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Maui Nui Travel Tips

From the refined serenity of Lānaʻi to the rustic authenticity of Molokaʻi and the world-famous vibe that is Maui, the collection of islands known as Maui Nui treat visitors to a stunning diversity of experiences. And when you understand how to navigate their unique cultures and topographies the way locals do, you'll find those experiences are even more rewarding.

Rules of the Road

Driving through gorgeous scenery is one of the great pleasures on Maui. But please use common sense to avoid causing unnecessary traffic issues - look carefully before making U-turns, avoid sudden stops and be cautious and courteous when pulling over to sight see, and do not try to drive on unimproved or unsafe roads. It's always a good idea to check your planned route to make sure the roads are open before heading out.

Maui Nui Travel Tips: Culture

Even though these islands can leave a lasting impact on you, we don't want the reverse to be true. Cultural educator Kainoa Horcajo shares a deep cultural perspective: Hawaiians treat the land like a family member. When you learn to live by that truth, you ensure impact is only one-way.

Emergency Numbers


  • 9-1-1 — Serious medical problem, fire, life-threatening situation or crime in progress. Be aware of your location.
  • 9-1-1 (text) — Only text 9-1-1 if you are unable to make a voice call.


  • (808) 244-6400— Non-emergency, non-life-threatening. Maui County Police Department.


  • 808-242-6366 — Maui Crime Stoppers – to provide anonymous tips.

Visitor Services 

  • Visitor Services (808) 926-8274 - Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaiʻi - provides support services to visitors in need. Call for initial assistance until family and friends at home can be contacted.

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