Planning your Maui vacation? Need some help putting together your “to do” list? Here’s some tips for putting that list together and our top 10 favorite things to do on Maui!
How to make your Maui vacation “to do” list
The best advice I can give is to make a list of all the things you want to do on your Maui vacation. There will probably be more fun things than you have time for, but that’s OK! What you should do next is break that list up into “must do” and “should do.”
This will allow you to prioritize your activities and budget the right amount of time for them. Some things take longer than others, so you can fill up your day to have the most fun as possible.
Things from our top 10 list can help you plan your day, or find something fun to do to help fill up your Maui vacation schedule.
Our Maui vacation top 10 list
10. Jump off the rock at Kaanapali Beach
On the north end of Kaanapali Beach is a rocky point that is really fun to jump off of. It’s not too high, and the water below is deep enough, so it’s not very dangerous. While it may be exhilarating to jump off, remember to be safe!
9. Go on a whale watching cruise
If you’re taking a Maui vacation between the months of November to April, you need to go on a whale watching cruise. Every year, hundreds of Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii’s tropical waters to nurse their young.
Often seen breaching and spitting water out of their blowholes, these creatures are often curious to see who’s watching them!
8. Sample a glass of pineapple wine at Maui’s winery
on the slopes of Haleakala is Maui’s only winery. While the first crop of grapes grew, the winery began to produce a pineapple dessert wine that embodies the sweetness of the islands.
It’s so good, one sample will have you taking a bottle or two back home with you!
7. Take a romantic dinner cruise
Maui is know for having some of the most beautiful sunsets in Hawaii. The offshore islands of Lanai and Kaho’olawe add a beautiful element to a Maui sunset, and there is no better place to enjoy it than from the sea. Take a romantic dinner cruise and make a vacation memory that will last a lifetime!
6. Take the ferry to Molokai
Just across the channel from Maui is the “The Friendly Isle” of Molokai. The rural setting and undeveloped landscape make Molokai one of the few places in Hawaii which hasn’t been commercially developed. Add a little island hopping to your Maui vacation for an unforgettable experience.
Once there you should take a mule ride from Kalaupapa along the coast for a look at the beauty of Hawaii you can’t find anywhere else.
5. Go to the Old Lahaina Luau
One of the most popular things to do in Hawaii is go to a luau. The Old Lahaina Luau has long been raved as Maui’s best luau. Remaining authentic and preserving cultural integrity is at the heart of the luau, and they would love to share it with you!
4. Find a beautiful waterfall
“The Valley Isle” is home to many majestic waterfalls. Many can be found along the famed Hana Highway, where lush rainforest lines beautiful coastal scenery. Finding one all to yourself is a rare treat, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
3. Swim at a black sand beach
When you picture a beach in Hawaii it is probably lined with soft white sand. Well did you know Hawaii has black sand beaches too? Broken down lava rock is smoothed over centuries to make large grained “black sand.” Swimming at a black sand beach will be an amazing experience you won’t forget!
Just look at how beautiful Waianapanapa State Beach
2. Snorkel the renown reefs of Molokini
The ancient volcanic crater of Molokini
is home to one of the world’s most renown reefs. Teeming with over 250 species of fish, and home to the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, the reefs of Molokini offer abundant sea life and unparalleled visibility.
If you’re an ocean enthusiast the opportunity to dive at Molokini is NOT something to miss!
Take an aquatic adventure with us to the island of Molokini!
1. Journey on the Road to Hana
The Hana Highway on Maui is quite possibly the most idyllic and scenic stretch of coast in all of Hawaii. Lined with dramatic coastal cliffs, lush tropical rainforest, and breathtaking waterfalls, the Road to Hana is a journey like no other in this beautiful paradise. That’s why it’s our #1 thing to do on Maui!
Join us on a tour of the Hana Highway and you won’t miss a thing!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we stop at the best parts along the way. Let us do the driving and all you’ll have to do is have an amazing time taking in the spectacular scenery.Aloooha!