Best of Maui 2022: Outdoor Adventures

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Thrillseekers and adventurers will feel right at home on the Valley Isle. From breathtaking hikes and waterfalls to ziplining, fishing, surfing and more, there are endless ways to spend the day on Maui. Read which adventures our readers voted the best. 

Best Beach 

  1. Kā‘anapali Beach (aka Black Rock Beach)
  2. Mākena Beach (aka Big Beach)
  3. Wailea Beach
  4. Nāpili Bay
  5. Kapalua Bay

Best Botanical Garden 

  1. Maui Tropical Plantation
  2. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
  3. Kula Botanical Garden
  4. Ali‘i Kula Lavender
  5. Garden of Eden Arboretum

Best Campground 

  1. Haleakalā National Park
  2. Wai‘anapanapa State Park Campground
  3. Kīpahulu Campground
  4. Camp Olowalu

Best Hiking Trail 

  1. Haleakalā National Park
  2. ‘Īao Valley State Park
  3. Kapalua Coastal Trail
  4. Twin Falls Hike
  5. Pīpīwai Trail

Best Waterfall Hike 

  1. ‘Īao Valley State Park
  2. Twin Falls Hike
  3. Pīpīwai Trail to Waimoku Falls

Best Surf Spot 

  1. Kā‘anapali Beach
  2. Lahaina Breakwall
  3. Launiupoko Beach Park
  4. Puamana Beach Park
  5. Kīhei Cove Park

Best Snorkeling Spot 

  1. Molokini Crater
  2. Kāʻanapali Beach (aka Black Rock Beach)
  3. Kapalua Bay
  4. Honolua Bay
  5. Maluaka Beach

Best Snorkeling/Scuba/Surf Instruction 

  1. Maui Dive Shop
  2. Snorkel Bob’s
  3. Boss Frog’s
  4. Maui Diving— Scuba & Snorkel Center
  5. Maui Surfer Girls

Best Zipline 

  1. Maui Zipline Co.
  2. Kapalua Ziplines
  3. Flying Hawaiian Zipline
  4. Skyline Hawai‘i
  5. Jungle Zipline

Best Fishing Charter

  1. Fish Maui
  2. Maui Fun Charters
  3. Luckey Strike Charters
  4. Start Me Up Sportfishing Charters
  5. All About Fish


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