Let’s be honest vacation is expensive, and the Hawaiian Islands have a reputation for being especially spendy. It adds up fast when you factor in the cost of flights, lodging, meals, and activities. But luckily, there are several ways to budget your Maui vacation to help bring that cost down. Instead of paying for tours and activities, we recommend exploring the wealth of free things to do in Maui. From picturesque beaches to scenic hikes and free art galleries, Lahaina is an excellent place to have fun on a budget!
Epic Realty offers over 60 vacation rentals at various prices to accommodate vacationers on any budget. Read on to discover seven of our favorite free activities on Maui!
1. Visit the Largest Banyan Tree in the Country
Lahaina is home to the largest banyan tree in the country, spanning almost two acres with 16 impressive trunks. Stop at Banyan Court Park and enjoy a picnic under a tree that has been growing for over 140 years!
2. Take a Free Tour of Lahaina Town
Lahaina is known for its storied past, and over 60 significant sites highlight the rich history of our town today. We recommend downloading the Lahaina Historic Trail Walking Tour app to locate and learn about the historic sites before embarking on your self-guided tour.
3. Browse Lahaina Art Galleries
Art lovers looking for free things to do in Maui can visit several art galleries in Lahaina. Admire paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, woodwork, and more. Join the free Friday Night is Art Night event in Lahaina and meet local artists, view new art, and listen to live music.
4. Relax at Maui Beaches
Spending time at the beach is a must, and Lahaina has several beaches ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. We recommend Ka’anapali Beach and Napili Bay Beach for snorkeling and Baby Beach for families with kids.
5. Explore West Maui Hiking Trails
Although entry to hiking areas like Haleakala National Park charges an entry fee, there are plenty of places to hike in Maui for free! The Kapalua Coastal Trail is minutes away from Lahaina and takes you along a beautiful oceanfront path through lava fields. Discover more West Maui Hiking Trails on our blog.
6. Checkout Free Events on Maui
Free fun for all ages awaits with the Maui Friday Town Parties hosted in various towns across Maui County. Expect live music, delicious food, local artisans, and retailers. You can also stop at the Lahaina Cannery Mall for free weekly cultural events like hula shows and lessons.
7. Drive the Road to Hana
The Road to Hana is one of the most popular attractions in Maui, and it’s free! You can stop at over 15 awe-inspiring Maui waterfalls that highlight the natural beauty of our island. Marvel at must-stop waterfalls like Twin Falls and Wailua Falls.
Lahaina Vacation Rentals on a Budget
Discover all the free things to do in Maui near Lahaina, and choose Epic Realty to host your getaway. All our Lahaina vacation rentals feature fully appointed kitchens, so you can save money by cooking your meals instead of eating out. Our condos are also a part of resorts where you can enjoy amenities like swimming pools, tropical gardens, gas-fired BBQs, pavilions, and fitness centers. Visit us in Maui this summer and plan an affordable vacation with Epic Realty.