Return Trip to Maui: 5 Things to Do You May Have Missed

Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Maui remains one many people return to year after year. Its landscapes encourage exploration and allow visitors to enjoy a host of different activities — from snorkeling and hiking to shopping Lahaina. However, there’s no way travelers can see it all in one trip. For those looking to indulge in more island experiences, here are a few things to do on your return trip to Maui.

Return Trip to Maui: 5 Things to Do

Zipline Maui

Fly over the palms and through the mountains when ziplining in Maui. Several companies offer zipline tours that allow visitors to explore areas full of foliage and wildlife. Miles of lines provide thrilling adventures and scenic views.

See Black Sand

Opposite to traditional white-sand beaches, Wai’anapanapa State Park features black sand formed by volcanic lava debris. When lava meets the ocean, it shatters and leaves black sand. The volcano is now dormant, so the black sand should remain on the beach. However, visitors are welcome to swim and take pictures.

Indulge in Food

Dining out every day can become expensive. Instead of going out every night, schedule a full day of dining at the best Maui restaurants. Start with a good breakfast at Gazebo Restaurant, stop for lunch at Kimo’s, then enjoy a hearty dinner at Lahaina Grill. Already visited those? Find more Maui restaurants for local flavors.

See the Sites

The island’s culture and history rank as a must for a return trip to Maui. Visitors can explore several historical sites, such as Old Lahaina Courthouse, Lahaina Jodo Mission, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Haiku Mill, churches and cathedrals.

Helicopter Tours

See the island in a new way on a helicopter tour. West Maui — one of the most popular spots — has two operators that offer tours. Ride over the area, see lesser-known spots not accessible to visitors and learn about Hawaiian culture. Tours suit all ages and small groups.

Missing something? See which attractions we recommend for a first trip to Maui. Then find great rates on Maui vacation rentals.