Top ChoiceHistoric Site in The Road to Hana

Piʻilanihale Heiau & Kahanu Garden

Probably the most significant stop on the entire Road to Hana, this site combines a 294-acre ethnobotanical garden with the magnificent Piʻilanihale Heiau, the largest temple in all of Polynesia. A must-do tour...

Top ChoiceBeach in Makena

Big Beach

The crowning glory of Makena State Park, this untouched beach is arguably the finest on Maui. In Hawaiian it’s called Oneloa, literally ‘Long Sand.’ And indeed the golden sands stretch for the better part of a...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kihei

Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach

From break of day to twilight, this sparkling stretch of sand is a showstopper. Extending from south Kihei to Wailea’s Mokapu Beach, Keawakapu is set back from the main road and less visible than Kihei’s main...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kapalua & Northern Beaches

Kapalua Beach

For a long day on the beach, it’s hard to beat this crescent-shaped strip at the southwestern tip of Kapalua. Snorkel in the morning, grab lunch at the Sea House, try stand up paddle surfing, then sip cocktails...

Top ChoicePark in The Road to Hana

Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Wai'anapanapa means 'glistening waters', and the clear mineral waters in the cave pools here will leave you feeling squeaky clean. There's a natural lava arch on the right side of Paʻiloa Bay, bordered by low...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Summit Area

Puʻuʻulaʻula (Red Hill) Overlook

You may find yourself standing above the clouds while exploring Puʻuʻulaʻula (10,023ft), Maui’s highest point. The summit building provides a top-of-the-world panorama from its wraparound windows. On a clear day...

Top ChoiceBeach in Wailea

Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach

Sunbathe like a celebrity at this sparkling strand, which fronts the swish Grand Wailea and ever-posh Four Seasons resorts and offers a full menu of water activities. The beach slopes gradually, making it a good...

Top ChoiceBeach in Hana & East Maui

Hamoa Beach

With its clear water, white sand and hala-tree backdrop, this famous crescent is a little gem; author James Michener once called it the only beach in the North Pacific that looked as if it belonged in the South...

Top ChoiceWaterfall in The Road to Hana

Three Bears Falls

Three Bears Falls

Got your camera? This beauty takes its name from the triple cascade that flows down a steep rock face on the inland side of the road, 0.5 miles past the 19-mile marker. Catch it after a rainstorm and the cascades...

Top ChoiceBeach in Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Paʻiloa Beach

The small beach here is a stunner – hands down the prettiest black-sand beach on Maui. Walk on down, sunbathe, enjoy. But if you jump in, be very cautious. It has a vicious shore dump and undertow, with a bottom...

Top ChoicePark in ʻIao Valley State Monument

ʻIao Valley State Monument

ʻIao Valley State Monument

If you’ve seen just one photograph of Maui's lush interior, odds are it was of the magnificently phallic 2250ft ʻIao Needle, the green pinnacle that provides the focal point for ʻIao Valley State Monument....

Top ChoiceBeach in Kaʻanapali

Kaʻanapali Beach

Kaʻanapali Beach

Home to West Maui’s liveliest beach scene, this gorgeous stretch unfurls alongside Kaʻanapali’s resort hotels, linking the Hyatt Regency Maui with the Sheraton Maui 1 mile north. Dubbed ‘Dig-Me Beach’ for all the...

Top ChoiceCave in The Road to Hana

Hana Lava Tube

Who's afraid of the dark? Test yourself at the end of this underground walk by switching off your flashlight. Eerie! One of the odder sights on the Road to Hana, this mammoth cave was formed by ancient lava flows...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Lahaina

Old Lahaina Courthouse

Old Lahaina Courthouse

Tucked in the shadows of the iconic banyan tree, Lahaina’s 1859 courthouse is a repository of history and art. Its location beside the harbor is no coincidence: smuggling was so rampant during the whaling era...

Top ChoiceFarm in Waikapu

Maui Tropical Plantation

This longstanding tourist attraction is a cross between a farm, a dining destination and a botanical garden. The large gift shop stocks art, aloha wear, chocolate and gift food. There's also a lovely short walk...

Top ChoicePark in Lahaina

Banyan Tree Park

A leafy landmark (the largest tree in Hawaii) stands in the center of Lahaina. Remarkably, it sprawls across the entire square. Planted as a seedling on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of...

Top ChoiceVillage in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Peninsula

This rare slice of ‘Old Hawaii,’ home to an 1860s church and a wild lava coast, is reached by taking Keʻanae Rd on the makai (seaward) side of the highway just beyond Keʻanae Arboretum. Families have tended...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Wailuku

Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

This small but historically evocative museum occupies the 1833 home of Wailuku’s first Christian missionary, Edward Bailey. He was the second missionary to occupy the house and lived here nearly 50 years. The...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kahului

Kanaha Beach Park

Well, you can’t judge a beach by its cover. Wedged between downtown Kahului and the airport, and hidden behind a strip of ironwood trees, this mile-long stretch of sand is kitesurf city, with scores of brilliant...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Makawao

Makawao History Museum

Step into this tiny but informative museum for an overview of the town's cowboy past and bite-size insight into Hawaii's history. There are antique ranching tools on display, plus black-and-white photos of the...