Things to Do in Maui in the Rain

Things to Do in Maui in the Rain
Sometimes the lush beauty that is Maui means ample rainstorms. This is a good thing considering the seemingly endless supply of vegetation, but it can be disappointing for tourists. However, there are plenty of great activities for the entire family to take part in even when the weather is a bit rainy on this island paradise.

Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium where tourists can check out a 750,000-gallon tank with more than 2,000 fish in it. Visitors will learn about reefs, sea turtles, sharks and all sorts of other marine species. One of the most interesting attractions is the Stingray Dive where you can actually dive into the tank and swim with the stingrays. The facility stays open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except in July and August, when it stays open until 6 pm.

Maui Ocean Center
192 Ma'alaea Rd.
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 270-7000
mauioceancenter.com

Maui Crafts Guild

The Maui Crafts Guild is located in Paia. It's a great place to check out some of the island's local art. The guild has 30 member artists including painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and wood workers. The guild is in a small plantation-era town. Admission is free and the guild is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maui Crafts Guild
69 Hana Highway Paia, Maui, Hawaii
PO Box 790609 Paia, HI 96779
(808) 579.9697
mauicraftsguild.com

Whalers Village Museum

It may be hard to believe, but Maui was once heavily dependent on whaling and that is evident at the Whalers Village Museum. You can learn an abundance about the whales themselves as well as about the lives of whalers. The village where the museum is located also offers fun rainy-day activities like lei making and hula lessons.

Whalers Village
2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Bldg H-6
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 661-4567
whalersvillage.com/museum.htm

Article Written By Catherine Madison

Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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