Today I am going to share 8 fun kid friendly activities to do in Maui that are completely free.
Where We Stayed
8 Fun Kid Friendly Activities to do that are FREE!
Honolua Bay is a beautiful place to snorkel and swim. I have been snorkeling here many times and I have always seen a lot of fish. This is a fun place to check out even if you don’t snorkel because you have to walk through a “jungle” to get to the water. What I call a “jungle walk” is the best part especially if you have kids with you. There are wild chickens, streams and hanging branches. My children had a blast running around and pretending they were on a deserted island.
In my opinion this isn’t a place where you would want to lay out because there isn’t any sand. There are rocks leading into the water, so it isn’t an extremely comfortable beach area, but excellent snorkeling. The Jungle walk is worth the trip on its own.
We always rent our snorkel equipment from Boss Frogs. The nice thing about renting your equipment from them is with certain rental packages they throw in a free snorkeling boat trip. We have been on this free boat trip many times and it is an excellent way to snorkel with professionals in areas that you normally can’t get to on your own.
Penguins – The Hyatt Regency Maui
3 – Maui Tropical Plantation
4 – Black Rock
On Kaanapali Beach you can find Black Rock. Kaanapali Beach is absolutely beautiful, this is where we did most of our swimming and boogie boarding. We were visiting in July and the best time to get to the beach was in the morning or the late afternoon. The few times we headed to the beach mid day we found it to be a little windy.
If you are feeling adventurous Black Rock is the perfect place to go for a jump! Throughout the day you will see brave people climbing up and jumping off the rock.
This is also an excellent snorkeling place, but this comes with a warning. Years ago my dad did some snorkeling around black rock and ended up stuck in a rip tide. He was so worn out from trying to swim back in that he lost all of his strength and someone had to swim out and save him. Most days are probably fine, but on this day there was a terrible rip tide and he barely made it back in.
Old Lahaina Town
Town of Paia
If you have time I would spend half a day enjoying the little town of Paia. There are a lot of unique free trade shops and local art for sale. We found the best pizza place, Flatbread Company! The pizza alone was worth the trip.
Paia is known for having rain, and the entire time we were walking around it was raining on and off. When in Maui it is best to embrace the weather and forget about the way your hair looks. Ho’okipa Beach Park is not far and you can see the famous wind surfers. When we stopped by we were able to see giant turtles that were on the beach too.
We love to visit Maui whenever we can and these were 8 activities that we did with our young kids. All of these places are free and very entertaining!
The road to Hana and the drive up to Haleakala are also amazing fun activities, but I didn’t include these in my 8 recommended. The reason for leaving these out is I personally don’t think these long road trips are great for kids. I know my kids hate being stuck in the car and I know when I was a kid I didn’t enjoy them. If you love long car rides with kids then these would also be great activities!