 favorite places on Maui to watch the sunrise (that aren't Haleakalā Crater)

Hot Wheels

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At Maui Raceway Park, life’s a drag — and that’s a good thing.

Geocaching: Thrill of the Cache

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A high-tech game of hike and seek leads to unexpected treasures.

Joy Ride: Da Maui Sleigh

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A father-son holiday tradition rolls on.

Head Over Heels

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

Immerse Yourself

Explore the world of humpback whales in the first of-it-kind 3D Sphere only at Maui Ocean Center.

Helicopter & Buggy Tour

Kipahulu Maui Buggy
When it comes to exploring Maui, the sky’s the limit.

Perfect Day Upcountry

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Follow your local guide and trade the holiday hustle and bustle for an Upcountry itinerary filled with leisurely discoveries.

Kīpahulu Hike: This Way To the Waterfall

Pipiwai Trail
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.

Family-friendly Restaurants

Pizza Paradiso
Here are some of our favorite family-friendly Maui restaurants...

Get Your Fill: Maui Food Tour + VIDEO

kula country farms
Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui on this 'foodie tour.'

The Pull of History

canoe adventures
The ocean holds endless lessons in Hawaiian culture and tradition.

Experience Maui

Check out this list of super fun activities to check on while you're visiting Maui, Hawai'i.

The Lure of Luxury

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For the ultimate Maui dream vacation, book a private luxury yacht for the day, where you can fish, snorkel and stand-up paddle in comfort and style.