Things To Do In Maui

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Imagine perfect weather year round and incomparable island scenery, and that’s just the start of your Maui vacation. With so many things to do in Maui and so much to explore in this tropical paradise, it may be hard to know where to start. That’s why InvitedHome is here to help plan your next trip, so you can enjoy all the unique experiences Maui has to offer. Whether you want to explore free things to do in Maui, plan a romantic getaway, or just find some family-friendly tips for a day at the beach, we’ve got the expertise to help you put together an unforgettable Maui vacation.

What To Do in Maui

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you choose between all the best things to do in Maui. Learn more about scenic drives in Maui, the best beach activities, the best hiking trails on Haupa'akea Peak, seasonal Maui events, and more.

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What to Do in Maui's Great Outdoors

Experience the natural majesty of the island and take advantage of all the outdoor activities in Maui. Here's a quick rundown of a few things on offer:

  • Go for a drive along the Road to Hana for some epic waterfall views, bamboo forest hikes, serene beaches, and unbeatable vistas. Be sure to stop in Paia before or after your journey for some great eats and shopping at the many boutique stores. 
  • If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try your hand at climbing 10,000 feet to the peak of Mt. Haleakala for a one-of-a-kind sunrise experience that will take your breath away.
  • To complete the full Maui experience, find an authentic luau, to dine and dance under the Hawaiian stars.

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Unforgettable Ocean Activities

Family-friendly ocean activities in Maui are almost as abundant as visitors’ smiles. Grab a snorkel with the kids or dive deep with scuba gear to see how many species of sea life you can spot. Learn to surf from one of the area’s many pros (they’re everywhere). Take a dinner cruise or catch your next meal yourself. Just don’t go home without experiencing some of the best whale watching adventures in Hawaii.

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Leisurely Experiences in Maui

When you're not sure what to do in Maui, you can't go wrong doing virtually nothing at all. For the ultimate in relaxation, try a few of the following:
  • Take shelter from the sun in one of Honua Kai Resort's many cabanas as the kids splash the day away in the network of pools, fountains, and waterfalls.
  • Pick a spot along Ka'anapali Beach and plan to spend the rest of your day there. 
  • Park yourself at Duke's Maui Beach House for food and drinks all day.

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Soaring Maui Sightseeing

Soar high for the greatest sightseeing opportunities Maui has to offer. There are several Maui parasailing and helicopter tour operators, like West Maui Parasail and Air Maui, that wi ll give you unequaled views of the lush island below. You can also get your heartrate going by experiencing nature traveling down a zipline through the trees with Kapalua Ziplines.

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Maui Calendar of Events

No matter the time of year, there’s always something special happening in Maui. Take a quick look to see what's happening during your Maui vacation.

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) is a central pillar in the Maui art community. Here you can enjoy world-class performing arts, exhibits, classes, and more. In addition to music and dance performances, you'll also find art exhibits, plays, musicals, and educational seminars. It's been a huge attraction for our guests, but performers and entertainers have also stayed with us - and enjoyed the generous tax write off that comes from taking part in an event at a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

Where To Eat

Try exquisite tastes from all around the globe, just minutes from your vacation home. Once you decide what you’re in the mood for, the only remaining question will be if you have time to try all the different culinary spots before you leave.


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The Duke's Maui menu includes island favorites like Kahuna Pancakes and french toast made with molokai sweet bread and lilikoi lava butter, while the Ohia Bar has perfect beach appetizers. Conveniently located within the resort, you'll be frequenting Duke's Beach House plenty.

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Where you can grab and go and enjoy a full service coffee bar.

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Grill up the catch of the day in the outdoor common area or prepare freshly bought groceries in your own expansive modern kitchen.



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Down The Hatch offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but perhaps its most notable offering is the longest happy hour on Maui.  The Down the Hatch menu includes loco moco, fried rice plates, the signature breakfast sandwich, and much more.

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Whether you come for the views or the food, you won't be disappointed by Honu Seafood and Pizza. The Honu menu includes creative dishes that are beautifully displayed, like the fresh oysters mignonette sauce, shrimp mojo verde pizza, and the crab mac and cheese. Stay for a few of its signature drinks, and you'll have a full evening planned of fine dining in an amazing setting.

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Maui's Castaway Cafe, billed as Ka'anapali's best-kept secret, offers simple but delicious Maui favorites in a comfortable setting right along the beach. Try the avacado toast or the Paniolo Breakfast, then make your way across the street for a day at the beach. 



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For 24 years in a row, the Lahaina Grill has been named the best Maui restaurant. In 2016, it was rated as one of the top 100 places to eat in the U.S. by Yelper users, while Open Table hails it as one of the top 100 places in the country for die-hard foodies. The Lahaina Grill menu includes impeccably prepared steak and seafood, with a list of prized desserts. See for yourself what has everyone raving about this Maui hotspot.

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The tradition of eating local is still thriving at Merriman's, which supports regional farmers and ranchers, and aims to offer the freshest food with the most flavor. The company's mantra of "do the right thing" means guests are treated to a truly unique dining experience.

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The Ritz-Carlton offers waterfront dining at its signature farm-to-table restaurant, Banyan Tree. Watch as masterful chefs prepare your meal tableside using the freshest Hawaiian ingredients. The Banyan Tree menu includes octopus, local snapper, and meats from local ranchers. 



Honua Kai Resort is one of the newest oceanfront condo resorts on Maui’s North Ka’anapali Beach. The luxury Maui vacation rentals found in Honua Kai combine all the amenities of a high-end hotel with the privacy and comfort that’s synonymous with an InvitedHome vacation. A few of the top things to do at Honua Kai include:

  • Catching the sunset or sunrise from your incredible lanai 

  • Sipping a delicious latte at Aina's gourmet market

  • Relaxing poolside at a cabana while taking in the grand ocean views. 

There are four incredible pools from which to choose, each with their own distinctive features. Enjoy waterslides, lava rock-lined lazy rivers, waterfalls, and a serene infinity pool. The lush landscape provides privacy at the many hot tubs and creates secluded alcoves for peaceful lounging. Best of all? Most of Maui’s most exciting activities are near the Honua Kai resort.

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The Particulars ~ Rest At Ease, Honua Kai Rentals Always Have You Covered

  • The resort is fully equipped with restaurants, pools, hot tubs, cabanas, and beachside views.
  • Most of our Maui rentals are studios and one or two bedroom suites, but all feature views of the ocean or Maui’s mountains that pair nicely with morning coffee.
  • Our guests have the key to a “Fun Closet” in each condo, stocked with beach toys, chairs, and beach towels provided by the resort daily. Make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen.
  • The grounds stretch across 38 acres of Ka’anapali Beach between the Pacific Ocean and West Maui mountains, so the views are absolutely breathtaking from every angle.
  • The Honua Kai resort is less than an hour’s drive from Kahului International Airport, so you’ll be there before you know it.
  • Workout enthusiasts can take advantage of 24-hour fitness facilities. Enjoy other luxury amenities, including on-site laundry service, concierge, and more.

Still Have Questions?

We have answers. Please don’t hesitate to contact a live InvitedHome vacation consultant via call or chat and we’ll make sure you have all the information you need. We’re always here to help.