For visitors returning to Maui, there are many wonderful experiences to be had in the 85% of Maui that remains open to you. Tell us your favorites after we list some that come to our minds.
Starting Tuesday, August 22, this crown jewel of Maui reopens. Haleakala is unique and fascinating. It offers stunning sunrises or sunsets from the Haleakala summit. There are hiking trails through unique landscapes ranging from lush rainforest to cinder desert.
This is another of Maui’s unique gems! The towering lush green-covered volcanic rock formation includes many trails and scenic viewpoints.
Stop in Paia at the start of your trip. This community boasts the charm that Lahaina did. The iconic drive meanders through the lush coastline of Maui, with waterfalls along the way and breathtaking views and charm everywhere. The journey there is part of the adventure, as Hana is too. Some shuttles help reduce the number of visitor cars and free you to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Once in Hana, there are great spots for hiking, swimming, and more in the surrounding area.
From Kula to Makawao and Pukalani. A lovely time spent taking in the exquisite Maui scenery from a cooler elevation. Also great for those who like local boutiques, cafes, and galleries. We like the Alii Kula Lavender Farm (now open Friday through Monday from 10 am to 4 pm) and the Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
The Maalaea-based aquarium has just reopened following the fire. Visit daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Here you can learn more about Hawaii’s unique marine life, enjoy interactive exhibits, and more.
Molokini Crater snorkeling.
Snorkeling or scuba diving trips to Molokini Crater are always popular and rewarding. The partially submerged volcanic crater reveals abundant marine life in crystal clear waters.
South Maui beaches | Wailea, Makena, and Kihei
South Maui features exquisite beaches, luxury resorts at Wailea, and upscale dining and shopping. Big Beach and Little Beach at Makena feature exquisite white sand, picturesque views, and hiking trails. Kihei offers shopping and 15 beaches.
You can see whales from the shore or jump aboard many different whale-watching tours from fall to spring. This is always fascinating for residents and visitors.
Lahaina is forever etched in our hearts and minds.
Maui still has a tremendous amount to offer, with diverse adventures, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences. All set in a beautiful environment that earned Maui the acclaim “Maui No Ka Oi.”