Things to Do

Maui - Free Activities

Haleakala

Viewing spectacular sunrises and sunsets from Haleakala summit is a “not to be missed” activity in Maui. Designated as a National Park in 1961 Haleakala meaning “House of the Sun”.

 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Vehicles entering the summit between 3 am and 7 am require advance reservations. The one day $1.50 sunrise reservation can be made up to 60 days in advance. Please note the park entrance fee is separate and payable on the day of the visit.

 

• You can visit the website to make reservations or call the reservation line at 1-877-444-6777.

https://www.recreation.gov/tourParkDetail.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=147940

 

Maui Friday Town Parties

If it’s a Friday in Maui, there’s a party going on! Maui Friday Town Parties happen every Aloha Friday. Each week they highlight one of Maui’s historic small towns and feature unique, local business.  http://mauifridays.com/

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Some of Our Favorite Local Markets

 

Farmers Market of Maui

Start your Maui farm-to-table adventures at one of these popular spots.

 

Upcountry Farmers Market

Saturdays, 7 am to noon

Pukalani Longs drugs at Kulamalu

55 Kiopaa Street

808-572-8122

info@upcountryfarmersmarket.com 

http://www.upcountryfarmersmarket.com 

 

Farmers Market of Maui-Kihei

Mondays, Tuesdays, 8 am to 4 pm

Suda Store parking lot on South Kihei Road

808-875-0949

 

Maui Mall Farmers Market & Craft Fair

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 am to 4 pm

Kaahumanu Avenue

808-871-1307

 

Maui Swap Meet

Saturdays, 6 am to 1 pm

University of Hawaii, Maui College (lot near Kahului Beach Road)

808-244-3100

 

 

CBIV STAFF PICKS

Some of Our Favorite Local Beaches

 

Ulua Beach

Ulua Beach is one of the beaches within the Wailea Resort area on Maui's south shore. The sandy beach is located between two rocky points in front of Wailea Elua Village condos.

 

DIRECTIONS: View Ulua Beach Map

 

White Rock (Palauea) Beach

Located off Makena Road in South Maui this lovely, wide, uncrowded and lesser-known beach offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. 

 

DIRECTIONS: View White Rock Beach Map

 

Charley Young Beach

This sheltered 3-mile park at the end north end of Kamaole I Beach in Kihei is where you can dig your toes into abundant soft sand and enjoy protection from the wind. 

 

DIRECTIONS: View Charley Young Beach Map

 

Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach)

This iconic, stunning beach located on the southwest shores of Maui is considered one of the best beaches on the island. One of the island’s largest beaches with 1.5 miles of golden sand stretching as wide as 100 feet in places. 

 

DIRECTIONS: View Big Beach Map

 

 

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Some of Our Favorite Eateries

 

Monkeypod Wailea

Farm-to-table eatery & bar for Hawaiian fare & vast beer & cocktail list has a slick, casual space.

Chef driven concept is led by the classically trained, award winning chef, Peter Merriman. 

https://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/ 

 

Sarento’s on the Beach

Oceanside eatery is an open-air, white-tablecloth spot for pasta, wine, tiki torches & views.

https://sarentosonthebeach.com/ 

 

Nick’s Fishmarket

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui is located in Wailea, Maui at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. We serve dinner nightly from 5:30-9:30pm, and specialize in cuisine that focuses on the freshest fish and island-inspired tastes.

https://www.nicksfishmarketmaui.com/ 

 

Manoli's

Fresh Italian food, pizza and cocktails with a view. Manoli’s is where healthful, flavorful foods and beverages come together in a place where friends and family meet.

https://www.manolispizzacompany.com/ 

 

Matteo’s

Quaint trattoria with an airy patio offering modern Italian fare & an extensive wine selection.

Matteo’s Osteria is Italian Soul food in the heart of Wailea located at The Wailea Town Center. 

https://www.matteosmaui.com/

 

Pita Paradise

Murals adorn the warm interiors at this Greek-Italian eatery featuring fish caught by the owner.

Pita Paradise Wailea is a chic bistro featuring rustic Greek and Italian cuisine & owner caught fresh fish. 

http://pitaparadisehawaii.com/ 

 

Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods

Store for organic produce, groceries, supplements & beauty items, with a deli, buffet & salad bar.

Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods was established in 1994 as the first full-service natural food store in the Kihei/Wailea area.

http://www.hawaiianmoons.com/

 

Nalu’s

Open-air, counter-serve bar/eatery with locally sourced recipes, plus live music & nightly specials.

One of Kihei's newest restaurant options, Nalu's was instantly popular from the day it opened. Located in the Azeka Shopping Center in the heart of central Kihei.

https://nalusmaui.com/ 

 

Happy Hour at Four Seasons

Pair handcrafted cocktails with island pupus (appetizers) as you take in the Pacific Ocean at the laid-back lounge at Four Seasons Maui.

https://www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/lounges/lobby_lounge/ 

 

Paia Fish Market

Casual stop with a nautical theme & picnic tables for seafood, plate lunches & fish burgers.

https://paiafishmarket.com/ 

 

808 Deli

Contemporary delicatessen is known for take-out specialty sandwiches, salads & breakfast items.

http://www.808deli.com/ 

 

Coconut’s Fish Café

Easygoing outpost serving Hawaiian fish in tacos, sandwiches, plates & pasta, with beer & wine.

http://www.coconutsfishcafe.com/home 

 

Café O’Lei

Hawaiian chain is a go-to for mahi-mahi, shellfish & sushi served in a simple, casual space.

https://www.cafeoleirestaurants.com/ 

 

Fabiani’s

Casual stop with pink & peach walls serving a menu of wood-fired pizzas, pasta & Italian entrees.

http://www.fabianis.com/ 

 

Cuatro Restaurant

BYOB eatery offering a mix of Latin & Asian recipes in a cozy dining room with white tablecloths.

http://www.cuatro808.com/ 

 

Maui Thai Bistro

A mix of classic & contemporary dishes share the menu at this casual Thai bistro with a bar.

http://www.mauithaibistro.com/