Snorkeler with a sea turtle in the ocean
The View From Here
Diverse terrain from the mountains to the sea, Maui is an island of endless discovery. Scenic drives along the Pacific, picture-perfect white sand beaches, and natural beauty that consumes the senses. Savor these moments with an iconic cup of locally harvested coffee, go on an adventurous whale-watching tour, or catch some waves at the island's famous surf spots. Allow us to lead you to our list of must-not-miss sights and things to do for an unforgettable Maui adventure.
Water Sports
The ocean beckons. Spend days gliding on a stand-up paddleboard while tropical fish swim below you and turtles peep up for fresh air. Go kayaking for stunning views of the island with vantage points from the water. For a different point of view, go below the surface and snorkel where the reefs and marine life are alive in what feels like a different world.
Sandy beach with a beached sailboat waiting to embark with other sailboats in the background
trail in bamboo forest
Take a Hike
From bamboo forests and majestic waterfalls on the Pipiwai Trail, to the beachside paths at the Kapalua Coastal Trail—Maui has an abundance of invigorating hiking destinations. Immerse yourself in nature and reconnect as you let your mind fill with wonder and awe.
Let the Adventures Begin
Overlook from a balcony to Kaanapali Beach below with people, and boats on the water
Kaanapali Beach
You don't need to go far to experience an idyllic beach getaway. Kaanapali Beach, consistently rated one of the best beaches in the country, is right in our front yard. The finest white sand on lapping shores, beach activities for exploring, and popular Black Rock for jumping off - it's the epitome of an endless summer. Stay safe while you have fun - visit Hawaii Ocean Safety for tips and info.
Waterfront shot of Lahaina with shops and waves lapping against the shoreline
The town of Lahaina was once a whaling village and the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Though its history is rich in heritage and culture, it has become an energetic hotspot of activity. Visit historic landmarks and watch humpback whales swim by during the winter. Stroll along Lahaina's Front Street, a walkable mix of eclectic shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants.
colorful sky with volcano ridge outline
Haleakala National Park
Haleakala, Maui's highest peak, is located within Haleakala National Park. Meaning "House of The Sun" in Hawaiian, Haleakala is where legend says demigod Maui lassoed the sun to slow its pace to provide more daylight for the people. At almost 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala is a popular attraction for viewing spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Beyond views from the peak, Haleakala National Park encompasses over 30 miles of magnificent hiking trails of all levels. You can plan a full day trip, or carve out time for a short trail to experience a bit of this natural wonder.
Hillside overlooking the landscapes of Hawaii below it with cloud covered mountains in the distances
Journey up through the misty highlands of Haleakala, affectionately referred to as Upcountry. Sweet lavender and eucalyptus-scented air blends with stunning views of rolling hills. Tour lavender farms, visit Maui’s only winery, stroll through parks and gardens, and indulge at Upcountry's charming eateries and boutiques.
Woman with aviator sunglasses with shopping bags over her shoulder in a market
Whalers Village
An attraction all its own and right next door—Whalers Village boasts luxury shopping combined with a variety of restaurants in an open-air setting. Family-friendly, the complex also features a wildlife discovery center with exhibits and special events. Patrons can shop, dine, and relax with a cocktail at sunset.
car driving over bridge along scenic landscape with waterfall
Road to Hana
A popular "bucket list" destination, the Road to Hana is literally that—a road (Hana Highway) that leads to the peaceful town of Hana. What makes it spectacular is the picturesque route upon a narrow winding road that opens up to endless pockets of breathtaking scenery. Zip through hairpin turns and lush rainforests that reveal flowing waterfalls that plunge into the ocean. You'll want to slow down and take your time on this drive—it's an adventure that requires patience and respect, for both taking in the views and for other drivers sharing the road.
Silhouetted image of two female hula dancers by the water during sunset
Preparing food and sharing meals are a significant part of Hawaiian culture, where meaningful experiences and connections are formed over dining with family and friends. Take a journey through Hawaii and beyond at a luau, where the tradition of feasting together is fused with immersive stoytelling of Polynesia through dance and music.
Life Happens Outdoors - Experience More
Snorkeling & Diving Molokini and Turtle Arches
Outrigger Canoeing & Maui Sailing Canoe
Two Kaanapali Golf Courses Across the Street
Black Rock (Puu Kekaa),
Where you can snorkel,
see sea turtles, and
leap off Black Rock into the bay
Whale-watching Boats
More Fun in the Sun
A woman wearing a white beach cover taking a picture of Hawaiian mountains on her cell phone
Camera Ready
Our resort on Kaanapali Beach offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable stay on Maui. No filters needed.
Large picnic table with small fire in the middle overlooking the ocean at sunset
Unwind this Way
Spend the end of your day lounging fireside beneath the open sky as the gentle Hawaiian breeze welcomes in the evening.
A view from an ocean view unit balcony with a koi pond, pool, and beach below
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