Maui is paradise personified. With its scenic natural wonders, there are plenty of reasons why Maui was voted ‘Best Island’ by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for seventeen years!
Maui has beautiful beaches around Kaanapali and idyllic seaside streets of Lahaina. Haleakala has its own national park and wonderful arts to discover in Kahulul. There are some championship golf courses for the golf enthusiasts and a wonderful scenic road to Hana, which is there to be enjoyed.
Things to do
There are resorts and hotels to fit every size and budget, making it an ideal location whether you’re a couple or a family.
The panoramic views of Maui are an attraction in themselves. The western side of the island is drier and feature Maui’s world famous beaches. West Maui is also home to historic Lahaina where you can find great Shopping, dining and entertainment.
The eastern side of Maui is home to the lush area of Lao Valley and the cool elevated slopes of Haleakala are where there are farms and gardens of Upcountry Maui. It is a beautiful place to visit.
Whalers Village is a great Shopping destination overlooking Kaanapali Beach. It is home to a variety of ninety fine shops, restaurants and a renowned whale museum. Also Central Maui from Lahaina to Hana you’ll discover island treasures in stores across the island.
The shops at Wailea is a destination in itself, featuring world class restaurants and shops, along with regular entertainment programs. In Maui, these key places are not just a Shopping venue, they’re leisure all rolled into one.
Wailea is the destination for events such as the Maui Film Festival and February’s Whale Week. There’s more than enough happening in Maui, day and night.
In Lahaina and Kihei, it is possible to dance the night away in the bars and restaurants located there. There’s live music fronting Kaanapali Beach. From traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music to touring musicians and shows, Maui has a variety of live music spots to discover.
In 1991, twelve Hawaii chefs established Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a culinary movement that inventively blends Hawaii’s diverse, ethnic flavours with the cuisine of the world.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine takes advantage of the freshest island ingredients. There’s cattle that have been raised on the island’s upland pastures, fruits and vegetables grown from volcanic soil, and fish. The Maui onion is famous for its sweet taste and well worth a try. Other fine restaurants in the resort areas can be found in Kapalua, Kaanapali, Lahaina, Kihei and Wallea.