There are so many Maui attractions that perhaps you won’t be able to see them all. But that just gives you a great excuse to come back to Maui as soon as you can.
Museums and Galleries
Maui is home to several important cultural sites. The Bailey House Museum stands out as an important Maui attraction. It belonged to a missionary and sugar plantation owner in the 1800s. It’s a must see for its fabulous Hawaiian architecture.
The Banyan tree located outside is a breath taking miracle of nature. It’s so big that you won’t be able to fit it into your photo when you try to capture its essence.
For superb galleries, make a trip to Lahaina. This historic village was once the home of fishermen and whalers. Oceanside restaurants allow you fabulous opportunities for whale watching in winter.
Temples and Religion
On the north end of Lahaina you’ll find Jodo Mission. This site is home to the largest Buddha outside of Japan. You can also visit the temple and 90 foot tall pagoda. The temple is a replica of the original found in Japan.
One of the most important Maui attractions is the Wo Hing Temple. It relates the history of the Chinese who inhabited the island. The theater next door is quite interesting in that it shows movies of Hawaii. The interesting fact about these movies is that they were made by Thomas Edison between 1898 and 1903.
Maui attractions include Tedeschi Vineyards, the only vineyard in Maui. It’s located on the southern region of the Haleakala. It was owned by a renowned sea captain who brought grapes from Napa Valley as well as Europe. The vineyard produces great vintages.
In the House of the Sun National Park, also known as Haleakala National Park, you’ll find the most outstanding of Maui attractions. We’re referring to the largest dormant volcano. Hawaiians consider this massive formation a sacred site. For that reason ancient chants and rituals are performed at the base on an almost daily basis. Drive up 10,000 feet above sea level and marvel in the magnificent scenery from atop. You’ll find yourself walking above the clouds. The million visitors that frequent this amazing site come for the sunsets. Like everything about your Maui trip, this is an experience you’ll never forget.
Haleakala National Park is also home to another icon among Maui attractions. The famed natural pools known as the “seven sacred pools” lead the way to one of the tallest falls in Hawaii. Needless to say, they’re a must see.
Another miracle of nature among Maui attractions is the Lao Needle.
Standing in the center of Lao Valley National Park you’ll find a massive rock imposed above lush greenery. It’s an impressive 1,200 foot tall rock overlooking a stream. It’s a great location for hiking.
And you can’t leave Maui without seeing Heavenly Hana, another amazing Maui attraction. This small village boasts everything you can imagine. A rainforest, cascades of falling waters, blue lagoons and spectacular black and red sand beaches.