The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is renowned for its natural beauty, pristine beaches, waterfalls and friendly humpback whales that frolic in the surrounding waterways. Exploration of the island is made easy via a road that skirts the edge of the coastline. On the west side of the island is the West Maui Mountains and on the east side the expansive Mount Haleakala stands tall. Between the two is an isthmus valley that famously dubs Maui the, 'Valley Isle.'
The main port for Maui is at Kahului, a city on the north coast. The port is on the harbour, about five minutes from Maui's International Airport and ten minutes from the centre of Kahului.
Sights to See
There are ample snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities direct from the island. The Waianapanapa State Park provides idyllic hiking along a low-cliff volcanic coastline and provides great vantage points to view endemic seabird colonies. Alternatively put whale watching on the agenda as a day trip.
What's for Lunch
We recommend bee-lining to the local fish market and savouring ultra-fresh offerings direct from the Pacific Ocean to your plate.
If you see only one thing...
Hike through the Haleakala National Park, to the summit of the Halaekala volcano and admire the incredible terrain similar to that of the moon.
While Aloha is known world-wide, we think that all visitors will feel komo mai.
There's something special about the locally grown Maui coffee. So take home a bag of beans and let the quality taste remind you of your trip.