Things to Do in Maui When It Rains

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Travelers flock to the Hawaiian island of Maui for fun in the sun, but the fun does not have to stop when it rains. Stash this list of rainy-day things to do into your beach bag in case you need a backup plan.

History and Culture

  • Walk through an extensive exhibit on Maui's sugar history.
    Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
    3957 Hansen Road
    Pu'unene
    (808) 871-8058
    www.sugarmuseum.com

    Learn about early Chinese influence in Lahaina town.
    Wo Hing Museum
    858 Front Street
    Lahaina
    (808) 661-5553
    Free admission

    Visit the Whaler's Village Museum and see what Lahaina was like when it was a busy whaling port in the 1800s. Don't miss the museum's collection of scrimshaw (intricately carved whalebone).
    Whaler's Village Shopping Center
    2435 Ka'anapali Parkway
    Lahaina
    (808) 661-5992
    www.whalersvillage.com/museum
    Free admission

    Take a look at vintage Hawaiian fashions.
    Aloha Shirt Museum
    780 Front Street
    Lahaina
    (808) 661-7172
    www.the-aloha-shirt-museum.com

Wine, Dine, Beer and Buzz

  • Nab one of the umbrellas on the patio at Aloha Mixed Plate and stay dry while sampling local dishes as well as the delicious view.
    1285 Front Street
    Lahaina
    (808) 661-3322
    www.alohamixedplate.com

    Enjoy a chat and a cup of organic coffee grown on the slopes of Halekala at Grandma's Maui Coffee Company.
    9232 Kula Highway
    Kula
    (800) 375-7853
    www.grandmascoffee.com

    Sample a red or white at the King's Cottage tasting room at Maui's Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch near the mountainside community of Keokea. (Tedeschi Vineyards)
    (877) 878-6058
    www.mauiwine.com

Relaxation

  • Indulge in a relaxing Lomi Lomi or "Loving Hands" massage, which features healing prayers and dance-like rhythms.
    Hale Ho'omana
    1550 Piiholo Road
    Makawao
    (808) 573-8256

    Drop in on a yoga class at one of Maui's many yoga studios.
    The Studio Maui
    Haiku Marketplace
    810 Haiku Road, Suite 265
    Haiku
    (866) 427-1427
    www.thestudiomaui.com

Art and Artisans

  • Visit Hot Island Glass and watch artists Chris Richards and Chris Lowry create glass-blown works of art.
    3620 Baldwin Avenue Suite 101-A
    Makawao
    (808) 572-4527
    www.hotislandglass.com

    Find a high-class, handmade Hawaiian souvenir at one of Maui Hand's three locations.
    Lahaina Old Town:
    612 Front Street, Suite D
    (808) 667-9898

    Ka'anapali
    Hyatt Regency
    200 Nohea Kai Drive, Suite 118
    (808) 667-7997

    Paia
    84 Hana Highway
    (808) 579-9245
    www.mauihands.com

Family Fun

  • Bring the whole family to the Kupanaha Maui Magic Show, a performance combining magic with Hawaiian myths and traditions.
    Kanahele Room Theatre
    Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
    2525 Ka'anapali Parkway
    Lahaina
    (800) 262-8450
    www.kupanaha.com

    Visit Dan's Greenhouse in old-town Lahaina to gawk at tropical flowers, buy one of Dan's world-famous Fuku-Bonsai lava rock plants or play with miniature piglets and baby birds.
    193 Lahainaluna Road
    Lahaina
    (808) 661-8412
    www.dansgreenhouse.com

Activities for a Rainy Evening

  • Experience one of Hawaii's best cultural events---the theatrical production of Ulalena, a multifaceted stage production combining dance, music and mythology.
    Maui Theatre
    878 Front Street
    Lahaina
    (877) 688-4800
    www.mauitheatre.com
    Reservations highly recommended.

    Head out for an all-night entertainment event at Warren & Annabelle's Magic Show.
    900 Front Street, Suite A202
    Lahaina
    (808) 667-MAGIC
    http://warrenandannabelles.com

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