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The “Magic Isle” of Hawai‘i is known for its beaches, blue water, abundant marine life, the volcanic Haleakalā National Park, quaint towns and scenic drives.

Nature lovers pick Maui for its wildlife and dramatic landscapes, while active people come here for hiking, golfing and watersports. No matter what your interests are, Hawai‘i’s “Magic Isle” is a dream destination. The 80 or so beaches are inviting, the water is warm, the facilities are excellent and the countryside is lush.

Maui is serviced by Honolulu International Airport, and shortly after landing you can start exploring its capital Wailuku. This quaint commercial center is the gateway to the ‘Iao Valley and home to the Bailey House Museum.

If you visit in winter, travel west to historic Lahaina for whale-watching, or head northwest to Honolua Bay to watch surfers ride big barrel waves. Relax in award-winning resorts, such as Kaanapali Beach, to make the most of the island’s year-round warm weather.

In summer, when the water is calmer, enjoy snorkeling and diving off Kapalua Beach. Head south to Keawakapu to find a family-friendly beach, or spot green turtles at Maluaka and Wailea. Nearby Makena State Park has two distinct beaches and a volcanic crater. Set sail for the crescent-shaped Molokini crater island crater island for bird-watching, snorkeling or scuba diving.

From Makena, travel east and get above the clouds at the Haleakalā Crater (House of the Sun). Visit at dawn for one of the best views in the whole of the U.S. The diverse ecosystem of forest and volcanic rock that unfolds in front of you is where Maui originated. Explore Maui’s east coast and drive along the Hana Highway, an epic coastal journey with hairpin bends and old stone bridges. Stop off at waterfalls and swimming holes and visit the Garden of Eden Botanical Gardens and Arboretum to spot native and exotic plants.

A vacation in Maui can be expensive, but many people feel it is a small price to pay for paradise. Whether you are honeymooners seeking romance, families with energetic kids, couples looking to relax or youthful thrill-seekers, Maui shares its magic with everyone.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do on Maui page.

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Top Hotels in Maui

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is $259 per night

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock. Whalers Village and Kahekili ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5,710 reviews)

"I liked the location, gardens and beach. Hotel is old and need remodeling. Pool is pretty crummy"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Royal Lahaina Resort
Maui Coast Hotel
Maui Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI
The price is $199 per night

Situated in Kihei, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamaole Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Keawakapu Beach and Maluaka Beach are also within 6 mi (10 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,822 reviews)

"I liked the location of the hotel, was nice and clean and easy access to rooms the hospitality was excellent i would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Maui Coast Hotel
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI

Nestled on the beach, this Lahaina resort is within a 15-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village. Black Rock is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (3,180 reviews)

"Pools, beach, view was great. Great location to local village and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Maui

Kaanapali Beach
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Kaanapali Beach

4.5/5(2,521 reviews)

As one of the highest-ranking luxury beaches in the U.S., this stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear water is lined with high-end hotels and shops.

Napili Bay
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Napili Bay

4.5/5(823 reviews)

This vacation accommodation hotspot has everything you need. Its protected waters attract swimmers and snorkelers in summer, and surfers and body boarders in winter.

Whalers Village
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Whalers Village

4.5/5(1,446 reviews)

When you visit Whalers Village, a favorite shopping spot in Kaanapali, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Discover the beautiful sunsets and spas in this romantic area.

Wailea Beach
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Wailea Beach

4.5/5(1,614 reviews)

This stretch of powdery sand is part of an upscale resort community and is an ideal place to sunbathe, snorkel, and dive with Hawaiian green turtles and manta rays.

Haleakala National Park
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Haleakala National Park

4.5/5(697 reviews)

From mountain peaks to forested valleys, from the Pacific coastline to a volcanic crater, this national park encompasses a great diversity of natural habitats.

Kapalua Beach
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Kapalua Beach

4.5/5(1,376 reviews)

Calm, luxurious, picturesque and visited by amazing marine life, this is one of West Maui’s more family-friendly swimming and snorkeling destinations.

Top things to do in Maui

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Resort
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Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Resort

86% of travellers recommend
$141
Per adult
Zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation
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Zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation

98% of travellers recommend
$115
Per adult
Snorkeling Cruise to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town
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Snorkeling Cruise to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town

96% of travellers recommend
$128
Per adult
Underwater Submarine Adventure
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Underwater Submarine Adventure

92% of travellers recommend
$122
Per adult
Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Sunset Dinner Cruise

86% of travellers recommend
$104
Per adult
Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop
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Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop

90% of travellers recommend
$145
Per adult

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