Iao Needle: This is about a 25 minute drive from the condominium. This area has great hiking and scenery. The lava formation protrudes about 1500 vertical feet. This is a popular tourist attraction.
Lava flows: Past Wailea and Makena about 25 minutes you will end up at the flows. As you drive, keep towards the ocean, this is the old Makena road, and it winds in and out of many coves passing old Hawaiian homes. This is where the lava last flowed from Haleakala into the ocean. Not may tourists travel this way but it is worth the visit. Be sure to look for Keawala’i, a quaint old ocean side Hawaiian church and graveyard built in 1832. Also check out their Facebook page here.
Skyline Hawaii: Choose your adventure! Sunrise and daytime adventures are available. Experience the natural wonder of Maui in exciting ways. Check out the favorite Haleakala Sunrise – Advanced reservations highly recommended as the number of people allowed at the crater is restricted due to the popularity.
Scuba, Snorkeling and Snuba: There are many places to enjoy the underwater Rental gear is available all over the island. The lava outcropping you can see to the right side of our beach is a great spot for snorkeling. It is probably one of the best spots on the island.
Scuba and Snuba diving is enjoyed by all levels of divers. I would suggest contacting “Boss Frog” for parasailing, horseback tours, scuba/snuba, snorkeling, every luau on Maui, dinner cruises, and a variety of great helicopter rides. Also check out for deals at the Mana Kai activity desk. Google Map driving directions for Boss Frog here.
Tennis: Free tennis courts are located approximately one mile from the condominium. I suggest the Wailea Tennis Center. Enjoy lunch and browse the classy tennis pro shop.
Golf: Golf is absolutely fantastic on Maui. All of the courses are open to the public on Maui. If it is possible, call a day ahead for tee times and try to play in the mornings. The trade winds seem to blow ashore in the afternoons. You can rent clubs at the courses.
There are 15 courses on Maui. There are three courses close by in Wailea so take your pick. These courses are always highly rated by Golf Digest. Next recommendation would be Makena, Kapalua, Sandlewood, and Pukalani.
A special golf treat is on the island of Lanai. Check out “Expeditions Of Maui” and they will take care of everything for you. Play golf at the “Challenge Of Manele” or the “Experience Of Koele”. We recommend Manele, as it is ocean side, thus more scenic, with much less chance of rain than upcountry “Koele”. Everything that you have read about these courses is more than true. A life time golf experience.
Fishing: When visiting Maui after the devasting wildfires in Lahaina on 8/9/2023 it will take time to recover and this activity returns to become available. The entire harbor and docks at Lahaina were lost. There is the Maalaea Harbor where some fishing charters and sightseeing tours launch from. There are also much smaller boat launches launches in Kihei, Wailea, Makena, but the majority charter boats left from Lahaina.
Sailing: There are many boats available that sail out near the surrounding islands of Molakai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe. These trips are occasionally combined with meals or a sunset cruise accompanied by cocktails. Sail boats can be chartered online.
Windsurfing: Maui holds the world championships windsurfing competitions and is known as the windsurfing capital of the world.