Rainy Day On Maui: What To Do When It Rains
And How to Try to Avoid Rain on Maui
This page covers two subjects about Maui and rain
- things to do in Maui when it rains, and
- how to decrease your chances of having a rainy day on Maui.
Below is a list of activities and sights and things to do in Maui when it rains. The suggestions are listed in order of my recommendation, and most have links to more information about that sight or activity.
Then information about which months of the year have the least rain on Maui, and which parts of Maui to stay on that have the least rain.
Or click for more things to do in Maui whether it’s raining or not.
Things To Do In Maui When It Rains
*Click on the links below for more info about each item
Aquarium – mostly indoors, with only a few outdoor exhibits
– Lahaina Cannery Mall is completely enclosed
– Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center is Maui’s largest
– Shops at Wailea have covered walkways
– Hilo Hattie largest store of souvenirs and clothes
Spa – Luxury in hotels, less expensive at independents
Hula Show – Free indoors at Cannery Mall
Leisurely lunch or dinner at a fine-dining restaurant
If it’s raining at the nearest beach, try Big Beach in Makena
where it rains much less often
Wine Tasting and winery tour free at Maui Wine
Tour insides of luxury resort hotels Kaʻanapali and Wailea. This is not only one of my favorite things to do in Maui when it rains, but also one of my favorites at any time, and it’s not usually mentioned in any guidebooks.
Submarine ride or glass-bottom boat
A & B Sugar Museum in Puunene
See exotic birds and plants to take home at Dan’s Greenhouse
Read a book on your lanai
Barnes & Noble bookstore in Kahului
Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Upcountry
Watch channel 7 – Maui TV
Go to a movie
Call a golf course on the other side of the island to ask whether it is raining on that side & play golf there.
Makena & Wailea courses get less rain than Kapalua and Kaʻanapali courses
When To Go To Maui To Avoid Rain
The least rainy months of the year on Maui each have less than a half-inch of rain:
Mid-range in rainfall (1-2 inches) are:
The rainiest months (2-3.5 inches) are:
Details are at Maui Weather
Forecast for the next 7 days at Maui forecast
Where To Stay In Maui To Avoid Rain
The south side of Maui, especially Wailea, gets the least rain:
If you stay on the west side, there’s less rain closest to Lahaina and Kaʻanapali, and more rain in Napili and Kapalua:
There is much more rain in Hana:
Details are at Maui Rain by City & Area
See the page of Things To Do In Maui for luaus, whale watching, snorkeling, tours, helicopters, horseback riding, ATV, dinner cruises, parasailing, fishing, zipline, biking, golf, hiking, sightseeing, aquarium, the road to Hana, volcano, Lahaina, lavender farm, beaches, kids and family fun, and more.