Things to Do on Maui on a Budget
Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, open daily 9a.m.-5p.m.
Beautiful tropical gardens that are free to walk through. They also have tours, shops, zip lines, entertainment, and food available.
Maui Swap Meet in Kahului, Saturdays from 7:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. ~ Fresh food and great souvenirs!
The Maui Swap Meet on Saturday morning is not free, but the entrance fee is only $0.50 ! It is a wonderful place to find a wide selection of small outdoor vendors. They sell very affordable jewelery and island knick-knacks, as well as having a large produce aisle! There are a variety of different food stands and desserts offered. We recommend going early in the morning rather than later because it gets hot, especially in the summer in the open sun. If you choose to go in the afternoon or late morning be advised, sunglasses are needed!
Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens at Iao Valley in Wailuku, open daily from 7:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
RECENTLY CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE, contact (808) 270-7232 Maui County District Office for current status
Shops at Wailea in Wailea, open Monday-Sunday 9:30a.m.-9:00p.m.
Its free to browse their Shops and galleries, but you may find something you can’t live without or decide to eat at one of their restaurants or take in a cultural event while you’re there! (See online calendar for event dates/times).
Haleakala National Park (home to Maui’s dormant volcano Haleakala) in Makawao (half day trip from South Side), open year-round 7 days a week
$20 day pass for most private vehicles. Check website for information on fees/passes, Sunrise reservation system and more!