So you are on Maui or heading there and you would like to know what activities are available?
Then you are in the right place!
Maui Activities has been created by people who have done the activities and will give you their views of what is good and not so good.
Also, don’t ignore the advertisements on each activity page. Using the power of the Internet these Google, Yahoo and other ads should match up to what you are looking to do. That is if the activity providers are using the Internet!
We did Maui Activities to replace the tons of paper activity brochures, magazines and flyers populating the Maui Airport (OGG) baggage claim area and virtually every counter and street corner.In addition to helping save lots of trees, Maui Activities hopes to help you save a lot of time finding your dream Maui Activities. And you can help too by posting your experiences and pictures.
Mahalo and Aloha!
PS. Maui Activities is brought to you by Maui Mana Kai #215. So if you need a place to stay while doing your Maui Activities…go here to to check availability. If #215 is not available, we have access to the availability schedules of most of the other available Mana Kai Maui rentals.
Why Visit Maui?
Maui is a stunning Hawaiian island that boasts some amazing beaches and marine life, and that has a lot to offer to people from all walks of life – whether they are looking to relax and unwind for the weekend, or to explore the region’s incredible scenery, food and culture. Here is a quick overview of some of the main reasons why you should visit Maui.
There are so many different options when it comes to places to stay in Maui, including beautiful resorts where your every need is catered for, self-catering condos and B&Bs for those who prefer a little more peace and quiet, and centrally located hotels for people who enjoy the freedom of being able to explore, but want a little more luxury.
The Montage Kapalua Bay Resort is one of the newest resorts on the island, and it has plenty of on-resort entertainment, as well as things for people to do while they are away. The Hana side of the island is full of incredible things to see and do, and the resort is not too far away from it. The shore of South Maui in Kihei and Wailea are less touristy than the Kaanapali beach of West Maui.
A Spectacular National Park
Perhaps the single most important attraction in Maui is the Haleakala National Park, which is also known as the House of the Sun. This park is located on a volcano, and the summit is more than ten thousand feet high. If you visit it around sunrise or sunset, you will be treated to some spectacular views from above the clouds. The national park covers more than 30,000 acres, and there are three main regions – the summit, the wilderness, and the Kipahulu coastal area. There are 38 miles of public trails to explore, with routes starting at the visitor’s center. You can choose which regions you will explore, and see everything from cloud forests to waterfalls, lava flows, and a stunning cinder desert. But be careful, you will be at 7,000 feet and should be in pretty good shape before attempting.
Maui is a beautiful place full of friendly locals who are welcoming to all visitors, and who know how to have fun. Why not enjoy a luau on the beach, or sample some of the best food in the Old Lahainia Luau – a traditional hula and feast that takes place in Lahaina, Maui. Luaus are also available in South Maui.
Whether you are looking to experience Polynesian culture, relax and party in a private resort, explore some historic ruins, look at unspoiled nature, or go for a romantic getaway, Maui is the perfect place. There are public beaches that anyone can enjoy, and private resorts that are quieter and more intimate. Holidaymakers with a sense of adventure can go diving, or take a cruise on a small boat to marvel at the life in the sea and the coral reefs. Don’t forget whale watching from December through April.
Also, don’t forget that just because you are visiting Maui, it does not mean that you have to stay there. You can always hop on a boat to visit some of the other islands. Each island in Hawaii has its own flavor and culture, so a change of scenery is never all that far away. There are shuttle boats from Lahaina to Larry Elison’s Lanai and to Molokai.
Jonathan Leger is a freelance writer and small business owner. He runs a popular question and answer website with a travel section at AnswerThis.co
You make a great point about trying the activities before referring tourists. We assist buyers in renting their condos after they’ve bought them and they find it very difficult to give their guests ideas for what to do when they visit the island. It is very confusing when you look at all of the brochures in the kiosks. We’ll let our buyers know that you are available to help them.
I love it! The more opportunities for visitors to review and research activities online before visiting Maui, the less trees we kill and landfills we fill. Maui struggles with massive waste due to the many tourist magazines available on the island. It’s websites like this one that are helping curb needless waste and keeping our island “Green!”
Mahalo for sharing this information. I certainly will be suggesting that my visitors review this site for their activity information.
Lahaina News Feb 19
GIVEN THE RECESSION, LOWER PRICES
West Maui, with its opulent beauty, is a vacationer’s paradise – except, unfortunately, for the predatory pricing of Lahaina and Kaanapali restaurants and activities.
Charging “boom time” prices during a recession seems like arrogance, and will turn out to be counterproductive, as economy-challenged visitors trying to save their last pennies will depart with empty pockets and negative, resentful feelings.
As restaurateurs know (or should have learned), satisfied customers tell six persons. Dissatisfied customers – ones who have been taken advantage of – tell 20 persons.
The shortsighted “boom time” pricing strategy during this recession will likely prevent sustained growth in the West Maui vacation economy for the next two years.
MILAN MORAVEC, Lahaina
There are generally two typed of vacation travelers. One type is is search of luxury/quality. The other is price conscious. Restaurants try to appeal to one or the other. It is hard to do both.
Whether you choose luxury or budget while you’re in Maui, getting there should be pretty easy on your wallet. Many airlines are offering great sales on airfare to Hawaii, so now is a great time to go.
Readers of Conde Naste Magazine has also named Maui the BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD for the 15th straight time. Some travelers are concerned only about price. Others want quality.