What else can you do at Maui?
For most being at Maui, means relaxing, being by the pool, tanning, drinking and eating. However I do like to explore and do more things during our vacations.
I do sleep in, try to do “nothing” but I like to explore the places, mostly when I know I will probably not be visiting soon.
While all my research about Maui, I found out about the Maui Tropical Plantation, where you can take a pretty inexpensive tour, and they teach you about the fruits and plants from the Island. My son, who is seven, was very interested during the tour. I was worried that was not going to be something he wanted to do, but he really enjoyed it, to the point of asking if we could take it again another day.
We also did some snorkeling. Although there are several beaches that might be good to see some fish and even sea turtles, I do recommend that you take one of the boat tours that take you to the Molokini Crater in the ocean. There you can really see corals, sea turtles and even dolphins. Some of these tours even offer lunch and the one we took had a glass bottom that gave my son a better viewing experience.
For those that are not good swimmers, I do recommend to take a submarine tout. There are a few of these as well. Since I knew we were going to be snorkeling, I took the cheapest one, but if are not going to be out in the ocean I will recommend to take the most expensive so you can see more things.
Another adventure is Zip-line. My son always wanted to do this, but most places have a height and weight requirement. At the Maui Zip-line they have a family zip-line where kids as young as five can zip-line. My son really liked this experience I do recommend that you try it at least once.
I will also recommend that you visit Maui Ocean Center. If you buy the tickets online with three days in advance you get a discount. They have interactive experiences that will sure keep the little ones entertained.
And my last recommendation, it is of course a Luau. You cannot visit Hawaii and leave without watching the show and eating the local feast. Almost all resorts offer one. I recommend you read reviews and book one in advance because they fill up fast. Most offer an option of VIP for an additional fee. The VIP allows you to eat first and be closed to the stage, so you can have a better view. Prices and offers change very often so I will advise you to research what it is better for your family. When I booked mine they had a free child with paying adult, but that offer is not available at the time I am writing this.