Updated July 9, 2019
You’ve done it—you’ve booked a Maui family vacation. But before you get completely overwhelmed with all the things you can do on this island, take a gander through this list of the top 10 family-friendly activities on Maui. Maui’s perfect combination of tropical beauty, laid-back vibe, and action-packed activities makes it a great vacation destination for any family.
#1 – Go on a family-friendly snorkel cruise
You’d be remiss if you left Maui without partaking in at least one of its fabulous offshore snorkeling spots. Accessible from Maui by boat, the island of Lana’i is considered one of the top ten snorkeling destinations in the world. Cruise out there on a family-friendly snorkel tour with Ka‘anapali Ocean Adventures. This half-day tour includes all the snorkeling equipment as well as a light lunch.
Kids all ages
#2 – Go to a real pineapple plantation
While it’s not uncommon on Maui to spend the entire vacation on the beach—visitors who do that miss Maui’s enchantingly beautiful rural landscape: Upcountry. As you travel inland beaches give way to gently rolling hills dotted with ranches, vineyards, and farmland well worth the journey. The vineyards are a popular stop for the grownups while the kids love the pineapple farms. Take a tour of this Maui pineapple farm, taste fresh pineapples at different stages in the growing process, and get to take your own home!
Kids aged 5+
#3 – Go on an insane jet boat ride
Give your kids something to talk about on this wild jet boat adventure. Hop aboard this first-rate jet boat for a rip up the coast from Kaanapali Beach to Kapalua’s famous Montage Resort. Enjoy 360° spins, sharp turns, and lightning-fast acceleration. As if that weren’t enough, this one-hour experience includes swimming at Cliff House and cliff jumping.
Kids aged 5+
#4 – Take a private tour of the Road to Hana
Traveling the Hana Highway is a must-do on Maui. This narrow road, full of hairpin turns and heart-stopping dropoffs, winds its way across miles of tropical Maui coastline, showcasing some of the island’s most breathtaking vistas. Though the road itself is only half the fun–any trip along the Hana Highway is incomplete without stops to see ancient lava tubes, fresh-water sea caves, and Maui’s black-sand beach. It can be hard to get kids to sit still the whole trip—so if you’re interested check out Holo Holo Maui who offer private tours you can customize to your family’s interests and pace.
Kids all ages
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