Local Maui Magic: 8 Must Do Adventures and Hidden Hotspots

December 13, 2023

Fun & Exciting Things to Do in Maui

Aloha, fellow foodies and adventure seekers! If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, don't miss out on the magic of Maui. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture, Maui is a paradise for those looking to immerse themselves in nature and delicious local flavors. In this blog post, we'll be your guide to some of the must-see and must-do activities on this breathtaking island, including some hidden gems and mouthwatering food truck stops. So, grab your sunscreen and appetite; we've got things to do in Maui!

Hit the Food Trucks:


While Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, it's also famous for its delectable food truck scene. Don't skip the Honoapiilani Food Truck Park in Kaanapali, or the Maui food trucks near Costco (home of Thai Mee Up, winner of Best Food Truck on Maui and Best Food Truck Dinner in 2023), and Oao Sushi Go (a 2023 finalist for the Best Food Truck on Maui award). These spots are a food lover's paradise!


Thai Mee Up



Oao Sushi Go


Road to Hana


The Road to Hana is an adventure you won't forget. A winding, scenic drive that takes you through lush rainforests, waterfalls, and dramatic cliffs. Consider hiring a local guide, like @RentaMauiBoy, to get the inside scoop on hidden gems along the way.


Rent a Maui Boy


Ziplining at Northshore Zipline Co


For an adrenaline rush and breathtaking views of the island, zip over Maui's jungle at Northshore Zipline Co. With 7 lines it's an exhilarating experience that will make your heart race and your spirits soar. Located at Historic Camp Maui, a WWII military training base and home to the Fighting 4th Marine Division, don't miss their onsite museum.

Zip through the sky today!

Zipline above the ocean on maui


Onsite Museum


Turtle Bay Beach, Haiku


Watch the surfers from the cliff side and then venture down to the beach to see the sea turtles resting on the sand. They're usually on the left side of the beach up against the cliffs and can also be seen from above. Please respect the turtles and keep an appropriate distance!



Shop Paia


Park west of town and then stroll the main street to do some window shopping or dive in fully to explore boutiques, surf shops and all sorts of tasty treats!

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson


Akamai Coffee


Start your day with a cup of locally roasted coffee at Akamai Coffee. It's a cozy spot that offers a taste of Maui's coffee culture while you plan your day's adventures.


Maui Ocean Center


Get up close and personal with marine life at the Maui Ocean Center. It's a perfect destination for the whole family to explore and learn about the diverse underwater world of the Pacific.


Mahalo Aleworks


For a taste of the island's craft beer scene, head to Pukalani town! They offer a variety of locally brewed beers, and it's a great place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring.





Remember, the beauty of Maui isn't just in the places you go; it's in the experiences you have and the memories you create. So, take your time, savor the local flavors, soak in the beauty, and embrace the Aloha spirit that makes this island truly special. Maui is calling, so pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!