Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in The Road to Hana

Piʻilanihale Heiau & Kahanu Garden

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 provides fasc…
Top Choice Beach 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 mile …
Top Choice Beach in Kihei

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 is less visible than Kihei’s main roa…
Top Choice Beach 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 at M…
Top Choice Seafood in Paʻia

Mama’s Fish House

Mama’s is a South Seas dream: superb food, top-notch service and a gorgeous seaside setting. The fish is literally fresh off the boat – they’ll even tell you who caught it. The eclectic building successfully integra…
Top Choice Viewpoint 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 you…
Top Choice Museum 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 home g…
Top Choice Beach in Wailea

Wailea Beach

To strut your stuff celebrity-style, make a beeline to this sparkling strand, which fronts the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons resorts and offers a full menu of water activities. The beach slopes gradually, making it …
Top Choice Waterfall in The Road to Hana

Three Bears Falls

Got your camera? This beauty takes its name from the triple cascade that flows down a steep rockface on the inland side of the road, 0.5 miles past the 19-mile marker. Catch it after a rainstorm and the cascades com…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Haliʻimaile

Haliʻimaile General Store

The culinary sorceress behind this destination dining spot is chef Bev Gannon, who was one of the original forces behind the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. A steady flow of in-the-know diners beat a track to this…