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Maui Regions

As the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui encompasses a striking spectrum of landscapes and experiences. This is a land of remarkable contrasts: lush rainforests and moon-like mountaintops. Glittering beach resorts and rustic Upcountry cowboy ranches. Five-star restaurants and roadside farm stands along the Hana Highway. Maui is divided into five distinct regions, each showcasing a unique and unforgettable side of the Magic Isle.

Regions of Maui

West Maui

The sunny northwest coast of Maui was once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Today, it's home to the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua, plus a wealth of shops and restaurants in lively Lahaina.


Central Maui

Golden beaches rise into sloping hillsides and lush valleys in Central Maui, where you'll find the bustling city of Kahului, Maui's main airport and peaceful Iao Valley State Park.


Upcountry Maui

Farms, Hawaiian cowboys (paniolo) and the otherworldly landscapes of Haleakala National Park are the big attractions in pastoral Upcountry Maui.


East Maui

Follow the legendary twists and turns of the 52-mile Hana Highway to reveal roadside waterfalls, incredible vistas and the quaint town of Hana, which remains practically untouched by time.


South Maui

It's always sunny in South Maui, where wide, golden beaches play host to some of the island's most exclusive resorts.


Driving Times from Kahului Airport (OGG)

Haleakala: 2 hours
Hana: 2 hours, 45 minutes (but expect longer with scenic stops along the way)
Iao Valley: 30 minutes
Kaanapali: 50 minutes
Kapalua: 1 hour
Kihei: 30 minutes
Lahaina: 50 minutes
Wailea: 40 minutes
Wailuku: 15 minutes

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