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Maui
Travel Guide

Hawaii’s “Magic Isle” is known for its terrific beaches, blue water, abundant marine life, the volcanic Haleakalā National Park, quaint towns and scenic drives.

Nature lovers pick Maui for its wildlife, volcanic craters and rolling hills, while active people come here for hiking, golfing and watersports. No matter what your interests are, Hawaii’s “Magic Isle” is a dream destination. The 80 or so beaches are inviting, the water is warm and the countryside is lush.

Maui is serviced by the Honolulu International Airport. Shortly after landing, you can start exploring Maui’s nearby capital of Wailuku. This quaint commercial center is the gateway to 'Iao Valley. If you visit in winter, travel west to visit historic Lahaina for whale-watching. This time of year, surfers flock to Honolua Bay in the northwest for big barrel waves and professional competitions. Relax in award-winning resorts, such as Kaanapali Beach, to make the most of the ever-pleasant weather in this tropical paradise.

In summer, when the water is calmer, enjoy snorkeling and diving off Kapalua Beach, which also has attractions for kids. Head south to Keawakapu to find another family-friendly beach, or continue to the beaches of Maluaka or Wailea to spot green turtles. Nearby Makena State Park has three very distinct beaches and a volcanic crater. Set sail to the crescent-shaped atoll of Molokini for bird-watching 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. Before heading back to Wailuku, make the epic coastal journey with hairpin turns, waterfalls and bridges all the way east to Hana.

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, hard-working couples looking to relax and youthful thrill-seekers, Maui shares its magic with everyone.

Top Hotels in Maui

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $470 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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! (1,191 reviews)

"The Hyatt Regency is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Visited for Valentines Day weekend 2021 during the pandemic and it was honestly the best vacation ever From staff, to atmosphere, to the renovations done on all rooms I was extremely pleased and it was worth every penny spent!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2021

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $355 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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! (1,019 reviews)

"Very clean property, everyone is very helpful ad friendly, fast services!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2021

Royal Lahaina Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $597 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Nestled on the beach, this Lahaina resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach, Whalers Village, and Black Rock. May's Beach and Whalers Village Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Great food, great ocean view from the room and clean resort"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2021

Sheraton Maui 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.

Vacation Rentals in Maui

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $538 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condo resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kahekili Beach, Whalers Village, and Kaanapali Beach. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,972 reviews)

"Dukes Restaurant, Coffee Shop and Pool. Staff was polite and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2021

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
2695 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI

Situated near the beach, this condo building is steps from Kamaole Beach Park 3 and Wailea Beach. Keawakapu Beach is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (1,886 reviews)

"The unit we were in had beach amenities such as beach chairs but they would not fold back up. Nice to have but awkward to carry back. Otherwise, everything was perfect and exactly as expected."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2021

Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
Aston Kaanapali Shores
Aston Kaanapali Shores
3.5 out of 5
3445 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $287 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condo resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Keka'a Beach, Kaanapali Beach, and Whalers Village. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,429 reviews)

"Overall, a nice property. The vegetation and landscaping is nice. The location is OK. It is not on a beach really, so if you want that, look a bit further south from here. These are all individually owned units, so I would guess their conditions vary greatly. Our unit was in need of some TLC. We ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2021

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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