Things to Do in Maui When It Rains

Things to Do in Maui When It Rains
If you are planning a trip to Maui, a little rain should not take a toll on your plans. There are still plenty of things to do, and a little rain never hurt anyone, anyway. The rain is warm, and in a humid climate like the one found in Maui, the temperature should not vary much before and after the rain. You can still enjoy the same activities in the rain that you would on a beautiful, clear day.

Rainy Day Golf

Believe it or not, some people prefer to golf in the rain. The fairways are fairly empty on rainy days, and you don't have to worry about sweltering heat. The rains in Hawaii are warm, so you won't get cold, either. Usually, the rain will not last long, it leaves the hole in decent condition, and suddenly, the sun is out and shining again. It does sound a little odd, but there are at least a few golfers who enjoy playing in the rain.

Twin Falls Hike

Twin Falls is at the junction of a number of hiking trails. Although not spectacular, the area is pleasant and offers serenity. There is a rope swing that hangs over a natural pool, and some pools are deep enough to jump (not dive) into from the edge of the trails above. Never dive into the pools, which may be shallow, or hide rocks below the surface. These trails can become slippery, even in dry weather, so they may become treacherous in heavy rains. It is wise to check weather conditions before attempting the hikes, to be certain there are no heavy rains in the area.

Hawaii Nature Center

A rainy day is a great time to visit the Interactive Nature Museum at the Hawaii Nature Center. The museum exhibits provide an opportunity for hands-on activities for visitors of all ages to learn about Hawaii's natural history and culture. The glass solarium gives a view of the changing valley and touch pools offer more than just a look at stream life.

Hawaii Nature Center
875 Iao Valley Road
Wailuku, HI 96793-3009
(808) 244-6500

Whalers Village Museum

Learn about the whaling village that operated from 1825 to 1860. See a re-creation of a whaling ship that housed 25 men on voyages as long as five years as they harvested whales. There is a fine collection of scrimshaw, pictures carved into whale teeth and bone, then rubbed with ink to enhance the design. Learn about the whales that live in and visit Hawaiian waters. Tours are self-guided, and are available in a variety of languages.

Whalers Village Museum
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, #H6
Lahaina, HI 96761-1981
(808) 661-5992

Shapers Surf Museum

This unusual museum is located inside the surf shop near the Maui Ocean Center. Among exhibits are early Hawaiian wooden surfboards, vintage surfwear made from wool and old drawings and photos of surfing natives. There is also a display of tools used to shape the surfboards. Other items on display include wooden skateboards and an album collection from the 1960s linked to the lifestyle of surfers. It is presently Hawaii's only surf museum and is open daily.

Shapers Surf Museum
Maalaea Harbor Village
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 242-SURF


Article Written By Leigh Kelley

Leigh Kelley is a freelance writer who provides SEO Web copy to industry leading companies. Her work has appeared in publications such as "Bullys Magazine" and "Jonesboro Sun." Kelley earned a bachelor's degree in English from Arkansas State University.

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