Top 10 Maui travel experiences
Admit it – you’re grinning already, even before you step on the plane. It starts with the idea of Maui… the anticipation...
Places in Maui
Kihei & South Maui
Sunsets are a communal affair in South Maui – just look at the throngs crowding the beach wall at Kamaʻole Beach Park II in the late afternoon. It’s a scene repeated up and down the coast here every day. Dubbed Haole-wood for its LA-style strip malls and white-bread resorts, the region is a bit shiny and overbuilt.
Locals stop to point out rainbows in Lahaina, a one-time whaling village tucked between the West Maui mountains and the ocean, and so inviting that humpback whales return yearly to raise their young. Ancient Hawaiian royals were the first to converge on this sunny spot, followed by whalers and missionaries.
North Shore & Upcountry
Windsurfing capital of the world and the garden belt of Maui. Local as a ton of onions on a pickup truck, a rancher on horseback, a lone surfer beating across the waves. The surf-sculpted North Shore coast stands in sharp contrast to the gently rolling pastures and bountiful gardens carpeting the Upcountry slopes.
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Tips and articles
An island of sweet surprises: Maui for honeymooners
A Hawaiian honeymoon has all the storybook ingredients to make couples swoon: sherbet-colored sunsets, songbird serenades and palm-tree hammocks shimmying in the trade winds...
How to leave Maui (if you really have to)
You’ve double-checked your flight time, mapped out the gas station closest to the airport, shaken the sand out of your touristy beach towels, and had that conversation about packing the sunscreen or leaving it behind...
Hana: not just the end of Maui's most famous road
Road trippers consider the 52 miles, 59 bridges and 620 curves of the Hana Highway to be one of the finest driving roads on earth, and the ultimate option to chill out, ditch Maui’s tourist-heavy areas, and enjoy the ...
Maui for foodies
From the steep slopes of volcanic Haleakala to the wealth of surf spots, Maui beckons lovers of sun, sand and surf...