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Where in the world: USA  /  Hawaii  /  Maui  /  Wailea

Top 15 things to do in Wailea

1. Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach offers silky smooth sand, warm water, and turtles swimming through the waves. With shallow water for non-swimmers, and no rocks to hurt your feet, it’s easy to see why this beach is considered one of the most beautiful on Maui. Bathroom and shower facilities are available, and you can rent an umbrella. To see moee of the the coral and fish, you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $20 › Learn more about Wailea Beach

2. Scuba & Snorkeling

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Makena Beach

You won't have to worry whether there's enough room for your umbrella at Makena Beach. Also known as Big Beach, it's nearly 1.5 km (1 mi) long and the largest beach in Maui. You can enjoy shade from the large volcanic cliffs, which also offer protection from tradewinds. Book a snorkeling or kayak tour to get an up-close look at some of the sea life. It's a good idea to go out with a guide, because the water can get rough Remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $20 › Learn more about Makena Beach

4. Small Group Road to Hana Adventure Tour with Pickup

FROM $220
Live the real Maui experience on the Road to Hana with our expert guides! Immerse yourself in the beauty of the spectacular Hana Rainforest. Witness the entire journey without the hassle of driving! Experience one of the oldest roadways in the Hawaiian Islands and step back through time to witness what REAL Hawaii is all about! With awe inspiring waterfalls, to the black sand beaches, to the untouched Hawaiian Landscapes of Kaupo, take a tour you deserve! This tour takes you around the part of island which has the most scenic coastal route in the world, through forbidden roadways to give you the full experience as you will swim at the Blacksand Beach!
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $220 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui

One of the area's most famous highways, Hana Highway - Road to Hana is about the journey rather than the destination. Your 84 km (52 mi) trip between Kahului and Hana will guide you to some of the island's most beautiful sites, many of which are significant in local mythology. You can drive the road yourself or take a tour. The latter is a better option for nervous drivers because the winding road is very narrow. Along the way, you'll see towering waterfalls, miles of coastline, and gardens, and will have several opportunities for hiking or swimming. Food vendors are dotted along the highway, but it's a good idea to bring water and snacks with you. Stop at Halfway to Hana to sample some of its famous banana bread.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $179 › Learn more about Hana Highway - Road to Hana

6. Maluaka Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $140 › Learn more about Maluaka Beach

7. Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $125 › Learn more about Haleakala Crater

8. Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

Likely to sell out FROM $208
Speed through the water from Maui to the Molokini Crater for a small-group snorkeling adventure where the underwater visibility often exceeds 180 feet (55 meters)! Spend your morning snorkeling on the wildlife-rich reef off the crater, where fish, rays and other wildlife call home. Next, venture to 'Turtle Town' to swim with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle! In addition to snorkeling, your five-hour experience includes hot cinnamon rolls and fruit for breakfast breakfast, deli lunch and fabulous Hawaiian views – what better way to spend a day?
Suggested duration: 5h
Tours from $208 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Oneloa Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Ulua Beach

Nestled between two rocky points, Ulua Beach provides space for swimming, snorkeling, diving, basking in the sun, and--when the surf is up--boogie boarding. Ulua, meaning "adult crevalle fish," offers a bounty of fish and corals to spot while snorkeling and serves as a great place for inexperienced divers to have a few lessons. Watch for manta rays, sea turtles, sea horses, and moray eels here.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $699 › Learn more about Ulua Beach

11. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina

Located in a popular beachfront resort, Ka'anapali Beach attracts visitors with its warm sands and shallow waters close to shore. You can board a tour boat right from the beach, or drop by one of many kiosks along the sands to rent snorkeling gear or purchase sunscreen. The beach also features several booths where you can sign up for sailing and surfing lessons, or find out about upcoming luaus and kayaking excursions. Several major hotels and shops surround the beach, along with a shopping complex and a renowned whaling museum. For an ultimate Hawaiian vacation within walking distance of this beach, book a stay at the nearby condominium village.
Suggested duration: 4h 30 min
Tours from $20 › Learn more about Ka'anapali Beach

12. Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast

Likely to sell out FROM $234
Witness the dawning of a new day atop Haleakala (the house of the sun) a dormant volcanic mountain overlooking Maui. Deep canyons and slopes and unspoiled terrain are home to endemic Hawaiian Nene geese and rare Silversword plants. You'll be transported in a comfortable mini coach to 9,740 feet elevation, close to the summit to witness the ultimate sunrise; a spectacular show of lights and colors. The sunrise tour is an unforgettable experience and a definite must-do on your Hawaii vacation. On the descent, marvel at sprawling scenic views of Kula and the Pacific Ocean on your way to breakfast at local favorite, Mill House Restaurant in Waikapu.
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $234 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Keawakapu Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $208 › Learn more about Keawakapu Beach

14. Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku

Get a close-up view of Hawaii’s diverse marine life at Maui Ocean Center. This aquarium has recreated Hawaii’s ocean ecosystem and hosts only animals that naturally occur in the region. Gain a deeper understanding of the islands’ rich underwater world from more than 60 exhibits and information displays. Explore the Open Ocean exhibit, which features a 240-degree-view acrylic tunnel through a 2.8 million l (750,000 gal) tank. You’ll feel like you’re walking the ocean floor as y+F16ou watch sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish. Certified divers can even swim in the massive tank.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $20 › Learn more about Maui Ocean Center

15. Molokini Crater Zodiak Adventure Snorkel and Turtle Cove Swim

FROM $179
Join us for an exhilarating snorkel aboard the all new REEF EXPLORER, Maui's only luxury SUPER RAFT and snorkel the world famous Molokini Crater. Enjoy a full hour of snorkeling in this partially submerged volcanic crater, and view over 250 different species of reef fish and coral formations. REEF EXPLORER is a state of the art, 60 ft Super Raft, which arrives to Molokini Crater in less than 30 minutes. This allows guests more time to snorkel in a private setting, away from crowds. Our second snorkel stop is at our favorite "Turtle Cove", where we swim and observe the abundant population of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that make this cove home.  Tour includes pastries, deli wrap lunch, chips, granola bars, bottled water, sparkling water, Aloha juice, soft drinks, all snorkel gear and flotation devices.
Suggested duration: 4h
Tours from $179 › More about this tour at viator.com ›