What to Do in Maui on a Rainy Day

February 13, 2023

what to do in maui on a rainy day

If you’re staying on Maui during a rainy day, you don’t have to let it derail your vacation. Instead, look for sheltered activities that allow you to still experience some of the island’s best attractions.

Explore Art galleries

Maui’s countless art galleries, from Lahaina Town to Wailuku, offer a unique opportunity to view and purchase some of the best work from local artists. You’ll find everything from contemporary works to tropical landscapes and traditional Hawaiian sculpture.

Explore Historical Museums

While most visitors spend their time on Maui basking in the sun, a rainy day can be an excellent opportunity to learn more about Hawaii’s rich history and culture. Hale Hoikeike in Wailuku, the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku, and Puunene’s Sugar Museum are all great options for a rainy-day exploration of Hawaii's pre-contact heritage.

Shop til you drop

Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, there are still plenty of shopping opportunities on Maui. Whether it’s Whalers Village in Kaanapali, the Outlets of Maui in Lahaina or the shops of Wailea, you’ll find something to satisfy your shopping needs no matter what the weather is like.

Visit an aquarium

If you’re looking to enjoy the marine life on Maui while you’re in the rain, the Maui Ocean Center is a fantastic option. Located in Maalea Harbor, the Maui Ocean Center has a Humpback Whale exhibit that puts you underwater with these giants, and a variety of other beautiful fish.

Watch a game

If you’re a sports fan, a rainy day provides a perfect excuse to catch a primetime game. Many bars and restaurants will be offering discounts on food and drinks during happy hour, so this is a fun way to get a bite to eat while enjoying your favorite team.


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