Maui on a Budget: Inexpensive Family-Friendly Activities

It’s no secret that a trip to Hawaiʻi can seriously rack up the bill. After all, it pays to spend time in paradise! From dining decisions to pricey attractions, an island vacation can bring up some serious questions about the best way to spend your savings.

This Week Hawaii is making it easy for you to experience paradise on a budget. Here we’re showcasing popular things to do on Maui at a reasonable price. 

Tackling Maui 2Drive the Road to Hana – When driving the Road to Hana, the biggest expense may be the money you spend on gas! The gorgeous, windy drive along Hana Highway features some of the most stunning views Maui has to offer. Be prepared to spend hours driving through hairpin turns and one-lane bridges as you pass beautiful waterfalls, blowholes and other scenic gems unique to the Valley Isle. Keep in mind that it’s nearly impossible to see and experience everything along the Road to Hana—and that’s okay! This just means you have to return to enjoy what you missed the first time. PC: HTA / Tor Johnson.

Tackling Maui 3Travel back in time on the Lahaina Historic Walking Tour – Explore Lahaina’s fascinating history for free with the popular Lahaina Historic Walking Tour. Starting on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets and maneuvering throughout the charming town, the walking tour features 28 historical sites including the Baldwin Home Museum, Hauola Stone, Old Lahaina Lighthouse, Waineʻe Church and much more. In a time when virtual tours and other tech-based programs are quite familiar, there’s something to be said for exploring a town’s historic and cultural gems on foot. PC: HTA / Tor Johnson.

Tackling Maui 4Visit ʻIao Valley – After months of intermittent closures, ʻIao Valley State Park is now open to the public! Here you’ll find yourself immersed in lush valleys and majestic mountain peaks. Throughout the valley, you’ll be greeted by not only breathtaking views, but also sites with immense historical and spiritual significance. You also can’t miss the ʻIao Needle, a jutting green peak that rises over 1,200 feet from the base of the valley. Entrance to the valley and state monument is free for Hawaiʻi residents and $5 per car.

We know planning a trip to Hawaiʻi is an investment—This Week Hawaii wants you to make the most of your money! Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a memorable vacation in paradise. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our blog to learn more about our favorite places to explore!

Photo courtesy of HTA / Mark Kushimi

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