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Maui FAQs

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  • What is the time difference from the continental US?

    • Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).
  • Where is the main airport on Maui?

    • The main airport on Maui is Kahului Airport (OGG). There are smaller commuter airports in Kapalua (West Maui) and Hana (East Maui). It’s about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport to Lahaina. Both Molokai and Lanai are served by their own airports.
  • Do I need a car to get around Maui?

    • You can get around Maui by shuttle, tour bus, taxi or public transportation. But to really experience Maui, you should consider reserving a rental car in advance from the Kahului or Kapalua Airport.
  • Do I need my passport to get to Maui?

    • Since Hawaii is the 50th state, you won’t need to bring your passport unless you’re visiting from outside the United States or traveling to another country after Hawaii.
  • What should I pack on my trip to Maui?

    • It’s warm on Maui, so pack your summer attire. You may want to pack a light jacket or sweater for the evenings or a heavier jacket if you plan to visit Haleakala. Suits and ties are rarely worn here. Bring some casual dress clothes or resort wear if you plan on experiencing Maui’s nightlife. You can buy an Aloha Shirt and flip-flops (or slippers, as the locals call them) when you get here.

      Traveler’s checks aren’t necessary since credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are everywhere. Don’t worry if you forget something. Maui’s stores and malls have everything you need, including plenty of sunscreen.
  • When is a good time to visit Maui?

    • Anytime of year is a good time to visit Maui. The average temperature here is between 75˚-85˚ F.  Summer, between April and November is warmer and drier while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.

      Whale watching season begins in December and ends in May. Peak whale watching months are between January and early April. Winter is big wave surf season on Maui’s north shore.
  • What is the area code for Maui?

    • The area code for the state of Hawaii is (808).