Maui Activities

Let Island Art Party Entertain You!

By |May 14th, 2015|

You know you’re in for a fun night when you first walk into Island Art Party in Kihei, south Maui.  Their upbeat music and festive globe string lights showcase their cheerful paintings and friendly staff.  
There’s a little bar tucked to the side where every hour is happy hour and these libations will loosen up even the most uptight artist!  Book your lesson at Island Art Party.
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Maui for Non-Beach Lovers

By |April 23rd, 2015|

We know who you are.  You’re the one with your socks and shoes on at the beach.  You’re arms are crossed and your face says it all.  You don’t want to be here.  You may have come to Maui for your spouse or for a work trip.  But you don’t want to get sand between your toes and ocean water in your ears.  Believe it or not, we may be able to convince you to fall in love with Maui!  Our beaches are stunning, but there’s another side of this island that we will clue you in to.  We promise, no sand in the socks.
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Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch

By |April 17th, 2015|

Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch are beautiful places to visit, and Maui's Winery is very popular.

Gourmet Greatness on Maui

By |April 7th, 2015|

When you think of dinner events on Maui, luaus and ocean-view sushi come to mind. Change it up and head to Haiku for Chef's Table gourmet greatness on Maui.

Whale Watching on Maui

By |March 20th, 2015|

Whale Watching on Maui is a must-do activity for those traveling between December and April. In the meantime, check out these rainbow beauties!

5 Life Lessons on the Road to Hana

By |February 13th, 2015|

Courtney Turner of Maui Jungalow gives us several important life lessons taken from a trip to Maui's most Hawaiian town, Hana.

How to Spend Valentine’s Day on Maui

By |February 4th, 2015|

Maui is for Lovers. That's a fact. Please enjoy our ideas for How to Spend Valentine's Day on Maui, and happy smooching!

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Best Wheelchair Accessible Activities on Maui

By |January 2nd, 2015|

We have gathered a comprehensive list of the Best Wheelchair Accessible Activities on Maui! Enjoy and welcome to paradise.

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Maui Spotlight: Hotel Wailea

By |November 20th, 2014|

With renovations & a new title as the "Most Romantic Hotel in Wailea," South Maui's Hotel Wailea is the perfect getaway for intimate rest & relaxation.

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Iao Valley’s Hidden Gem

By |November 13th, 2014|

While the large resorts of South and West Maui are great choices, if relaxation is really what you're after, check out Iao Valley's Hidden Gem.

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Scuba Diving in Maui

By |November 5th, 2014|

Scuba Diving in Maui is a great activity for the whole family. Experience Maui's unique underwater life with one of Maui's best, Scuba Mike!

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Maui for $60 a Day

By |October 8th, 2014|

Inspired by the book How to Travel the World for $50 a Day, we created our own local guide for how to do Maui for $60 a Day. Check it out and add your tips!

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Top 7 Reasons Maui is a Yoga Hot Spot

By |October 1st, 2014|

Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a yoga class or retreat. Take a look at the Top 7 Reasons Maui is a Yoga Spot!

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Maui Roadsters

By |September 24th, 2014|

You know what's better than driving through scenic roads on Maui? Doing it in a 1957 Porsche Speedster! Enter Maui Roadsters, your new ride to Maui luxury.

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11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Vacation in Maui

By |June 15th, 2014|

Here are some serious reasons why you should never, ever think to take a vacation in Maui.
By Danielle Miller
Why would you want to go to an exotic island in the pacific when you can stay on your couch in your living room doing the same old, same old? […]

My Maui Fishing Experiences

By |March 25th, 2014|

Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.)  It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

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Day Trip to Lana’i

By |January 4th, 2014|

How close have you been to wild dolphins?!  On a boat excursion from Maui to Lanai this past December, Maui Adventure Cruises offered up one of the best adventures available in Hawaii. […]

Maui Ocean Center

By |December 26th, 2013|

Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii's largest and most popular aquarium. If you're looking for a fun day out of the sun, take the whole family to Maui Ocean Center!

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Redline Rafting

By |December 17th, 2013|

Redline Rafting is a wonderful way to spend the day on Maui, taking you to great snorkeling spots like Molokini, La Perouse Bay and Turtle Town.

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South Pacific Kayaks Review

By |November 26th, 2013|

Beach life wakes up early on Maui to take advantage of the pristine conditions and glassy water. Not being a morning person, the 7 a.m. beach check-in originally felt dreadfully early and potentially chilly. […]

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2013 Halloween in Lahaina

By |November 1st, 2013|

Halloween is usually an exciting event wherever you are, but Halloween in Lahaina definitely steps it up a notch, and 2013 was no exception.

The County of Maui offered public transportation specifically for the event, with “Halloween Express” busses running directly to Lahaina from both the Kihei Aquatic Center and War Memorial Parking Lot in Wailuku. However, if you prefer to travel a bit more in style, the Pride of Maui offered a special Halloween Cruise running directly from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back again. […]

Country Farm Tours

By |October 1st, 2013|

By Marilyn Jansen Lopes

After you’ve done all the water activities, you might want to get a deeper sense of the land on Maui and learn what life is like for local people. Experience the country by visiting the farms and rich agricultural beauty of our island. […]

Leilani Snorkel Cruise Review

By |September 9th, 2013|

Sometimes you just need to get away! Recently I jumped on board the Leilani for a day out in the sunshine on the sparkling blue Pacific waters. The 5 hour trip took us to Molokini and Turtle Town, complete with a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. […]

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Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|

Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip.  So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you!   […]

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Drive & Fly Road to Hana

By |July 3rd, 2013|

It’s finally possible to drive to Hana and fly back or vice versa!  This is incredibly exciting because there are many people that don’t have the time to spend doing the entire loop, those that want to spend extra time at spots along the Road to Hana without driving back in the dark […]

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Social Media Hits Hana

By |May 14th, 2013|

We took a pretty amazing trip to Hana last week. A handful of active Maui social media influencers, of whom expressed interest  in a trip to Hana, were invited to travel aboard Valley Isle Excursions to visit some of the best spots along the Road to Hana. […]

Maui’s Best Health & Wellness Experiences

By |March 1st, 2013|

Alternate Title:  If you care about your body and mind, here are some great things to do while on Maui
The following are excellent experiences and services, organized by area of the island, for the purpose of increasing your mental, emotional and […]

Visiting Lana’i

By |February 1st, 2013|

If you haven’t visited the island of Lana’i, it’s time to plan a trip.  This island has a peace that only comes with low-population and large expanses of landscape.  The beaches here are gorgeous and the opportunities for exploration near endless. […]

2 Lessons Learned on the Road to Hana

By |November 1st, 2012|

After filming sights along the Road To Hana for 11 hours on Monday, there are a few striking lessons learned.
1. You can’t possibly see everything in 1 day. […]

Maui Sunset Cruise

By |July 1st, 2012|

Without question, our favorite thing to do on any given day on Maui is to take a sunset cocktail cruise. We’ve written this article to help you better understand what goes into a Maui sunset cruise, whether the Green Flash is real, why you may hear the call of a conch shell, and sunset times for this July.

There are several reasons to go on a Maui Sunset Cruise.  Here are a few: […]