Welcome to Maui, Hawaii
From East to West, leeward to windward, Maui epitomizes the tropical dream that entices so many of us to the swaying palms, trade winds, and blue waters of the Hawaiian Islands.
Maui is the second largest island in the archipelago, but you can drive from one side to the other in less than three hours. And you should! The landscape is rich with amazing and varied natural wonders, like Haleakala National Park which surrounds the island’s highest peak, volcanic Haleakala, and offers an epic hike in a stunning red landscape.
Make the winding drive from Wailupa to the historic village of Hana to enjoy waterfalls and vistas along the way, or take to the sky for a helicopter tour, soaring above the lush peaks and peeking into the deep gorges of Iao Valley. Either way, you’ll quickly come to understand why Maui is known as the Valley Isle.
And then there are beautiful waters surrounding the island. Whether you want watersports or sunbathing, it’s a destination for everyone. There’s windsurfing, paddle boarding, diving, and snorkeling, as well as more than eighty beaches to marvel at clear waters and fiery sunsets. Explore one breathtaking beach after another, stopping at coconut ice cream huts and fruit stands in between.
For a glimpse and taste of the Polynesian culture, visit the charming town of Lahaina, once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Spend the afternoon visiting museums and galleries, and the evening at the traditional gathering and feast of the Old Lahaina Luau, considered by some to be Hawaii’s most authentic luau.
From black sandy beaches to ancient Banyan trees, bamboo forests to blowholes, sea turtles to whales, book one of our Maui photographers and experience a true island retreat in the Pacific.