Rainy Day Fun on Maui
By Lauren LaDoux, Maui Sales Director
Yes, it rains even in paradise. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, what do you do? You could wait it out. NEVER! Why would you do that when Maui is full of so many fun things to do, rain or shine! We’ve compiled a list of our top things to do on the chance that Maui releases the flood gates.
It doesn’t matter if you have kids or not—Maui Ocean Center is a treat for all ages! They have one of the largest collections of live Pacific corals in the world along with marine life that is only found in Hawai’i. In addition, you will see sharks, turtles, mantas and more! Spend the day with their marine life and take a stroll through the history of Hawaii along the way. Your kids will love it, you will love it, and it will be an experience you will keep for a lifetime.
This little mall was once a pineapple cannery and one of the only indoor malls in Maui. Another perk? Lahaina Cannery Mall is the only mall in Maui with air conditioning! (Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean it still isn’t hot outside!) Spend the day browsing their shops and stop in at the massive ABC Store and pick up a trinket or two to take home with you as a souvenir. If you’re lucky, it will rain on one of the days they have their amazing hula shows going on!
Your indoor adventuring can include a little fun and intrigue, too. Maui Escape Rooms offers four different adventures where you’ll need to muster your problem-solving and teamwork skills in a race against the clock to find your way out of a locked room. My personal favorite is the Pirate Ship room where you’re taken hostage by the captain and forced to figure out how to escape. SO FUN!
Learning how to make fudge is a fun rainy day activity (and so's eating it!)
Hawaii Fudge Company has a few awesome shops around Maui, but I’d highly recommend visiting their location in Kihei Kalama Village on the south side of Maui. Obviously, eating amazing fudge on a rainy day is awesome, but they also have fudge making classes! How cool would it be to take home a souvenir that you made and could gift to someone back home? Learning how to make their delicious fudge is an added bonus!
Does it ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? I get it—there is soooo much to do on Maui, you’re always on the go and don't have a chance to slow down and breathe. So, if you are just looking for a quiet, rainy day activity, you can head over to Maui Mall and go to the movies! Regal Cinemas Maui Mall Megaplex 12 has fancy reclining chairs, seat assignments and all the popcorn you can eat! After the movie, stop in at one of the many dining options at the mall or grab a sweet treat from Tasaka Guri-Guri. I bet this will be one of the only times you’ll get to experience guri-guri in your lifetime and it will be worth it!
So you see, a little rain doesn't mean your vacation is a total bust. Just move your activities indoors and see what new adventures can be had!
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