Are your parents coming to visit you in Hawaii? Or, are you coming on vacation together?! Either way, I’m sure you are wondering what fun activities there might be to include mom and dad! Well, don’t worry… there are so many things to do that you will never get bored! Anything from relaxing on the beach to exhilarating adventures, Maui has it all! Here is a list of fun things to do in Maui with parents.
Going ziplining is a fun activity that is suitable for mostly all ages! Hopefully you aren’t too afraid of heights! Take mom and dad on a fun adventure through the lush mountains of Maui! Kapalua Zipline’s is West Maui’s only ALL dual-line course. They offer the longest ziplines, breathtaking views, a thrilling ATV ride and a spectacular 360 foot suspension bridge. Tours sellout sometimes weeks in advance so book early!
Another fun and exciting activity would be a helicopter tour! These tours are incredibly comfortable, equipped with AC, tinted windows, panoramic views, and comfortable seating. They will provide you with noise canceling headphones that play relaxing Hawaiian music.
We highly recommend booking a tour with Sunshine Helicopters! This is our favorite helicopter tour company in Hawaii. They have many different tours to choose from, depending on what you would like to see!
Maui Chocolate Coffee Tours
Do your parents love chocolate? What about coffee?! Well, why not book a tour with Maui Chocolate Coffee Tours! Located Upcountry at Kupa’a Organic Farms, you can make a day trip out here with your tour. We definitely recommend spending the rest of the day exploring what this part of the island has to offer!
Are your parents wine lovers? Have you ever been wine tasting on a tropical island? You may definitely want to visit Maui Wine at Ulupalakua Vineyards! Open since 1974 and located in Kula, MauiWine produces wines made from estate-grown grapes, pineapple, and raspberries. Make a reservation for the King’s Cottage. Enjoy wine by the glass, wine flights, wine cocktails, and pupu. Discover an elevated way to see and taste Maui.
The Road to Hana
The Road to Hana is always lovely. You can either do an entire day, camp, or spend the night at a hotel! If your parents get carsick, then this is probably not the right choice. However, it is totally worth the spectacular views, waterfalls, and scenery! Hana is the most lush and green part of Maui. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
If you are looking for a cultural Hawaiian experience, a luau is definitely the way to go! Your parents will be entertained all night with hula dancing, fire dancing, traditional music and Hawaiian food. Click here for our luau recommendations.
Our final recommendation for today is Whale Watching!
Every year, the Humpback Whales travel to Hawaii to birth their young. If you are going to be on Maui during the winter months, there will be hundreds them in the water. This is something you don’t want to miss! Suited for all ages, these magical creatures can be seen up close and personal on a Whale Watching Tour. You can find these tours on the Westside or South Side of Maui. Early morning, or sunset is the best time!
If you happen to see whale’s from the beach, stick your head under the water and go for a swim! You may be lucky enough to hear their music.
Snorkeling and relaxing on the beach
Sometimes, the whole point of a vacation is to sit back and relax. As many people like to stay occupied the entire duration, others are exhausted from work and want to take it easy. Nothing is wrong with that! Hawaii is the best place to relax. With our pristine beaches, crystal clear water, and white sand you are bound to enjoy yourself. Typically your rental or resort will provide you with snorkel gear. And if not, local surf shops or snorkel shops will rent you what you need with your fitted size. Grab a towel, some reef safe sunscreen, and your snorkel gear and head to the beach!
Having trouble deciding what to pack in your bags for Maui? Check out our packing list here!
Maui is such a beautiful and fun place! Whether you live or vacation here, it’s also best to make sure your parents are happy! Lucky, all of the activities on the island are fun and there is always something for anyone of any age. We hope you enjoyed our list of fun things to do in Maui with parents.
A Hui Ho!