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Maui Travel Guide

Maui Travel Guide

Maui Travel Guide to Maui Activities and Vacation Packages

Maui travel guide is perfect for first-time visitors to Hawaii.

The beaches are safe due to the surrounding neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai which create a channel that protects the island of Maui from the rougher open ocean conditions.

Welcome to Maui

Lahaina Town on the shore of West Maui is the original capital of the Hawaiian Islands.

Whaling vessels found the gentle ocean conditions of the west shore of Maui to be perfect for shipping and fishing.

Visitors discover that there are so many things to do that they need to plan ahead and book their activities and tours early.

More Information About Trips to Maui


Include a trip to Maui in your Hawaii multi-island package.

Maui is a great choice for families. Choose from 2, 3, or 4-bedroom condos or private homes with full kitchens.

Book your trip to Maui with an experienced Maui travel agent.

Packages feature one invoice for multiple destinations or from multiple departure cities.

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Lahaina Shores Condo West Maui Resorts

Travel Guide to Maui Activities

Kayak from Lahaina Town along the Kaanapali Beach Coast

Visitors to Lahaina Town, west Maui enjoy kayaking, whale watching, glass bottom boats, sunset dinner cruises, and the shops with dining and traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts.

Departing from Lahaina harbor are many ocean adventures and even a ferry to Molokai and Lanai islands.

Kaanapali Resort District

Royal Lahaina Resort

The Royal Lahaina is the best part of Kaanapali Beach. The resort is one of the original resorts built in the 1950s as small oceanfront cottages.

Later the tower was built and the pools were added.

This hotel is one of the best destinations for those who want to experience the “Aloha Spirit” of the people of Maui.

Royal Lahaina Resort | Travel Guide Maui

Maui Favorite Resorts


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West Maui and South Maui are like 2 different islands.

East Maui includes Kahalui and the Maui airport, Paia Town, the Haleakala Volcano, and the Road to Hana.

West Maui Vacation Rentals & Condos


There are several beachfront vacation rental condos on West Maui.

The Honua Kai is one of the best deals for families that need resort amenities with multi-bedroom accommodations with full kitchens.

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Add a Luau to Your Maui Vacation Package

Family fun on Maui includes a traditional luau with a bountiful buffet of Hawaiian food favorites and exciting entertainment.

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Fresh Flower Lei & Mai Tai greeting. Open bar included throughout the evening. A sit-down, five-course dinner, featuring the cuisine of Hawaii, Aotearoa’ New Zealand, Tahiti, and Samoa.


Oceanfront at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Luau grounds on the beautiful Kaanapali Beach.


West Maui Lahaina Harbor

Lahaina Harbor West Shore Maui

Lahaina Harbor

On the northwest shore of Maui is Lahaina Town, the center of town is filled with shops and a wide variety of dining options.

Most of Maui’s ocean activities depart from the Lahaina boat harbor.

The ferry service to the islands of Molokai and Lanai transports visitors and residents between the island of Maui from Lahaina Harbor.

South Maui Condos & Resorts

Kihei Kamaole Beach

South Maui is divided into 2 districts, Kihei and Wailea.

Wailea and Makena Beaches

Wailea beaches and luxury resorts, and beachfront vacation rentals, are popular for the peaceful feeling of getting away from it all. Unlike West Maui, the South Maui experience is more relaxed.

Kihei and Kamaole Beaches

Popular for the magnificent beaches at Kihei, the Kamaole Beaches are managed by the Maui Parks Department.

Contact us for more information about the wide selection of affordable family condos and vacation rentals.


South Maui Resorts

Wailea Luxury Resorts


Wailea Luxury Resorts

The southwest shore of Maui includes the districts of Kihei, Wailea, and Makena.

Wailea is a few miles south of Kihei with several luxury resorts on cove beaches.

The resorts provide dining and entertainment on-site.

Local shops and restaurants are mostly on-site at the resorts.

South Maui Condos

Wailea is the resort district, and Kihei (Kee-hay) is the residential district in South Maui with vacation rentals and condos near good beaches.

Kihei is a great destination for families on a budget who need multiple bedrooms with full kitchens and laundry.

Nearby is Kamaole Beach Park, great for families.


Wailua and Makena South Maui Condos

Makena Beach Park


At the end of the road, south of Wailea, there is parking and access to the Makena Beach State Park, locally known as Big Beach.

There are several parking areas for access. Early arrival is essential to get a parking spot at public beaches.

Makena Beach Vacation Rentals


Whale watching, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, diving, and sailing are popular activities.

There are hotels, resorts, and condos with great swimming and surfing available at every price range.

Luau Feast demonstrates the underground oven roasting of the traditional roast pork and poi celebration.

Visitors discover that there are so many things to do that they need to plan ahead and book their activities and tours early.

Segway Tours on Maui


Road to Hana

Maui Sightseeing & the Road to Hana, East Maui

The eastern coast of the island is residential or agricultural.

Sugar cane, pineapples, and coffee are all commercially grown and exported. Perfect for the first-time visitor to Hawaii.


Maui Ocean Activities

Whale watching, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, diving, and sailing are popular activities.


Our Explorer Super Rafts can be described in one word: FAST!!


The Four Winds II is a 55-foot, two-deck, glass-bottom catamaran.


The Four Winds II is a 55-foot, two-deck, glass-bottom catamaran, with a waterslide.


This is adventure snorkeling at its best! The Maui Magic has access to some of the most amazing reefs that are teeming with an array of tropical fish.


Premium Seating will secure you a choice between two departure times of 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm.


Discover why Lanai has been rated as one of the top 10 snorkel and dive spots in the world as you snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant fish and sea turtles.


Your adventure begins at Maalaea Harbor, where you’ll board one of Pacific Whale Foundations’ high-tech, smooth-riding catamarans.



For many, snorkeling at Molokini Crater is a “must-do” on their trip to Maui, what better way to experience turtles and reef snorkeling?


More Facts About Your Maui Vacation Package

There are hotels, resorts, and condos with great swimming and surfing available at every price range.

We have vacation packages that will fit any budget.

Both regions offer lots of great beaches and things to do.

Visitors discover that there are so many things to do that they need to plan ahead and book their activities and tours early.

South Maui Condos are in Kihei and Wailea.

The star rating indicates the amenities offered at the property and in the region.

The district includes Sugar Beach south of Makena.

There are two distinctly different towns, Kihei and Wailea.

Kihei (key-hay) district is residential with condos that are a good value for families that need larger units with full kitchens.

Some condo properties are across the road from the beach.

The beaches are beautiful, some have lifeguards and bathrooms with showers.

South Maui beaches are good for children who want to enjoy good snorkeling, boogie boarding, and surfing.

Wailea is south of Kihei.

Wailea luxury resorts are on cove beaches.

Makena Beach is at the south end of Wailea.

The region is less crowded than Kaanapali Beach and Lahaina with fewer shops and restaurants as well.

Wailea is relaxed and calm with wilderness surrounding the town on the mountainside.

This is a unique opportunity to leave the crowds behind and step into the history of Hawaii.

Each island is unique in landscape, accommodations, natural wonders, and spectacular scenery.

Transportation to Lanai is by small plane from any island or by ferry from Maui.

My advice is to go early by ferry if you are in Maui.

The channel can be choppy in the late afternoon. Kind of a rough ride if the winds pick up.

Things to do on Maui

There are so many things to do that they need to plan ahead and book their activities and tours early.

The Maui southwest shore includes Kihei and Wailea. Kihei offers 3-star condos, mostly across the road from the beach.

Wailea offers 4-star and 5-star resorts with cove beaches and great snorkeling.

South of Wailea is Makena Beach, surrounded by wilderness Makena is a favorite for locals.

Maui’s east shore includes Kahalui Airport, the town Of Paia, the road to the volcano, Haleakala, and the road to Hana.

There is one luxury retreat center on the road to Hana. The area is mostly residential.

The north shore is Kapalua, the Ritz Carlton, and a small airport for inter-island flights.

We have Maui vacation packages to fit any budget.