Hidden Gems of Maui: Off-the-Beaten-Path Discoveries

Posted on: September 14, 2023

Known for its breathtaking beaches and popular attractions, Maui is home to many hidden gems waiting to be explored. The places that are a bit farther off the beaten path offer a chance to escape the crowds and discover the island’s lesser-known treasures. Join us on our adventure today as we unveil some of Maui’s hidden gems!  

Hidden Waterfalls

Discover these hidden waterfalls in Maui on your next vacation! Makamakole Falls is located in West Maui and can be reached via a short, relatively easy, and scenic hike through the bamboo forest. This hidden gem has two waterfalls and even a pool! Check out more information here. Waimoku Falls is located along the Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park. This impressive 400-foot waterfall drops down a sheer lava rock wall and is surrounded by breathtaking, natural beauty.  

Garden of Eden 

The Garden of Eden is a hidden gem that you must see when visiting Maui. Part of the first Jurassic Park was filmed there, and its sights are truly one-of-a-kind. These botanical gardens include twenty-six acres of trails filled with vibrant colors and unique flowers. This is a spot where you can escape the crowds, relax, and enjoy Maui’s natural beauty.  

Paako Cove (Secret Beach) 

Paako Cove, AKA “Secret Beach,” is the perfect spot for escaping the crowds and taking that perfect Maui sunset or sunrise photo. This is more of a secluded beach and is a common spot for photoshoots and weddings. This is called the “Secret Beach” because you must walk through a lava rock wall to get there! 

Road To Hana  

The Road to Hana is where adventure meets history! This adventure lets you see the island’s beauty and learn about the legendary stories behind each spot. You can drive yourself or take a tour for a more historic experience!  

Nakalele Blowhole  

The Nakalele Blowhole is a naturally formed hole that connects to an underground ocean cave, and it erupts with water and air as frequently as every few minutes. You can enjoy the beauty of the blowhole, take some pictures, and then find the hiking trails nearby. Make sure you don’t get too close to the blowhole, as it can be dangerous.  

On your next Maui vacation, take a day or two to venture off the beaten path to find a world of hidden gems! If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay while on your Maui vacation, we invite you to browse our wide selection of condos at the Wailea Ekahi Village!