Relaxing on a beautiful Maui beach for the day is the perfect way to enjoy a tropical paradise. Unfortunately, most visitors age 2-18 might disagree and may not have the same appreciation for all the scenic beauty the Valley Isle has to offer. Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of exciting options the whole family will love!
Old Lahaina Luau
The Old Lahaina Luau is the perfect combination of education and entertainment that features a night of song, dance and storytelling with a bounty of favorite local foods. This is a must see/ hear/ taste experience that really gives you a glimpse of what makes Hawaii what it is.
Whale watching is a once-in-a-life time experience for anyone and any age. The crew aboard most Lahaina whale watch vessels (Pacific Whale Foundation, Trilogy and others) are very knowledgeable about any of the marine life you might encounter. The excursions typically feature explanations of whale activity, listening to whale songs, and at least a couple of whale themed jokes. For those looking to stay on dry land, a good pair of binoculars (or even just your eyes) and a beach anywhere on south or west Maui can be a fulfilling whale watching experience. The Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea is another great place to see and learn about ocean creatures without boarding a boat.
Surfing can be a bit intimidating, but Maui has plenty of surf schools to get anybody up and riding some waves. Maui Wave Riders offer lessons and rentals at excellent beginner surf spots in Kihei and Lahaina. Paddle board and Kayak rentals are another great way to get everyone out on the water. Be careful though, after riding a couple waves, a single lesson might not be enough to satisfy your surfing needs. Fortunately, Maui has plenty of surf spots all around the island for every level of surfer, just make surf to research them before you go out!
Not all Maui snorkel spots are created equal. The ocean can be unpredictable at times, but the snorkeling at Black Rock Beach in Kaanapali is one of the best options for all ages. These crystal clear waters are home to scores of different fish species (20 percent of which can only be found in Hawaii) and a soft sandy beach that’s the perfect place to play and relax all day. If your looking for a consistent spot with plenty of nearby activities and dining options, look no further.
Maui is all sunshine and rainbows almost every day of the year, but we do need a bit of rain to keep everything green, so planning for a rainy day is never a bad idea . Newly constructed Ultimate Air Trampoline park in Kahului lets kids burn off all that extra energy playing trampoline dodge ball, diving into foam pits, playing trampoline basketball and more!