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Family Activities

Family Activities
Family Activities

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You won't lack for family activities on this island. Maui's tropical paradise is full-to-bursting with beaches, parks, and museums that welcome people of all ages. To keep everyone active, check out snorkeling and whale watching, which is both fun and educational for the kiddoes. If the young ones can't swim, try the Maui Ocean Center or the Hawai'i Nature Center for an interactive learning experience.

Maui | Family Activities

Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum
  • Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum
  • Driving through central Maui, you can't help but notice the sugar cane fields lining the sides of the roads. The large green leaves reach as high as a basketball hoop, covering 37,000 acres of Maui's fields.
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Ali'i Kula Lavender
  • Ali'i Kula Lavender
  • Ali'i Kula Lavender provides a sense of tranquility and peace of mind that cannot be found at the beach. This Upcountry farm rests 4,000 feet up the slope of Haleakala, providing marvelous views of South Maui, the West Maui Mountains, and the sea.
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Banyan Tree Park
  • Banyan Tree Park
  • Rooted on Front Street in Lahaina town, Maui's Banyan Tree Park is a natural attraction you simply, and literally, cannot miss. The tree stands 60 feet tall, has 12 major trunks, and provides two-thirds of an acre of shade for sun-wary pedestrians.
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Big Beach
  • Big Beach
  • Some call it Oneloa Beach, others call it Makena Beach, but most call it Big Beach – and it is just that.
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Charley Young Beach
  • Charley Young Beach
  • It's always a beautiful day at this South Maui beach. It could be cloudy to the south in Makena and rainy to the east up the slope of Haleakala, but somehow Charley Young Beach, located at the...
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D.T. Fleming Beach
  • D.T. Fleming Beach
  • D.T. Fleming provides everything you could ask for in a beach: barbecues, picnic tables, showers, restrooms, lifeguards, a grassy lawn lined with plenty of trees for shade, and of course, smooth sand and sparkling sea.
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Hawai'i Nature Center
  • Hawai'i Nature Center
  • After rambling through 'Iao Valley State Park, you might be wondering about the fish you saw darting across the stream or the exotic plants, trees, and flowers you noticed embellishing the valley floor and cliff sides.
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Maui Ocean Center
  • Maui Ocean Center
  • Stingrays and jellyfish and sharks….oh my! If you're looking for something interesting to do on that rainy Hawaiian day, or any other day for that matter, be sure to stop by the Maui Ocean Center, Maui's wonder-inducing marine center.
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Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach
  • Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach
  • Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach offer tempting morsels of sand and sea among South Maui's vast sunny shoreline. The beaches share a parking lot, so arrive early to snag a spot. To the right is Mokapu Beach, the smaller and usually less crowded of the two.
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Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling in Maui, you might find yourself channeling the likes of Dr. Seuss while trying to count and identify the abundant sea life. There are squirrel fish, parrotfish, hawk fish and box fish.
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Wai'anapanapa Caves
  • Wai'anapanapa Caves
  • Once you've checked out Black Sand Beach, take a short walk along the loop trail to Wai'anapanapa Caves, also located in Wai'anapanapa State Park.
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Whale Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Like dark submarines traversing the ocean depths, more than 10,000 humpback whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands every year, filling the waters with sub aquatic shapes and sounds.
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