10 Adventurous Things To Do In Maui, Hawaii

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10 Adventurous Things to do in Maui, Hawaii

Planning a vacation to Maui can be very overwhelming (6 Stress-Free Travel Tips); there is so much to do and so many activities to choose from.

Maui has some of the most incredible surf spots. They are known for their awesome breaks and good-sized waves. They have a pleasant climate year-round and are blessed with some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.

Maui offers the best of both worlds; a laid back atmosphere but also extreme adventure. Relax on the beach and catch some rays, or go rappelling down steep terrain.

Most of all they are known for their water sports. According to scubadiving.com, "no matter what sort of aquatic adventure you crave, Maui has you covered. This waterman's playground offers world-class surfing, wind surfing, kiteboarding, spearfishing, snorkeling, cliff jumping, waterfall-pool frolicking and more."

Start planning your trip to Maui now, and don't forget to book your tours in advance.

Snorkeling/Scuba Diving

Explore underwater topography like you have never seen it before in the Pacific Ocean of Maui. Try shore diving, beginner diving, wall diving and don't forget your camera for underwater photography. Bonus: Try the Molokini Snorkel Tour; visitors are raving about it!

Bike Haleakala

Bike down a Maui volcano, capture views at the summit of Haleakala, view the incredible landscapes and surrounding islands. There are many different bike tours to choose from. One of the most incredible includes the Sunrise Tour. It allows you to see the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala at 10,023 feet.

Go Ziplining

"Experience the #1 Zipline Tour in Hawaii as Voted by Hawaii Magazine's Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards 2016 (zipline.com)." The Ka'anapali, Maui 8 Line Adventure tour will have you soaring through the mountains on eight incredible ziplines (15 Craziest Zip Lines). Make sure you book your tour early; it tends to sell out fast!

Drive the Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is one of the most popular adventures to embark on in Maui. Get ready to view black sand beaches, stunning waterfalls, beautiful oceans, unique jungles and super high cliffs. Places to visit along your drive include, Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Waianapanapa State Park and Wailua Falls. It is advised to time your excursions for weekdays in the early morning (National Geographic).

Go on a Hike

Maui is full of incredible hikes. Hike Twin Falls and view tropical waterfalls. Explore the Waihu Spring Trail Loop and capture the view from Maui's North Shore coastline. Other hikes include Waihee Ridge Trail, Kaupo Gap Trail, Halemauu Trail and Hosmer Grove & Supply Trails (prideofmaui.com).

Go Surfing

Maui has some of the most incredible surf spots. They are known for their awesome breaks and good-sized waves. Some of the best surfing is at the beaches Kaanapali, Lahaina and Kihei. If you are just beginning, Maui is the perfect destination for you. They offer surfing lessons and will prepare and educate you so you are comfortable to hit the waves.  If you're not much of a surfer, watch surfer pros take on the waves at Honolua Bay.

Take a Maui Helicopter Tour

Taking a Maui helicopter tour is by far one of the best ways to experience Maui. View the Hawaiian Islands from above and take in the breathtaking scenery as you soar through the sky.

Attend a Luau

Now, you can't visit Maui, Hawaii without attending a luau! It is one of the best ways to embrace the Hawaiian culture. Enjoy delicious foods, watch beautiful dance performances and admire their over the top costumes.

Go Rappelling

If you're looking for thrill and adventure definitely go rappelling in Maui. Descend down steep terrain, rappel down a tropical rainforest, explore canyons, caves and waterfalls.

Explore the Lava Fields

Travel to the South Shore of Maui to find their unique lava fields. According to After Globe, "this unique lava field was formed by two large volcanic eruptions that sent hot lava slowly oozing down each side of Haleakala and the West Maui mountains. The eruption took place over a million years ago as the island of Maui sat over the same hot spot that the Big Island does now."