Trip Plan Details
- Sugar Cane Train17 Kaka'alaneo Dr, Lahaina,Maui, HI, United Statesrecommended Sugar Cane TrainSlowly running a six-mile stretch of track between the old whaling town of Lahaina and the resorts of Ka'anapali beach in West Maui, the old-style steam locomotive crosses a high trestle and includes ... read moresome nifty narration on the way. Kids, as a rule, adore it.Matthew Crompton
Will a baby appreciate this? Unsure. Tots tend to be big fans, though.
- Kimo's Restaurant845 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761recommended Kimo's RestaurantWith fantastic views out over the Pacific and the islands of Lanai and Molokai, Kimo's might be the best place in Lahaina (the capital of West Maui) for a sunset meal or drink. The open-air dining ... read moreexperience is fantastic and the food -- predictably heavy on very fresh fish but broad enough to suit non-pescatarians as well -- is excellent. It's hardly cheap, but few things in Lahaina are, and the food and ambiance are worth the money.Recommended for:FoodiesMatthew Crompton
A bit touristy, but great views of the water, and good food.
- Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakalā National Park, HI 96790Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakalā National Park, HI 96790recommended Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakalā National Park, HI 96790Want to experience the surface of the moon without having to leave Earth's atmosphere? Pack your best pair of lungs and have a walk down into the cinder desert of Halekala on the lovely and ... read moreotherworldly Sliding Sands Trail. Being above the clouds amidst the austere palette of earth-hues is one of the best experiences on Maui, and not to be missed. Be forewarned that you're going to notice the climb back up -- going from sea level to hiking at this altitude is serious work.Matthew Crompton
This would be the 'adventure' rather than the 'infant' side of things, but it *is* pretty awesome.
- Waianapanapa State ParkWai'anapanapa State Parkrecommended Waianapanapa State ParkA stopoff on the famed 'Road to Hana' on Maui (and quite near to the town of Hana itself), the beach of black volcanic stone and the spiny flows of lava arches reaching out into the blue-green sea are ... read morepretty fantastic. Better still are the two freshwater cave pools a short walk away from the beach. Jump in and swim under the small crack in the cave wall to find a miniature grotto: very cool.Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsMatthew Crompton
It's adventure 'lite', but the freshwater cave pools and nifty lava tube here are pretty awesome.
- Iao Valley State ParkIao Valley Road, Wailuku, HI 96793recommended Iao Valley State ParkIf you want a break from the beach - the Iao Valley is an amazing option. While most of Maui is pretty dry, the Iao Valley is tropical and lush. You can come here and hike along the river, go for a ... read moreswim, and pluck fresh guavas off the vines as you go. Come prepared - even when it is hot and sunny in Lahaina, it can be raining in Iao.
recommended Baby BeachBest beach for kids on the north shore. A reef about 100 yards offshore creates a natural swimming pool protected from the waves. Best time to come is in in the morning. By early afternoon the ... read moretradewinds kick up and sand can start blowing. Great scene of local families.
- Maui Ocean Center192 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, Wailuku, HIrecommended Maui Ocean CenterWonderful place full of a variety of sea life. We even got to witness a traditional Hawaiian ritual in which turtles were released back into the ocean and new baby turtles were put into the aquarium. ... read moreIt was a great introduction to the animals, coves, and flora of the sea for our toddler who was mesmerized.
- Surfing Goat Dairy3651 Omaopio Road, Kula, HIrecommended Surfing Goat DairyLoved this place. It was something to do other than the beach and that didn't involve a long car ride - critical since we had a one year old with us. Our toddler loved feeding the goats. We bought ... read moresome delicious cheese and had a scrumptious lunch. I was tempted to take home a kid (meaning baby goat; I already had one to take home!)
commented on this trip
We went with a one year old so long car drives or too adventurous days (that we used to have) were out for us since food, diaper changes, and naps were all important. We stayed at the Westin Resorts which was family friendly. We went to the Surfing Dairy Farm -- if your baby is into animals, this will be especially fun (review on my profile). The Maui Ocean Center was also a big hit. We did the Hana Road road trip for a little while to get a taste. Since trips required a bit more planning with the baby, and our primary goal was to have fun and relax, we stayed on the beach and by the pool. We cooled off from the heat, the baby napped well, and we met other families and travelers while the baby played with new-found friends. Enjoy your trip!
- Playful Dolphins of LanaiLahaina Harbour, Lahaina, HI 96761
- Adventures on HorsebackP.O. Box 1419, Makawao, HI 96768
- B&B Scuba Diving Services1280 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753-8240
- Haleakala National Park (Kula)Haleakalā National Park, Kula, Hawaii 96790
- Bamboo ForestBetween mile marker 6 and 7, Hana Highway, Haiku, HI
- Twin Falls6300 Hana Highway, Haiku, HI
- Baked On Maui375 West Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI, United States