Top 10 Maui Rainy-Day Activities
A rainy day on Maui is rare, but it can bring many new opportunities your way! A little rain is a great time to get off the beach and try something new!
Maui Ocean Center
The Maui Ocean Center is our top pick for a rainy-day activity on Maui. It was named as one of the top twenty-five aquariums in the United States. One visit to this extraordinary underwater world, and you will quickly discover just why.
Be sure to put some time aside to visit the Maui Ocean Center. The center has over sixty outdoor and indoor exhibits designed to educate visitors about our Pacific waters, as well as about the Hawaiian culture.
This beautiful aquarium features a 750,000 gallon tank with a walk-through tunnel; it is filled with sharks, sting rays, and a large assortment of tropical fish. The aquarium also features a turtle lagoon and a surge zone, a shallow reef and open ocean exhibits.
After a relaxing day exploring the Maui Ocean Center, stop by the award-winning Seascape Restaurant. Enjoy a refreshing Mai Tai or Cucumber Watermelon-Rita as you take in the ocean views and reflect on your exciting day!
Guided tours are available, as well as shark dives in the aquarium`s tank (for certified divers only).
|Location:||192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793|
Visit a Spa
There is no better excuse to visit one of our award-winning spas than a rainy day. Our island spas are unique by the way of the number and variety of treatments available, as well as the heavenly settings that can be found no where else. Here in Kapalua we are lucky enough to have two award-winning spas on the resort, the Spa Montage and the Ritz Carlton Spa.
The Spa Montage offers the ultimate in spa luxury, and not surprisingly, has won many awards attesting to just that. Located at the Montage Hotel in Kapalua®, this world-class spa offers an impressive menu of spa therapies, beauty treatments, health and wellness packages, as well as a full circuit training center and fitness classes.
The Ritz Carlton Spa is located at the Kapalua® Resort, and focuses its treatments and therapies around ancient Hawaiian healing. Incorporating the use of plants, flowers and herbs from the hotel`s organic garden, the spa offers guests an authentic Hawaiian spa experience like no other.
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See a Show
Maui offers visitors a wide array of entertainment experiences. From the exotic lu’au, to an action packed Elvis impersonation show, Maui pretty much covers it all. Here are some examples.
Warren and Annabelle’s. This show retains a top billing in the list of live entertainment on Maui, and does so year after year. Last year the show won first place in the MauiTime newspaper as the winner in the “Best Dinner and a Show” category. Shows sell out nearly every night so be sure to book early (twenty-one and older).
Ulalena. Ulalena has received countless awards over the years, offering guests a chance to explore Hawaii’s rich mythical history, through live music, dance, and, ancient Hawaiian chanting.
Cannery Mall Free Hula Shows. The Cannery Mall offers free hula shows every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and free keiki (children) hula shows every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. You can plan your shopping around these shows because Longs and Safeway, as well as other retailers, are located right there at the mall.
Sample Maui`s Fine Cuisine and Drinks
One of the best ways to truly experience a new place is through its food and drink. What better way to spend a rainy day than by trying out a new restaurant, or having a couple of tropical cocktails?
Here in the Kapalua Resort we have many award-winning restaurants, from causal to high-end. One fun activity is to call the free resort shuttle and have them whisk you to your restaurant of choice. Just give them a call and they will pick you up at your door and take you anywhere on resort grounds, including all our restaurants. This is a great service to use if you are planning on having a couple drinks.
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Take a Submarine Ride
You won’t see many rainy days, but when you do, why not consider the Atlantis Submarine. After all, the gorgeous fish below could give a hoot about the rain!
Atlantis offers guests the opportunity to ride on a real submarine! Explore our island`s waters on this forty-eight passenger submarine that can reach depths of 100 meters or more. This state-of-the-art vessel is not only quiet and comfortable, but lends guests the opportunity to see into a world that is a mystery to most of us. Atlantis offers different submarine rides, and package deals for those wishing to save on other activities.
Atlantis departs from the Lahaina Harbor daily. Book in advance as they tend to fill up fast!
Visit Museums and Shop on Front Street
Front Street is located in historic Old Lahaina Town, and is to be found right on the water front. Lahaina was once home to Hawaiian royalty. It was also a bustling whaling town, the sailors having a heyday while on shore leave. Front street was in the center of all of this. It is now a fabulous mixture of restaurants, fine art, shopping, bars and everything in between. Charm oozes out of this place! This is a "must do" for Maui visitors.
Come and enjoy an oceanfront meal at one of the many top-rated restaurants; spend the balance of the day exploring the historical sights, the harbor and stores, The Outlets of Maui and so much more.
Free parking is available on most streets. You can also park at The Outlets just nearby.
|Location:||Front Street, Lahaina Town|
Baldwin Home Museum Candlelit Tours
The Baldwin home was built in 1834 by Reverend Dwight Spaulding, and is the oldest standing house on Maui. Today, this two story house provides a way for visitors to come to understand what life was like for a colonial missionary in Hawaii.
Reverend Spaulding was also a Harvard trained doctor, and treated many patients in his home. This beautiful house was also used by Reverend Spaulding and his family to entertain ship captains, officers and visiting Hawaiian royalty.
Tours are available daily form 10 am to 4 pm. Candlelit tours are available on Fridays from 6 to 8:30.
|Location:||120 Dickenson St, Lahaina, HI 96761|
Maui Escape Rooms
Escape Rooms are all the rage, and the Maui Escape Room located in Ka’anapali will not disappoint! This fun-filled interactive game is perfect for all ages, and puts a Maui twist on each escape room. Solve puzzles, riddles and clues as you try to escape your room with your team. A session generally takes around an hour.
|Location:||2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761|
Visit Another Area of the Island
If it is raining in one area of Maui, that doesn’t mean it is raining all over the island. A little bit of rain is a great excuse to get out there and explore a different part of the island. Head up to Haleakala National Park to take in the awe-inspiring sights of the colorful crater and vistas, or head to up country Maui to visit the Ali’i Lavender Farm, Ulupalakua Vineyards, Surfing Goat Dairies or Kula Farms (just to name a few).
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Enjoy a hot cup of Kona Coffee, or even a Mai Tai or glass of Maui Blanc, and watch the rain fall from the comfort of your own villa. This is the perfect time to do nothing at all!