Places to Visit While on Maui

Places to Visit While on Maui

Looking for fun ideas of things to do while you are vacationing on Maui? Check out our list of locally loved and Maui vacation approved island hot spots!

1. Maui Farmers Market

Enjoy locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh caught fish! Maui Farmers Market is a feast to the senses. Stroll along the various stands to view Fresh Tropical Flowers, and colorful fruits, vegetables and delectable eats such as; Maui Sweet Onions, Molokai Purple Potatoes, Kula Greens, Fresh Coconut and Pineapple, Freshly baked bagels, Assorted Cheeses, Fresh Made Juices, Fresh Caught Fish, 100& Pure Kona Coffee, Fresh guacamole, and more! 

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Get Maui’s Farmers Market Schedule & Locations Here!

2. Lahaina Cannery Mall

Lahaina Cannery Mall is one of Maui’s prime shopping spots! Looking for a special gift? Whether you’re in search of jewelry, collectibles, clothing, accessories, you can find it here. Lahaina Cannery Mall also showcases specialty stores with unique items to take home with you! Take a break from shopping, and grab a bite to eat at the Cannery Mall’s International flavored Food Court, or just sit back and enjoy live Hula dancing, Hawaiian Artists, and various Cultural Events.

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Lahaina Cannery Mall Information!

 3. Whalers Village

Whalers Village is a popular must-see and do spot for locals and tourists alike. Whalers Village is located on Ka’anapali Beach and has over 90 Fine Shops and Eateries. Shop all day long and then enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset right from your dining table!

Whalers' Village Museum is located in a corner of the large shopping mall.
Visit all the amazing Whalers Village Stores, Restaurants, & Boutiques! Click for Info!

4. Pa’ia Town

Pa’ia is Maui’s Historic Plantation Town. This whimsical little town reflects it’s history as a sugar cane plantation town with its original old style buildings still in place. This charming little beach town is home to plenty of restaurants, art galleries, and surf shops to choose from.

Enjoy the funky little beach hideaway & historical Sugar Cane Plantation area called Paia & all it’s unique splendors

5. Black Rock South Ka’anapali Beach

Black Rock is a large black lava rock that separates the two halves of Ka’anapali Beach. Black Rock is a fantastic and popular place for snorkeling, swimming, and plenty of room for sunbathing upon golden sugary sands. This is also where Hawaiian spirits went to meet their ancestors!

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Cliff diver and turtle at Black Rock Kaanapali Cliff dive at Sunset & swim with the turtles! The famous Maui BLACK ROCK!

 6. Road to Hana

“Fulfillment lies in the journey, not the destination.” The Road to Hana is unquestionably the most famous and desired sightseeing adventure in all of Hawaii. The “crown jewel” of driving, this is truly a trip through wonderland! Drive on 60 miles of breathtakingly scenic highway, alongside one of the most enchanting rainforests of the world. Explore and enjoy hidden waterfalls, exotic lush greenery, hiking through bamboo forests, and secluded spots to stop and enjoy an afternoon picnic in a mystical Maui nature setting.

The whimsical Road to Hana is yours to behold!

7. Maalaea Maui Ocean Center

Looking for something fun and educational? Maui Ocean Center is great for children and families, and everyone in between! Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium and marine science center that exhibits natural coral reef habitats, sea turtles, sharks, humpback whales, and more! Maui Ocean Center is a great choice for those looking to have safe, hands-on fun, and also learn something along the way!

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Discover the Maui Sea without getting wet! Gorgeous Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea Maui

8. Shops at Wailea

Shops at Wailea is home to more than 70 premier boutique shops, restaurants, and galleries. Enjoy the finer things in life at Shops at Wailea. Events and performers every Wednesday!

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Handmade Fine Hawaiian Art & Jewelry! Luxurious Maui Shopping at it’s finest!

 

9. Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a historic, naturally awe-inspiring landmark on Maui. Iao Valley is a 10-mile long scenic paradise, resting on 4,000 acres of beautiful, unspoiled Maui plains. Iao is a popular spot for it’s phenomenal rainforest and breathtaking views. Capture the idyllic beauty of Iao Valley, take a picture under a rainbow, and just breathe in the fresh Island air.

 

Free or Inexpensive Fun Things to do on Maui

 Free or Inexpensive Fun Things to do on Maui

Take a look at some of our fun recommendations of ideas for Free or Inexpensive Fun Things to do on Maui without depleting all your spending money on vacation.

1. Go to Maui Farmers Market

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Freshly made guacamole anyone? Maui Farmer’s Market is a great place to spend some time walking around and perusing the fresh produce and taste the free samples. Read more about  Maui Farmer’s Markets here: http://www.gohawaii.com/en/maui/guidebook/topics/farmers-markets-on-maui/

2. Have a picnic under a banyan tree at Banyan Tree Park in LahainaHistoric Banyan Trees of Lahaina

Take some snacks and head over to Banyan Tree Park for a nice outdoor picnic under the trees.

 

 3. Catch some live entertainment

The ukulele is essential to Hawaiian music.

Spend some time listening to some live Maui entertainment. There are plenty of live musicians and cultural events at different Maui locations throughout the year. Check the Maui Event Calendar here to see when and where the latest live events are happening.

 

4.Take a scenic drive on the famous Road to Hana

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Fill up your gas tank and try out the Famous Road to Hana. Lots of breathtaking views and sightseeing along the way. The Road to Hana is a great way to spend an entire day exploring the tropical beauty of the island.

 

5. People watch while you catch some rays at the beach

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Grab a beach chair and some sun screen. Spend the day out on the beach! Afterall, it is Maui, where beaches are second best to none.

 

6. Go window shopping on Front Street in Lahaina

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Check out galleries and various shops along front street. Lahaina is host to many local events happening around the area. Be sure and check a Maui events calendar to coordinate with your schedule during your visit to this popular tourist spot on Maui.

7. Hang out with turtles at Turtle Town on Black sand beach

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Turtle Town is a great location to get a close look at the turtles of Maui. Turtle Town also has many other forms of marine life as well, since it is a great and popular spot for snorkeling activities.

 

8. Visit Historic Sites

Hale Paahao History Plaque Maui is known for its rich cultural history. There are plenty of spots on island where you can visit places with great historical significance. Click Here to explore the Historic Places of Maui via GoHawaii.com

 

9. Rent a bike and cruise around town Wailea vacation rentals condos

When you’re ready to get out and stretch your legs, rent a bicycle and cruise along the beach path. There are plenty of bike rental kiosks and companies in Maui, this is a great and inexpensive way to sight-see and have fun during the day.

10. Go snorkeling

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Maui is the best island for snorkeling! There are so many spots to dive in and explore. We get great discounts on all snorkeling gear! Click here for more information on Why Maui is the Best Island for Snorkeling! Maui Snorkeling- A Local Insiders Guide