A family trip to Maui is never a dull moment. The island is famous for its many breathtaking attractions and tons of activities making it the perfect place for a thrilling family vacation. If you’re wondering where to start, I’ve compiled a simple bucket list of the top 10 things to do on Maui with your family.
Things To Do On Maui With Your Family
Whether you’re visiting Maui for the first time or you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve been to the island, there are several different things you can do to have fun.
1. Visit the Maui Ocean Center
The Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea is a land-based aquarium. The facility has the largest collection of local marine life in the state. It is home to more than 300 species of marine animals. This is one of the best places you should visit with your family. It’s a chance for kids to see hundreds of marine life in their most beautiful form.
2. Learn to surf
A trip to Maui is the perfect opportunity for you and your kids to learn how to surf. All the little waves and warm water in several different beaches makes learning how to surf on Maui easier and suitable for every family member.
3. Enjoy whale watching
Have you ever seen dozens of whales gathering in just one spot? When you visit Maui, you and your family will get the chance to see dozens of humpback whales during their breeding seasons of December thru March. There are several whale watching boat trips you can join to enjoy whale watching.
4. Go island-hopping in sailing canoes
You can recreate and enjoy the island-hopping experience of ancient Hawaiians on sailing canoes. You and your family can enjoy this three –hour tour. All you have to do is hop on a boat which often set sail from the beach right at the front of Fairmont Kea Lani.
5. See a bird’s eye view of Maui
Have you ever imagined how the island of Maui looks like from the sky? Your family can tour the island of Maui by helicopter. The flight is often on air over the jungle and across several landscapes, waterfalls and volcanoes etc.
6. Experience Maui’s Jungle through Zip-lining
Have you ever imagined zipping through a jungle at a speed of 25 mph? If you and your family will love to explore Maui’s jungle, zip-lining is the easiest way to do so. As long as you aren’t afraid of heights, you can strap on a harness and zip along. The fun is endless!
7. Take a trip to Kihei
Accommodation is crucial during a family vacation. So take a trip to Kihei in the South of Maui. You’ll find The Penthouse Maui – a luxury condo with all the features and amenities for a family to live comfortably and enjoy all the pleasures of Maui. Kihei is only 20 minutes away from the Kahului Airport and the town connects you to other key attractions on the island.
8. Visit the Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach
The Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. The three-mile-long beach runs through western Maui and it’s the most glamorous beach on the island. This is the perfect spot for you and your family to enjoy lots of fun at a beachfront.
9. Catch a glimpse of the sunrise or sunset at Haleakala
Never miss the chance to see a breathtaking sunrise and sunset from the Kaanapali Beach to the top of Haleakala, a shield volcano that indicates the highest point on Maui, 10,023 feet at the summit. You and your family can watch this remarkable wonder from the Haleakala National Park.
10. Go Snorkeling at Black Rock
Never miss the chance to visit the west end of Kaanapali Beach to go snorkeling by Black Rock. It’s a chance to see several different aquatic animals. From sea turtles, to colorful fish, moray eels, and lots more.