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From surfing and snorkeling to hiking and helicopter tours, Maui has something fun for just about everyone. Fans of the ocean can discover the island’s underwater wonders with an exciting snorkel or scuba trip. Thrill-seekers can go zip lining with Skyline Eco Tours or parasailing in the summer months. One of the best family activities on Maui is the Maui Ocean Center.  Prepare to spend a day in awe of Hawaii's sea life. When it comes to finding something to do on Maui, the possibilities are virtually endless.

"What about ocean activities?", you ask.  Island visitors often fill sun filled days of their vacation with ocean adventure. Rent snorkel gear at a local dive shop and swim alongside Maui’s green sea turtles and tropical fish. Or better yet, book a trip to Molokini, one of only two calderas in the world. Learn how to hang five with a beginning surfing or stand-up paddle lesson. And there’s nothing more romantic than a sunset dinner cruise.  Mauionline.com has a number of quality vendors with meet our ocean needs including Maui Dive Shop, Trilogy, Teralani, and The Pride of Maui.  Be sure to book direct for the best savings and remember that not all charters are the same.  Each activity company has specials highlights only they offer.

Nature lovers can hike along tropical trails in the rain forests or explore ancient lava fields on the slopes of Haleakala where miles and miles of trails stretch out before the adventurous hiker. Choices range from minutes to days, and ecosystems range from arid to lush. If you come well-prepared for an overnight backpack trip you will not be disappointed - this is an area unlike any other.

Dining on Maui can be a real pleasure. There are so many great dining establishments available on Maui that it is hard to decide where to dine. Mauionline is the best guide for Maui dining.  Not only do we tell you about the choices but we take you there, let you see the food and hear direct from the owner or chef.

Along with the world class restaurants we have on Maui are the world renowned chefs that cook in these restaurants. Some of the best chefs in the world are on Maui, and the flavors come from all around the world. The cuisine here is very different from that in most parts of the world. Asian Pacific, Pacific Rim, French, Italian, Hawaiian Regional, and of course, American cuisine are to be discovered on Maui.

Maui offers some of the world's best sea food.  Destination establishments such as Mama's Fish House are among the list of first class seafood Mauionline is pleased to bring you.

If you are looking for both entertainment and Hawaiian Tradition cuisine make sure to reserve your place at one of Maui's best luau's.  On the west side is the Royal Lahaina Luau and at the Feast at Lele where the Kings of Hawaii feasted in old Hawaii.

Come enjoy fondue at The Melting Pot or an award winning burger at Cool Cat Cafe.  Looking for ocean front dining?  Try out I'O or Pacific'o at 505 Front Street, Kimo's, Hula Grill, Leilani's, Duke's.  Or dine over the ocean with the turtles at Mala the restaurant of world famous chef Mark Ellman. If you venture north to Kapalua there is no better place to stop them the Planataion House and The Sea House Restaurant.

Don't leave Maui without sampling all the bountiful goodness it has to offer.

Even though Maui is relatively small, it is packed with world class shopping.   There's something for all tastes with prices can varying  widely from exclusive to fugal. Whether you are shopping for name brands to locally produced merchandise Maui probably has what you're looking for.

Maui has a grand collection of world class artists and artwork. To properly view these pieces there are many fine art galleries across the island. Many of these galleries are independents, while some are affiliated with major galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. If you have a favorite artist, call ahead to find out more about available artwork.

Maui also has many Jewelry stores with both internationally and locally produced jewelry as well as designers of unique fine art jewelry. Whatever your tastes, and pocketbook, there is a place here for you to shop. There is everything here, from the simple and elegant to the flashy and bizarre, Maui has something unique for you.

There are many fine retail stores located on Maui, many of them are unique and interesting in both content and variety. The prices are often very reasonable, especially with goods produced here in Hawaii. If you are looking for something unique to take home then check out Maui's retail outlets. You'll find many things only sold on Maui from cravings to coffee and other fine souvenirs

Shopping on Maui is fun and full of surprises. An excellent place to start is The Shops at Wailea on the south side where a stop at the Bernard Passman gallery will take your breath away. Other wonderful family friendly shopping centers are Kihei Kalama Village and Kukui Mall.


Looking for the best in authenic surf wear? Stop by Honolua Surf Company, Billabong, or Maui Dive Shop.

Looking for Golf or Tennis gear, shop off at Hawaii Golf and Tennis.

Maui has many world renowned resorts and hotels. If you'd like to plan a visit this is a great place to start. Many hotels have special features, such as golf courses or incredible beachfront views. Accommodations can range from clean and simple to lavishly opulent.


Take a look at the resorts and hotels available on Maui. There is a great range of places and prices, whatever your tastes, you'll be able to find something on Maui to fit the trip. Be sure to book reservations in advance during peak seasons.  Condominiums and vacation rentals are often the way to go for families and larger groups of people. The locations of various condos can range from right in the heart of the resort areas to out in the 'boon docks' in Haiku and Hana, all have their advantages.

For people who enjoy a more quiet and intimate surrounding a Bed and Breakfast might be the best option. There are many private residences which host a quiet place to stay with an early morning breakfast. These residences are in various locations around Maui, many with great shoreline access and picturesque views. Bed and breakfasts can be a wonderful bargain on Maui. They are located in all parts of the island, many are off the beaten track affording unique quality accommodations.

Many people don't realize that there are some wonderful ways of 'roughing it' on Maui. In the more popular locations, cabins can be reserved. The rewards can be great, think of a stay in a cabin in Haleakala Crater with a beautiful sunset and a cloudless night. There are regular campgrounds available also.  If you are thinking about a cabin be sure to reserve well in advance and they are limited in number and very popular.

Maui has some of the greatest golf in the world. Some of the world's major tournaments are played here, yet surprisingly, it's not as expensive as you might think. There are well qualified golf pros available to assist you.  

If you are in need of a touch up to your golf game or just want to take some names on the course book some time at Kapalua Golf Academy.

Kapalua is without a doubt West Maui's premier golf destination.  Golfing here will make you feel like a celebrity walking among the Maui sky. There's something about playing a course that you see on television or in the Tiger Woods video games.

Here's just one review Kapalua receives:

" My favorite course period. Kapalua is worth all the hype. The plantation course is a challenging but fun course. You appreciate what the pros can do."


When you are done playing Kapalua be sure to check out golf in Central Maui and don't forget Lana'i packages can be booked through Expeditions Ferry.

Lana'i offers some of the world's best out of the way golf where you can truely relax and enjoy your game.

           
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