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Maui Activities and Sightseeing

Our picks for great activities in the air, on land, as well as in and on the ocean when you visit the Valley Isle of Maui, Hawaii. We feature special sections on golf on Maui, Maui luaus, and a special index of our articles about Maui.
  1. Maui Air Activities (6)
  2. Maui Golf Courses
  3. Maui Land Activities (39)
  4. Maui Ocean Activities (22)
  5. Maui Sightseeing (25)

Top Things to Do in Maui
Our picks for the top things to do on the island of Maui.

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.

Things To Do For Free on Maui
The island of Maui has so many activities and attractions that's it's hard to decide what to see and do. Aside from the many great activities that require advance reservations and some significant cost, there are plenty of things to see and do which cost absolutely nothing or, at least, very little. Here are some of my favorite things to do for...

What's Your Favorite Thing to Do on Maui?
Tell us what your favorite thing to do is on the Garden Isle of Maui.

Top 10 Things to Do on Maui
Maui is a dream for the active traveler. It's been consistenly chosen as the best island in the world. There are so many things to do that you'll never be able to do them all in just one visit. Here, however, are some starters with some inspiration from the Maui Visitors Bureau.

Maui Attractions
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.

Maui Zipline Adventures
On Maui three companies offer zip line adventures. The first Maui zip line or Maui zipline company was Skyline Eco-Adventures. This was followed several years later by Kapalua Adventures. The most recent entry in the Maui zip line business is the Piiholo Ranch Zipline.

Maui and Lana'i Activity News for the Winter of 2011
See what's new with Maui and Lana'i activities, attractions and tours for the winter of 2011

Maui, Moloka'i and Lana'i Activity News for the Spring of 2011
See what's new with Maui, Moloka'i and Lana'i activities, attractions, events and tours for the spring of 2011

Maui and Lana'i Activity News for the Winter of 2011
See what's new with Maui and Lana'i activities, attractions and tours for the winter of 2011

Lahaina Jodo Mission
Explore the beautiful Lahaina Jodo Mission and its beautiful Buddhist Temple and Buddha, in Lahaina, Maui

Best Maui Beaches
Maui is an island with hundreds of beaches including beaches of black sand, golden sand, red sand and white sand. There are excellent beaches for swimming and snorkeling and great beaches for surfing and windsurfing. There are great beaches for people watching and others where you can be almost totally alone. Here are our picks for some of the best beaches on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

Sugar Industry in West Maui - A Look Back at Maui's Agricultu…
Ever since 1862, the Pioneer Mill Company had planted and milled sugar cane in the Lahaina area of West Maui. Unable to compete with low sugar prices from foreign markets and claiming losses of over $9 million in its final six years, Amfac/JMB Hawaii decided to close the plant in 1999.

21 Exciting Maui Activities
Part of Maui's lure is that it offers such a wide variety of activities, many family-oriented. Here are 21 exciting Maui activities available to visitors.

5 Star Scuba on Maui
One scuba diving company that does a fine job is 5 Star Scuba on Maui. They bill themselves as 'Maui's Resort Diving Specialists' because they operate from locations at seven of Maui's top resorts. They offer introductory classes and dives, dives for certified divers and Open Water Certification Classes.

A Driving Tour of Upcountry Maui, Hawaii
The drive starts at the North Shore town of Pa'ia, continues through the paniolo town of Makawao, to Kula known for its flowers, vegetables and ranches and ends at 'Ulapalakua Ranch and Maui's Winery.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Maui, Hawaii
A review and photos of the Atlantis Submarine Tour from Lahaina, Maui in Hawaii.

Best Maui Beaches - Our Picks for the Best Beaches on the Island of Maui, Hawaii
Maui is an island with hundreds of beaches including beaches of black sand, golden sand, red sand and white sand. There are excellent beaches for swimming and snorkeling and great beaches for surfing and windsurfing. There are great beaches for people watching and others where you can be almost totally alone. Here are our picks for some of the...

Edible Maui!
Preserving Maui's Agricultural & Cultural Resources transitions into its next phase in 2007 with Edible Maui! focusing on the cuisine, local products, agricultural history and ag-tourism offerings of Maui County.

Haleakala and Upcountry
A day trip to the summit of Haleakala and upcountry to Ulupalakua and the Tedeschi Winery should not be missed.

Haleakala Bicycle Tours Stopped
The Superintendent of Haleakala National Park announced that as of October 10, 2007 all commercially guided bicycle tours will be barred from the Park.

Haleakala National Park
As part of our ongoing series on the parks of Hawaii, we visit Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui.

Hana Highway Tip Sheet
Tips for things to see and do along the Hana Highway from Hawaii for Visitors Forum Member Heidi Scoggins aka MauiHeidi

Hana Highway
We look at one of the most famous drives in the world and include our extensive Hana Highway Photo Gallery.

Hike Through the Waihe'e Valley Rainforest with Maui Eco-Adventures
A photographic report on a hike through the rainforest of Waihe'e Valley otherwise known as Swinging Bridges with Maui Eco-Adventures.

How to Spend Six Days on Maui
A suggested itinerary for a six day visit to Maui.

Kihei Coast
Join us we explore South Maui from Ma'alaea to the `Ahihi-Kina`u Natural Area Preserve of what is often referred to as the Kihei Coast.

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.

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.

Ma'alaea
Where a beautiful beach, busy harbor, excellent restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center invite you to spend a day.

Maui Gold® Pineapple Tour
Pineapple. It's still one of the images that come to mind when people think about Hawaii. In the late 1940's, Hawaii was the pineapple capital of the world, producing more than 80 percent of the world's pineapple. At that time, only sugar cane was a larger industry.

Maui's Botanical Gardens
Hawaii is known for its floral splendor and wide variety of plant life. No where can this be better seen than on the island of Maui. With its tropical rainforests, cool Upcountry slopes, and sunny western shores Maui is a botanical paradise. Driving down any road, you'll see multi colored bougainvilleas and hibiscus in almost everyone's garden.

Sugar Cane Train
Find out about West Maui's former sugar industry as you take a ride on the Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina.

Sun Yat Sen Park Photo Gallery
A gallery of twelve photos taken at Sun Yat Sen Park in Upcountry Maui

Sunrise at Haleakala
This guide to visiting Haleakala on Maui for sunrise gives background on the sacred mountain as well as tips for making the most of your pre-dawn visit.

Teralani Sailing Adventures
One of my favorites snorkel sails and whale watched on Maui is with Teralani Sailing Adventures which operates from Kaanapali Beach in West Maui. I first sailed with them about five years ago and have done so on several occasions since on both snorkel sails and winter whale watches. I am pleased to tell you that I have always had a great time. Their catamarans are two of the best that you'll find on Maui.

What's Your Favorite Stop Along the Road to Hana and Beyond?
Tell us what your favorite stop is along the world famous Road to Hana.

UFO Parasail on Maui
If, like me you've always wanted to feel like it is to hang from a parachute but had no desire to jump from a plane or soar off a mountain top, there's a way that you can experience all the thrill but feel totally safe in doing so. That way is to parasail. One company that does a superb job is UFO Parasail at Ka'anapali Beach on Maui.

Warren and Annabelle's Magic in Lahaina, Maui
Warren and Annabelle's Magic in Lahaina Maui is the best show on Maui and one of the best in Hawaii.

West Maui's Rugged North Shore - Driving Tour
Join me on a drive along West Maui's rugged north shore from Kapalua to Wailuku by the Honoapi’ilani Highway and Kahekili Highway.

`Iao Valley State Park on Maui
A thousand years ago, Hawaiians gathered at `Iao Valley to celebrate and honor the bounty of Lono, god of agriculture, during the annual makahiki festival. More than a hundred years ago visitors began coming to witness the natural beauty of this valley.

Shopping on Maui
Maui is a shopper's paradise with its numerous galleries, international shops, designer boutiques and shopping malls not to mention its great farmer's markets and swap meets

Maui and Lana'i Activity News for the Fall of 2010
See what's new with Maui and Lana'i activities, attractions and tours for the fall of 2010.

Maui Museums and Historic Places
On Maui, you can view the living history of Hawaii from the time of its ancient alii and the years of the Hawaiian monarchy to the years when the island was the whaling hub of the Pacific and the years when the leading industry on the island was sugar, not tourism like today.

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