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Best activities
to do in Lahaina

The historic Town of Lahaina was once the original seat of the Hawaiian Monarchy, a bustling seaport, and a whaling village. It is now one of the most popular areas in Hawaii for all kinds of entertainment; ocean sports, boat trips, Maui whale watching tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, art galleries and so much more. The Ka’anapali Beach coastline is lined with resorts, condominiums, restaurants, ocean activities, and shopping. Historically an ancient Hawaiian fishing community, Ka’anapali is now one of the most popular resort areas in Maui.

Both Lahaina and Ka’anapali are full of a multitude of Maui vacation amenities and conveniences. When in West Maui areas, you will definitely be savoring your vacation days! Enjoy all the best of West Maui with gorgeous views all day long, seasonal Maui ocean activities, basking in the sun, swimming in warm Hawaiian waters, eating at some of the best Maui restaurants, shopping and creating memories that will last a lifetime!

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West Maui Whale Watching
& Snorkel Tours

Without a doubt, one of the most amazing marine wildlife adventures you’ll ever have an opportunity to partake in is a chance to witness the pure magic of the North Pacific humpback whales! On Maui, West Maui visitors can see the whales in their natural Hawaiian environment (roughly November-May, though in highest numbers from January-March). Yes, year, after year, these gorgeous prehistoric mammals grace Hawaiian waters and shorelines during their annual Winter migration through to North Pacific Ocean. For those that don’t know, the North Pacific humpback whales travel to Hawaii every year to breed and birth their baby calves.

Without a doubt, the #1 year-round top activity to do in Hawaii is snorkeling! Travel to the incredibly gorgeous Hawaiian Islands for your next vacation, and be sure to book a Maui snorkel tour for you, your family and friends. Aboard a state of the art Maui snorkeling vessel, visitors will surely enjoy the chance to be an eye witness to the distinct beauty of Hawaii’s marine life.

Visitors will journey safely underway with a professional tour guide and receive Maui marine life education, expert instruction, and snorkel guidance. Just imagine how amazing it will be when you see the Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle in their natural habitat, a host of tropical fish native to Pacific Ocean waters, and vibrantly colored West Maui reef formations.

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Stroll Front Street in Lahaina

Peruse restaurants, boutiques, surf shops and galleries in Lahaina! Front Street is located oceanfront in West Maui’s historic Lahaina Town. Hanging out down on Front Street is definitely a must-do when in West Maui. Here, all guests can find great souvenirs, check out local art vendors and events, and grab a bite to eat and a refreshing tropical cocktail from any of Lahaina’s beachfront eateries.

On Front Street, guests can find rare Maui made art, a variety of clothing boutiques, and lots of Hawaii craft vendors. Our favorite thing about Front Street is that it’s one of the richest historical locations on Maui. It’s full of adventurous activities, great people watching, and one of Maui’s most popular hubs. Also, wherever you are on Front Street, you can always see awesome Pacific Ocean views!

When planning a time to check out Front Street in Lahaina, you should actually plan for a whole day excursion. You should plan a whale watch or snorkel tour in the morning, grab lunch at a wonderful restaurant with an ocean view, and just stroll around Front Street going from business to business all afternoon. We definitely suggest that you check out all the local art under the Banyan Tree on the weekends, and make sure to check out all the fun surf shops and local art galleries.

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Warren & Annabelle’s
Magic Show

Voted “Best Dinner and a Show,” in the MauiTimes, “Best of 2018,” Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show is the must-see show In Lahaina. Guests will enjoy hours of laugh-out-loud entertainment in one of Maui’s most chic and comfortable settings.

Your evening begins with a pre-show that includes tropical cocktails, delicious gourmet appetizers and decadent desserts served in Annabelle’s Parlor. Here, you will enjoy being entertained by your singing wait-staff, accompanied at the piano by the Ghost of Annabelle herself.
Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show delivers an interactive evening filled with hilarious comedy and magic tricks that are presented by highly acclaimed performers. We highly recommend that you pre-book your reservation way ahead of time, as this show has been selling out for over 20 years! You don’t want to miss this truly a unique experience in evening entertainment on Maui. Open Monday through Saturday and all guest must be 21 years of age or over.

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Visit Lahaina’s Historic Sites

Most visitors don’t know that Lahaina is full of Hawaiian history! Lahaina was the first capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom, a notorious sea trading port, a popular destination for whaling, and one of the first areas of Hawaii to be infiltrated by Christian missionaries and some of the first Western born settlers. With all of this in mind, there are a profusion of historical sites in Lahaina.

Fourteen of the main historical sites of Lahaina are maintained and curated by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF), a 501(c)3 Maui nonprofit organization that was sanctioned in 1962. The LRF properties include: Baldwin Home Museum, Master’s Reading Room, Old Lahaina Courthouse, Lahaina Heritage Museum, Lahaina Banyan Tree, Lahaina Lighthouse, Wo Hing Museum, Hale Pa’ahao Prison, Hale Aloha, Seamen’s Hospital, Hale Pa’i Museum, Pioneer Mill Smokestack & Locomotives, Plantation Museum and the Lahaina Historical Trail.

When exploring West Maui activities, make sure to experience some of Lahaina’s historical past by booking passes or tours with the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. They offer a variety of “Friendship” opportunities.

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Enjoy West Maui Golf Resorts

West Maui is home to a few of the most internationally renowned golf courses in the world. Hands down, golfing is definitely one of the most popular activities in Hawaii, and there are many reasons why. Imagine golfing in Maui with perfect weather, impeccably landscaped grounds, the best instruction possible and the most beautiful views in Hawaii. That is what golfing in West Maui is like. It’s luxurious, comfortable, beautiful, challenging, and better believe, you’ll always receive top service. If you’d like to include a West Maui golf outing during your vacation in paradise, check out the Ka’anapali Golf Resort and the Kapalua Resort.

The Ka’anapali Golf Resort features the ‘Royal Ka’anapali’ and the ‘Ka’anapali Kai’ golf courses. The resort features 36 holes, fabulous views, Maui golf packages, hosted outings, an academy and a pro shop. If you’re looking for golf instruction at the Ka’anapali Golf Resort, then look forward to a real treat. PGA professionals on staff include Ed Kageyama, Sutee Nitakorn and David Havens. They also offer two golf vacation packages, and both are affiliated to nearby resorts: Sheraton Maui’s Sunsational Golf Package and the Westin Golf Package.

The Kapalua Resort is perhaps the most popular golf resort in Hawaii, and it’s surely one of the top golf resorts in the world. Besides the fact that they host PGA’s Annual Hyundai Tournament of Champions, they also provide two world class golf courses: The Plantation Course and the Bay Course. Like most high-end golf courses in Hawaii, you can definitely expect awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean and mountain views. The Plantation Course was designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, and offers 7,411 yard par 73 layout challenges, along with a spectacular setting, wide fairways and vast greens.

The Plantation Course is the site of PGA’s Tournament of Champions, so you’ll surely be golfing with some pros here. The Bay Course was built in 1975, and still remains as the only course that’s hosted the most professional tournaments in all of Hawaii. In fact, it’s where Greg Norman had his first win on American soil!

Above all, you’ll find that the placement of the golf courses on the Kapalua Resort property is perfection. Golfers can enjoy many different splendors at the Kapalua Golf Resort including schmoozing, world class events, dining and professional PGA golf instruction in Hawaii.

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Moana Glass

Moana Glass is a glass blowing art studio located in Lahaina. Owned by artist Ryan Staub, this is not your usual Maui glass art studio. At Moana Glass, there’s a glass blowing studio for lessons, events, and active participation. Here, you’ll find an excellent West Maui activity that allows you to design, and create your very own Maui souvenir.

In 1997, Ryan Staub began his journey with blowing glass as an art form in Seattle, Washington. Since then, he’s learned from and worked with the best glass blowing masters in the world; he’s perfected his art form in over 11 countries. Staub’s travels and experiences led him to create Moana Glass. It’s a place where he can share his love for this ancient art form, allowing anyone to attend events and private lessons.

When attending a glass blowing lesson at Moana Glass, students first pick a design to make, select from a color assortment, and then an instructor will custom teach you step-by-step how to blow your glass art. Moana Glass will provide all safety information (and safety glasses), and students are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and cotton clothing. The cost varies by the art piece selected to make and includes glass hearts, marine animals, cups, spheres, bowls and more.

All students 5 years of age and older are invited to partake in this incredibly artistic rite of passage with Moana Glass in Lahaina.

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Parasailing is one of the most unique ocean adventures you can enjoy in West Maui. Legally, parasailing activities are only allowed to operate from May-December due to the annual migration of the North Pacific Humpback Whales in this distinct area. Parasailing flights are only available in West Maui; Lahaina and Ka’anapali. Without a doubt, parasailing can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life!

Guests will embark on a boat-led take-off, and experience a birds eye view of the West Maui Coastline and Pu’u Kukui (West Maui Mountain range). Just imagine the stillness, the fresh ocean air and the excitement!

Parasailing can be done on your own or with a friend. Guests will be strapped into a harness with their legs dangling. If you have a friend that would like to join you on the boat but not in the sky, this is possible. Maui parasail flights last approximately 1-15 minutes, and fly at heights that range between 25 and 50 stories high.

If you’re interested in parasailing on Maui, please note that June and July are the two most popular months for this activity. It would be advantageous to book this Maui activity ahead of time. If you have any health contraindications, please check with your medical provider before booking a Maui parasailing adventure.

For more information about parasailing on Maui,
visit UFO Parasail or West Maui Parasail.

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Ka’anapali Beach & Black Rock

Ka’anapali Beach stretches over 6.3 miles of West Maui coastline, just North of the Historic Town of Lahaina. The Ka’anapali Beach area is a popular resort area on Maui, with a variety of hotels and vacation condominiums, and a paved walking path that stretches from each far end.

Within Ka’anapali Beach, there are a variety of activities to do on Maui including Snorkel Tours, Parasailing, Stand Up Paddling, Whale Watching, and Sunset Tours. Ka’anapali Beach is known to host fabulous sunny days, with crystal-clear, and calm ocean conditions. Residents, and visitors alike adore Ka’anapali for its beautiful Pacific Ocean and outer island views, whale watching from the shoreline, and easy access to a variety of restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shopping.

At the far North End of Ka’anapali Beach there is a famous spot called Black Rock (Pu’u Keka’a). This is a popular spot for rock jumping and snorkeling in West Maui’s warm Pacific Ocean. Historically, Black Rock also has deep roots in Maui’s mythological past. Legend says that the very last chief of Maui, Kahekili, proved his strength of spirit by leaping from Pu’u Keka’a in a ritual.

In ceremony, each night the Sheraton Maui Resort (next to Black Rock) performs a Daily Cliff Dive Ceremony in honor of the Hawaiian chief. As the sun sets over West Maui, tiki torches are lit, and the cliff diving ceremony begins. As the cliff diver reaches his mount on Pu’u Keka’a, guests will here Hawaiian chanting and a blow of the conch shell to announce his arrival. After offering a flower lei gift to the ancestors below, the cliff diver takes a plunge off of Black Rock. This is truly a spectacular sight, and one you should definitely not miss if you are in Ka’anapali around sunset.

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Sport Fishing

Without a doubt, one of the most popular things to do in Lahaina is sport fishing. It’s one of the few and best places you can enjoy sport fishing charters in Maui. Located right off Front Street is Lahaina Harbor. The harbor offers a variety of ocean tours and West Maui sport fishing charters. Depending on your sport fishing desires (deep sea and offshore trolling), there are many options to choose from including morning trips, afternoon trips, and full day adventures.

The one thing to remember is that although fishing charters go out every day, they don’t always catch fish. Thus, the life of a fisherman!
When choosing your Maui sport fishing charter, peruse the different boats, and read reviews to get a glimpse of what other people have experienced. There are ocean vessels of all sizes, some are group outings, and some are private excursions.

Lahaina sport fishing charter companies of interest include Start Me Up Sport Fishing, Finest Kind, Jayhawk, Rascal Charters, Piper, Lucky Strike II, Reel Luckey, Action Sport Fishing, Hinatea Sport Fishing and Die Hard.

When sport fishing in Maui, guests can catch a variety of fish including blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna (ahi), wahoo (ono) and dorado (mahi-mahi) and more. Please note that some Maui sport fishing companies will fillet your catch and allow you to take home for a fresh caught Maui dinner experience, others Amy not. Also, Maui has some pretty strict game laws, so canning and packaging of fish are not allowed.

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Atlantis Submarine

Since 1988, Atlantis Submarine has been sharing their undersea adventures in Hawaii. Their submarine adventures operate on the Island of Maui and Oahu. On Maui, guests can travel underway with the Atlantis crew in West Maui waters.

Their submarines are environmentally safe, battery powered, and omit zero pollutants into Maui’s ocean and reef systems. In addition to regarding eco-tourism practices, Atlantis has also installed artificial reefs and a sunken Carthaginian replica of a 19th century supply vessel to create self sustaining habitats for Maui’s tropical fish and marine life to flourish.

On a Maui Atlantis Submarine tour, expect to experience an undersea adventure like no other; perfect for small children (minimum of 36 inched in height), adults and seniors.
The Maui submarine ventures 100 feet below the ocean surface and can accommodate up to 48 passengers with air conditioning, and many viewing windows. Tours can be narrated in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean via headsets. In total, the Maui Atlantis Submarine tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and guest check-in commences at the Atlantis Submarine office on Front Street in Lahaina.

Please note: Guests must be able to navigate up and down a 10-step ladder to enter and exit the submarine, and the schedule is subject to change during Maui’s Whale Watching Season (roughly December-May).

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What is the most visited spot in Maui? ›

Hana Highway Region

The scenic Road to Hana on Maui is the undisputed top attraction on the island.

What is Lahaina Maui known for? ›

Lāhainā, Maui

Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lāhainā is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.

Is Lahaina worth visiting? ›

Lahaina is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely worth visiting. In Lahaina, you'll find some of the best restaurants on Maui, plenty of art galleries, art fairs, a large number of great souvenir shops, and a really fun small-town vibe that lasts from morning until night.

How much should I budget for food and drinks in Maui? ›

Although the following figures are average estimates on what you might spend on necessities and fun in Hawaii, they may help you when planning your vacation budget: Breakfast and lunch: $8 to $16 per person. Dinner: $14 to $25 per person. Gourmet meal: $25 to $55 per person.

How much money do you need per day in Maui? ›

You should plan to spend around $220 per day on your vacation in Maui, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $75 on meals for one day and $50 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Maui for a couple is $225.

What should you not forget in Hawaii? ›

10 Items You Can't Forget to Pack on Your Next Trip to Hawaii
  • Towels. ...
  • Slippers. ...
  • Slippers you don't mind losing. ...
  • Beach bags. ...
  • Jackets. ...
  • (Reef-safe) Sunscreen. ...
  • Hiking boots. ...
  • Formal attire.
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What is the prettiest place in Maui? ›

#1 Haleakala Crater

Meaning “House of the Sun”, Haleakala is Maui's 10,000-foot volcano, the largest dormant volcano in the world (although technically not dormant, it hasn't erupted in over 200 years). To put it in perspective, the entire area of Manhattan could fit in the crater of Haleakala alone.

What is the number 1 attraction in Hawaii? ›

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu

Waikiki, with its beautiful stretch of oceanfront beach, is Hawaii's biggest tourist attraction.

What should I wear to Lahaina? ›

You will mainly be wearing flip flops or sandals. You should also bring one pair of good walking shoes and one pair of evening wear shoes. Clothing. For the most part, you will want warm weather clothes- shorts and t-shirts or short sleeve shirts, plus a skirt or sundress for ladies.

What is the coolest town in Maui? ›

Lahaina: A Maui Hotspot

Lahaina is the most popular town to visit on the island. That's because there are so many things to do and see! The historic whaling village boasts top-notch art galleries, shops, eateries, and live entertainment. There's also a wide range of events to attend throughout the year.

What are things you can only get in Maui? ›

Discover Authentic Maui Gifts and Mementos
  • Macadamia nuts.
  • Kukui nut lei.
  • Children's books.
  • Ukulele.
  • Coffee.
  • Local jewellery.
  • Lavender tea.
  • Aloha shirts.

What were the 7 things Maui is known for? ›

What is Maui Best Known For?
  1. The Road to Hana. With over 600 hairpin turns taking you to the most remote corner of the island, the Road to Hana has become one of the most popular destinations on the island. ...
  2. Whale Migration. ...
  3. Snorkeling Molokini Crater. ...
  4. Haleakala Volcano. ...
  5. Windsurfing. ...
  6. Hawaii Adults Only Resort (and pools)
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What is the best month to be in Maui? ›

The best times to visit Maui are April through May and September through November. The spring and fall shoulder seasons provide the pleasant weather Hawaii vacationers seek without the high rates and heavy crowds that accompany the summer and winter.

What is the difference between Lahaina and Kaanapali? ›

The main difference between the two is that Kaanapali is a planned area of resorts and condos on an absolutely perfect beach. It's expensive. Lahaina, a real town with a colorful history, is on the water but has no real beach (especially compared to Lahaina), but as a result is very reasonable price-wise.

What is the cheapest month to go to Maui? ›

Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price. High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Maui is January.

How much is a cup of coffee in Hawaii? ›

How Much Do Other Coffees Cost in Hawaii? A regular cup of coffee can cost around $6 to $8 in Hawaii. Locally produced Hawaiian coffee can go up to $20 to $100 per bag. Hawaii is known to contain some of the most expensive coffee in the United States.

How much is a rental car per day in Maui? ›

On average a rental car in Maui costs $421 per week ($60 per day).

What is the cheapest month to go to Hawaii? ›

The cheapest time to fly to Hawaii is during February and March. The most expensive month to fly is December when the holiday period falls, with January being very expensive as well. The peak travel months of June and July are surprisingly not the most expensive months for flights, with middle figure prices.

What are taboos in Hawaii? ›

Our top 5 no-nos include things like honking in traffic, keeping your shoes on in someone's house and wearing a suit to work. I know, the “no suits” rule may be something you'll have to get used to if you're moving here, but people really only wear aloha shirts here.

Should I bring a pair of jeans to Hawaii? ›

Hawaii itself is around 80 degrees year-round so you likely won't need these to wear there, except for maybe at night. Every single indoor place in Hawaii is air conditioned excessively which is why sometimes jeans are helpful!

What months should you avoid Hawaii? ›

Hurricane Season in Hawaii

If you wish to avoid Hawaii's hurricane season, then stay clear of Hawaii from June 1st to November 30th. Due to winds, currents, and ocean temperatures around the islands, Hawaii escapes most direct hits. The last hurricane to directly hit a Hawaiian island was Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

Where is the bluest water in Maui? ›

1. Napili Bay. The postcard-like setting of Napili Bay, near Lahaina on the west side of the Maui, is the quintessential tropical beach. There's a wide, curving beach around a bay with turquoise and deep blue water.

What is the most beautiful beach in Maui? ›

Hamoa Beach

Though it's a mere pocket of sand at the Hana end of Maui—no longer than 1,000 feet—Hamoa is undoubtedly one of Maui's most beautiful beaches. It's backed by a thick forest of Hala trees, its shore is wide and golden, and its waters a brilliant shade of aquamarine.

What is the most popular beach in Maui? ›

Top 10 Beaches on Maui
  • Big Beach (Oneloa or Makena) Makena 'Big' Beach. ...
  • Kaanapali Beach. Ka'anapali Beach. ...
  • Napili Bay Beach. Napili Bay Beach. ...
  • Hamoa Beach. Hamoa Beach. ...
  • Waianapanapa State Park. Waianapanapa State Park & Beach. ...
  • Palauea Beach - White Rocks Beach. ...
  • Kamaole Beach Park I, II, and III. ...
  • H. A. Baldwin Park.

What's the funnest thing to do in Hawaii? ›

Best Hawaii Activities
  • Haleakala Crater. Maui's Haleakala National Park deserves top billing. ...
  • Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial. ...
  • Waimea Canyon. ...
  • NaPali Coast. ...
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. ...
  • Kaanapali Beach. ...
  • Mauna Kea Summit. ...
  • Diamond Head.

How do I not look like a tourist in Maui? ›

Although some of them might seem a bit stereotypical, these are the common pieces of clothing worn by native Hawaiians regularly.
  1. Hawaiian/Aloha shirts.
  2. Board shorts.
  3. Loose-fitting pants or shorts.
  4. Comfortable shoes like sandals or flip flops.
  5. Colorful sundresses.
  6. Muumuu dresses.
  7. Tank tops.
  8. Pa'u hula skirts.

What shoes should I wear in Maui? ›

Sandals or flip-flops are the best shoes for the beach, but you should bring socks and sneakers for hiking. Additionally, we recommend wearing a bathing suit under your clothes. Maui's hiking trails often lead to hidden pools and spectacular waterfalls – especially along the Road to Hana.

Where do celebs live in Maui? ›

Paia and the North Shore are popular with celebrities of all stripes, though - Willie Nelson owns not just a house but also owns the bar Charlie's in Paia. He occasionally plays there without notice. He has also been spotted in the small town of Makawao in the upcountry of Maui.

Which side should I sit on Maui? ›

1. Re: Maui to Oahu Flight ... Which Side Plane For Best View? Sit on the right hand side - you'll get a view of the west coast of Maui, and as you approach Oahu, you'll see pretty much the whole island, with Diamond Head and Waikiki almost right below you.

What jewelry is Maui known for? ›

Known for the discovery of Hawaii's State Gem, The Hawaiian Black Coral, Maui DIvers Jewelry is proud to offer a wide range of previous deep-sea corals, exotic pearls, and island-inspired jewelry made in Hawaii. Each piece of jewelry is guarateed forever, ensuring unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.

Can I take a pineapple home from Maui? ›

For the most part, we will accept one pre-packaged box of pineapples or treated papayas, per paid passenger, free of charge (subject to space availability) on flights departing from Hawaii to the North America. The box must not exceed 10 lbs in weight and must be pre-agriculture inspected.

What is a traditional Hawaiian gift? ›

What's a traditional Hawaiian gift? One of the most universally exchanged gifts in Hawaii is leis. These can be fresh flower leis, ribbon leis, feather leis, or kukui nut leis. You can even purchase silk flower leis at gift shops to bring home for friends and family.

How can I be respectful in Maui? ›

Here are 12 ways to be a respectful traveler to Hawaii.
  1. Relax - You're on Vacation. You may be used to hustle and bustle, but in Hawaii, rushing is considered pushy and rude. ...
  2. Don't Act Entitled. ...
  3. Protect Natural Resources. ...
  4. Do Your Research. ...
  5. Never Trespass. ...
  6. Pack Sustainably. ...
  7. Don't Litter. ...
  8. Appreciate the Culture.
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What animal is Maui famous? ›

Humpback Whales

Each year, around 10,000 whales make the long trek from Alaska to the warm waters around Hawaii to give birth and nurse their young. All of the islands get their fair share of humpback whale sightings, but Maui enjoys its rank as the prime whale watching spot in Hawaii.

What months are the whales in Maui? ›

Whale sightings in Maui typically occur between November and May. The best months to see whales is usually between mid-January and March as this is considered peak whalewatching season. On occasion, we will have our first whale sighting as early as October or late September.

What is wettest month in Maui? ›

The month with the most rain in Maui is March, with an average rainfall of 1.8 inches. The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.7 months, from May 25 to July 15. The month with the least rain in Maui is June, with an average rainfall of 0.3 inches.

What is hurricane season in Maui? ›

Hurricane season in Hawaii runs from June to November, though the Aloha State sees the most hurricanes in July, August, and September.

Can you walk from Kaanapali to Lahaina? ›

Now, there are some lovely hikes in the West Mauis, which might prove to be more fun. 2. Re: Can I walk from Kaanapali Beach to Lahaina and Kapalua? You can walk from Kaanapali Beach to Lahaina, walk on the beach from Kaanapali till the beach ends and then you can get on a trail that will take you into Lahaina.

What is the most popular part of Maui? ›

Including Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. Initially developed in the 1960s, West Maui remains one of the most popular destinations to stay and play on the island of Maui. Here you'll find the old whaling village of Lahaina. In addition, the resort area of Kaanapali stretches along the coastline here.

How long is the boardwalk in Kaanapali? ›

The Boardwalk in Kaanapali is 1.5 miles, stretching from the Sheraton Maui Resort at black rock past many hotels, restaurants, shopping, and condos.

What is the cheapest way to get around Maui? ›

Is there public transportation on Maui?
  • The Maui Bus is a cheap way to get around. An unlimited day pass will cost you $4.00. ...
  • The schedule and route maps can be found online. Check out the Maui Bus website or the Maui Bus app.
  • The bus can be slow. ...
  • The bus is best for trips along the west coast.
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How long is Front Street Lahaina? ›

Front Street is the throwback to times past. It is literall on the water in many spots. There is a five or six block long area with many shops and restaurants. Inside, you will find the typical tourist stuff as well as fine art.

How long does it take to tour Iao Valley? ›

If the park is open, then plan on around 90 minutes to 2 hours. It is rarely too hot for a hike since much can be done under the tree canopy. If we are not blessed with Tradewinds the day you decide to visit, bring water, it will be humid and a bit warmer.

Is Iao Valley worth visiting? ›

Is I'ao Valley worth visiting? Absolutely! It's the quintessential Maui destination where you can go for a short hike, swim in the water, have a picnic, or just soak in all the gorgeous scenery. There's a lot of history here too, so it's a great educational stop to learn about the battle of Kepaniwai.

Is it cheaper to Uber or rent a car in Maui Hawaii? ›

You need to rent a car in Maui to save money and time. A rental car will pay for itself compared to taking Uber or taxis if you visit attractions like Haleakala National Park, snorkeling, or dinner in Lahaina. Maui Bus offers an economical way to get around with $2 fares but buses leave every hour.

Where is Oprah's road on Maui? ›

“Oprah's road is concrete and asphalt 12 feet across. Goodfellow Brothers paved it in December 2010. The road stretches from the water tank at Kealakapu Road near Piilani Highway in Kihei to Keokoa, near Haleakala Highway.

Does Iao Valley have waterfalls? ›

Located on the western side of Maui, Hawaii, this National Natural Landmark is truly one of a kind. Take a walk on the Ethnobotanical Loop to discover tropical rainforests filled with native flora and fauna. Or, put on your bathing suit and swim beneath a flowing waterfall.

What is the most authentic luau in Maui? ›

Wailele Polynesian Luau. Often referred to as the most authentic luau in Maui, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa's Wailele Luau is held at the resort's Aloha Pavilion. It sits along Kaanapali Beach to give participants a breathtaking view of the sunset before the event.

Do you have to pay to get into Iao Valley? ›

Parking Fees

1-7 passenger vehicles: $25. 8-25 passenger vehicles: $50. 26 + passenger vehicles: $90.

Where is the prettiest water in Maui? ›

With three miles of powder-white sand and crystalline water, it's no wonder that Ka'anapali is the most popular beach in West Maui. Though it's strung with resorts, it remains one of Hawaii's most picturesque beaches, and is spacious enough to never feel too crowded.

What is the most beautiful waterfall in Maui? ›

Waimoku Falls

It is considered the most dramatic waterfall hike on the island of Maui. Pass by jaw-dropping pools of water, tropical trees, and bamboo forests, and get ready to marvel at the impressive cliff! Remember to wear good shoes, the hike to get there is 4 miles round trip, but the spectacular view is worth it!


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