Known as paradise on earth, the Hawaiian islands are the most secluded islands on the globe, really giving you the chance to escape reality in a truly beautiful location.
The island of Maui is the second-largest island in Hawaii and has around 2.5 million visitors exploring its glorious land each year.
Maui is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets, so it isn’t hard to understand why it attracts so many visitors.
However, like all the Hawaiian islands, Maui is subject to quite a bit of rainfall at certain times of the year.
When Is The Rainy Season In Maui?
The amount of rain you’ll experience in Maui is subject to what time of year, and what part of the island you are on.
The south of the island, where you’ll find areas such as Wailea and Makena, are normally dry and warm.
However, if you travel more to the west, to areas such as Kapalua, you’re likely to experience more rain.
The wettest time of year is usually in the winter, from around November to late March, but this may vary.
However, you may find yourself in Maui during the wet months as these times tend to be off-season, so all accommodation and flights are cheaper.
Maui is a beautiful island, and although you may experience rainfall, this should not deter you from its beauty, and there are many wonderful things you can do while it’s raining, and let’s not forget, after rain, comes an outstanding rainbow!
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt!
Why not take advantage of the rain and go for a drive! You are guaranteed to experience some beautiful scenery and maybe catch a rainbow or two!
Be sure to ask the staff at your accommodation for recommended road tracks, as some of them can get dangerous if there’s heavy rainfall.
Check Out A Spa
If where you’re staying suddenly experiences some downpour, Maui has an array of spas, offering some wonderful treatments.
A Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that every individual needs to experience at least once in their lives.
They are known for soothing the body and restoring energy, by using a range of techniques such as breathing, prayer, and nut oils. These massages are great for relieving any stress or tension in the body.
Imagine experiencing one while listening to the pitter-patter of raindrops outside…
Visit Some Art Galleries
Hawaii is known for its vibrant and colorful art, and Maui is home to some wonderful local artists.
There are an array of gorgeous art galleries tucked in corners all over Maui, displaying their local artists’ work proudly.
These places offer a quiet sanctuary for when it’s pouring with rain outside.
Tuck Into A Delicious Meal And A Cocktail Or Three!
Hawaii has some of the best food on the planet, and is the creator of the oh so trendy poke bowl!
Enjoy a delicious meal while observing the rain from any of Maui’s beautiful restaurants. You can also enjoy a Mai Tai from the very place it was created!
Maui is the home to a local vodka distillery! This distillery is open for tastings from 12-5 pm, and they accept walk-ins, which is perfect if an unexpected downpour hits you.
Their vodka is made with desalinated deep ocean mineral water that has been taken from the Kona coast.
Enjoy learning about this family start up, and how they cultivate their unique vodka, while sipping on some of their top of the art cocktails.
A little rain doesn’t mean you need to hide indoors. One of the best things about Maui is that even if it’s raining, it’ll very rarely get cold! So why not visit some beautiful rainforests, you may even see a few waterfalls!
Release your inner child and enjoy the freedom of walking in the rain, just take a light raincoat, and you’re set!
This ultimate Hana tour will guide you through some of the most beautiful sceneries, that may even look better when it’s raining!
If you don’t feel like getting wet, then visiting the Maui Ocean Center is definitely something that needs to be on your agenda.
It’s been open since the late 90s, and is the largest tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere.
Here you will learn about all the sea animals around Hawaii, as well as immersing yourself in Hawaiian culture.
This center also features a 3D sphere that will take you beneath the ocean’s surface, enabling you to come face to face with some of Hawaii’s most majestic humpback whales!
If you’ve got children, this is a wonderful activity that you can all do together as a family!
Vacations are for trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone. In Maui, you can take glass blowing classes!
This is the perfect activity to take part in when it’s raining, and you don’t want to be wandering outdoors.
You’re guaranteed to be going home with some beautiful souvenirs, and you may even unleash a hidden talent you never knew you had!
Go See A Show
Maui offers an array of shows to choose from, you can even experience a real-life Luau!
This is the perfect way to stay entertained and experience another aspect of Hawaii’s wonderful culture, without having to get soaking wet.
Maui is definitely one of the most beautiful places to visit, and as mentioned earlier, it is the second most visited place in Hawaii.
If you would like to avoid the rain, you should ensure you are travelling over during the dry season, but as this is a tropical island, mother nature will do as she wishes, so you may get caught in some rainfall even if you are there during the dry season.
However, it is still highly likely to be warm in temperature, and there are an array of activities you can do, indoors and outdoors, so don’t let the rain get you down. Maui will still astonish you no matter what the weather.