Are you planning a Maui vacation? This beautiful Hawaiian island has something for everyone, from world-famous beaches to amazing hikes and adventures. But what should you do while you’re there? Here at Rentals Maui, we’ve put together a list of our top five picks for the best activities to do in the area. You already chose your South Maui vacation rental, so your next order of business is to find out what you want to experience!

Ride the waves of South Maui

South Maui is the perfect place to ride the waves. With its gentle surf and sandy beaches, it’s no wonder that surfing in South Maui is such a popular activity here. There are plenty of surf schools and rental shops in the area, so it’s easy to get started. And once you’ve caught a few waves, you’ll be hooked for life. Some of the most famous places to visit in South Maui if you have the heart for surfing are the Kihei Coast, Haycraft Park, and Kamaole Beach Park III. The waves in these areas are perfect for beginners and experienced surfers alike. So come on down to South Maui and enjoy some of the best surfing ever!

Visit the beaches – Wailea, Makena, Kihei, and Lahaina are all beautiful

What do you expect, it’s Maui, of course, you don’t want to miss out on going to the beach. You could even spend your whole vacation lounging on the white sand beaches, walking along the shoreline, swimming in the waves, or paddle boarding.

Or try something new like scuba diving or snorkeling and explore the underwater world. Maui is home to a variety of marine life, including turtles, dolphins, and even sharks. So put on your wet suit and dive in! And don’t forget to enjoy the sunset from the beach. There’s nothing like watching the sun dip below the horizon while you’re surrounded by the beauty of Maui.

A lot of oceanfront vacation rentals are adjacent to the beach or very close by. This makes it easy and convenient to enjoy all that the beach has to offer without even having to leave your rental.

Get a taste of Maui

Maui’s cuisine has a lot to offer, from fresh seafood to Hawaiian-style BBQ. Make sure to try some of the local favorites while you’re in town! Check out the best South Maui restaurants that offer a variety of tasteful cuisines to get a taste of what Maui has to offer.

Some of the most notable places we can suggest are Nalu’s South Shore Grill.  This local’s favorite is well-known for its Loco Moco, poke bowl, and crab cake salad. It’s located in the heart of Kihei, so it’s pretty easy to navigate if you plan on staying in various condo rentals in South Maui.

You can also try to visit South Maui Fish Company if you have a taste for amazing seafood. They have an endless list of seafood items on their menu that are all super fresh. Plus, they’re also located in Kihei so it’s another great spot to hit up if you’re looking for good eats in South Maui!

Go whale-watching

You have to add it to your bucket list to go whale-watching when you visit Maui. In the winter months, humpback whales come to Hawaii to mate and give birth in the warm waters. You might get the chance to see them breaching (jumping out of the water), or you might see a mother and calf swimming together. There are many whale-watching tours available in South Maui.

The tours are led by experienced guides who will teach you all about the different types of whales, their behavior, and what to look for when you’re out on the water. You can enjoy the experience with complimentary food and drink, and you might even get the chance to see dolphins or turtles!

Snorkel at Molokini

One of the most popular activities to do while in South Maui is snorkeling at Molokini. This crescent-shaped crater is one of the top snorkeling destinations in the world because of its clear water and abundant marine life. Visitors can expect to see a variety of fish, turtles, and even stingrays while snorkeling in Molokini.

Molokini is a popular spot for both beginner and experienced snorkelers. The crater has a shallow lagoon that is perfect for those who are just learning to snorkel. The lagoon is also a good place to find interesting fish and turtles. For those who want to explore more of the crater, there are a few deeper areas that are teeming with fish. No matter what your level of experience is, you are sure to have a great time snorkeling at Molokini.

There’s never a shortage of things to do in South Maui – from swimming and snorkeling at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, to savoring fresh seafood at local restaurants. You can also go whale watching or explore the crater of Molokini while you’re there. With so much to see and do, we know you’ll have the best time on your vacation so book yours today!