Recreation & Outdoors

Recreation and Outdoors

With over 320 days of sunshine a year and a natural environment that features lush rainforests, top-rated beaches and nearly unparalleled biodiversity, Maui is a haven for the outdoors lover and recreation enthusiast.

Maui’s volcanic composition has carved out a landscape of mountain peaks, interior valleys and coastal plains, offering distinctive hiking, biking, camping and flora and fauna viewing. Spend the day walking above the clouds at Haleakala Crater or along richly colored landscapes, desolate deserts and lush tropical forests teeming with waterfalls.

Or bask in the sun at one of Maui’s many beautiful beaches, which consistently rank among the best beaches in the world.

If a day on the golf course is your elixir, Maui offers over 20 public courses – including 10 of championship caliber – to keep your game in top shape. Maui is also host to the PGA tour season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship.

Seafarers will feel at home in the islands’ waters, which are a playground for the relaxed and adventurous alike. Float along the water with your snorkel gear or take a scuba dive and explore the rich marine life. Enjoy deep-sea and on-shore fishing. Get a close-up view of the majestic whales, who spend the fall and winter months in their sanctuary here or let the trade winds put you under full sail.

Maui continues the Hawaiian tradition of outrigger canoe paddling with canoe clubs located throughout the islands that offer a regular race season.

If you’ve ever dreamed of catching the perfect wave and hanging ten, Maui offers some of the world’s best surf spots – including the famed Honolua Bay – and windsurfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding conditions.

Maui has a variety of county, state and national parks and wildlife refuges that offer hours of recreation and house some of the islands’ most unique treasures – stunning biodiversity that includes native and endangered species and a range of geographical features:

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