Few things in life are more exciting than booking a trip to Hawaii. But, if you’ve never been to Maui before, getting your vacation in order can seem overwhelming. That’s because there’s so much to do and see here! Will you spend your days hopping from beach to beach? Will you drive the epic Road to Hana? And, the most pressing question of all: where will you find the best fish tacos?
If you need help planning fun things to do on Maui, request a copy of our complimentary Travel Guide! This carefully curated guide offers recommendations for a wide range of activities, including dining, shopping, outdoor recreation, and more. It’s the perfect resource to help you cross things off your island of Maui bucket list one by one.
Maui is known for its epic outdoor recreation. After all, it’s one of the best places to surf and snorkel in the world! While enjoying Maui's outdoor activities, the marine life sightings are unreal, between spotting a sea turtle during snorkeling excursions at Molokini Crater and scoping the surface for breaching humpback whales in the winter.
You can also visit botanical gardens, dive in Honolua Bay, take a pineapple tour, and much more. Whether you want to relax on a black sand beach, discover hiking trails in lush bamboo forests, or explore the island with a bike ride around Haleakala National Park, Maui has something for every outdoor enthusiast. Here are some of our favorite activities:
If the skies are gray or you’ve got a little too much sun, spend some time enjoying Maui’s interesting indoor attractions. Many are just a short drive from our inn and are fun for visitors of all ages. Click the links below for details on the best things to do on Maui when it rains:
Local Tip: When it rains on Maui, the weather is still warm! Get outside and splash around. Snorkeling, surfing, and whale watching in the rain are popular activities. You can even go for a walk on the beach and enjoy spotting rainbows!
A long day of sightseeing and exploring sure works up an appetite! Luckily, you don’t need to look far to find delicious Hawaiian cuisine on Maui. From roadside food trucks to award-winning seafood restaurants, there are plenty of places to indulge. Try a few local favorites like:
Plan your next family vacation on Maui! Our welcoming island offers countless activities for keiki (children) of all ages. Plus, our Hibiscus Room and adjoining Lehua Room are great options for families and may be combined into a larger suite. Spend your day bonding with your loved ones, then come home to your own private garden and lanai! Here are some of the best things to do on Maui with kids:
Local Tip: If you’re traveling with younger children, look for beaches with gentle waves where your little one will be able to skip and splash with ease. Some of the calmest spots include Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach in West Maui and Polo Beach on the south side.
Return visitors to Maui often ask, “What is there to do that we haven’t done before?” To that, we say, take the road less traveled! Skip the generic tourist spots and see a side of Maui that most don’t get to experience. Experience cool activities like picking Maui coffee beans on a guided tour around a farm!
You can learn about island folklore and history, attend an event, or simply relax and get to know the locals. Other great options include:
When it’s time to reserve your stay on the Valley Isle, look no further than The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono. Our historic property is in the center of the island and provides easy access to all of the attractions listed above. Plus, our elegant accommodations and top-notch amenities make us one of the best lodging options on Maui.
At The Old Wailuku Inn, you will have the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Start the morning with a delicious gourmet breakfast made with local fruit and produce, then enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda in the evening. When it’s time to retire to your room, curl up under fine cotton linens and fall asleep to the sound of falling rain. There’s truly nothing better.
Don’t forget to book your stay directly on our site; you can personalize your reservation, choose any available room, and save 14% compared to third-party booking sites!