Getting a bit too sunburnt for another day at the beach? Check out our roundup for family-friendly activities on Maui. Great options for rainy days, as well!
Maui Ocean Center
Since opening their doors in 1998, the Maui Ocean Center has operated with the mission to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawai‘i’s marine life. With one of the largest collections of live Pacific corals in the world, a virtual whale encounter in the Humpbacks of Hawai‘i Exhibit & Sphere, 20 daily presentations, outdoor tide pools, and a 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit with a 240-degree view walk-through tunnel, guests of all ages will leave with an understanding and appreciation of Hawai‘i’s marine environment and local culture. www.MauiOceanCenter.com
Island Art Party
At this Kihei “paint and sip” studio, “partistas” (aka party artists) will take guests through a step by step tutorial to create an island-inspired painting. While evening classes are restricted to those 16+, “family fun” classes are offered on Saturday afternoons. No art experience needed! This is fun art, not fine art! To view the schedule and learn more visit www.IslandArtParty.com.
Maui Escape Rooms
An escape room is an interactive adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Maui Escape Rooms offer four unique, Maui-themed “escapes” with varying levels of difficulty. Escape the sun, escape boredom, www.MauiEscapeRooms.com.
Regency Kihei Cinemas
Maui’s newest movie theatre, Regency Kihei Cinemas, is centrally located in Kihei’s Kukui Mall shopping center, and features four auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens and spacious electric luxury reclining chairs. Just a stones throw from The Penthouse Maui!
The Shops at Wailea Cultural Events
The Shops at Wailea is Wailea’s premier shopping and dining destination with over 70 boutiques, shops, restaurants, and galleries. Much more than a shopping destination, The Shops at Wailea hosts free monthly concerts, farmers markets, and cultural events that are fun for the whole family, including palm weaving, coconut husking, ukulele lessons, lei making and more that are all free and open to the public. To view the schedule of events, visit https://www.theshopsatwailea.com/events/.
Located in the heart of South Kihei, The Penthouse Maui is a luxury oceanfront penthouse ideal for discerning travelers seeking the utmost in relaxation and privacy. The sprawling 2,824 square-foot penthouse is spectacular with upscale amenities and stylish accommodations. Ideally situated in one of the most sought-after beaches in Maui, it is in close proximity to a variety of coveted island experiences, restaurants and shops. For reservations and inquiries, visit thepenthousemaui.com or call (808) 283-8265.
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