Attractions

Updated on:
October 21, 2014

11/19/2021: If a few of these pages look a little wonky, I'm sorry!  I've just rebuilt the site and have over 250 pages left to go through for final fixes.

Maui attractions include many beautiful and interesting sights, which are each discussed in detail on the following linked pages of things to do in Maui.  Photos are included.  Most of these sightseeing attractions are free or low-cost.

They are listed in order of my recommendation, so if you don’t have time to see all these attractions, then try to fit in as many as you can from the top half of the list. At least click the link to each of those on the top half and read about them to see which Maui attractions interest you the most.

  • Lahaina town Shopping, restaurants, boat harbor, and history
  • Road to Hana Driving yourself or on a tour van, probably the most famous of all Maui attractions
  • Upcountry  Gardens, farms, towns, restaurants on the slope of Haleakala
  • Makawao  Old cowboy town with boutiques
  • Paia  Hippie surfer town with unique shops
  • Turtles  Where to see Maui’s honu (turtles) in the ocean or on the beach
  • Haiku Mill  Historic old sugar mill and surrounding gardens
  • Hiking in Maui  Recommended hikes from a couple experienced Maui hikers
  • Hookipa  Watch the big waves and the surfers on the north shore
  • Sacred Garden  Quiet peaceful indoor garden with plant sales and labyrinths
  • Historic prison in Lahaina  Where they put drunken sailors in the 1850’s, one of the Maui attractions that only takes a few minutes
  • Maui Glass  Glassblowing and glass art galleries:
    Hot Island Glass, Makai Glass, Worcester Glass, Moana Glass
  • Printing Museum  Old printing press and historical memorabilia on the grounds of Lahainaluna High School
  • Sun Yat Sen Park  Small Upcountry park with statues and views, one of the Maui attractions that very few know about
  • Kihei  Town with beaches and condos
  • Dragon Fruit Farm  Tour a farm growing dragon fruit and other Maui fruits. Aquaball and Zipline activities also available

Click on any of the above links for lots more information and photos.

For Maui golf courses, beaches, kids & family fun, events calendar, Hawaii cruises, and more, see Maui Things To Do.
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Attractions

You Need A Car

People often ask me whether they need a rental car for their whole time on Maui.  My answer is definitely YES.  Without a car, you will miss Maui’s most beautiful sights and attractions, you won’t be able to get to most fun activities, you won’t try Maui’s many wonderful restaurants, and  you will miss out on the great variety of beaches all over the island.

Tips on how to get the best deal on a Maui rental car are at this link.

If you haven’t yet chosen a hotel or condo to stay at, see this link.

For restaurant reviews in all price ranges see this link.

MOST RECENT UPDATE:  Marlow Restaurant Review