Top 10 Cheap Maui Things To Do on a Budget

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Best cheap things to do while on Maui

With a little patience and an adventurous spirit, Maui can be surprisingly inexpensive. We’ve curated a list of great things to do on a budget while still experiencing some of the most incredible activities and beautiful scenes while on the Valley Isle.

Camp On The Beach

The only thing better than a room on the beach is a campsite on the beach. Camping is a rewarding activity in itself. There are over a dozen official campsites on Maui-county, state, national, and private. Many are just steps away from the ocean.

Maui Budget Activities Camping

Maui Budget Activities Camping

Maui Budget Activities Camping

Go To The Swap Meet

The Maui Swap Meet may just be the best deal on the entire island. Admission is only $0.50 with free re-entry and free parking. The swap meet is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Hawaii in Kahului. The over 200 vendors sell fresh produce, Hawaiian shaved ice, arts and crafts, handmade soaps, and even massages. There is literally something for everyone.

Maui Budget Activities Swap Meet

Maui Budget Activities Swap Meet

Maui Budget Activities Swap Meet

Go Snorkel

The best free activity on Maui is in the ocean! Relaxing on the beach, swimming, and enjoying the sunset will cost you absolutely nothing, but if your budget permits, consider adding snorkeling to your plans for the day. Crystal clear water on many parts of the island allows you to get up close and personal with turtles, eels, manta rays, octopus, sea urchins, and hundreds of species of fish.

Maui Budget Activities Snorkel

Maui Budget Activities Snorkel

Maui Budget Activities Snorkel

Eat At Food Trucks

Food trucks are a culinary phenomenon popping up not just in major metropolitan areas but also in Maui. Food trucks were in Maui long before the craze hit the mainland. You can find food trucks for Mexican, Hawaiian, BBQ, gourmet grilled cheese, wood-fired pizza, and just about any ethnic cuisine imaginable at half the price of a sit-down restaurant. Mobile eating comes with a severely discounted price tag!

Maui Budget Activities Food Truck

Maui Budget Activities Food Truck

Maui Budget Activities Food Truck

Do Happy Hour

Finding the right happy hour is the key to making Maui restaurants affordable. Finding a happy hour with both drinks and food is no small feat. There are even a handful of places where you can eat and drink for under $10 total.

Best Budget Activities Maui Happy Hour

Top Budget Activities Maui Happy Hour

Best Budget Activities Maui Happy Hour

Whale Watching

Finding the right happy hour is the key to making Maui restaurants affordable. Finding a happy hour with both drinks and food is no small feat. There are even a handful of places where you can eat and drink for under $10 total.

Top Budget Activities Maui Whale watching

Best Budget Activities Maui Whale watching

Best Budget Activities Maui Humpback whale

Take A Tour At

Maui Brewing Company (605 Lipoa Parkway Kihei.) proudly holds claim to being the only craft beer brewed
on Maui.

Top Maui Made Brewing Company

Best Kihei Activities Maui Brewing Company

Best Kihei Activities Maui Brewing Company Maui Brewing Company

Go To The Lavender Farm

The Ali’i Kula Lavender farm is a quiet sanctuary with some of the best views on the island. Ali’i, now in its 14th year, offers $4 admission for adults and $3 for kama’aina, military and seniors. Ali’i is the type of place you could stumble upon by accident and end up being the highlight of your day. The only problem is you would never accidentally stumble upon it. It’s nestled at a 4,000 foot elevation in Kula, on the slopes of Haleakala.

Best Plantation Maui Lavender Farm

Top Budget Activities Maui Ali' Kula Lavender Farm

Best Maui Made Lavender Farm

Pick Strawberries

Kula Country Farms makes for a perfect picnic lunch spot on the descent from Haleakala. Some of the freshest produce on the island is available here. They allow you to pick your own strawberries for just $4 a pound. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Top Budget Activities Kula Country Farms

Top Budget Activities Maui Kula Country Farms

Top Budget Activities Maui Kula Country Farms

Drive Through Makawao

A drive through Makawao in upcountry is a fitting budget activity in Maui, offering breathtaking views of the north shore, art galleries, farmland, and a feeling of “Old Hawaii”. It reveals a slower pace of life with a charming, rustic appeal.

Top Budget Activities Makawao Maui

Best Budget Activities Makawao

Top Budget Activities Makawao

Source: prideofmaui.com

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