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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.

Regional Map of Maui

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Central Maui
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Kahului is home to the island’s main airport and interesting attractions. Head to Wailuku for mom-and-pop shops and eateries along the way to the Iao Valley State Park.
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East Maui
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Visitors who brave the Hana Highway’s signature hairpin turns and narrow bridges are rewarded with out-of-this-world views of lush rainforests, gorgeous waterfalls and exotic beaches.
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South Maui
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Escape to the tropical beaches of Kihei, Makena and Wailea; relax and unwind at a world-class resort or tee off at one of the 13 world-renowned golf courses.
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West Maui
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One of Maui’s most famous stretches of coastline, Kaanapali Beach offers three miles of paradise where ocean adventures and total relaxation await.
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Upcountry Maui
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Watch the sunrise from the peak of Haleakala, see ancient Hawaii’s desert landscapes and discover unique, locally grown food.
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Visit Wailuku and explore the charming wooden storefronts around Market Street, showcasing dozens of family businesses, many of which have been in continuous operation for generations.
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This peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.
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Along Maui's rugged eastern coastline is the peaceful town of Hana, nestled in a remote and beautiful corner of the island.
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Just 15 minutes south of Hana on Highway 31 on the lower slopes of Haleakala are the famous Pools of Oheo in Oheo Gulch.
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Honolua Bay on Maui's northwest shore is a favorite spot for experienced surfers.
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Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
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Kapalua, loosely translated to “arms embracing the sea,” is one of Maui’s premier resort areas located at the foot of the verdant Kahalawai, or West Maui mountains.
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With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, it’s no wonder why Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach.
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Just four miles into your drive to Hana from Kahului, you'll discover the historic town of Paia on Maui's north coast.
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Towering over the island of Maui and visible from just about any point, Haleakala Crater is a force of nature in every sense.
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In the heart of Upcountry Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala.
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Located on the mid-slopes of Maui’s Haleakala volcano, Makawao has one foot in its plantation past and another in its thriving arts community.
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Kihei is beach-combing territory on Maui’s southwest shore, the sunniest, driest end of the island.
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Maui's southwestern shores are home to many extraordinary beaches, including Makena Beach, also known as "Big Beach" and considered one of the island's best.
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Molokini is a small, crescent moon-shaped islet that is a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District.
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Known for its five beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches and stellar golf courses, Wailea is a luxurious resort community in South Maui that spans 1,500 acres of land with staggering ocean views.
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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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