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Your First Trip to Maui

The thought of lying on sun soaked beaches regularly named “the best” by travel magazines is enough to make any of your friends jealous. But once you arrive on Maui, you’ll see there’s so much more for them to envy.

Most flights arrive at Maui’s main airport, Kahului Airport (OGG). Many airlines fly direct to Maui while others include Maui as a stopover. You’ll find resorts and hotels of every size and budget in Kapalua, Kaanapali, Lahaina, Kihei, Makena and Wailea on the sunny western coast as well as one resort in Hana in East Maui. It’s about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport to Lahaina.

Once you’ve settled in you’ll want to explore Maui’s sweeping canvas of attractions. The western, or leeward side, is the drier side of the island and features Maui’s world-famous beaches including the beautiful Kaanapali Beach, home to a nightly sunset cliff diving ceremony. West Maui is also home to historic Lahaina, where you can find great shopping, dining and entertainment.

The eastern, or windward side, of the island is the wetter side of the island, home to the lush Iao Valley and the scenic road to Hana. The cool, elevated slopes of Haleakala are where you can find the farms and gardens of Upcountry Maui and the soaring summit of Haleakala National Park. There is so much to see and do on Maui it’s best to plan ahead. Just don’t forget to send your friends a postcard.

Featured Sites and Attractions

Haleakala National Park, Maui

Haleakala National Park, a scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.

Hiking , History , Land Adventures , Landmark
Hana, Maui

Hana is a small, untouched town on Maui’s eastern coastline. To get here visitors must travel one of the world’s most scenic drives.

Culture and Arts , Land Adventures , Landmark , Natural Beauty , off the beaten path , Waterfalls
Kula, Maui

Found in the Upcountry region of Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala.

Natural Beauty , Plantations , farms and gardens , off the beaten path
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina is a historic whaling village and lively west Maui hot spot.

Culture and Arts , Dining , History , Shopping , Luau , Whale watching