Championship golf, shopping, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, surfing plus dozens of other great activities await you on Maui. We are conveniently located just a few miles south of Lahaina - making Ho'oilo House a great homebase while you spend your days exploring our island.
We have highlighted a few of our favorites below. The links of some will take you directly to the activity website; some links will take you to Tom Barefoot's Tours. After many years, we feel we have finally found an activity booker that believes in the guest experience as much as we do. We think Tom's website (or agents when calling) can lead you to the right activities for you. Please check it out. Email or call them with questions and enjoy!
As always, Dan and Amy are here to help make your trip the best it can be. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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A great way to get in ' vacation mode' is to start with an in-room spa treatment. From a basic massage to our Ho'oilo House Signature Treatment we're sure you'll find total relaxation with our talented massage therapists. We suggest scheduling your appointment prior to arrival.
The activity in which we most regularly participate is golfing here on the Valley Isle. From ocean front holes with crashing waves to mountain courses offering gorgeous views, golfing on Maui is simply splendid. Click below to book your tee time, rent your clubs, and read course reviews.
If you have a little bit of adventure-seeker in you, you might enjoy the Zipline tour through Upcountry or the newer course in West Maui. The Upcountry tour starts with a walk through the woods and then climaxes with a sail through the trees across several ziplines. The West Maui tour starts with a drive up the slopes above Ka'anapali and climaxes with eight fun and amazing zips. This is our favorite activity!
HALEAKALA - Sunrise & Biking
Sunrise at Haleakala can be an amazing experience. If driving up there yourself, you will need a reservation to enter the park for sunrise.
A bike ride down Haleakala is awesome. We highly recommend Haleakala Bike Company...the coolest thing about this company is that they let you ride down at your own pace--you're able to stop to eat, sightsee and shop along the way.
One of our favorite adventures has to be helicopter tours. It's an amazing way to see our island. We highly recommend Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours - any of their tours will be spectacular!
During whale season (December - April) whale watch tours are great! We recommend tours offered by the Pacific Whale Foundation. For a smaller boat experience, we recommend Maui Adventure Cruises.
Snorkel trips are a great way to experience Maui's amazing sea life. Personally, we prefer smaller boats. We recommend Maui Adventure Cruises out of Lahaina Harbor or Alii Nui out of Ma'alaea Harbor.
Looking for a more unique shore-based experience, try Maui Snorkel Tours. A great option if you don't like boats, or would prefer a private snorkel tour.
ROAD TO HANA
While we personally prefer to drive the Road to Hana, we know that many guests prefer to ride in comfort. For a guided tour of the Road to Hana, we recommend Temptation Tours. (They also offer a Haleakala Sunrise Tour.) For a personal, more nature-focused tour, we recommend No Ka Oi Adventures.
Surf lessons are an adventurous way to have a true island experience. You will have great stories to share and you will be able to claim 'surfer' status among your friends. Although there are a number of ways to learn how to surf, we recommend Rivers to the Sea for private lessons.
With a bit of a work out included, sea kayaking can also be a great way to experience Maui's waters. We recommend South Pacific Kayaks.
Less adventurous and more historical would be the walking tour of Lahaina. Over 20 sites are visited, including important archeological areas and monuments.
If you enjoy wine, there is a local winery that offers tours. Along with many traditional wine varieties, they also offer several unique pineapple wines.
If you are hoping to experience the quintessential Hawaiian luau, we recommend Old Lahaina Luau. For a less traditional Luau but a great Polynesian show with a sit-down dinner we also highly recommend The Feast at Lele.