You’re going to Maui??! Woohoo! You’re going to love it. I’ve put together my ultimate bucket list of things to do in Maui, all 101 of them! Now of course you won’t get to all of these one one trip, but use this list to pick and choose what sounds best to you so you’ll be on your way to planning the perfect Maui vacation!
1.Old Lahaina Luau: By far the best luau on Maui!
2.Whale Watching Trip: If you’re there sometime in mid-October to mid-April, you’ve got to do a whale-watching trip!
3.Explore Lahaina: Maui’s historic whaling town is full of shops and restaurants (Front Street) as well as several historic buildings and a HUGE banyan tree.
4.Iao Valley: See Maui’s jagged green peaks on this easy hike.
5.Sunrise at Haleakala: One of the most famous things to do on Maui, be prepared for cold temperatures! Also consider going up for sunset as an alternative.
6.Ali’i Lavender Farm: Some of the best views in Maui!
7.Maui Wine: Sample pineapple wine (and so much more) at their complimentary tasting room and take a tour. The grounds (and drive out there) are beautiful!
8.Sea turtles at Ho’okipa Beach: Watch the surfers from the overlook, but drive down to the beach to see the dozens of sea turtles that rest there.
9.Explore Paia: This old plantation town has been transformed with cute shops and restaurants and it’s famous for it’s “hippy” culture.
10.Explore Makawao: Don’t miss this charming old cowboy town that’s now famous for its art galleries (and boutiques and restaurants).
11.Road to Hana: Easily the most popular thing to do on Maui, plan a full day for this one!
12.Waterfall spotting on the Road to Hana: You’ll see Waikani Falls, Wailua Falls, and Waimoku Falls without much work.
13.Rainbow eucalyptus trees: You’ll spot these fairly early on in the Road to Hana.
14.Twin Falls: One of the first stops you’ll come to on the Road to Hana, you can swim in the pools under these falls. Consider doing this on a different day than the Road to Hana though.
15.Stop at local fruit stands: Soooo many. I stop at all of them.
16.Pipiwai Trail/Bamboo Forest: This is my favorite hike on Maui. You’ll hike through a bamboo forest before ending up at a 400 foot waterfall.
17.Oheo Gulch (“Seven Sacred Pools”): One of the Road to Hana’s most famous stops, people love to swim in the pools. Try to get there early as it gets crowded.
18.Day trip to Lanai: Right across the channel (and only an hour ferry ride away), Lanai is fun to explore if you have an extra day on Maui.
19.Day trip to Molokai: While you can take a ferry, it takes almost 3 hours so if you’re just going for the day, I recommend flying.
20.Kahekili Highway: The Road to Hana’s wilder cousin, this road isn’t for the faint of heart!
21.Nakalele Blowhole: If you’re driving clockwise from Kapalua, you’ll come to the blowhole before the “scary” part of the road begins.
22.Olivine Pools: A fun set of tide pools to swim in, watch out for rogue waves!
23.Surfing Goat Dairy Farm: Sign up for one of their farm tours to really experience the place. Otherwise, just stop for cheese and chocolates!
24.Ocean Vodka Distillery: Tours are available several times a day. It’s right next door to Surfing Goat so hit both at the same time.
25.Maui Brewing Company: You can tour the brewery, or just hang out in the restaurant.