Many of Maui Island’s key attractions are within easy driving distance of Kailua, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Hookipa Beach Park and the ever-popular Kuau Bay Beach. Also, be sure to check out the H.A. Baldwin Beach State Park and the Haleakala National Park.
Kailua has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Stroll around and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum in Puunene.
If the weather is good head outside and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Spend a morning in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului and Kahanu Garden. Hit the trail and explore the nature preserves for which this area is so renowned, like the Wainapanapa State Park in Hana. Feel the breeze through your hair at one of the local beaches, for example the Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului, the Red Sand Beach and Kalepolepo.
If you have a passion for golf, take a trip to the Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
For a real taste of Kailua, think about staying at one of the area’s many accommodation options. Make reservations for the Maui Seaside Hotel, Kahului, the Aston Maui Lu, Kihei, or the Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului.