to do in Maalaea
No matter how you choose to spend your time at these two Maui locales, you can trust that you will enjoy it to the fullest. We invite you to get to know all of the beautiful areas of the Valley Isle and we look forward to meeting you soon. Aloha & e komo mai!
Maui boat tours are the #1 Maui activity. All year round, guests can depart from Maalaea Harbor on a first-rate Maui snorkel tour to Molokini, Turtle Town, and Coral Gardens. If you would like to see one of the most epic sunset scenes on Maui, we suggest that you book a Maui sunset luau cruise. Enjoy the Polynesian cultural experience and an open bar while you take in the dramatic sunset scenes over the Pacific.
Located in Olowalu, Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop is right next to the General Store. As you leave your car, get ready to taste some seriously ono Maui baked goods.
We suggest you visit Leoda’s for baked goods, takeout, and a coffee. Of course, it’s also worth your time to stay a while and enjoy some brunch or lunch.
If you would like to explore a piece of ancient history while you visit Maui, you must come and learn about the ancient Hawaiian lands at the Olowalu Cultural Reserve. It’s best experienced while volunteering with Kipuka Olowalu.
No trip to Maui is quite complete without a visit to the Maui Ocean Center! It’s an excellent spot for families and adults, with many interactive experiences. At the only aquarium on Maui, guests can have fun while they learn about Maui’s ocean life and the history of Maui No Ka Oi.
If you love to camp, we have the best campground in all of Hawaii to share with you!
Camp Olowalu is not your ordinary campsite. Here, guests can rent tent space, yurts, or cabins. The friendly folks at Camp Olowalu can also help you plan bigger events like large family gatherings, overnight weddings, and more.
Ukumehame Beach Park, also known as Thousand Peaks, can be found near Mile Marker 12 of the Honoapiilani Highway. Thousand Peaks is one of the best beginner surf spots on the island. Whether you’re a beginner or just need a little push, this is one of the best places to take surf lessons on Maui.
Located in Olowalu, Maui Paintball & Laser Tag is one of the best secret sporting gems of West Maui. They’re super popular with locals for birthday parties, fundraisers, and seasonal events like the Halloween Zombie Shoot. At Maui Paintball, there are always special events for paintball and laser tag enthusiasts.
One of the most adventurous and inspiring things to do in West Maui is kayaking at Olowalu. The area is calm and ideal for a smooth and enjoyable kayaking excursion. We suggest that you book a guided Olowalu kayaking tour to make the most of your experience.
You would be surprised just how many people visit Maui to go sport fishing!
From Maalaea Harbor, there is a host of sport fishing charters that will take you to the deep blue to catch some game fish. The ten most commonly caught fishes on Maui are the Blueline Snapper, Uku (Grey Snapper), Ulua (Giant Trevally), Omilu (BlueFin Trevally), Gold Spot Trevally, Kahala (Amberjack), Black Durgon Triggerfish, Pink Tail Triggerfish, and Hawaiian Hogfish.