With some of the best cuisine on the island of Maui, miles upon miles of sandy white beaches and unbelievably friendly locals, the Hawaiian town of Waialua has it all! Enjoy the beach related attractions found along the North Shore, sample some of Hawaiian cooking found at the island's best restaurants on the main street, Haleiwa, or go shopping at the high-end boutiques and outdoor malls on Goodale Avenue.
Be sure to make time for some of these activities in Waialua that have made the town such a popular vacation spot:
- North Shore Surf and Cultural Museum: This museum gives visitors great insight into the history of surfing and features a range of surfboards dating as far back as the 19th century.
- Go to the Beach: Spend some time on the areas sugar white beaches. Haleiwa Army Beach and Kawailoa Beach are just two of the most popular beaches in Waialua.
- Go Skydiving: Several local companies will take you 20,000 feet in the air with an experienced instructor for a tandem dive overlooking the beautiful scenery that you won't soon forget.
There are plenty of other things to do in Waialua besides relax on the beach, including attending one of the many major festivals in and around the area. Sample hundreds of local flowers and plants at the Haiku Ho'olaulea and Flower Festival in March, watch movies from the best Hawaiian filmmakers at the Maui Film Festival in June, or go on a whale watching tour during the Whale Day celebration in February.
No matter where you want to stay in Waialua, there's a vacation rental that will meet your every need. Rent a luxury condo just steps from one of the beaches in town, or book an apartment within walking distance of all the stylish restaurants and trendy boutiques.
If you have some extra time to explore, there are plenty of great day trip options on the island of Maui that can be reached in two hours or less by car. Spend a day sampling world-class shopping in Kailua, or visit the picturesque views found throughout Lahaina.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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