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Top Maui Attractions

The first time you visit Maui, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in Maui to help with your itinerary planning.

Wailea Beach Wailea Beach
Hana Adventure Tours Hana Adventure Tours
Haleakala Haleakala
Pacific Luau Drums Pacific Luau Drums
Maui Ocean Center Maui Ocean Center

Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach is a located on the sunny South Shore of Maui. The large space of white sand makes it ideal for those who want to sunbath, read a book, or whale watch. The Clear blue waters make Wailea beach perfect for riding the waves even if you have no surfboard around. There are two large black lava points at the end of the beach, and a lifeguard is always on duty to make swimming safer for the kids. The beach is covered with blue lounge chairs and has a number of activities for you to enjoy. The beach provides a volleyball court, for all you sport cravers. There is also an ocean trampoline just offshore for your pleasure, but that is if you are lucky, the trampoline is not offered everyday. The calm slopes of the shoreline make this beach appealing to families because their kids can play both on shore and off. Once you had enough fun for one day, watch the sunset and enjoy the rare native plants of Maui on your way out.


Heavenly Hana Adventure Tours


Take an adventure through the island of Maui. The Heavenly Hana Adventure Tours is approximately a ten-hour tour that drives through some of the most scenic locations on Maui. Watch seducing waterfalls splash their essence beside the road you are driving by. Look at all the fruit dangle from the luscious greenery. Roll down your windows and smell the sweet nectar of the mango, banana, and wild ginger in the air. Stops on the tour include, Ke’anae, a rugged lava shore where taro patches are grown and a beautiful turquoise sea rests. Hana Town, home to churches, and a small quiet town where lots of Maui’s history resides. Wanapanapa State park, Charles Lindbergh’s grave, the Tedeschi Winery, and many more beautiful, exotic, and historic locations for those of you really wanting to get to know Maui for it’s true essence. The Hana Adventure Tours provides a boxed lunch with beverage and operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.


Haleakala (House of the Sun)

Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world. Attracting more than one million people each year the volcano has attained a mythic stature in Maui to be named, the House of Sun. It is said that due to the demigod, Haleakala Maui, the superman of Hawaiian myth, the sun traveled more slowly across the sky, ultimately giving Hawaii more of those wonderful sunny rays to enjoy during the day. It is due to this myth that the Haleakala volcano is now called House of sun. Haleakala rises 10,023 feet high and its flanks form from farmland and vertical canyons. Haleakala’s volcanic center is an eroded valley that is 3,000 feet deep, large enough to hold the entire island of Manhattan and its skyscrapers. Although the volcano looks ferocious, it is home to a number of creatures and plants such as the silverword. The tour to the volcano operates every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes, since the altitude and breathtaking sights will send chills down your spine.


Drums of the Pacific Luau

 Hours Daily: Check-in - 5:00 pm Seating - 5:15 pm Showtime - 7:00 pm
 Phone (800) 661-3350

A Hawaiian vacation is not complete without a traditional Luau. Drums of the Pacific Luau greet women with a flower lei, and every gentleman with a shell lei, to share the aloha with them. As you sit back and enjoy the authentic ceremony and native Hawaiian cuisine, the sound of the conch and beating of the drums will signal the start of the most memorable Hawaiian experience you will share with strangers. Sip Mai Tai’s as you listen to Hawaiian music and watch audience members participating in hula lessons and poi ball lessons. Learn how the native Hawaiian dress, by watching a Polynesian fashion show, and there is even coconut tree climbing before the main dish of the Kaua Pork is served. The menu is unforgettable with a variety of chicken, beef, and fish plates. Rice, salad, and unforgettable dessert of pineapple cake, macadamia nut Lu’au cream pie, and Haupia with toasted coconut are served to please your taste buds. Drums of the Pacific Luau is a destination to visit while on the island of Maui, because it is great for both families and those wanting to get a feel of the rich Hawaiian culture, while making a friends or two during the voyage.


Maui Ocean Center

 Admission $21 Adults, $14 Children, $18 Seniors
 Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily; July and August 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Take a jouney to the underworld where you will get to see, learn, and even touch, the marine life of various underwater creatures. Maui Ocean Center has the largest collection of live coral displays, gargen eels, lionfish, and green sea turtles. Have close encounters with sharks and rays, while enjoying the history and learning about the cultural heritage of Maui. Maui Ocean Center has gathered the best and most unique marine life into one facilty. What would takes weeks to explore in the wild, can easily be viewed at a leisurly pace at the aquarium in one day. Over one hundread species exist and all can be experienced by digital audo guides provided by the park’s information booth. Complentary presentation are scheduled daily, and various exhibits occur throughout the aquarium. A gift shop, café, and resturants are onsite to make your day energy filled and comfortable. Share the experience with your friends, family or loved one, but regardless you are sure to have a fun and educational time.


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