5 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer—Besides the Beach

Posted by Staff Writer on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 6:37am.

I think we can all agree that summer is too short, so the last thing we want to do is complain about the heat when we have it. Lucky for those visiting or living on Maui, there are lots of ways to beat the heat in the dog days of summer. Of course, the No. 1 way to do so is usually the beach  but we’ve got a few other ideas in store to switch it up.

Find a Waterfall

Photo by Thomas.

There’s nothing more refreshing than crisp, clear water on a hot summer day. Good thing for those living on Maui, there are plenty of pristine ponds and cascading waterfalls to take a dip in when temperatures soar. From Bamboo Forest to Twin Falls, many of Maui’s most popular waterfalls offer multiple swimming spots and waterfalls to explore.

Support Your Local Brewery

Sit back, relax and enjoy an ice cold beer  at one of Hawaii’s best craft breweries, Maui Brewing Company. From their Coconut Hiwa Porter to Bikini Blonde Lager, the brewery offers something for every avid beer lover. And for those especially interested in the beer-making process, the brewery offers daily tours several times a day.

Venture Upcountry

From quaint small towns to nature preserves, Upcountry Maui is home to some of our favorite places where you can enjoy tranquility and quiet  along with refreshing temperatures only found at Maui’s higher altitudes. Check out the Kula Botanical Garden or venture all the way up to Haleakala to the crater, where you’ll find temperatures at least 30 degrees cooler than those at sea level.

Grab a Snorkel

With a snorkel and fins, you'll see an entirely different side of the island.  In the refreshing Pacific Ocean, you'll experience a whole new world of color and wonder. Swim with green sea turtles and tropical fish of all colors as you cool down in the azure waters. Whether you're in South Maui or Kaanapali, there are dozens of spots to beat the heat while experiencing an entirely different part of the island.  


From the historic Maui Tropical Plantation to the lush slopes of Pi’iholo Ranch, there are dozens of spots all across the island where you can whiz through the air. Sail over lush forest canopies and take in some of the most breathtaking views on island  all while tropical breezes keep you cool on a hot summer day.

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