Many of Maui Island’s highlights are close to Maalaea, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Maui Ocean Center and the much-loved Maalaea Harbor. Also worth checking out are Kalepolepo and the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Visitors to Maalaea, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the nearby museums and theaters. Explore, learn and become intrigued in the various museums which include the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum in Puunene.
When it’s time escape the city, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. If you’re looking for a green urban park don’t miss the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Walk along the scenic coastline nearby such as the Kamaole Beach Park in Kihei, the Kamaole Beach Park 2 and the Kamaole Beach Park 3.
For a real taste of Maalaea, consider staying close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Maui Coast Hotel, Kihei, the Maui Seaside Hotel, Kahului, and the Aston Maui Lu, Kihei.