Maalaea Nearby Attractions

On secluded cul-de-sac between Maalaea Bay and Sugar Cane Fields–

The complex is conveniently located:

  • You can walk 1/4 mile down sugarcane-lined Hauoli Street to the end of the road at Haycraft Park.  There, you can start a walking or jogging journey at the quiet and undeveloped four-mile white sandy Maalaea Beach (Maui’s largest beach, sometimes called Sugar Beach due to the fine-grained sand), or
  • You can walk just around the corner to the Maalaea Harbor and Village with its general store and restaurants (see below).

You can end the day with an evening sunset walk on Maalaea Beach and then dinner at one of the harbor area’s  restaurants.

Nearby attractions are listed in the table at the bottom of this page.

Central Location to Maui Activities

The location in Maalaea Bay is central to all of the main activities and points of interest on Maui. Only a 15-minute drive to Lahaina, Kihei, Wailuku and Kahului Airport, and a 20 minute drive to Wailea, Kaanapali, Napili and to the upcountry.

Water Sports

Good surfing/paddle boarding is within five miles towards Lahaina, and Kihei with its famous beaches is just a quick drive in the other direction.

Watch Surfing in Maalaea

Maalaea Village is the site of “Freight Trains” (in season), a right-hander off the breakwall and over a shallow coral reef, and is one of the longest and fastest barreling waves in the world.  Some say “Freight Trains” is considered to be one of the world’s fastest rideable waves.

Kealia National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge area provides 700 acres of natural wetland habitat, and Kealia Pond is nearly 200 acres when full.  The refuge is home to endangered native water birds, and is a sanctuary for migratory ducks and shorebirds in the fall, winter and spring.


Haleakala, “House of the Sun”, is Maui’s dormant volcano and rises magnificently to over 10,000 feet above sea level.  Haleakala provides spectacular a sunrise for those willing to rise early and travel to the summit.


Whether you choose to visit the Iao Valley, shrouded in mist, to see the site of ancient Hawaiian battles or drive the windy, enchanting ride through the colorful rainforests to Hana, you will be amazed by the beauty and serenity of Maui.

Nearby Golf Courses

– Kahili Golf in Wailuku

– Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului

– Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei

– Golf BC Group in Wailea

Additional Activities

Activities nearby:  Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and Snorkel Cruises out of Maalaea Harbor are walking distance, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Spelunking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Gym, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Wildlife Viewing, Eco Tourism, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling.

Attraction Distance from Hotel
Maui Ocean Center & Aquarium in Maalaea 0.2 mi
Whale Watching (Maalaea Marina) 0.2 mi
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving (Maalaea Harbor) 0.2 mi
Dinner Cruises & Game Fishing (Maalaea Harbor) 0.2 mi
Maalaea Beach (Maui’s Longest Beach) 0.3 mi
Dining & Casual Restaurants (Maalaea Village) 0.2 mi
South Maui Area (Kihei, Wailea, Makana) 5.0 mi
West Maui Area (Kahana, Kaanapali, Lahaina) 12.0 mi
Central Maui Area (Wailuku, Kahului, Paia) 7.0 mi
East Maui Area (Road to Hana) 12.0 mi
Upcountry Area 12.0 mi
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