Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

Maui’s mobility-friendly activities

From time to time we have guests who are looking for mobility-friendly activities, and so I thought this might be a topic of interest for some.

To clarify our condos are not ADA (American Disability Association) compliant. Vacation rental condos are individually owned and generally not subject to ADA. Please do book a hotel or a condo that specifically state they are ADA compliant if you need that. Please ask questions about our condos, I’d be happy to give you more information.

Equipment rentals

Several of our guests have rented various items from Gammie’s Home Care, such as taller toilet seats, shower stools, walkers, even a recliner. Do check in with them if that would be helpful. I’m not sure if they’re open 7 days a week, so inquire about pickup and delivery options and please confirm with me as someone will need to be at the condo to accept delivery. For your own security, please do NOT give out your door code as that person would then have access to the condo during your stay.

Activity options

Here are several ideas of mobility-friendly activities for those with difficulties with stairs or with wheel chairs etc.

  • Maui Tropical Plantation ~ if you have hard time with stairs but can walk fine. This is one of my favorite central Maui places to visit. They have a farm and coffee store (Kumu Market), a few smaller stores, a tram to learn about various plants and crops grown on Maui. They have a Cafe o Lei and a TRAIN in the bar! (I’m such a boy mom, I get excited about this). The place is beautiful. They also have a beginner-level zipline for families.
  • the beach ~ wait what? Did you know Maui (and Kihei in particular) has a fair number of wheelchair accessible beaches? Kamaole 1 and 3 beaches in particular have ramps to access the beach. I’ve seen special wheel chairs to be used on sand at the lifeguard station. Not sure if you borrow them, or if they are for emergencies only, but one could ask. Note the life guard stations generally close up around 4pm.
  • Kamaole 3 is a beautiful county park with facilities and benches. Enjoy the shade and watch the waves from the grassy area above the beach.
  • Kalama Park has a beautiful paved ocean-front walkway.
the mobility-friendly walkway at Kalama Park
  • Go for an upcountry or Lahaina drive and enjoy the scenery.
  • Explore the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and boardwalk in North Kihei.
  • Enjoy a luau ~ though if you’ve gone pre-Covid, be prepared for sticker-shock. Luaus have gone up in price substantially. One option is to enjoy some free performances at the Shops at Wailea (check their schedule for various activities and concerts).
  • Enjoy sunset from your lanai, or closer up at a beach park.
  • Go for a whale watch or a sunset cruise ~ specifically ask when you book your tickets as to their accessibility.
  • Explore the Maui Ocean Center. According to their website they do have some wheel chairs available to borrow, so that might be a great option.

Do you have any suggestions for mobility-friendly activities? Send me a message and I’ll add them to the list!