Free Maui

Free Maui activities, destinations, and shows are listed on this one page.

You have plenty of opportunities to spend money on activites like luaus, snorkeling, whale watching, and tours.

Use this page to learn how to do many of these same activities on your own for free.

Free Maui Hula Shows

Free Maui hula shows vary in quality - the best is the show at Whalers Village at Kaanapali. Want to see a luau show, but not spend any money?

The best free Maui hula shows (Polynesian hula and Tahitian dance) are on an outdoor stage at Kaanapali's Whalers Village.

Free Maui Whale Watching

Free Maui whale watching from our lanai (balcony) Free Maui whale watching is an easy and inexpensive way to observe humpback whales that winter around Maui from November to May.

You don't have to pay for a boat to take you to the humpback whales. You can watch for them from all types of vantage points such as beaches, cliffs, restaurants, and your hotel room.

Free Maui Volcano Haleakala

The Maui volcano Halekala crater Most Maui vacationers drive to the summit of the Maui volcano Haleakala. This trip is almost free, the only cost is a $10 per car entrance fee to Haleakala National Park.

In addition to viewing the volcano crater, you can also use the free hiking paths such as Sliding Sands Trail down into the center of Haleakala.

Free Maui Road to Hana

Parts of the road to Hana was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 2001. You can drive this road for the cost of a tank of gas.

Be prepared to see waterfalls, steep cliffs, ocean views, rugged lava beaches, black sand beaches and red sand beaches. Just past Hana is Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools), part of Haleakala National Park.

Keanae Park on the road to Hana coast


Free Maui Beaches

D.T. Fleming Beach Park on Maui All Maui beaches are free. But many Maui beaches have limited shoreline access and little parking.

View the best Maui beaches for activities such as sunning, swimming, snorkeling and surfing.

Maui has black sand beaches, red sand beaches, classic white sand beaches, and lava rock beaches. And they're all free.

Free Maui Culture and History

How about inserting some Free Maui culture and history into your visit to Lahaina and Front Street? While you are visiting the famous Banyan Tree Park or Lahaina Harbor, you will be walking by many historic and cultural sites.

Print out the 30 minute Lahaina Historic Trail and take it with you to Maui.


The Banyan Tree on the Lahaina Historic Trail Wing Ho Chinese Museum on the Lahaina Historic Trail The Old Lahaina Lighthouse on the Lahaina Historic Trail
Banyan Tree | Wo Hing Chinese Museum | Old Lahaina Lighthouse
The old Lahaina Courthouse on the Lahaina Historic Trail The Pioneer Inn on the Lahaina Historic Trail The Baldwin Missionary Home on the Lahaina Historic Trail
Old Lahaina Courthouse | Pioneer Inn | Baldwin Missionary Home
The Fort on the Lahaina Historic Trail Prison on the Lahaina Historic Trail The Hale Piula on the Lahaina Historic Trail
Waterfront Fort | Hale Pa’ahao - Prison Street | Hale Piula

The Lahaina Jodo Mission grounds include the largest Buddha statue outside Japan, standing twelve feet tall and weighing over three tons. Maui has welcomed immigrants from many religions and countries.

The Lahaina Jodo Mission in north Lahaina near Mala Wharf includes the largest Buddha statue outside of Japan, a pagoda, bell tower, and Buddhist temple.

Free admission to the grounds (they do accept donations)

Lahaina Center has a Hawaiian cultural exhibit - Hale Kahiko - right in the middle of the parking lot. A free Maui hula show in the middle of a outdoor shopping mall parking lot? Lahaina Center does a good job of mingling a free show with some Hawaiian culture at the free outdoor exhibit Hale Kahiko (ancient house) - a replica of a Hawaiian village.

Free Maui Whalers Museum - Kaanapali

Whalers Village Museum at Kaanapali includes one of the largest scale models of a whaling ship in the world.Open daily from 9:30 am to 10 pm, the Whalers Village Museum offers free admission to over 200,00 visitors a year. Inside they have everything you ever wanted to experience about whales and whalers in Maui during the mid 1800's.

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Free Maui Activities

Free Maui activities give your wallet a break during your Maui vacation. Click on any link or picture below to go to the related free Maui activity page.

Free Maui Beaches

Free Maui - Beaches


Free Maui Volcano Haleakala

Free Maui - Volcano Haleakala


Free Maui Hula Shows

Free Maui - Hula Shows


Free Maui Road to Hana

Free Maui - Road to Hana


Free Maui Whalers Village Museum

Free Maui - Whalers Village Museum


Free Maui Snorkeling Beaches

Free Maui - Snorkeling Beaches


Free Maui Historic Trail

Free Maui - Lahaina Historic Trail - Banyan Tree


Free Maui Hawaiian Village

Free Maui - Hale Kahiko at Lahaina Center


Free Maui Jodo Mission

Free Maui - Lahaina Jodo Mission


Free Maui Bodyboarding

Free Maui - Best Bodyboarding Beach


Free Maui Whale Watching Locations

Free Maui - Whale Watching Beaches & Cliffs