Maui Ocean Center
Take a journey of discovery at Maui Ocean Center, rated one of the top tourist sites in the state! Young and young at heart can all enjoy the undersea treasures that await. The most popular attractions are the green sea turtle tank, the hands-on area that allows visitors to touch various sea creatures, and a clear walk-through tunnel allowing excellent views of sharks, rays, and more.
Directions: Make a left onto Wailea Alanui. Turn right onto Wailea Ike Dr. which becomes Piilani Hwy. Drive North on Piilani Hwy. 31. It will turn into N. Kihei Road Hwy. 310 then make a left onto Honoapiilani Hwy. 30. Take a left at the stop light in Ma'alaea and enter the aquarium parking lot.
Iao Valley State Park
Tour the walking paths past lush vegetation and cool streams within the park. The dramatic landscape with deep ravines was the site of one of the most famous battles in Hawaiian history when King Kamehameha conquered the Maui army to unite all the Hawaiian Islands. Clouds often cover the top of the Iao Needle, so get there early for the best view.
Directions: Make a left onto Wailea Alanui. Turn right onto Wailea Ike Dr. which becomes Piilani Hwy. Drive North on Piilani Hwy. 31 to 310. Turn right onto HonoapiilaniI Hwy. 30 N. Continue to follow Hwy. 30 N. Turn left onto Main St. Turn right onto Iao Valley Rd. End at Iao Valley State Park: Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, US
Located on the north side of the island is the trail to Twin Falls, a favorite hike for locals. This area offers a pleasant spot for swimming surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The first pool you come upon has two waterfalls. If you trek a little further you will reach two more pools of crystal clear water. This is a fairly easy hike, so it would be a nice outing for the whole family. Be sure to bring a camera!
Directions: Make a left onto Wailea Alanui. Turn right onto Wailea Ike Dr. which becomes Piilani Hwy. Drive North on Piilani Hwy. 31 exiting right onto Mokulele Hwy. 311. Turn right onto Dairy Rd. Hwy. 380. Turn right onto Hana Hwy. 36 E. Just past the 2 mile marker you will reach the new Hoolawa Bridge. There is a fruit stand right in front of the gated trail.