- Locations: 9
- Villas: 38
- Private Islands: 0
A Tropical Playground
Maui will capture your heart with its rainbow landscape of white-, black-, and red-sand beaches, lush green rainforests, and indigo sunsets. It's a tropical playground for honeymooners, family, and friends alike. In addition to the beaches, discover wonderful restaurants, excellent golf, an array of activities for all ages – and a true sense of Aloha on this beautiful island.
Maui is a favorite for many because you can do everything or nothing while on vacation here. Lahaina is “town” – it used to be an old Whaling Village but is now home to shops, restaurants, art galleries and a fun night out on the town. For wonderful shopping go to Wailea Shopping Center and if you like to golf, the golf courses on Maui are exceptional. There is something for everyone on the magical island of Maui.Charter a yacht to a sunken volcano, swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, and peer into the crater of the world's largest dormant volcano.
There are so many things to do on Maui it is hard to pick favorites. Here are a few of our top picks:
Drive the road to Hana, an exceptionally scenic leisurely drive that's all about the journey. The Old Lahaina Luau is hands down the best luau on the islands. If you are going to Maui, this is a must! Take a snorkel trip - perfect for beginneres - to the Molokini crater. A hike to the Iao Needle in the lush and tropical Iao Needle State Park is a wonderful experience. For the adventurous, check out the longest zipline in Hawaii at Pi'iholo Ranch.
White sand, gold sand, pink sand, black sand, green sand…it can all be found on Maui. Pack a cooler, swimsuit and towels in the back of your car and go discover your own perfect beach. From the surfing beaches on the north shore to the white sandy beaches on the west shore there are lots and lots of wonderful beaches on Maui. All beaches in Hawaii are public so go find your favorite one!
- The main airport is Kahalui (OGG) on the north side of the island. Non-stop flights are usually available from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Las Vegas. Many other airlines offer connecting flights through Honolulu.
- You will definitely want a rental car. There are a few limo companies, cab service, and a shuttle service available, but they are few and far between, and outside of hiring a private car and driver, public transportation is virtually non-existent. Especially when staying in a private home, a rental car is a must-have for excursions, grocery shopping, etc. And how else are you going to visit that hidden waterfall or out-of-the-way beach?
- Afternoon sea level temperature ranges from 75° in the cooler months up to 90° in August and September.
- You can enjoy amazing cuisine throughout the island, where most restaurants will do their best to complement their menus with an array of local ingredients and fresh fish.