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Things to do in Maui

This radiant refuge is a favorite Hawaiian island. From glamorous Wailea to the quaint village of Paia to Hana, the North Shore, and beyond, there are plenty of places to go and things to do on Maui—surf lessons, guided hikes, historic Polynesian sites, artist studios, golf courses, whale-watching excursions, bakeries selling guava and coconut pastries, even a winery featuring sparklers made from local pineapples.

Explore Travel + Leisure’s guide for great ideas on what to do in Maui. Here, you will discover our favorite finds—all collected by island insiders. Let us take you to Hasegawa General Store, a charming family-run sundry shop in operation since 1910, or show you how to bodysurf at Baldwin Beach Park (or kite surf at Hookipa Beach Park). Read on for local secrets, like roadside stand Julia’s Best Banana Bread in Kahakuloa, Hot Island Glass Studio & Gallery in Makawao, or women’s clothing designer Tamara Catz’s breezy creations. Whether you want to snorkel, sunbathe, or soak up the island’s natural beauty and local culture, there are many things to do on Maui, and T+L can lead the way.

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  • Baldwin Beach Park

    Baldwin Beach Park, on the north shore of Maui and just west of the plantation town Paia, is a noted destination for bodyboarding and bodysurfing. ... More
  • Hale Paahao (Stuck-in-Irons House)

    From a look at the records available in the old prison, Hale Paahao (“stuck-in-irons house”), built by King Kamehameha III to detain unruly sailors... More
  • Haleakala National Park

    A must for any visitor to Maui is Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano (it last erupted in 1790), more than 10,000 feet above sea level. ... More
  • Hana Hwy Surf

    This venue is closed. More
  • Hasegawa General Store

    Established in 1910, the Hasegawa General Store, a sundry shop, is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Maui. The small store has survived ... More
  • Hike Maui

    A variety of half- and full-day excursions are led by one of 15 experienced Maui guides. More
  • Hookipa Beach Park

    Hookipa Beach Park on the north shore of Maui, near the former plantation town of Paia, is famous worldwide for its windsurfing and kitesurfing, an... More
  • Hot Island Glass Studio & Gallery

    Located on Baldwin Avenue in the art and rodeo town of Makawao in Maui, the Hot Island Glass Studio is owned by artists Chris Richards and Chris Lo... More
  • HST Windsurfing and Kitesurfing School

    Pro windsurfer Alan Cadiz founded HST in 1985, and as the name suggests, it specializes in teaching windsurfing and kitesurfing, along with paddleb... More
  • Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center

    This 25-acre estate, formerly owned by the Baldwin family of Makawao, Maui, is home to the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center (usually just called the H... More
  • Julia’s Best Banana Bread

    At a bright green, wooden roadside stand outside the small former-missionary village of Kahakuloa, family members sell Julia's banana bread, a famo... More
  • Kapalua Golf Resort

    This ecosensitive resort in the West Maui Mountains offers fifty-four holes spliced between pineapple fields and the deep-blue Pacific.Where to Pla... More
  • Mana Foods

    Located in an old clapboard building in Paia, Mana Foods is a health food store that offers organic, international, and gourmet foods and health ca... More

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