Is February A Good Time to Visit Maui? Read This First!

Maui is a great place to head to for some winter sun, especially in February.

Not only is the weather better than it is in some parts of the world, but Maui is less crowded in February than it is during the summer months and it’s a perfect month to do some whale watching! 

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Maui in February, from the weather to the activities on offer.

Sunset at the beach with palm trees.

Does it Rain a lot on Maui in February?

While the weather on Maui in February is a lot better than some places in the U.S., rainstorms are not uncommon and it is a bit cooler than other months, especially on the northeast side of the island. 

Still, Maui does have less rainfall than some other islands, like Kauai for example. But the rain in Maui also has an interesting upside in February.

It can make the Road to Hana waterfalls even more dramatic and beautiful. 

How Warm is it on Maui in February?

Since Hawaii is the only State in the U.S located in the topics there is not as much of a difference between the seasons as other states. 

The average high temperature is around 80°F, while the average low temperature is around 65°F.

Is Maui Humid in February?

Maui is lovely and balmy in February, and while you may see the locals wandering around in warmer clothing, everything is relative.

You can get away with wearing a t-shirt and shorts on Maui in February. Always make sure to pack the right clothes for your stay. 

What’s Swimming Like on Maui in February?

The ocean temperature is about 75°F in February, which is a more than comfortable temperature for a swim.

Are There Hurricanes on Maui in February?

Hurricanes and tropical storms are quite rare on Maui, but of course it’s still good to be prepared if you visit during hurricane season.

As the hurricane season in Hawaii is June through November though, you miss it completely by visiting in February.

Will it Be Crowded on Maui in February?

You’ll be pleased to know that Maui is not crowded in February.

This means that finding parking at snorkel spots and beaches is easier, you don’t have to worry about booking activities like whale watching and sunset cruises far in advance, the beaches are not too busy, and you don’t need to book the two most popular luaus months in advance either.

As far as visitor numbers go for Maui, February isn’t the slowest month for tourists, but it’s still below average.

Are There Things to Do on Maui in February?

By far the best activity to partake in on Maui in February is whale watching, and Maui has the best opportunities for whale watching in Hawaii.

Whale watching is why most people visit Maui this time of year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful, majestic humpback whales who make the warm waters of Maui their home.

Every January through March the whales migrate from Alaska to mate, calve, and birth their young. You can view these beautiful creatures via boats, kayak, rafts, or even trails. 

While you are still able to do the most popular activities like surfing and snorkeling in February, if you’re a whale lover there’s plenty of special whale based activities to do too. 

Whale Day in Kalama Park is a great day for the family, filled with interactive displays. A whale parade is also hosted on this day.  Concert cruises also take place as part of February’s Whale Festival, featuring live music and food.

If you’re lucky you may see a humpback whale or two.

Is February A Good Time to Get Married on Maui?

Maui’s warm weather all year round makes it a beautiful location to get married, but certain times of the year provide better weather than others.

But as these are usually peak times for weddings, you’ll find that venues are fully booked and prices are higher. 

Winter is a peak wedding season in Maui, because the warm weather provides a reprieve from the colder weather elsewhere. 

Are There Beautiful Sunsets on Maui in February?

The sun sets around 6:30 PM on Maui in February, and there are a couple of beautiful locations to watch the sunset. 

Makena Cove Secret Beach: One of the best sunset spots in Maui, this cove is perhaps Maui’s best kept secret. You reach this cove via a path and a rock wall, and while the beach is often crowded, its crystal clear water, lava rocks, and palm trees make it a scenic and idyllic sunset spot. 

Po’olenalena Beach Park: Tucked between South Maui resorts and the popular Big Beach you’ll find Po’olenalena, also known as Chang’s Beach. This beach is less crowded in the evenings, and its breathtaking sunset views have made it a popular location for wedding ceremonies. When you see the beautiful sunset for yourself, it’s easy to see why so many newlyweds are drawn to this location!

What Should I Pack for My Trip to Maui in February?

For a vacation to Maui in February, pack everything you would bring on a beach vacation, such as swimsuits, shorts, t-shirts, and sunblock. But also remember that in the evenings it can be breezy and cool, and you’re more likely to encounter rain.

Pack light jackets, a hoodie, and some rain gear alongside your usual vacation essentials. 

Which Tropical Fruits Are In Season on Maui During February?

Rambutan is a tropical fruit which is in season during February on Maui, and is one of the most exotic Hawaiian fruits. Its hairy red and green shell is hard to miss and totally photogenic!

Rambutan tastes like Lychee, but a bit more tart. To eat this unusual fruit, slice open the skin with a knife and dig the meat out. It’s best enjoyed as a refreshing afternoon snack.

It’s available in Hawaii during February and March and you can purchase it from local farmers markets. 

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