Activities on Maui
ask us about things to do once on the
island. Here is a small, but helpful
list of activities people enjoy. For
more specifics - there are brochures and maps
at your condo just outside the elevators on
the ground floor. Information changes
from time to time, so please let us know if we
need to update anything here. Comments and
suggestions are welcome. Aloha!
baby sitter while you take an excursion?
Try MauiPlayCare in Kihei (808-891-2273)
when using a local phone on Maui you do not dial
the area code (808).
Valley (near Wailuku)
volcano upcountry (Kula to Keokea to Ulupalakua)
to Hana and the many water falls (fill up on
gas, leave early, pack snacks and drinks)
shore (from Kapalua to Wailuku / Kahului)
lava flow (at LaPerouse Bay)
island in general ! Beautiful fields of
sugar cane and pineapple, exotic trees &
at Ho'okipa Beach (north side just east of
Kahalui), kitesurfers at Kanaha Beach Park
(north side by Kahalui airport), or sometimes up
and down the beaches in Kihei.
near Ho'okipa Beach.
sunsets from your lanai (patio), from the
rooftop sundeck (7th floor) or from the beach in
front of your condo.
Haleakala volcano - you have to be up very early
to get to the top in time! (Do this
when you first get to Maui). Wear
something warm, it's over 10,000 feet in
elevation and gets cold!.
and visitor center on top of Haleakala
summit of Haleakala view the Big Island, and the
islands of Molokai, Lanai, Molokini and
ocean water geyser and spray at Nakalele Point
(on northwest shore).
Kihei - watch from the lanai! (in season)
House Gym (about 5 minutes drive
1279 Kihei Road, Kihei, HI
Hours: Mon to Fri
5:30am to 10:30am, Sat 7am to
8pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
Valley Isle Gym (about
5 minutes drive away)
Lipoa Street, Kihei, HI 96753
Mon to Thurs 5:30am to 11pm, Thurs 5:30am
to 10pm, Sat 7am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 5pm
24 Hour Fitness
Gym (about 20 minutes
Hana Highway, Kahului,
Mon 5am to midnight , Tues to Thurs
24 hours, Fri 12am to 11pm, Sat
& Sun 6am to 10pm
kiteboarding, or windsurfing. Maui is a mecca
for these windsports! Take lessons from island
experts. If you want to kiteboard, I highly
recommend the Kiteboarding School of Maui: http://www.ksmaui.com
. Tell Jennifer that Jim and Anita sent you!
surfing - take lessons from island
Swap Meet in Kahului on Saturday morning.
You'll love it! Locals sell trinkets,
souvenirs, island clothes, fruits/vegetables,
local musicians selling their CD's, local
artists selling their paintings, and the list
goes on . . . Directions: leave the condo and
take a right on Kihei road, then turn right at
the light at Alanui ke Ali'i, take a left on
Pi'ilani highway which merges into Mokulele
highway (towards Kahului), in Kahului you will
cross Dairy road / Kuihelani highway (by Home
Depot), this is where Mokulele highway changes
names to Pu'unene avenue, turn left on highway
32 just past Burger King (Ka'ahumanu road), turn
right on 3400 (Kane street / Kahului Beach
road), the ocean will be on your right, make a
left at the light, part on the left in the
parking lot and enter the swap meet there.
It costs 50 cents to get in.
the Maui Ocean Center in Ma'alea.
Incredible sea creatures.
a wonder walk along the ocean on the South Maui
Coastal Walking Trail. You can get there
by foot from your condo. Click
here for more details
a scenic hike on the Waihe'e Ridge Trail (just
north of Iao Valley on the north side). A
very scenic hike, you'll be climbing about 1500
feet into the West Maui Mountains, to an
altitude of about 2600 feet. Leave early
morning to try to avoid cloud cover. The
trail opens at 7am. Go to Kahului
and take highway 340 north (towards northwest
Maui). Just under four miles after mile
marker 3 take a left on the road that says to
Maluhia Boys Scout Camp. About a mile
later you'll be at the trailhead on your
left. The trail starts with a steep climb
on a cement road, then a dirt path on the left
leads you up a fairly easy hike into forests and
ridges. It's a leisurely walk in some
areas, but steep terrain in others. Views
looking down on Maui and the north shore are
breath-taking . The trail goes about 2.5
miles if you go all the way. About a half
mile from the beginning of the trail you'll see
two huge water falls, the Makamaka'ole
Falls. The water falls, the sights,
walking on top of mountain ridges, the valleys
and ocean below will reward your efforts many
times over. Wear hiking boots and take
plenty water to drink. Be careful since
the terrain can get slippery when wet.
This trail will be a two or three hour hike
round trip if you take your time and go all the
way. You could go part the way and turn
around if you prefer. It's well worth
it! We can't wait to go
and swim on the beach right in front of you
condo (Kamaole Beach I), or at the other beaches
in walking distance (Kamaole Beach II &
Kamaole Beach III), or a short drive away
or scuba dive from the beach in front of your
condo, or take an excursion with a guide and
meet people from all over the world. There
are boats that take you to Molokini for
snorkeling and fun. Two local snorkel
shops are a short walk from your condo for gear
rental and lessons.
sailing or take sailing excursions.
a sunset cruise.
deep sea fishing (the Kihei Boat Ramp is just a
couple minutes drive south).
watch (winter months), be entertained and amazed
by the spinner dolphins, or just enjoy the boat
ride with the Pacific Whale Foundation. It
supports a great cause as well. This is
one of our favorites. www.pacificwhale.org
toll free 800-942-5311 or local 808-249-8811
a Hawaiian luau! We really like the luau
at the Wailea Mariott Hotel (about 5 minute
drive from your condo). Get tickets in
advance and show up early for the best
Maui - after enjoying a Haleakala sunset, view
the heavens through a computerized telescope
from 10,000 feet! (808-281-9158)
the sunrise excursion & bicycle ride down
Haleakala (leaves very early and dress to stay
tasting at Tedeschi Winery (Haleakala upcountry
in Ulupalakua). Have you ever heard of pineapple
a plantation tour.
tennis or golf in any of several nearby
shopping in many nearby stores. Shop till
you drop, then crawl, in historic Lahaina (West
yourself with a facial at Quinnies's Nail Salon
and Spa, 375 Huku Li'i Place in Kihei (take
Piilani highway, behind Tesoro, about a 5 minute
wonderful cuisines from many nearby
a personal chef! (call Ben @ 808-280-0075)
a relaxing stroll on the beach in front of your
But most of all
- relax on your lanai while you watch waves
cut patterns in the sand on the beach - hear
the rhythm of the waves pounding the
shoreline - take in a deep breath of warm
Pacific air - and dream you could stay
here forever . . .
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