When it comes to West Maui attractions and activities, the sky is the limit! From enjoying a delicious Ululani's Shave Ice under the shade of Lahaina's Banyan Tree to a day of fun in the sun at Ka'anapali Beach, there is no shortage of attractions to make your day in paradise a memorable one.
When staying in Lahaina or Kaanapali, The Royal Lahaina Luau offers a wonderful experience. Watch hula dancers, fire spinners and musicians perform while sipping a mai tai and enjoying delicious local food.
Trilogy Excursions offers a wonderful assortment of boat tours from West Maui, including a Ka'anapali Sunset Sail, Lahaina Picnic Snorkel & Sail, Ka'anapali Snorkel, and even sailing and snorkeling trips to the neighbor island of Lanai!
West Maui is one of the best whale watching areas in the world due to the shallow channel that lies between West Maui and the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai. Grab a blanket and seat on the beach and enjoy whale watching from shore
Let Hike Maui take you on a hiking tour of Maui's secret spots. Whether it's on the water or on land, they know the most amazing locations to hike, kayak, snorkel and zipline. Call (808) 879-5270.
By far Maui’s most famous road trip, the Road to Hana is a right of passage for any true Maui traveler. While visitors are of course invited to drive themselves along the breathtaking winding road, many opt to take the stress - and planning - out of the experience by joining a luxury guided van tour with Haleakala Ecotours. Sit back and soak in the incredible views in their 11 passenger tour van, and stop for further exploration at many of the best local sites, including the dramatic Keanae Peninsula, historic Kahanu National Tropical Garden, Wai’anapanapa State Park and Hana Town itself.
Skyline Eco-Adventures is voted the #1 zipline course in Hawaii by Hawaii Magazine. Choose from the Classic Adventure Tour in Ka'anapali, where you'll zipline through the West Maui Mountains with amazing views of the ocean, or the Maui Zip & Dip Tour that also includes a swim at a natural mountain pool. Call (808) 745-1323
There are many places to snorkel on the west side that will blow your mind! We love Kapalua Bay, Napili, Honolua, and also Olowalu (pictured below.) Ask about the best spots to snorkel from the shore when renting your snorkel hear from Boss Frogs. (808) 856-4264
Every day on vacation spent with a sore back or neck is another day you're not completely relaxed. Why not call Maui's Best Massage and find out the true meaning of a vacation in paradise? With their massage outcall services that come to you, the only effort you need to make is scheduling a day and time. Their expert massage therapist will work out the tightest of knots and have you singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in no time! (808) 426-7418
With a daily departure from Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii Ocean Project invites you aboard their luxury double decker yacht, the Maui Princess, for an evening of fun, food and dancing along Maui’s stunning western shoreline. Featuring local musicians, all premium seating on the yacht’s upper deck, table side food and beverage service, a full bar and post-dinner dancing, guests are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of tropical paradise during this delightful evening experience in west Maui. Tickets include complimentary alcoholic beverages with a valid I.D., as well as courtesy busses to and from most west Maui hotels and resorts. Experienced staff members are on hand to make sure your every need is met, and the yacht’s sizeable amenities ensure for a comfortable, stable, and enjoyable experience for all. Call (808) 667-6165. Check out the Maui Princess Dinner Cruise.
Grab a seat in a 12 seater custom cruiser for the journey of a lifetime through Upcountry Maui to reach the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala Volcano in time to witness a sunrise for yourself. Haleakala Tours offers round trip transportation, information from a local guide, a light breakfast before sunrise, warm beverages at the summit, and a Maui style breakfast buffet after sunrise for guests of all ages.
Haleakala Volcano is full of opportunity for adventure. From witnessing a stunning sunrise to downhill biking along the slopes of Haleakala National Park to ziplining through the serene forests of Upcountry, travelers and locals are never at a loss for ways to explore this gorgeous area of The Valley Isle. Fortunately, Skyline Hawaii offers an excellent 3-in-1 tour of this region on their daily Haleakala Sunrise Bike & Zip Tour. Including round trip transportation, guided narration and tips from an experienced local guide, a 21 switchback downhill bike ride, continental breakfast and 5-line zipline ride through the treetops, this memorable tour is available for guests 12 years of age and older.
Take a Cessna for a spin around Maui with Fly Maui’s guided Discovery Flight. Learn the ins and outs of piloting and experience the thrill of taking off for the very first time! Don’t let the adrenaline distract you from the unparalleled views of Maui from above, just let your flight instructor know if you’d like to take some photos- you are going to want to remember this, trust us.
Lahaina's Halloween Celebration is known as the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific" for a reason. Pack your best costume and enjoy costume contests, live entertainment, keiki parade and more with friends and family.
In stark contrast to the blustery seas of Maui’s north shore, the waters off Lahaina are consistently calm and perfect for sailing. Book a private sailing cruise with Shadowfax and climb aboard their 44-foot sailboat, which operates out of Ma’alaea Harbor. West Maui is already stunning, but the views from the sea are unique and unforgettable!
The experienced staff at Simple Maui Wedding are no strangers to perfect weddings. Their beach ceremony locations make your dreamy day complete, with the aqua waters and stunning sunsets. There are a few different beaches in Lahaina to choose from and these planners will help you find the perfect place for your day! Olowalu Plantation is an oceanfront home with an oceanfront lawn that will melt your heart! Kapalua Beach is that classic Maui beach, with sugary sand and gentle waves breaking on shore. Napili Beach is one of Maui's prettiest coves, sparkling blue water and you might even have monk seals in attendance at your ceremony!
Just beyond the bustling Lahaina Town, you’ll find Maui’s quiet northwestern coastline, rich with hidden tidepools, stunning ocean views, and hard to access beaches. With Hoaloha Jeep Adventures, you can explore like a local in one of their 4x4 convertible Jeeps. With the help of your local guide, you will discover areas of Maui most visitors have never heard of and learn about the deep history of West Maui.
Discover the best of Maui’s underwater world with a quick trip to Molokini Crater. Humble Tours offers a unique take on the classic Molokini excursion, offering two-hour jaunts to the crater twice daily. This is a great option for those trying to experience the best of Maui in just a few days. Learn about Maui’s marine life from expert guides, and enjoy a more personal tour with a total of just 14 guests.
Hosting a variety of exciting excursions aboard a 30-foot Zodiac, a tour with Hawaii Ocean Rafting is an adventure from start to finish. Hawaii Ocean Rafting races guests through the 'Au'au channel to survey ghostly old shipwrecks, swim with dolphins, and snorkel some of Lana'i's most secluded reefs. Thanks to their smaller vessel with seats just above the ocean surface, you can also expect incredibly up close humpback whale encounters in season.
HeleWai Eco-Tours’ Honolua Ridgeline Hike is the perfect option for those who like to get off the beaten path. Serene, educational, and inspiring, it takes small groups into some of the Upper West Side’s remotest and most beautiful places.
Imported from India and planted in 1873, this massive banyan tree has grown to the size of an entire city block and is more than 60 feet tall. Enjoy a break from the sun and bring the family for a great photo op.
Events across three islands include a Maui festival portion in Ka'anapali that's worth booking well in advance.
Take a walk through Lahaina Town to some of the most historic sights and landmarks on Maui, including the Wo Hing Museum, Lahaina Jodo Mission, Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina Heritage Museum, Lahaina Lighthouse and Hale Pa'ahao (Lahaina Prison).
Visit our list of The Best Restaurants in Lahaina and grab yourself a plate lunch, poke, or Spam, if you dare!
Visit our list of The Best West Maui Beaches and enjoy a refreshing swim, snorkel, surf session, scuba dive, picnic or nap on the beach.
Every second Friday of the month in Lahaina, the Lahaina Town Action Committee holds a free town party in Campbell Park across from Pioneer Inn. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts demonstrations, local shopping, food and performances under the stars.
Every hour is happy hour in Maui! Enjoy a fresh, local cocktail from some of the best restaurants on the island while watching a beautiful Maui sunset over the water.
Located in the heart of Lahaina Town, Moana Glass is one of Maui’s top art institutions. Founded by Master Glassblower Ryan Staub, who has more than two decades of experience in several countries, Maui visitors and residents are invited to join a glassblowing class to create their own memorable souvenir. Choose from Hawaiian-inspired pieces like a colorful glass fish or starfish, or go abstract with a glass sea float or floppy-edged bowl. Whatever you decide to create, rest assured that you will get the personalized attention you need from a seasoned glassblowing professional, and will have a new skill - and souvenir - to show off after you return home. Touted as Lahaina’s only furnace glassblowing studio, Moana Glass goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience for you and your travel companions. Call (808) 763-6338 to book your class or for more information.
Ryan also now has an incredible showroom in Whaler's Village, showcasing his most beautiful and important pieces.