See all of my personal favorite things to do on the island broken down by area. 

Where to Go and What To Do in Haiku Maui

Things to Do in Haiku

Located near Maui's North Shore, Haiku is a small rural community close to Pauwela that offers gorgeous scenery and a relaxed vibe. Haiku town is only two miles from the Northshore and Paia, and it is brimming with unique experiences in the town and surrounding areas. With a small population of around 9,000 people, you'll discover that Haiku is a laid back place with vibrant beauty.

Haiku is also along the famous Road to Hana that runs for almost 65 miles from Kahului to Hana along the coastline, and it is well-suited for either a sightseeing day trip or a more robust, multi-day journey. With many things to do in Haiku, plan to spend time enjoying all that the town and surrounding areas offer.

1. Chase…

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What Are The Best Things to Do in Paia Maui?

Paia Things To Do on Maui

Located on the Northshore of Maui, the laid-back beach town of Paia is a unique destination with a lot of character. Paia’s local population is under 2,500, so many visitors, especially those heading to the Road to Hana, may be initially inclined to drive straight through the small community.

When you take the time to explore Paia you’ll find that this is one of the coolest and most relaxed areas of the island with many great things to do. Great restaurants, large beaches, boutique shopping, and a variety of extreme and non-extreme sports are easy to find here. 

What are some of the top things to do in Paia?

1. Mama's Fish House

Mama’s Fish House is among the most well-known restaurants…

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Visiting Maui's Scenic Upcountry Area

Upcountry Maui Things To Do

When you hear the term ‘Upcountry’ on Maui, its the local way of describing the communities that reside on the slopes of Haleakala, which include Kula, Pukalani, Makawao, and parts of Haiku. Not to be confused with Northshore Maui, which is Paia, Huelo, and other parts of Haiku, 

Upcountry Maui is a quieter area, far from the resorts of Wailea, Kihei, or Kapalua. It offers locals a quiet, rural place to call home and offers tourists  agricultural, residential or rural, there are amazing experiences to enjoy in this area of the island. What are some of the top things to do in Upcountry Maui? 

1. Visit Haleakala National Park for a Sunrise or Sunset

Haleakala National Park spans more than 30,000…

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The 22 Very Best Things to Do in Kihei for 2024

Kihei Things to Do

Having lived on Maui since 2010, I've been lucky enough to get to try almost every activity and experience. around the island. While I can't say I have a 'favorite' area of Maui per se, Kihei does hold a special place in my heart with its beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. Kihei offers residents and visitors alike plenty of amazing experiences to enjoy.

Located on Maui's South shore, Kihei is the ultimate destination for everything from ocean sports like snorkeling and surfing to more leisurely activities like great dining, shopping or getting a massage. Having gotten to personally experience just about everything in Kihei, here are some of the best things to do, places to eat, and best…

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Discover the Best Things to Do in Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina Things to Do

Lahaina, Maui, is a charming place filled with attractions and activities to suit all interests, whether you’re a family, couple, nature lover, foodie, or solo traveler. In addition to being a great vacation destination, it’s also the perfect location for buying a second home in West Maui.

With an eclectic mix of things to do, you won’t have to worry about growing bored of Lahaina. To give you an idea, here are some of the best things to do while in the area.

Things to Do in Lahaina for Nature Lovers

1. Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail

The five-mile Lahaina Pali Trail takes you by cliffs, lava rocks, and grasslands. This is the same trail settlers used in the 1900s, and it provides amazing…

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What Are The Things to Do in Ka'anapali? Here Are 16 of The Very Best Activities

Ka'anapali Things to Do Maui

While Maui offers beautiful scenery and fun activities from coast to coast, Ka’anapali is one of my favorite and one of the most popular areas to visit for many reasons.   Ka’anapali is filled with recreational activities, cultural experiences, and opportunities for relaxation, and well, you get the point, there’s a lot to do and see! This makes it easy to plan the perfect day regardless of what you are in the mood for. If you’re looking for a few specific things to do and see in Ka’anapali, here are the best things to do from my experience having lived there and having spent a great deal of time in the area since moving to Maui back in 2010.

1. Enjoy a Beach Day at…

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The 21 Very Best Things To Do in Wailea Maui For 2024

Things to Do in Wailea Maui

When I moved to Maui in 2010, I made it my mission to explore all of the many great activities and things to do around the island. In fact, one of my first jobs on Maui before I became a Realtor, was working in the activity business selling all of the fun helicopter trips, luaus, snorkeling tours, etc. The main benefit of working in the activity business on Maui is, of course, the free adventures and getting to play tourist occasionally! 

Over several years in the activities industry, I had probably gone to about 20 luaus, been to Molokini about 10 times, been awe-inspired by every helicopter tour to Molokai and Haleakala several times, and personally experienced almost every single excursion…

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