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Maui, HI
Travel Guide

Maui Island

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.

Maui Travel Guide Video

Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is $239 per night from May 26 to May 26
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Awesome hotel.. low key.. great service all around.. you do have to leave the hotel for action.. the trolley will take you around locally.. i would stay again.. rooms are dated, but clean and nice!"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Royal Lahaina Resort
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is $459 per night from May 10 to May 10
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! (1,179 reviews)
"We enjoy the beach area and the daybeds."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $355 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Lahaina, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village. Black Rock is 0.7 mi (1.1 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Easy walk to black rock and to the beach. Small compared to other resorts there. Rooms are a little dated as the air conditioner sometimes worked, sometimes didn't and there are a couple of areas that really need a paint job."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
3 out of 5
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
The price is $249 per night from May 10 to May 10
Nestled on the beach, this Napili aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Napili Bay Beach and Napili Bay. Kapalua Beach and West Maui Mountains are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (426 reviews)
"It was very nice , no tv but was a quiet place to stay and right next to the beach, I would stay there again"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
Kahana Falls Maui
Kahana Falls Maui
3.5 out of 5
4260 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
This family-friendly Lahaina condo resort is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Kahana Beach and West Maui Mountains. Napili Bay and Kapalua ...
3.8/5Good! (609 reviews)
"Great location, great price, had a mini fridge, dishes, microwave and all the things I needed to eat cheap for the traveler on a budget."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Kahana Falls Maui
Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
4.5 out of 5
3800 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
Located in Wailea, this beachfront condo resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Shops at Wailea, Ulua Beach, and Ulua Beach Park. Mokapu Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)
"We loved the unit, spacious, high-quality finishes and fabulous view. Loved the service and the grounds. The cooktop was difficult to use, no directions. Otherwise perfect!!!!"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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