The season of fall holds a promise of change in the air. Instead of watching the world around you transform this autumn, consider taking change into your own hands with a change of scenery. Sometimes the best way to refresh your soul is to step out of the daily routine and immerse yourself in a new destination. In the desirable destination, you will find inspiring scenery, top things to do in Maui, and an air of eternal summer. Of course, amidst the white sand beaches and thundering waterfalls, you will also find hints of traditional fall with pumpkin patches, cider, and festivities for the kids. When fall descends on the Hawaiian Islands, you will find a unique mix of tropical island life alongside all your fall favorites. Use this fall guide to Maui to step into some much-needed changes this fall!
Fall Activities in Maui
It may come as a surprise that Hawaii has its share of pumpkin patches, but it is true that you can spend the morning soaking up the sun at the beach and then head to the nearby pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin. Kula Country Farms is open daily throughout October and offers a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds, all locally grown on the farm. Located in the highlands, the scenery looks out over pumpkin-dotted fields to the ocean and mountains beyond. Pick up everything you’ll need to carve your pumpkin here, as well as additional fresh produce and flowers. The kids will love observing the farm’s resident animals!
Festivals of Aloha begins in September and run throughout the month of October and aim to perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian culture. From attending a lei making class to listening to Native Hawaiian tunes, you will find a wide range of activities of interest throughout this series of events. The kickoff to the festival takes place under the legendary Lahaina banyan tree and includes activities for the keiki (kids), local eats, works by local artists, and Hawaiian music and hula.
Participate in some old-fashioned fun things to do in Maui at the Maui County Fair, which is also held yearly in the fall. Festivities kick off with a parade and continue on the fairgrounds with carnival rides, games, food, and live music.
If you just can’t pass up the opportunity to don a costume for Halloween, pack your best disguise and plan to spend Halloween in Lahaina. Nicknamed the Mardi Gras of the Pacific, the evening begins family-friendly with a children’s Halloween costume parade. Lively festivities continue well into the night, presenting a memorable evening of fun for the adults.
Fall Weather in Maui
With the arrival of fall comes the dissipating heat of summer. Fall days in Maui are still plenty warm for beach days and outdoor adventures, but without the more intense humidity of the summer months. With fewer crowds and more comfortable temperatures, this makes fall a great time to visit Maui! As fall gets into full swing, nighttime temperatures occasionally dip into the upper 60s, so bring along a light jacket for evening strolls.
Top Things to Do in Maui on a Fall Day
Aside from all the fall fun activities that dot the calendar throughout the season, the simple ways of enjoying island life remain. Maui offers miles of white sand beaches that have earned worldwide acclaim, so your day spent along a postcard perfect beach is never far away. Maui’s waters remain warm throughout the fall, presenting opportunities for water activities such as boogie boarding, snorkeling, surfing, and stand up paddle boarding.
Take a break from the beach to explore Maui’s dining scene, where you fill find a delicious Pan Asian cuisine awaits. In addition to a strong Native Hawaiian culture, you will also find many other Asian cultures represented in Maui, which is evident in its cuisine. From fresh seafood dishes to Pan Asian dishes created with ingredients fresh from the island, Maui’s dining scene will not disappoint.
The less intense heat of fall makes the top things to do in Maui outdoors evenmore enjoyable. Set out down a scenic hiking trail or spend some time soaking in the majesty of a cascading waterfall. Other outdoor adventures such as ziplining, horseback riding, and ATVing all offer more opportunities for island fun. If your trip is scheduled for the end of fall, you may be lucky enough to catch the beginning of whale watching season. Every fall, humpback whales make their way from Alaskan to Hawaiian waters to spend the winter. A variety of Maui whale watching tours are offered that will provide a thrilling experience viewing whales in their natural habitat off the island’s coast.
Fall Vacation Rentals in Maui
Soak up the beauty of fall on Maui from a vacation rental you will look forward to returning to at the end of the day. Our Maui vacation rentals offer a tropically inspired home base for your Maui getaway!