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It might be a snowy winter where you live, but on Maui the winter air is warm, the sun is shining bright, and the palm trees are gently beckoning you to lay in their shade. Winter on Maui sees temperatures still hovering in the 70s, making it a perfect destination for those trying to escape the cold. Come enjoy all these winter activities in Maui!

Whale Watching

With whale season falling between November and May, and peak viewings between December and March, winter is an ideal time to vacation in Maui. Whales migrate each year from Alaska to the warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, offering travelers the amazing opportunity to see these gentle giants up close and personal. The best whale viewing areas are on the island’s west coast, where there are many boat tour companies specializing in whale sightings. Cruise along the Hawaiian coastline and watch in awe as these magnificent creatures breach and slap their tails. A boat tour is also a great way to admire the beauty of the Maui shoreline and it’s definitely one of the best winter activities in Maui!

Celebrate the Holidays Hawaiian-Style

Sing along with Mele Kalikimaka as it’s played around the island, where the holidays truly are green and bright. Head to the beach in your swimsuit and Santa cap, taking advantage of the warm Maui winter days. Why drape a pine tree with Christmas lights when you can decorate a 150-year-old banyan tree? Head to Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina for the first lighting of the season and enjoy the festivities and children’s activities throughout the day, held in early December.

Catch Some Waves

For avid surfers, winter is the best time to catch the largest waves. While the big breaks are for very experienced surfers only, it can be a great spectator sport as well. Head to the famous Peahi “Jaws” break to see big wave surfers catching waves up to 70 feet. Honolua Bay is also a popular spot for catching waves or watching from the shoreline. Maui has plenty of beaches with smaller waves for boogie boarding and swimming for those looking for a more relaxed winter day on the beach.

Book a Stay to Enjoy Some of These Winter Activities in Maui

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