Photo courtesy of The Pacific Whale Foundation
Maui is truly a land of plenty, with something for everyone. No wonder the island is voted best in the world year after year by travelers! Shopping is a popular sport on Maui, with everything from charming local shops to upscale designer boutiques. Plenty of other away-from-the-beach activities abound that will appeal to the entire family.
To plan your perfect Maui vacation itinerary, read on for great ideas, including Outdoor Adventures, Peaceful Retreats & Cultural Journeys, Scenic Spots, Nonstop Shopping and Family Fun. Then visit our list of Perfect Partners below.
Maui may be remote, but it’s hardly off the map when it comes to great shopping. You’ll find all your favorite national brands and upscale international designers, as well as exceptional local boutiques, at Whalers Village in West Maui and The Shops at Wailea in South Maui. Kahului’s Queen Kaahumanu Center features 100 shops and restaurants, and many other malls around the island carry everything you could need or want.
Maui’s known for its art galleries, which carry works from both renowned Island artists and national artists. Lahaina is brimming with galleries, most of which stay open late. Also visit Wailuku, Makawao and Paia for more fine-art and crafts galleries.
In addition to beaches, hikes and water sports, Maui offers several themed adventures that are fun and educational for the entire family. Take the kids to a fun-park with bumper boats, miniature golf, rock-wall climbing and a trampoline. And be sure to visit Maui’s aquarium, featuring a 750,000-gallon tank filled with sharks, rays and fish. A see-through tunnel leads you safely into the middle of these swarming sea critters, a memorable moment for kids and adults alike.
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