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Welcome to Maui

With warm waters, swaying palm trees, and the towering Haleakala volcano, Maui is a paradise on earth. Few places can match the island’s postcard-perfect scenery and year-round good weather, and Maui packs a lot into a small package. Take a road trip to Hana, dive beneath the waves to observe sea turtles and tropical fish, or get an introduction to traditional Hawaiian culture. And let’s not forget the numerous options for adventure-minded visitors, who can choose among surfing, hiking, zipline courses, and other tropical experiences.

Top 10 attractions in Maui

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Paia

Paia

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Paia is a small town in the heart of Maui’s famous North Shore. The town is primarily populated by surfers and hippies, and the spot has a laid-back, bohemian vibe. Visit to relax by the beach and do some world-class surfing, and enjoy the town’s surf shops, healthy restaurants, music venues, and other low-key attractions.More
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Lahaina

Lahaina

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Once the Royal capital of Hawaii, Lahaina is a charming coastal town with a laid back feel. Close to some of Maui’s best beaches, it has plenty to offer, from shops, restaurants, and hotels to beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and whale-watching excursions.More
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Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

Road to Hana (Hana Highway)

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Tropical foliage, black sand beaches, rushing waterfalls and incredible views are the calling cards of the legendary, winding Road to Hana. The famous roadway along Maui’s North Shore (also called the Hana Highway) includes 600 hairpin turns and more than 50 bridges and is known as one of the most beautiful roads in the world.More
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Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail

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Immerse yourself in the best of Maui’s rain forest, as you hike through bamboo along a tranquil stream. Set in Haleakala National Park, the Pipiwai Trail takes you about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) round-trip to the base of the stunning Waimoku Falls.More
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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

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Dubbed “House of the Sun” by native Hawaiians, Haleakala Crater is the world’s largest dormant volcano and the highest peak in Maui. Set in Haleakala National Park, here you can see a lunar landscape, admire cinder cones and endangered silversword plants, and trek wild hiking trails.More
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Molokini Crater

Molokini Crater

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When was the last time you had a snorkel adventure inside of a sunken Hawaiian volcano, or enjoyed a freshly cooked BBQ lunch on the deck of a sailing catamaran? Thanks to its calm, crystal clear waters, bright coral reef, and 250-plus species of tropical fish, Molokini Crater is the most popular spot for snorkeling tours on Maui. Spend a day on a snorkeling tour as you explore the protected marine preserve and come face to face with some of Hawaii's most colorful marine life.More
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Oheo Gulch

Oheo Gulch

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The Oheo Gulch is a vibrantly green valley that has been naturally created by centuries of rain forest streams. Also called the Kipahulu Area, these lush lands became part of the Haleakala National Park in the 1940s. The main draw for visitors is the many tall waterfalls that feed into groups of large, tiered natural pools, sometimes called the Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo. Swimming in the fresh water is popular when water levels are safe.Two streams, the the Palikea and Pipiwai, are the source of all of the water in this area. Visitors can hike the two-mile Pipiwai Trail (3-5 hours roundtrip) along the streams with view of the pools. Along the trail, there is one tranquil natural pool that can be less crowded than the Seven Sacred Pools area. The path ends at the 400-foot-tall Waimoku Falls, and you can always cool off in the pools after finishing the hike.More
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Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside Park

Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside Park

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A pleasant stop on the road to Hana, the Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside Park offers the chance to take a scenic break from the long drive. Stretch your legs on its dirt path to nearby waterfalls and natural pools. The farther you're willing to walk, the taller the waterfalls become and many people bring a picnic to enjoy as a part of this diversion.Totaling five acres the area here is lush with tropical plants which, with the sound of the waterfalls, create a distinct rain forest feel. Picnic tables are set against scenic backdrops, and fish and tadpoles are visible in the shallower pools. Watch for wild birds and mongoose. The walking paths here are not rigorous, but a refreshing dip in one of the pools is a highlight for many on a hot day.More
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Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Waiʻanapanapa State Park

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Home to the black-sand Paʻiloa Beach and underwater caves, Waiʻanapanapa State Park is one of the jewels of the Road to Hana. Located just outside of Hana at the end of the perilous Hana Highway, the park’s trails, caves, and ancient burial sites are a welcome reward for those who make the long drive.More
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Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay

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Honolua Bay sits peacefully with its vibrant turquoise and deep blue, warm waters off the northwestern coast of Maui. Preserved as a Marine Life Conservation District, fishing is strictly prohibited here, making the diversity and amount of marine life particularly strong. With its rocky volcanic cliffs sheltering from winds, the bay remains calm and the water clear and excellent for snorkeling. Colorful tropical fish such as parrotfish, damselfish, Moorish Idols, snapper, and wrasse, as well as tuna, sea turtles, and eels are commonly sighted. The rock formations and abundant corals make this a scenic place to explore underwater. It is also a popular surfing spot, particularly in the winter months, due to the long waves that crash at its coast. There is a small black sand beach, but most of the coastline is jagged rock. Visibility in the water tends to improve the farther you swim from the coast.More

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Top activities in Maui

Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)
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Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
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Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor
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Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure

Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure

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Lahaina ATV Adventure

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Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
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Myths of Maui Luau Dinner and a Show
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Original Sunset Sail with Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
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West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
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Maui Sunset Luau Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor
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Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
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West Maui and Molokai Exclusive 45-Minute Helicopter Tour
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Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Incredible Excursion!!
Gail_T, Jul 2021
Road to Hana Tour with Lunch and Pickup
I have picture perfect memories of Black sand beaches, natural waterfalls and of a drive through the rainforest capturing the beauty along the way.
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Wonderful Tour
Jaqueline_N, Jul 2021
Maui Magical Waterfall and Jungle Tour
It’s a lot of fun and you get to see a lot of what Maui has to offer.
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Very helpful and pleasant driver.
RoseMaria_R, Jul 2021
Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Maui International Airport
When he dropped us off at the airport he told us hope to see all of us back soon.
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Great experience
Nina_H, Jul 2021
Original Sunset Sail with Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
We even got to see dolphin!
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WONDERFUL!
Edwin_V, Jul 2021
Small Group Waterfall and Rainforest Hiking Adventure
He gave many suggestions on things to do while in Maui, taught us about several flowers and plants, and made the entire experience so wonderful!
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Totally glad and completely rad
Elizabeth_M, Jul 2021
Circle Island Deluxe Tour
The lush valleys and waterfalls of Molokai was what we were looking for especially up close.
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Well worth it
Nicolas_E, Jul 2021
Road to Hana Luxury Mercedes with Waterfall Swim, Black Sand Beach and Lunch
Got to see a lot of Maui that we would have never seen otherwise.
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Must do in Maui
Jill_H, Jul 2021
Clear Kayak and Snorkel Adventure from Kihei
We were able to see turtles and explore much more than the bigger excursions.
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Worth the views
David_F, Jul 2021
Hana Rainforest Helicopter Flight with Landing from Maui
A must to see an aerial view of the island of Maui.
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Great Reroute
Michael_M, Jul 2021
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
The tour was rerouted over Molokai island due to clouds on Maui to see the highest sea cliffs & amazing waterfalls and we were SO HAPPY!
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Adventure of a Lifetime!
MIKE_W, Jul 2021
Molokai and Maui Helicopter Tour
This was a phenomenal experience and a wonderful way to see Maui!
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So many fish!
Mary_B, Jul 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
There was so much to see and learn about.
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Perfect hiking day
Michael_F, Jul 2021
Small Group Waterfall and Rainforest Hiking Adventure
Some parts were more challenging and so fun she even took us to an extra waterfall at the end of our trip so worth the small climb down it was majestic..
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Amazing
Crooks, Jul 2021
Road to Hana Tour - Best of Maui
So grateful to have been able to see Maui from a different perspective.
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Wonderful!
Katie_O, Jun 2021
Maui Pineapple Tour
We got to see where the pinapple was processed as well as Pinapple in different stages!!
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Do it!
Jennifer_S, Jun 2021
Hana Rainforest Helicopter Flight with Landing from Maui
This ride was incredible…shore line, waterfalls and the rainforest!
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An awesome experience!
Megan_C, Jun 2021
Rappel Maui Waterfalls and Rainforest Cliffs
Our guides inspired confidence, our group mates were fun, and the waterfalls and surrounding landscape were extraordinarily beautiful.
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Educational and fun
Darrin_G, Jun 2021
Road to Hana Day Trip
the views were beautiful, waterfalls gorgeous.
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Amazing, breath-taking views!
Shannon_H, Jun 2021
Doors-Off West Maui and Molokai Helicopter Tour
The only way to see Maui and Molokai’s hidden treasures!
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Worth it!
Katherine, Jun 2021
Maui Tour : Road to Hana Tour from Lahaina
We toured around the island, played in the waterfalls, and ate a lot of great food.
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