Top 10 Maui Activities for Seniors

One of the best things about visiting Maui is the fact that everyone, no matter if you’re 5 or 95, can appreciate its beauty. From the rolling clouds over the West Maui Mountains to watching the sunrise atop Haleakala Volcano to relaxing on some of the Aloha State’s most stunning beaches, Maui holds a special place for everyone who visits.

While you may not be able to charge waves at Jaws or zipline alongside the grandkids, Maui still offers great activities for everyone. Here are the Top 10 Senior Activities on Maui.

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Maui Wine

Maui Wine is located on 23 acres of historical property situated within the Ulupalakua Ranch property. You will find this beautiful winery amongst gorgeous gardens, extraordinary trees and scattered aged structures. Some even date back to the late 1800’s.

MauiWine a perfect place to go for an afternoon picnic, amazing photo opportunities and wine tasting on Maui. You can take a leisurely stroll around the grounds while waiting to partake in their free historical and cellar tour that runs twice daily. Afterwards, gather in the King’s Cottage at the 18-foot, hand crafted mango wood bar. Here, you can taste an assortment of MauiWine’s offerings from the popular pineapple wines to more traditional small production estate wines. They even have a sparkling rose that is quite delicious and refreshing. At 1,650 feet up the mountain, they are able to grow grapes including Malbec, Syrah, Rose, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Viognier. They also offer what they call the “Old Jail Tasting” which is held in the 1850’s Old Jail building that was recently renovated and is located a little deeper into the property.
This tour must be booked in advance and includes a guided tour of the lovely grounds, wine cellar and bottling room. At the Old Jail tasting you will enjoy a relaxing wine-small bite paring taste with a small group. Whether you are an experienced wine enthusiast or just enjoy Maui’s historical sights and lush landscapes, you will be happy that you stopped by MauiWine for a visit.


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02

Take a Sunset Cruise

One of the most romantic, relaxing and beautiful things you can do on Maui is enjoying the island from the water. Hop aboard one of our Sunset Dinner and Cocktail Cruises and enjoy fresh food, open bar and live Hawaiian music.

With 360 degree views from our sprawling observation deck, you’ll be able to enjoy unobstructed views of the West Maui Mountains, Haleakala Volcano and beauty of the Maui coastline. Premium cocktails include wine, blended drinks, premium cocktails and beer, and dinner includes fresh seafood, ribs, BBQ chicken, dips, dessert and more. One of Maui’s best slack key guitarists and vocalists, Mitch Kepa, will also provide live music entertainment throughout the evening.

Sunset cruises depart from Maalaea Harbor every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and last approximately 2 hours.


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Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a 4,000-acre state park steeped in rich historical significance and lush beauty of the West Maui Mountains. One of the most beautiful areas of the island and located only a short drive from Central Maui, this is the perfect day trip to enjoy the serenity and peaceful nature of Maui.

Iao Valley is the famous battleground where King Kamehameha I defeated the Maui army in 1790 to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Since then, it has become a place for reflection and simple enjoyment in nature. Although the park trails can be walked in a matter of minutes, we suggest packing an umbrella, walking shoes and a picnic lunch to enjoy the afternoon with views of the Iao Needle, a 1,200 foot natural rock pinnacle near the entrance of the park. Take a short walk through the botanical garden and bring a light jacket, as this area gets less sun than most other areas of the island. We recommend grabbing lunch in Wailuku on your drive to the State Park.
Entrance is $5 per vehicle for non-residents, park hours are 7:00am to 7:00pm daily and full restroom facilities are available.

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04

See Magic at Warren & Annabelle’s

Far from the packed, auditorium-style magic shows that you’d expect to find in Las Vegas, Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Dinner Show is an intimate, highly entertaining indoor attraction on Front Street in Lahaina, perfect for adults looking for a unique way to spend an evening on Maui.

Guests enjoy delicious cocktails, gourmet appetizers and desserts in Annabelle’s Parlor prior to the magic show, which includes close-up, sleight-of-hand tricks from some of the country’s top performers for a maximum of 78 guests. Between Annabelle, the charming resident piano ghost, and Warren’s magic and hospitality, we recommend this show again and again to visitors from all around the world.

Shows are available Monday through Saturday for guests 21 and over and lasts approximately 4 hours.

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05

Explore the Ocean on Atlantis Submarine

If you’re not quite up for scuba diving or snorkeling but still want to enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Ocean, we’ve got the perfect solution! Take a short boat ride from Lahaina Harbor to the site of Maui’s Atlantis Submarine, a 48-passenger submarine that takes guests on a tour of life beneath the surface, including schools of tropical fish, a sunken Carthaginian replica of a 19th century supply vessel and artificial reef. We even saw scuba divers on the wreck that waved a warm aloha!

The world’s first and most technologically advanced passenger submarine of its kind, the Atlantis takes passengers down more than 100 feet while tour guides offer the perfect balance of comedic and interesting information. The submarine even has air conditioning! Sit back, take in the stunning scenery of the deep blue ocean and see for yourself why so many people flock to the waters of Hawaii.

All guests are required to enter and exit Atlantis on a 10 foot ladder. Tour is offered 5 times daily and reservations are recommended.

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Get Elevated on Haleakala

One of the most visually remarkable places on Maui is Haleakala, a 10,000-foot volcano with gorgeous views of the sunrise and sunset. While you can certainly drive to the summit yourself, Haleakala Bike Company offers great guided van tours, including narration by a Hawaiian cultural specialist, rain and weather gear, a driving tour of Upcountry Maui’s cowboy town of Makawao and community of Kula, optional transportation from your hotel and a stop in the historic, hippie-surfer town of Paia.

Choose from two exclusive tour options, a sunrise tour that leaves around 3:00am or, for those of you who like to sleep a little later, a day tour that leaves a little later at 9:00am.

Tours are offered daily. Great option for those of you with family members who plan on doing a self-guided bike ride down the volcano!

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07

Lounge at your Resort Pool

You may think “been there, done that”, but does sipping a fruity cocktail by the pool in Hawaiian paradise ever really get old? Exactly. Grab your slippahs and sunblock and head down to your resort pool for a well-deserved, relaxing day in the sun.

For an extra special experience, many resorts also offer the option of poolside spa services, including massages and body wraps.

Check out the 10 Best Places to Stay on Maui for a list of our favorite resorts and lodging suggestions.

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Enjoy a Day at the Beach

Surely you didn’t think we’d suggest flying to the middle of the ocean to ignore the most amazing part… the beach! With 81 accessible beaches around the island, we’re sure you won’t have a hard time finding the perfect one.

For calm water and sandy entrances, we suggest Wailea Beach in South Maui and Kaanapali Beach in West Maui, which are perfect options for the whole family. Pack your beach gear, picnic lunch and take a break in the sand and sun! Welcome to Maui.

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09

Visit the Ocean Vodka Farm

Maui Ocean Vodka Farm & Distillery is located on the slopes Haleakala crater in lower Kula. The surroundings at this spectacular 80-acre Upcountry location are absolutely stunning. Make sure to bring your camera! With the majestic Haleakala as your backdrop and unobstructed ocean views that stretch out to meet the West Maui Mountains below, the photo opts are countless.

If you have an interest in organic farming and/ or a love for vodka, this is the perfect Upcountry activity for you. Visitors will enjoy an educational tour of this family-ran organic farm and distillery. Your tour begins with a sample of the farms raw organic sugarcane to cleanse the pallet, while taking in the sights. You will then witness exactly how Maui Ocean Vodka is created; through their unique distilling process using the perfect mix of organic sugarcanes and Hawaiian sea minerals that are found 3,00 feet under the ocean, hence the name “Ocean” Vodka.

A visit to Maui’s Ocean Vodka Farm is a lovely way to spend your day exploring Maui’s upcountry. After the tour, visitors 21 and over are invited to sample this deliciously smooth, 100% certified organic and gluten free vodka made on Maui. Tours are offered daily.


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Dinner at Hali’imaile General Store

No visit to Maui’s Upcountry is complete without dinner at Hali’imaile General Store. Founded in 1988, the General Store is Chef Bev Gannon’s most acclaimed restaurant.

With her delicious eclectic American cuisine infused with the essence of Hawaiian and Asian flavors, it’s easy to see why Hali’imaile General Store has become one of Maui’s destination restaurants.
With an old plantation home feel that includes sun-soaked walls, local art, hardwood floors and a cozy front porch, guests will love the warm ambiance at Hali’imaile General Store. Chef Gannon intended on opening a “general store” for visitors to pick up quick gourmet bites to go. However, after much demand from her adoring fans, she decided to open as a full-service restaurant. We are so glad she did, and so will everyone who tastes her amazing food. Made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, Hali’imaile a truly amazing dining experience on Maui.

Some of our favorites dishes are Bev’s Famous Crab Pizza and the Sashimi Napoleon, which is a tower of fresh island ahi, smoked salmon and crispy won tons drizzled with a yummy vinaigrette. If seafood is not your thing, the menu is full of tasty meat dishes, including steak, duck and short-ribs. They also sport a full bar with delicious specialty cocktails and premium martinis. Make sure to save room for dessert! Bev is famous for her pineapple upside-down cake! One thing is for sure, dinner a Hali’imaile General Store is the perfect way to end your day of exploring Maui’s Upcountry.


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Mahalo Nui Loa for reading Pride of Maui’s Top 10 Maui Activities for Seniors article. There is plenty of beauty to behold and activities in which to partake while on the Valley Isle for all ages!

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