Best Things to Do in Maui as a Family: A Guide to the Island’s Top Activities and Attractions
By The Adventure Park Team
Wondering what to do in Maui with your family? When visiting the beautiful island, it can be tricky to know exactly what to do when there’s simply so much to choose from! The good news is there are practically endless possibilities for your itinerary if you know what type of fun you’re looking for. Yet with so many possibilities, we’ve narrowed down some of the very best things to do in Maui for families.
Whether you’re visiting with toddlers, teens, tweens or any age in between, these are the must–try activities and must-see places the whole family will love—including our action-packed Adventure Park, Maui’s #1 destination for family-friendly thrills.
So without further ado, here are our top 8 picks for things to do in Maui, Hawaii to maximize the fun and adventure of your family vacation! We’ve broken them down by top things for all ages, toddlers and young kiddos, and tweens and teens.
Top Things to Do in Maui for All Ages
First, let’s look at some things to do in Maui that the whole family can enjoy! These are foolproof activities where you can’t go wrong.
1# Climb and Zipline at The Adventure Park on Maui
The Adventure Park on Maui has something for all adventurers ages 7+, so it’s the perfect place to make special family memories. Best of all, our family-friendly ropes courses and ziplines will get your hearts racing and your adrenaline pumping, all while you catch unbeatable views of the west Maui mountains and the Pacific Ocean. There’s no better way to empower the whole family than with an exciting treetop challenge!
And don’t worry if there are any hesitant or nervous climbers coming along, as our six trails are color-coded by difficulty level just like ski slopes, meaning you can choose the right one according to your abilities and embark on a self-guided journey at your own pace.
#2 Attend a Traditional Luau
What better way to welcome you to Hawaii’s second-largest island than a traditional luau? Take part in a beloved hula dance and savor some delicious Hawaiian foods. The whole family will feel fully immersed in Hawaiian culture and learn more about the state’s ancient traditions.
#3 Enjoy a Family Hike
Everywhere you look on Maui is picture-perfect—and there’s no better way to relish in the spectacular views than a hike around the Iao Valley. Thought of as a sacred home to ancient Hawaiian demigods, exploring the lush tropical mountains of Iao Valley is both a physical and spiritual experience, where you’ll stop at numerous scenic viewpoints along the trails and go swimming in the pools and waterfalls.
This is the perfect option for active families, so put on your hiking boots and pack a picnic!
What to Do in Maui With Toddlers and Young Kiddos
Next let’s look at the best things to do in Maui with toddlers and young kiddos, AKA little adventurers who might need something a little tamer or less physically demanding—but just as fun!
#4 Meet Some Farm Animals
If you’re looking for something a bit different than the usual beach trip, how about a visit to the Maui Animal Farm? It’s the perfect place for kiddos to meet, greet and feed a wonderful variety of loveable animal pals, including sheep, horses, pigs, goats, chickens, tortoises and loads more. Just prepare to get mucky!
#5 Visit a Splash Park
If you’re visiting Maui in the peak summer months when the sun’s at its hottest, how about a visit to a splash park? Many of the island’s top hotels offer access to their on-site pools and children’s play areas, so pack your bathing suits and head out for a day of splashing about in the Hawaii sun. Some of the best local family-friendly hotels include Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club and the Hyatt Regency Maui, West Maui.
#6 Go on a Family Treasure Hunt
Experience the ultimate family adventure with the Maui Treasure Hunt, a super-fun 3-hour-long search for missing treasure with ancient symbols guiding you along the way. Starting at the meeting point in Kahului, you’ll be sent on your way with a designated map that’ll take you along secret paths, through deep Maui forestry, and into private lagoons.
You’ve never quite experienced a deep-rooted discovery like this!
Things to Do in Maui with Tweens and Teens
Finally, let’s look at what to do in Maui for tweens and teens for those slightly older youngsters looking for a more thrilling and action-packed activity, perfect for those with a braver sense of adventure.
#7 Surf the Island Waves
Got a few wannabe surfers in the family? If so, a family surfing lesson is a perfect activity to please any ocean-loving adrenaline junkie! Whether you’re a family of beginners or already have some experience catching waves, Maui is home to plenty of surf schools, like Maui Surfer Girls, and gorgeous beaches. So take your pick, grab a board and head out for a day of riding Hawaii’s famous waves.
#8 Snorkel With Wonderful Marine Life
Lastly, we have another aquatic activity for sea-loving thrill seekers…how about a family snorkeling trip? Accompanied by an expert to provide hands-on guidance, you can enjoy a leisurely underwater exploration around Maui’s snorkel hotspots to discover the island’s incredible marine life and biodiversity.
If you’re lucky, you might even spot Hawaii’s native green sea turtles or spinner dolphins!
Book The Adventure Park on Maui Hawaii Today
On your search for the top things to do in Maui, make sure you pay us a visit!
Come explore our adventure-filled trails and treetop challenges for the ultimate family day out in Maui. You can find out more about what’s in store here—including what to wear, what to bring and what to expect once you arrive.
Book your tickets today and get the sky-high adventure on your must-do list in Maui!