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Rainy Day Maui Activities

10 things to do on a rainy day in Maui

Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center

A favorite rainy day activity for both resident and visitors alike is the Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium. With 75% of the center enclosed and out of the rain, this makes the perfect place to spend some time indoors. The center is open daily and has a vast array of marine life including sharks, turtles, manta rays and many endemic fish that you may not even see on your snorkeling excursion. Your pass is good all day, so visit some of the sights and then have lunch at Sea Escape or Beach Bums and refreshed by fresh island food and drinks.

Hotel Activities

Keoni's Hotlava Dancefit teach guestsHula at the Mana Kai Resort

Keoni’s Hotlava Dancefit teach guests Hula at the Mana Kai Resort

Many hotels and resorts will keep you entertained for hours with different cultural activities. Learn to make a flower lei or coconut candle. Always wanted to learn to play the ukulele or dance the hula, this may be just your chance. Check with your resort for daily activities.

View Maui’s Webcams

Kai Kanani Makena Webcam

Kai Kanani Makena Webcam

Many times it may be raining on one part of the island, but completely sunny somewhere else. Check out our blog on the many live webcams here on Maui if you are serious about finding the sun.

See a show ‘Ulalena at the Maui Theater



Step back into the history of Hawaii with this acrobatic and musical performance at the Maui Theater. While the dancers and singers are the stars of the show, the 100 musical instruments will mesmerize you and take you back to a time long ago. A visit to Ulalena is a cultural delight outside of your average Maui experience.

See another show

Burnin Love – an Elvis show you can believe in

One the most authentic Elvis shows you will ever see is Darren Lee of Burnin’ Love in Lahaina. Darren sings favorites Blue Hawaii, Suspicious Minds, Teddy Bear and more. This lively show is fun for all ages and always leaves everyone smiling.

Read a book

Rainy day books

Rainy day books

One of the great things about the rain is it often forces to slow down, sit back, and relax. A little bit of rain may be Mother Nature’s way of telling you to take a break. Grab a book and sit on your lanai with a cup of tea and dive into that book you’ve been meaning to get to. You can find many books about the history of Hawaii and other great treasures at The Friends of the Library

Go to a Museum!

Museums are a great way to learn about Hawai’i’s past and still stay dry. Learn the workings of a sugar cane plantation next to Hawaii’s largest working sugar factory at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. A visit to the Bailey House Museum will also take you back in time as it currently holds the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in Maui County and features some amazing Hawaiian paintings and quilts. If it’s whales you are in to, head to the Whalers Village Museum to learn about Humpback Whales and the history of Lahaina as a whaling town.

Shop til you drop!

Wailea Gateway Center home to Kai Kanani Sailing Charters and many shops and restaurants

Wailea Gateway Center home to Kai Kanani Sailing Charters and many shops and restaurants

Why waste a beautiful sunny day shopping, when you should be snorkeling with Kai Kanani. Take advantage of this rainy day and head out to find unique treasures for friends or yourself. The Wailea Gateway Center and Shops at Wailea on the South side have an abundance of stores and restaurants to entertain you for hours. On the West Side Whalers Village is a favorite for Ka’anapali guests. Paia Town on the North Shore and Makawao upcountry are both famous for their eclectic shops and quaint restaurants. Front Street in Lahaina has a vast amount of art if you are looking to take something home for your walls.

Island Art Party

Island Art Party Fun

Island Art Party Fun

Grab a friend and paintbrush and head to Island Art Party for a fun afternoon or evening of Island themed painting. From beginners to advanced, this music filled session is fun for everyone. Snacks and drinks are available and you get to take your painting home with you.

Treat yourself – visit a spa

Pedicure Time

Take some time for yourself to get pampered. A soak in the spa, massage, and facial may be just the ticket to get you into vacation mode.

We don’t get very many rainy days here in Maui, but when we do it’s a fun way to do something different or just relax and enjoy your vacation. Feel free to give us a call here at Kai Kanani and we have other suggestions for your rainy day.

And no matter what, don’t forget… No Rain….No Rainbows.