Most people come to Maui for sea, sand, sun, sights, shopping and sports. The best of that is free. Just doing the free stuff 7 hours a day, not counting driving time, would take you over a month.
There's more to do here than you could accomplish in a lifetime. We know, we've been at it for 24 years.
We've organized the things to do by areas. The map will help you locate where to go. You'll want a detailed map which you can pick up free at the airport or activity desks at the hotels and shopping centers. You can also order one free from the Maui Visitors Bureau.
Beaches - All 81 Maui beaches are free and open to the public, many have showers, restrooms
Swim with the turtles at Maluaka Bay
Swimming Pools - open to public at Wailuku War Memorial, Kihei, Lahaina, Pukalani
Sunbath - anytime, anywhere or nude (but illegal) at Makena Little Beach
Surf Watch - any shore
Watch the 400 humpback Whales that winter in Maui from beach, car or lanai
Snorkel at Honolua Bay, Ahihi Bay, Black Rock
Scuba Dive - Olowalu to Lahaina, Kihei to Makena
Body Surf - Baldwin Park, Makena Beach, Mokuleia
Go Surfing - Honolua Bay, Hookipa, Maalaea
Watch Expert Windsurfers - Hookipa Park
Picnic - shade, tables grills at Kalama Park, Kanaha and many others
Playgrounds - Kihei's Kamaole and Kalama Parks have free swings, slides, and jungle gyms.
Play Tennis - public courts in Wailuku, Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao, Pukalani, Haliimaile, Hana
Go Camping - Kanaha Beach, Hosmer's Grove, Waianapanapa Park, Oheo Gulch
Go Hiking - Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, over fifty trails, see Day Hikes On Maui
Go Biking - with your own bike, anywhere
Attend a Golf Tournament - Mercedes Championship (January), Ka'anapali Classic
Watch a Sunset - any evening, anywhere
Stargaze - the night sky is full of more stars than you can imagine.
Watch a Moonset - 1-3 days before a full moon, at 1-3 hours before sunrise.
Take a Shuttle Bus (some free and others cost $1)
Wonder at the Iao Needle
Visit Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens, Iao Valley - picnic and paddle in the stream
Tour the Hawaii Nature Center - great exhibits for kids
Visit Halekii & Pihana Heiau - ancient Hawaiian sacred place
Eyeball the Hawaiian stilt at Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Stop by Marilyn's - Frank Lloyd Wright design on a grand scale
Look in on the Maui Cultural & Arts Center - always an art show, art movie or concert, guided tour (808) 242-7469.
Consider the Maui Crafts Guild In Paia - beautiful work by island craftspeople
Behold Daytime Hula Shows once or twice per week. Call for days and times: Kaahumanu Center 877-3369
Try Farmer's Markets - Kahului Shopping Center (Wednesday), Kaahumanu Shopping Center (Friday)
Don't miss the Paper Airplane Museum & Tin Can Man in Maui Mall - Store and museum with collection of paper airplanes, planes and vehicles made out of pop cans.
Drive around the Kahakolua side of the island - see old Maui, taro paddies
Learn about whales at Hale Kohola Humpback Whale Museum & Whalers Village Museum, Whalers Village Shopping Center
Check out the Lahaina Whaling Museum behind the Crazy Shirt store at 865 Front Street, Lahaina. Look through free giant binoculars in back of the store.
Browse through 18 Art Galleries - Get map of galleries at Visitor Center in Courthouse behind Banyan Tree
Friday Night is Art Night on Front Street, Lahaina Lahaina Arts Society, Lahaina. Get map of galleries at Visitor Center in Courthouse behind Banyan Tree
Walk around Art Exhibits - under the Banyan tree in Lahaina weekends 9-5
Take in an Art Tour, Garden Tour and Lei & Basket-Making demonstration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Ka'anapali Beach.
Visit the Art School at Kapalua
Check out the Printing Museum - Lahainaluna
See Hawaiian Petroglyphs - ancient rock carvings about 1 mile back of Olowalu General Store, ask directions in store.
Daytime Hula Shows once or twice per week. Call for days and times:
Visit a Cowboy Town - Makawao
Look into the Viewpoints Gallery - local artists collaborative, fine paintings & sculpture
Watch the Glass Blowers at Hot Island Glass - spectacular art glass pieces
Stop by Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, near Makawao - fine arts exhibits, classes, shop
Go to Haleakala National Park - see the Crater, silversword, Science City
See exotic blooms at Sunrise Protea Farm
Try the Farmer's Market, Makawao
Taste Hawaiian wine at Tedeschi Vineyards, Ulupalakua
Stroll the path at Kealia Pond Wildlife Refuge
Visit Hana Ka Lima Arts & Crafts exhibition, Outrigger Wailea, Friday (808) 874-7822
Walk the shoreline nature path between the Outrigger Wailea and the Kea Lani
Tour the Art & Sculpture at the Grand Wailea Resort
Ogle Daytime Hula Shows once or twice per week. Call for days and times:
Wailea Shopping Village 879-4465
Drive the Road To Hana - tropical jungle, waterfalls
Swim under a Waterfall - Twin Falls, Oheo Gulch
See Tropical Plants at the Keanae Arboretum
Visit the mysterious caves at Waianapanapa Park
Tour the Hana Cultural Center
Affordable (under $25)
Go to a play or concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Explore the A&B Sugar Museum, Puunene $3 Adults, $1 .50 kids 5-17 yrs.
Discover the Bailey House Museum $3 Adults, $2.50 Seniors, $1 kids 6-12 yrs
Play a round of Golf - Waiehu Municipal Course $33 greens fee
Taste Local Food - Sam Satos, Millyard Cafe (Wailuku) Kitadas (Makawao)
Try our Swap Meet, Kahului - $1 per person (Saturdays)
Watch bananas grow at the Tropical Plantation, Waikapu Free admission, tram tour $8.50 adults, $3.50 children
See unusual flowers at Tropical Gardens of Maui, lao $3 adults, children under 12 free
Try a guri guri (Japanese sherbet) at Tasakas, Maui Mall
See a spectacle at Hawaii Dome Theater, Lahaina $5.95 adults, $3.95 children (4-12 yrs.)
Ride the Sugar Cane Train, Ka'anapali round-trip tickets-- $12 Adults, $6
Visit Baldwin Home, Lahaina $5 family, $3 adults, $2 seniors, kids free
Imagine sailing & whaling on the Brig Carthaginian, Lahaina
Marvel at the Hyatt Regency Astronomy Tour on the roof every night, with a guide and a telescope, $10
Look over the Civic Center Crafts Fair - Sunday $1 admission
Take an Art Class at the Lahaina Arts Society - (808) 661-0111
Take an Art Class at Kapalua Art School - (808) 665-0007
Taste Local Food - Mixed Plate, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
View an old Hawaiian village replica at Hale Kahiko, Lahaina Center
Take an Art Class at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, near Makawao (808) 572-6560
Watch a Polo Match, Pukalani - Sunday 1 pm, $3
View Enchanting Floral Garden of Kula Maui $3.50 adults, $1.50 children
Visit the Keiki Petting Zoo, Kula $3 per person
Drive to the Haleakala National Park Summit--$10 per private vehicle w
Visit Kula Botanical Gardens, Kula $4 adults, $1 kids 6-12 yrs.
Don't miss the Maui Ocean Center - wonderful aquarium & exhibits, $17.50, kids $12
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