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Top 4 Spots for Culture Lovers on Maui


A Maui performance takes place on the beach
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Margot Bigg is a journalist who has lived in the UK, the US, France, and India. She’s the author of Moon Living Abroad in India and Moon Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur and a co-author of Fodor's Essential India and Fodor's Pacific Northwest. Her stories have appeared in Rolling Stone India, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, and VICE.

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Margot Bigg is a journalist who has lived in the UK, the US, France, and India. She’s the author of Moon Living Abroad in India and Moon Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur and a co-author of Fodor's Essential India and Fodor's Pacific Northwest. Her stories have appeared in Rolling Stone India, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, and VICE.

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While many people associate Maui with lazy beach days and endless evening cocktails, the island offers plenty for culture lovers too. Here are a few ways to get your culture fix during your next trip to Maui.

Attend a luau

A luau on Maui.
A luau takes place on the beach. | Photo Credit: Anna Jurkovska / Shutterstock

For a glimpse of traditional Hawaiian culture, attend a luau, a party that combines live entertainment with traditional food. Expect to see hulu and fire dancing performances set to music while you dine on traditional food such as poi (taro paste) and roasted Kalua pig.

Check out the local museums

Outside Makawao History Museum on Maui.
Outside Makawao History Museum. | Photo Credit: EQRoy / Shutterstock

Maui has a number of small museums, many of which are housed in historic buildings. Highlights include archaeological artifacts and memorabilia-filled exhibits that showcase life on the islands in the 19th and early-20th centuries.

Set sail on a traditional outrigger canoe

Canoers on Maui.
Canoers explore the Pacific Ocean. | Photo Credit: EpicStockMedia / Shutterstock

Used by Polynesians since ancient times, outrigger canoes were instrumental in migration during the Austronesian period. To experience how ancient people sailed the seas, take a boat trip out in a modern incarnation of these sea canoes.

Take an art class

Painters at a class on Maui.
Painters enjoy an art class. | Photo Credit: RossHelen / Shutterstock

With its beautiful scenery and laid-back vibes, Maui has long been popular among artists; many have set up shop on the island and now make a living creating and teaching art. If you’re the crafty type, consider taking an art class; options range from glass blowing classes to paint-and-sip parties.

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