Visiting the beautiful island of Maui soon? This wonderful Valley Isle holds so many treasures, it may be hard to narrow it down to which Maui activities you can fit into your trip here. So we’ve made a list of some of our favorite Maui activities – in addition to the volcano bike ride of course – that are sure to offer a memorable time.
When you see the amazing beauty of Maui’s mountains, beaches, and rainforests you may think: “Wow, it can’t get more gorgeous than this.” But a whole other world of unseen splendor that’s equally, if not more amazing, lies below the waters of Maui. Molokini is a small, moon-shaped island about three miles off the southwest coast of Maui. This crescent-shaped island is actually a partially-submerged volcanic crater that was named a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. Molokini Crater is home to an abundant array of colorful coral reefs and more than 250 species of tropical fish and marine life including manta rays and whitetip reef sharks, making it one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations in Maui. The clear, calm waters of Molokini make for a great day of snorkeling with visibility of up to 150 feet. Because of the incredible marine life you’ll see around this gorgeous island crater, snorkeling Molokini is definitely a must on your Maui activities list!
Road to Hana
Then you’ll want to spend a day on the famous Road to Hana. This rugged, white-knuckle drive from Kahului to the little town of Hana is one of the most beautiful scenic drives you’ll ever take, in addition to your Maui volcano tour down Haleakalā.
Not for the faint of heart to drive (there are van tours available) with its seemingly endless curves and one-lane bridges, the Road to Hana offers a ride into another world through captivating rainforests where you can stop and hike to unbelievable waterfalls and magnificent pools.
On this world-famous drive, you’ll see spectacular views of the ocean, its coastlines, and beaches, all from breathtaking cliffs. Stop along the way at a local fruit stand for a snack. Take your time at each scenic spot to take in the awe-inspiring beauty, but be sure to keep track of the time if you’re not staying in Hana so that you don’t have to drive this winding road at night. So if you’re up for even more adventure after your Maui bike tour, plan a day to travel the Road to Hana.
Dinner and Shopping on Front Street
Near the Lahaina Harbor sits delightful Front Street – a quaint assortment of restaurants, charming boutiques, art galleries, jewelry shops and the ambiance of historic Old Town Lahaina. There’s also many historical buildings in this area of Lahaina including the Old Courthouse with its famously large banyan tree planted in the town square known as Banyan Tree Park. Eat dinner with a panoramic oceanfront view of the sunset at the Lahaina Fish Co. There’s so much to see and do in this historic whaling village. No vacation to Maui is complete without an afternoon of shopping and dining in this picturesque part of Lahaina on the west coast of Maui.
From the Lahaina Harbor you can take a whale watching tour to see one of the ocean’s most magnificent creatures, the humpback whale. These amazing mammals make Maui their home during the winter months, from December to May with the peak season from January through March.
During this time there are a number of Maui whale watching tours available including passenger rafts, charter boats, and catamarans that offer guided tours. Seeing these amazing creatures in person is another Maui activity that should not be missed.
Maui Volcano Bike Tour
The Haleakalā Downhill bike tour is definitely a not-to-be-missed Maui activity. Viewing the the bi-coastal views on Haleakalā volcano is indescribable. It’s truly mesmerizing. Our self-paced Maui volcano bike tour is a great way to bike down Haleakalā and see all the beautiful sights of Upcountry Maui.
Go at your own pace from 6500′ onHaleakalā volcano all the way to the sea to the little town of Paia. Along the way you can stop at charming restaurants and shops, see protea farms, paniolo cowboys, and breathtaking views stretching out over the hills out to the sea. The Haleakalā Downhill bike tour is one of the most memorable things you can do in Maui.