|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Haleakea National Park
~5.46 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Haleakala National Park is a United States national park located on the island of Maui in the state of Hawai?i. The park covers an area of 30,183 acres (122.15 km2), of which 24,719 acres (100.03 km2) is a wilderness area.It was originally created as part of the "Hawaii National Park" along with the volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Kilauea on the island of Hawai?i in 1916. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was made into a separate national park in 1961. The park area was designated an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The name Haleakala is Hawaiian for "house of the sun." According to a local legend, the demigod Maui imprisoned the sun here in order to lengthen the day.The park features the dormant Haleakala (East Maui) Volcano, which last erupted at around 1490. The park is divided in...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~8.15 miles from Waiakoa city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Downtown Kihei (Neighborhood)
~8.46 miles from Waiakoa city center
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|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~8.50 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Keawakapu Beach is a sparkling jewel set at the far southern end of South Kihei Road in South Maui. At 1/2 mile long, there's plenty of room for everyone and the beach is very popular with tourists and locals alike. Multi-million dollar houses line the shore, but they're unobtrusive and the number of people in them doesn't overwhelm the beach at all. The sand is very fine and super soft, and slopes gently into the water, producing a superior swimming experience. In the mornings you might find a glassy smooth ocean to swim in.Keawakapu is a delightful beach to swim the length of, since it is 1/2 mile long and there's a lava outcropping that extends into the water halfway down the beach to break up the monotony and let you know you've made it that far (of course, you can't really go ashore...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Wailea Blue Golf Course
~8.51 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Renowned for its ideal golf weather, Wailea Golf Resort on the magical island of Maui is rated among the best golf courses in the country. It features championship Gold, Emerald and Blue courses with breathtaking ocean views from every hole.Dominating Maui's skyline is the majestic 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Meandering across her lower foothills are the pristine fairways of the Wailea Old Blue Course. Stretching 6,765 yards from its tips, this classic Arthur Jack Snyder beauty has charmed her way into the heart of many a Wailea golfer.With cooling fountains, serene lakes, exotic blossoms and coral sand bunkers, the Old Blue is a true Hawaiian resort course. Her immaculate fairways are woven through the resort, offering a picturesque "tour" of Wailea, with spectacu...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
The Shops at Wailea
~8.62 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Stylish, upscale, and close to most of the resorts, this mall brings high fashion to Wailea. Luxury boutiques such as Gucci, Fendi, Cos Bar, and Tiffany & Co. have shops, as do less-expensive chains like Gap, Guess, and Tommy Bahama's. Several good restaurants face the ocean, and regular Wednesday-night events include live entertainment, art exhibits, and fashion shows.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~8.69 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Kalepolepo Fishpond, known by its older name Ko?ie?ie Loko I?a, is an ancient Hawaiian fishpond estimated to have been built between 1400–1500 AD. The fishpond is located in Kalepolepo Park in Kihei on the island of Maui. In 1996, the ?Ao?ao O Na Loka I?a O Maui (Association of the Fishponds of Maui) began renovating Ko?ie?ie, working closely with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.Ko?ie?ie ("rapid current") is classified as a loko kuapa (walled pond), a type of fishpond that uses lava rock and coral walls (kuapa) to keep water circulating while a wooden sluice gate (makaha) allows small fish to enter the pond to feed, but prevents them from leaving after they grow too large to escape the gate. Species of fish once farmed by ancient Hawaiians includes the awa (...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~8.70 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Description:This is an excellent beach for families. It is located just a mile down from South Kihei Road. Mornings here offer ideal snorkeling conditions, while afternoons are good for sunning and evenings feature gorgeous Maui sunsets. The beach itself is fairly small and tends to be crowded. However, it offers excellent facilities and easy access to a midday snack. As with many Maui beaches, be careful what you leave locked in your car; break-ins are common after dark.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~8.97 miles from Waiakoa city center
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The picturesque Wailea beach with its soft sand is one of South Mauis favorites due to its central location. The beach offers good swimming and a few other fun tourist activities like a big trampoline contraption in the water (for kids). Backed by two very impressive hotels the beach tends to be reasonably busy (as seen in photo). An especially pleasant board walk leads to neighboring Polo beach and Mokapu beach to the north..
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~9.25 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Polo beach in Wailea fronts the Fairmont Kea Lani and Polo Beach Club condominiums. For some reason Polo beach is subject to more waves than neighboring beaches, and is usually the best place to boogie board. The beach tends to be busy throughout the week. There are no good snorkeling spots..
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Wailea Gold Golf Course
~9.41 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Renowned for its ideal golf weather, Wailea Golf Resort on the magical island of Maui is rated among the best golf courses in the country. It features championship Gold, Emerald and Blue courses with breathtaking ocean views from every hole.The home course of The Champions Skins Game from 2001 to 2007, the 7,078-yard Wailea Gold is the most challenging of Wailea’s trio, with a rugged and masterful design that takes advantage of the terrain’s natural undulations. But four to six tee boxes on every hole also make it a suitable track for virtually every player.Created by architect Robert Trent Jones II, the Gold was honored by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s ten best new resort courses when it opened in 1994. It has also been recognized by the Maui Historic...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Wailea Emerald Golf Course
~9.41 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Renowned for its ideal golf weather, Wailea Golf Resort on the magical island of Maui is rated among the best golf courses in the country. It features championship Gold, Emerald and Blue courses with breathtaking ocean views from every hole.Designed to be fun for practically every player, the 6,825-yard Wailea Emerald Course was one reason Golf for Women Magazine first granted the Wailea Golf Club a Top Fairways Award for the country’s most women-friendly golf clubs, an honor that Wailea has won seven times.The Emerald delights players with its carpet-like fairways, colorful foliage, and numerous vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Haleakala. Relatively few forced carries and kinder fairways are ideal for players who view golf as an enjoyable form of recreation rather than a gruel...
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~10.51 miles from Waiakoa city center
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On the southern end of Maui's resort coast, development falls off dramatically, leaving a wild, dry countryside of green kiawe trees. The Maui Prince sits in isolated splendor, sharing Makena Resort's 1,800 acres with only a couple of first-rate golf courses and a necklace of perfect beaches. The strand nearest the hotel is Maluaka Beach, often called Makena, notable for its beauty and its views of Molokini Crater, the offshore islet, and Kahoolawe, the so-called "target" island. It's a short, wide, palm-fringed crescent of golden, grainy sand set between two black-lava points and bounded by big sand dunes topped by a grassy knoll. Swimming in this mostly calm bay is considered the best on Makena Bay, which is bordered on the south by Puu Olai cinder cone and historic Keawala'i Congregatio...
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Makena Beach State Park
~11.45 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Although it's commonly known as "Big Beach," its correct name is Oneloa ("long sand"), and that's exactly what it is—a huge stretch of heavenly golden sand without a house or hotel in sight. More than a decade ago, Maui citizens campaigned successfully to preserve this beloved beach from development. It's still wild, lacking in modern amenities (such as plumbing) but frequented by dolphins and turtles; sunsets are glorious. At the end of the beach farthest from Wailea, skim-boarders catch air. On the opposite end rises the beautiful hill called Puu Olai, a perfect cinder cone. A climb over the steep rocks at this end leads to "Little Beach," which, although technically it's illegal, is clothing-optional. On Sunday, it's a mecca for drummers and island gypsies. On any day of the week watch ...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
H.A. Baldwin Beach State Park
~12.01 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Where else can you find an uncrowded white sand beach with a consistent shore break for bodysurfing. This popular park has restrooms, showers, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills. A busy place on the weekends that still leaves plenty of empty beach for strolling or sunning. This is where we take a Sunday walk and picnic on the beach. You never can tell what will turn up.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Hookipa Beach Park
~12.73 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Ho‘okipa Beach Park is located on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. It is perhaps the most renowned windsurfing site in the world, The waves here are largest during the winter, and break across a system of reefs that extend across the bay. During the summer the waves are smaller. Ho'okipa is ideal for windsurfing because of its large well-shaped waves and strong winds. The name Ho‘okipa means "hospitality" in Hawaiian. While ever-present strong winds and powerful currents do not make the beach a place for beginners, experienced surfers and windsurfers continually flock to Ho'okipa for both recreation and windsurfing competitions.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Downtown Kahului (Neighborhood)
~13.29 miles from Waiakoa city center
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|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
~13.98 miles from Waiakoa city center
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In 1994 when the Maui Arts & Cultural Center opened its doors, it was the culmination of a 30-year dream of Maui's people for: A place where the community could gather and celebrate togetherA first-class venue where the world's most exciting artists could be enjoyedAn excellent educational resource serving all agesThousands of people, acting on extraordinary faith, contributed over $32 million to make the non-profit Maui Arts & Cultural Center a reality.The MACC currently serves more than 260,000 people annually, through approximately 1,800 events: major music and theater productions, hula, symphony, ballet, taiko drumming, drama,children’s art, slack key guitar, popular music, acrobatics, storytelling, and more. In addition, the MACC is a frequent gathering place for commu...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
~14.20 miles from Waiakoa city center
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The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (7 acres), formerly known as the Maui Zoological and Botanical Gardens, are botanical gardens located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. They are open Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.The gardens were established in 1976 by Rene Sylva within a coastal dune system, and are primarily focused on conserving native Hawaiian plants of the dry forest and coastal areas of Maui Nui (Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe). The gardens also contain a good collection of Polynesian-introduced plants. At present, plantings include some 40 sugarcane varieties, 15 sweet potato varieties, and 20 of the 60 known taro varieties.The gardens also include a greenhouse and shade house for plant propagation, picnic tables, a playground, and restrooms.
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Maui Island HI
~18.81 miles from Waiakoa city center
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This garden houses the world's largest collection of breadfruit and the largest ancient place of worship for the Polynesian people.Attraction type: Historic site, Garden, Religious siteAddress: Hana, Maui, HITel: 808-248-8912
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Wainapanapa State Park
~21.16 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Waianapanapa State Park is a 122-acre (0.49 km2) area in Hana, Maui at the end of Waianapanapa Road off Hana Highway, 53 miles (85 km) east of Kahului. The park includes views a seabird colonies, anchialine pools, native hala (Pandanus tectorius) forest, caves, heiau (religious temple), a natural arch, sea stacks, blowholes and a small black sand beach.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Downtown Hana (Neighborhood)
~21.96 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Maui Island HI
~22.00 miles from Waiakoa city center
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One of the most beautiful beaches in Maui. The lovely salt and pepper sand is complimented by the incredible bodysurfing waves.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Red Sand Beach
~22.31 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Red Sand Beach (also known as Kaihalulu) is a pocket beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. It lies on the side of Ka'uiki Hill, which is a cindercone hill just south of Hana Bay, on the eastern half of the island.Red Sand Beach is partially shielded from the rough open ocean by an offshore reef. The result is a natural sea wall that protects the bay from large waves.Kaihalulu is one of the few red sand beaches in the world, and it boasts picturesque scenery. The sand is a deep red-black, which contrasts with the blue water, the black sea wall, and the green ironwood trees. The cindercone behind the beach erodes constantly, which continually enlarges the cove. This hill is rich in iron, and is the reason why the beach's sand is such a deep red.Kaihalulu is extremely isolated and requir...
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~24.16 miles from Waiakoa city center
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In this historic whaling village, the old grog shops and ships’ chandlers have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and a wide range of restaurants. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina’s sunny climate and oceanfront location offers a beautiful view of the island of Lanai and stunning West Maui sunsets.Once the capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Lahaina is also on the National Register of Historic Places. You can still explore Lahaina’s rich history by following the signs on Lahaina’s Historic Trail located throughout town.While you dine at a seaside restaurant, don’t forget to scan the ocean for humpback whales – Maui’s warm waters are a whale sanctuary during the winter. Even these magnificent humpbacks can’t get enough of Lahaina....
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Banyan Tree Park
~24.24 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Downtown Lahaina (Neighborhood)
~24.38 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Downtown Kaanapali (Neighborhood)
~26.44 miles from Waiakoa city center
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|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
~26.54 miles from Waiakoa city center
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Whaler's Village is a beautiful open air mall on Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. There are over 90 stores and services, three family/fine dining restaurants and seven food court venues. It also features the Whalers Village Museum which will take you back in time through the eyes of an ordinary sailor or “whaleman.”This is the only oceanfront shopping area on the island. Lushly landscaped and quite convenient to the Ka'anapali resorts, this is a popular West Maui tourist destination. Between 60 and 70 shops and restaurants are in the village, ranging from Waldenbooks to Chanel. Cinnamon Girl, Maui Dive Shop and Lahaina Scrimshaw are just a few of the local merchants you will find. Favorite dining spots include the Rusty Harpoon and Hula Grill. Shuttles transport tourists from various ...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Waiakoa|
Ka'anapali Golf Club
~26.54 miles from Waiakoa city center
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