Are you looking for the perfect vacation destination? Do you want to experience some of the most beautiful beaches and vibrant culture in the world? Then Maui is the place to be! From exploring Haleakala National Park to snorkeling with sea turtles, here are some of our top picks for things to do in Maui.
1. Learn to Surf
One of the most popular activities for visitors to Maui is learning to surf. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of options for lessons on the island. West Maui Surf Lessons offers group or private lessons at Ukemehame Beach Park. Private Surfing Lessons on Maui is recommended for ages 8 and older, and they carefully select their surf spots in Lahaina and Kihei for their year-round beginner-friendly waves.
Outrageous Surf School also provides lessons in Lahaina. Upon entering the water, each surfer has a chance to ride a wave and learn to surf with guidance from experienced instructors who will go over the basics of surfing, such as where to position yourself on the board and proper paddling techniques. For those with younger adventurers, semi-private lessons are also available in Kihei or Lahaina. With all these great options, it’s no wonder why learning to surf is one of Maui’s most popular visitor activities!
2. Witness a Haleakala Sunrise
Witnessing a sunrise from the top of Mt. Haleakala is undoubtedly one of the most incredible experiences Maui has to offer. Whether you choose to explore the summit on your own or join a guided tour, you will be in awe of the incredible beauty of the House of the Sun Visitor Center, Puu Ulaula Overlook, and Nene birds.
For those who are more adventurous, take a self-guided bike tour with Bike Maui and enjoy spectacular views as you go down the mountain. Be sure to start your journey early to get to the summit before sunrise and enjoy the magical view for yourself!
3. Transform into a Mermaid
Maui is full of unique experiences and activities that you can’t find anywhere else. One of the most magical activities that you can do in Maui is to transform into a mermaid! With Hawaii Mermaid Adventures at The Westin Maui Resort, anyone who has dreamed of becoming a mermaid can now make it a reality.
Learn about ocean conservation with a private Mermaid swim lessons and snorkel tour that emphasizes the importance of ocean conservation. Kids of all ages will enjoy swimming like a mermaid in the spectacular Turtle Bay with an off shore mermaid tail and sea scooter snorkeling guided tour. You can also become an underwater prince or princess at Maui’s Hawaii Mermaid Adventures and earn your tail! It’s an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss out on.
4. Explore the Road to Hana
Exploring the Road to Hana is a must for all Maui visitors. Start your journey in Paia town and make your way to the stunning Garden of Eden, Mile Marker 10. Then, take the 10600 Hana Highway and let the unique sights and experiences of this drive take you away. You will find waterfalls, beaches, pools, and otherworldly landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in a different world.
Be sure to also stop at the Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park – it is a magical experience that will give you memories to last a lifetime. Don’t forget to bring your camera and make some memories along the way!