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Maui Wildfire Update
Multiple wildfires have been burning in West Maui since the evening of August 8, 2023. Lahaina — the original capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom — is the most impacted area on the island. Sadly, many areas and experiences you’ll find across this section were affected. We’ll continue to provide more information as we have it. For now, you can find updates on our news alerts page.
As you can imagine, a fire of this magnitude will have a long-lasting effect on local businesses, resorts and — most importantly — the people who call Lahaina home. If you’d like to embrace the spirit of aloha, please consider donating to Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Mahalo, and we’ll keep you posted.
The sunny northwest coast of Maui was once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty and the capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Today, West Maui is home to spectacular resorts, shopping, restaurants, a wealth of activities and some of the most amazing sunsets in the world.
The Honoapiʻilani Highway takes you from one sun-kissed resort to the next, each with its own personality. Traveling north from Māʻalaea and the Maui Ocean Center, your first stop is the historic whaling town of Lahaina.
A few minutes more on the Highway and you’ll find yourself drawn into the vibrant Kāʻanapali Resort. Whether you’re staying in the area or just passing through, a stroll on the Kāʻanapali Beachwalk is always in order. Families play on the beach, shoppers buzz in and out, and diners sit back and simply soak in the view.
On this side of the island, resorts melt into one another, and it doesn’t take long to lead you to Kapalua, known for championship golf and private getaways. Here, the tone is a bit quieter, with understated elegance.
Despite their proximity to each other, and the other hotels nestled in between, there is one thing these resorts disagree on: which resort has the best sunset and the best view. The islands of Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi are just across the channel, and as the West Maui sun sets, its rays wrap around the islands washing the coastline in a magical glow. Which sunset is the best? You’ll have to find out for yourself.