What To Do on Maui

Insider Tips for Shopping on Maui

Even if shopping is not a high priority on your Maui to-do list, you are likely to find something on the island that entices you to open that wallet—a unique handcrafted item, colorful Hawaiian clothing, islandy gifts for friends and family back home, or maybe just some exotic fruit from a local...

Maui’s Best Shows: Insider Recommendations

There are a number of must-see shows on Maui, and if you have limited time here, you'll want to choose the one(s) that you KNOW you'll love. Here are my personal picks for the best shows on Maui--the ones I recommend to my own visiting family and friends (the ultimate...

The Top 10 Things To Do On Maui

The island of Maui is incredibly diverse and offers so many wonderful experiences and attractions, where do you begin? What are the MUST DO things on Maui? I’ve developed this list of “Top 10 Things To Do On Maui” based on actual visitor statistics – these are the most popular things...

Rainy Day Activities on Maui

What to do on a rainy day in Maui? We are blessed with a tropical climate, and rain is what keeps our island so green and lush. We appreciate the rain, and it is part of our island lifestyle. In ancient Hawaii there were specific names for over two dozen...

Things To Do On Maui in Fall (September-October-November)

Fall is a truly lovely time on Maui. The hotter weather of summer is behind us as is the busy summer vacation travel period, so the island is less crowded in fall. It’s a great time to visit! Here are some popular things to do on Maui in fall --...

25 FREE Things to Do in Maui

Yes, there ARE things to do on Maui that won't break your budget! Here are 25 suggestions for free Maui activities. Many of these are long-time ongoing activities, but schedules do change so when you're here please reconfirm the dates and times just to make sure you don't end up being...

Things to Do on Maui in Summer (June-July-August)

Everyone loves summer vacation on Maui! June, July, and August are very popular months for a visit to Maui--particularly for families, as most children have school break during this time. The summer months offer warm, mild weather and some of Maui's most delightful annual events and festivals. If you are...

14 Ways to Experience the Real Maui: Off The Tourist Path

There is so much more to Maui than just beautiful resorts and beaches. Our island offers fabulous activities designed specifically for visitors, but to fully experience the heart and soul of Maui, I suggest you step off the well-worn tourist path for a while and explore the grassroots offerings of our...

Romantic Things To Do On Maui

Maui is unquestionably one of the most romantic places on earth, with powder-soft beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and stunning natural beauty everywhere you look. I mean, really, it’s hard NOT to feel romantic on Maui. There’s just something about this place that makes you want to share it with someone you...

Things To Do on Maui in Spring (March-April-May)

May Day (May 1) is Lei Day in Hawaii, just one of many reasons to visit Maui in spring. The winter crowds are gone, the spring weather is lovely, and prices are generally lower than during the busy winter and summer seasons. If you are planning a spring visit, here are some popular...

Family Things To Do on Maui

Maui is a wonderful destination for families, and a Maui family vacation is sure to create treasured lifelong memories. Summer is the most popular family travel season on Maui, but there are plenty of fun and entertaining things to do year-round with children, from toddlers to teens. You won’t run out...

Volunteering on Vacation in Maui

In these days of ecotourism, many travelers enjoy doing a little volunteer work while vacationing. Why? Other than the obvious satisfaction of doing a good deed and having a positive impact on the place you are visiting, voluntourism offers other perks—a chance to see areas that are not usually open...

How Your Maui Vacation Can Make You Healthier!

Maui is a place of healing and rejuvenation. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. It's no wonder those of us who live in Hawaii have the longest life expectancy of any other U.S. state! Our islands' clean air, easygoing pace, inspirational natural beauty, and year-round mild climate promote wellness. On top of that, practitioners...

Maui Whale Watching Tips

Every winter, the North Pacific Humpback Whales migrate from the frigid waters of Alaska to mate, give birth, and bask in the warm seas of the Hawaiian islands, enjoying their own sort of tropical vacation. They are our most treasured annual visitors. Although the first humpbacks are usually sighted sometime...

20 Things You HAVEN’T Done on Maui

Maui draws people back to its sandy shores again and again. It's easy to get hooked on this beautiful place! But once you have visited the island multiple times, you might be tempted to think you've "done it all." Not so! There is always some great new, unique, or off-the-beaten-path activity on the island---a...

Things To Do on Maui in Winter (December-January-February)

Winter is one of the most popular visitor seasons on Maui…for obvious reasons! People who live in colder regions get just plain tired of shoveling snow and bundling up in a dozen layers of clothing, making Maui’s tropical weather and carefree lifestyle more appealing than ever. If you are planning...

15 Things NOT To Do on Maui

There are lists and lists of things to do in Maui, but there are also some things you should NOT do while visiting our island. Maui is mostly all about "Do's," but as a local resident, I always share some important "Don'ts" with my friends and family members who are visiting. Now I'm sharing...

Top 5 Favorite Maui Hikes

Maui offers fabulous hiking, from leisurely coastal paths to more challenging volcanic, rainforest, and mountain terrain. Whether a novice or an expert hiker, you'll be rewarded on Maui's trails with wonderful surprises like hidden waterfalls, lush forests, rare plants, native birds, and jaw-dropping views. There are many excellent resources—both online...

Maui Beach Tips

If you love the feel of soft, sun-warmed sand between your toes, then Maui--with 30 miles of beaches--is the place for you! There are plenty of lists out there proclaiming "Maui's Best Beaches," so I don't think you need one more list from me. Instead, I'm going to share some...

Insider Tips For Exploring Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui, on the western slopes of Mount Haleakala, is a truly beautiful area of the island and offers plenty of attractions to fill a full-day excursion. Its elevation on the mountainside offers cool temperatures and stunning panoramic views, and Upcountry Maui is loaded with wonderful little eateries, unique farm tours...

20 Hawaii Aerial Shots That Will Blow Your Mind

  Millions of people flock to Hawaii every year to enjoy the turquoise waters, lush rainforests and balmy breezes.  If you'd like to take your Hawaiian experience to the next level, make sure to take in a few of these jaw-dropping spots.  Get ready to explore some of the Islands' most gorgeous...

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