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Top Things to Do in Maui
Our picks for the best things to do on the island of Maui.
Clickable Map of Maui
If you are looking for specific information on any location on Maui, just click on the highlighted location on this map.
Clickable Map of the Road to Hana
If you are looking for specific information on any location along the Road to Hana, just click on any location name in black on the map.
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.
Top Upcountry Maui Attractions
A visit to Upcountry Maui can take a full day, or more, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Here are a few of our favorite Upcountry Maui attractions.
Profile of Maui - Hawaii's Valley Isle
A profile of the island of Maui - continually chosen as one of the top islands and vacation destination in the world.
Kahului - What to See and Do and Where to Shop in Kahului Maui
A brief look at the history of Kahului Maui and what Kahului has to offer today for shopping, culture, and activities.
Profile of Central Maui, a Bridge for Many Cultures
The broad green plain between the magnificently sculpted Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains) and the massive slopes of Haleakala gave Maui its nickname, The Valley Isle. Two of Maui’s principal cities, Kahului and Wailuku, lie three miles from each other but are eons apart in ambience.
Profile of Hana, Maui - Maui's Last Hawaiian Place
In Hana town, the pastures roll right up to the main street. The social centers are the baseball field and the two churches, where, on Sunday mornings, the hymns ring out in the old Hawaiian language and visitors are greeted with fresh flower lei Hana is truly Maui's Last Hawaiian Place.
Profile of Haleakala National Park Kipahulu Area - Oheo Gulch
A profile of Haleakala National Park Kipahulu Area on Maui, Hawaii with detailed information for those planning to visit Kipahulu and Oheo Gulch on the Hana Coast.
Profile of Haleakala National Park - Summit Area
A profile of Haleakala National Park Summit Area on Maui, Hawaii with detailed information for those planning to visit the summit.
Iao Valley State Park on Maui, Hawaii
The Iao Valley of Maui is recognized as a very special place for both its spiritual value and spectacular scenery.
Profile of Lahaina, Maui - Where History and Playfulness Meet
Take a trim, tidy New England whaling town, plunk it in the middle of the Pacific, sketch in some rainbow-crowned mountains, and add a generous helping of palm trees. Stir in the biggest Buddha outside of Asia, a banyan tree the size of a city block, and a history that reads like an epic novel, and you might come close to defining Lahaina, Maui.
Profile of Maui's Kapalua Resort Area
Kapalua is one of Hawaii‘s premier resort areas. Its shoreline is lined with five bays and three white-sand beaches and includes three world-class resorts and three championship golf courses.
Profile of Maui's Kaanapali Beach Resort - Where the World Comes to Play
With six hotels, four condominium resorts, golf, tennis, great restaurants, shopping and world famous Kaanapali Beach, the Kaanapali Resort area is the perfect place for a great Hawaiian vacation.
Kihei - A Profile of Kihei on Maui's Sunny South Shore
In Kihei, anyone can enjoy the sunshine, surf and sand that are the hallmark of the area. Here once Hawaiians lived in scattered villages, fished the sea and maintained fishponds for royalty. Here today, budget-minded visitors make their base to explore the beauty of Maui, the Valley Isle.
Profile of Maalaea, Maui - Now a Destination of Its Own
There are plenty of things to keep you busy for a full day in Maalaea. You can begin with a morning snorkeling or whale-watching cruise followed by an afternoon visit to the Maui Ocean Center. You can end the day with an evening sunset walk on Ma'alaea Beach and then dinner at one of the harbor area's excellent restaurants.
Profile of Makena - Maui Untamed and Wild
Bordered on the north by the posh Wailea Resort area and on the south by the 'Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve, the Makena area of South Maui, offers the visitor a return to nature and much earlier days of Hawaii.
West Maui's Rugged North Shore - Driving Tour
We travel west Maui's rugged north shore from Kapalua to Wailuku by the Honoapi'ilani Highway and Kahekili Highway.
Wailea Maui - A Sanctuary of Beauty on Maui's South Shore
Wailea Maui is a sanctuary of beauty on Maui's south shore with five world-class resorts, low-rise condominiums and private homes tucked in between three award winning golf courses and five crescent beaches, the Wailea Resort area of South Maui has almost everything a visitor or resident could want.
Maui Regains Title as "Best Island in the World" in Conde Nast Travelers' Awards
After a year in third place, the island of Maui has once again reclaimed the title of Best Island in the World in the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards Poll. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea selected as top Hawaii resort.
Lessons from a Group of First Time Visitors to Maui
See how the lessons learned by one group of first time visitors to Maui can help you make the most of your own visit to Hawaii's Valley Isle.
Flea Markets (Swap Meets), Farmers Markets and Craft Fairs on Maui
Held every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to noon is the Maui Swap Meet. The Maui Swap meet is held on South Puunene Ave. next to the Kahului Post Office. If you driving north on the Kuihelani Highway/Dairy Road (380) from either West or South Maui make a left on South Puuene Avenue.
Maui Chefs Present...Rock-n-Roll Wok of Fame
Maui Chefs Present, Rock-n-Roll Wok of Fame, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali Beach Maui, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
"Feast at Lele"
This is a once in a lifetime experience. You enjoy a gourmet meal featuring the cuisines of several Polynesian cultures while enjoying fantastic entertainment from the islands.
Haleakala and Upcountry
A day trip to the summit of Haleakala and upcountry to Ulupalakua and the Tedeschi Winery should not be missed.
Hana Highway Tip Sheet
Regular member, Maui resident and travel industry professional Heidi Scoggins shares her tips for the best spots along the Hana Highway.
We look at one of the most famous drives in the world and include our extensive Hana Highway Photo Gallery.
Heavy Rains Strike Hawaii
Check out what happens in West Maui when heavy rains fall on this normally dry area of Maui.
How to Spend Six Days on Maui
A suggested itinerary for a six day visit to Maui.
Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua Bay
As part of Hawaii Diary 2002, we explore these two famous beaches on the island of Maui.
Kaanapali Named Best Beach in America
For the ninth time since 1991, a Hawaii Beach has been named America's Best Beach. Maui's Kaanapali Beach has been named America's Best Beach for 2003 in the annual list compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman.
Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach
Join us for our morning in Lahaina and afternoon on Ka'anapali Beach.
Lahaina Jodo Mission
Take a two page tour of the grounds of this beautiful Buddhist Temple on Maui.
If you're planning a trip to Maui, this in-depth article will help you find the best places to see and things to do on the Valley Isle including Lahaina, Haleakala and Upcountry, the Iao Valley, and the Road to Hana.
When the sun goes down on Maui, the beat picks up, and the island’s rhythms turn to dining, dance and music.
Maui Revealed - Book Review
One of the finest guidebook ever written for Maui and the only one written by Maui residents who anonymously review the island. The authors actually hike all the trails, ride the boats, scuba dive the reefs, dine in the restaurants, review all the resorts, snorkel the coastline, explore the hidden waterfalls and share all the secrets that they...
Old Lahaina Luau
Considered by many to be the most authentic Hawaiian luau, here is what to expect if you decide to attend the Old Lahaina Luau.
Outrigger Wailea Resort and Luau
We get a guided tour of the Outrigger Wailea Resort with General Manager Dorsey Brady and then attend their fantastic luau and show.
Sugar Cane Train
Find out about West Maui's former sugar industry as you take a ride on the Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina.
Sunset Sail in Paradise
There's no better way to end a day on Maui than to take a sunset cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Teralani Sailing Excursions Kaanapali
Join us on our catamaran sail to view Hawaii's winter guests, the humpback whales.
The Humpback Whales of Hawaii
From November until May, the waters of Hawaii are visited by thousands of humpback whales. Find out about these annual visitors and the reasons that they come to Hawaii each winter.
Warren and Annabelle's Magic - Maui's Best Evening Show
There is no better show on Maui and perhaps not even in Hawaii than Warren and Annabelle's Magic. To see it is to still not believe it.
Lahaina Halloween Celebration Nixed
In many ways, and due to many factors, Maui has become a less visitor friendly island than in past years. The blame is shared by many.