The Ultimate Activity List For Maui

Last month when I published my Ultimate Activity List For Oahu, I got so many responses from others hoping I would showcase each island in that way. I thought it was a great idea, but since I’ve never lived on any other island, only visited, I enlisted the help of some people who live on each of the islands! Special thanks to all those who helped contribute to make my Ultimate Activity List For Maui possible 🙂 One quick trip last weekend and I was able to put the finishing touches on it! Whether you’re planning a move here, a vacation or an island hop – here are the MUST DOS of Maui!

The Ultimate Activity List For Maui

The Ultimate Activity List For Maui

History & Culture

Iao Valley State Monument

Charles Lindbergh’s Grave

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Maui Tropical Plantation

Alexander & Baldwin Sufar

Sights, Activities & Landmarks

Things you don’t want to miss!

Road To Hana

Surfing Goat Dairy Farm

Banyan Tree Park

Whale Watching Tours

Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

Maui Winery

Snorkeling to Molokini Crater

Kaanapali Coffee Farm

Helicopter Tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Exploring Upcountry Maui

Lahaina Whaler’s Village

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour - Maui


No two beaches are alike, right?

Maui Beach - 2017

Koki Beach

Kapalua Bay

Honolua Bay

Baldwin Beach Park

Kaanapali Beach

Makena Beach Park

Ho’okipa Beach Park

Kahekili Beach Park

Kanaha Beach Park

Little Beach

Wailea Beach

Hamoa Beach

Baby Beach

Hana Beach Park

Related: My Five Favorite Places To Snorkel On Maui


Be sure to check each hike’s difficulty rating – some of these are not for beginners!

Haleakala National Park

Iao Valley State Park

Wai’anapanapa State Park

Pipiwai Trail - Haleakala State Park

Food & Drink

Hawaii has some of the best food in the world – be sure to bring your appetite!

Paia Fish Market

Flatbread Company

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Mama’s Fish House

Kihei Caffe

Paia Gelato

Lahaina Grill

Brekkie Bowls

The Mill House





Down The Hatch


Plantation House Restaurant

Monkeypod Kitchen

Cafe Mambo

Des Amis

Nick’s Fish Market


Even if you aren’t staying at these properties, the views and design cannot be missed!

Andaz Maui

The Grand Wailea

Hotel Wailea

Kohea Kai

Marriott Ocean Club

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Four Seasons Wailea

Ritz Carlton Kapalua

Travaasa Hana

Fairmont Kea Lani

Montage Kapalua Bay

I hope this breakdown was helpful for anyone planning a move or a trip. If you have any suggestions – feel free to pass them along! I plan to keep this post updated frequently to add new favorites.

Other Maui posts you may enjoy:

How To Spend 48 Hours On Maui

Booking A Helicopter Tour: Should You Do It?

Have you visited Maui? What was your favorite part?

March 14, 2017


  • I’ve never been to any of the Hawaiian islands but from California we’re only a short flight away and I’m dying to go. I’m keeping these posts archived so I can make myself a can’t miss list whenever I finally get out there! 🙂

    • Kait

      You absolutely should pop on over – from CA the flight isn’t even too bad! Let me know if you make it over 🙂

  • Jen

    I had the best time when I went to Maui with my family a while back. We were able to go horseback riding through pineapple fields, do the road to Hana, and go whale watching. It was a dream!

    • Kait

      Yes! The horseback riding is a super popular activity across the islands so I’m glad you were able to do that. Road to Hana has my heart…but the whale watching! AMAZING!

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