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.

Where to stay in Maui

Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel
3 out of 5
100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI, 96732
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $263 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kahului. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,185 reviews)
"a nice and affordable room. property is located close to the airport but no airport noise. property is on the 'other' side of Maui where the activities are on the other side of the island, 30 mins away. definitely hire a car while you are here. room was clean and safe"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Maui Seaside Hotel
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $400 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 3
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"The property and staff were incredible! My only issue was the price for parking and umbrella and chairs, as a paying guest, some things should be included in the price of the room. Still had a great time."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Royal Lahaina Resort
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $695 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,247 reviews)
"Thank you for the beautiful stay. Our 3 bedroom suite was super spacious, super clean, so beautiful & had a wonderful garden & ocean view. The valet, Market & check in staff were all so courteous & helpful. Loved our stay."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
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.
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
3 out of 5
45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $484 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,995 reviews)
"Quiet resort by a quiet beach. Resort staff were kind and attentive. Our room was very comfortable-enjoyed the patio being on one side of the room and the entrance on the other side of the room. The resort grounds were well-kept and the pools were clean with plenty of patio chairs. Especially enjoyed ..."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $695 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,247 reviews)
"Thank you for the beautiful stay. Our 3 bedroom suite was super spacious, super clean, so beautiful & had a wonderful garden & ocean view. The valet, Market & check in staff were all so courteous & helpful. Loved our stay."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Aston Kaanapali Shores
Aston Kaanapali Shores
3.5 out of 5
3445 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $499 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,660 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very comfortable"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Aston Kaanapali Shores
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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