Maui Travel Guide Unique trip ideas and how-tos for all the things to do in Maui.

Discover Maui

For a 727-square mile island, there’s no shortage of things to do in Maui. Sure, the most popular daydream about Maui involves a sandy beach, a lounge chair and a mai tai, and while we agree that’s a pretty good way to spend an afternoon, there are a lot more traveler favorites that don’t make to the big-screen picture.

Imagine a hike through a dense bamboo forest to the refreshing dip in the cool waters as falls cascade around you. An easy morning snorkeling surrounded by underwater life, an afternoon of adrenaline-fuelled surfing, an evening with the water aflame from the calmest of sunsets. Stroll the streets of Old Makawao Town, browse the boutiques yourself or kick back against a hitching post and people-watch as art-enthusiasts and passionate fashionistas find their treasures. Picture a sweeping overview of the island from a helicopter, spotting all the places you’ve been and the ones you’ve yet to go.

Better make a list. You’ll be back.

Looking for more inspiration? Read “Discover the Secret to Maui’s Allure.”

Planning Your Trip

Around Maui…

West Maui: Scour the historic relics of Lahaina, swim with reef fish at Napili Bay, stand-up paddleboard along the Ka‘anapali shoreline, or enjoy the sunset from an oceanfront lu‘au.

Central Maui: Although the backdrop of the verdant mountains and the turquoise water along the shoreline creates a tranquil scene, Central Maui’s underlying charm and its history makes it anything but passive.

South Maui: If one word defines South Maui, it’s “beaches.” South Maui is graced with dozens of sandy stretches waiting for your footprints.

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