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Travel Guide to Maui

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Welcome to the Maui Travel Guide. Discover the various districts on Maui and “what is where” with the Maui travel guide to Maui vacations.

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Lahaina Town and Harbor on the West Shore of Maui

West Maui

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 transport visitors and residents between the island of Maui from Lahaina Harbor.

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Royal Lahaina Luau

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

South Maui

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

Wailea Resort District

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.

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Wailea Luxury Resorts

South Maui Resorts Grand Wailea, Andaz, Four Seasons, Fairmont Kealani, Hotel Wailea. The magnificent Maui mountains are to the east create a feeling of being surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the Pacific ocean.

Kihei and Kamaole Beach Park

Kihei Vacation Rentals

Kihei (Kee-hay) is a residential neighborhood with vacation rental condos near good beaches. Kihei is a great destination for families on a budget who need mutliple-bedrooms with full kitchens and laundry. Nearby is Kamaole Beach Park, great for families.

Makena Beach Park

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At the end of the road, south of Wailea, there is parking and access to the Makena Beach State Park, locally known a Big Beach. There are several parking areas for access. Early arrival is essential to get a parking spot at public beaches.

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.

Kayak from Lahaina Town along the Kaanapali Beach Coast

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

Royal Lahaina Resort | Travel Guide Maui
Royal Lahaina Resort | Travel Guide Maui

Maui is perfect for first-time visitors to Hawaii. The beaches are excellent on the west shore. Royal Lahaina is the host for this luau celebration.

Segway Tours on Maui
Segway Tours on Maui

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

Road to Hana

Sightseeing – Travel Guide Maui

The road to Hana is on the east side of 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.

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Trilogy Sailing Adventure

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

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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.

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 to 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.

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.

Maui Accommodations

Kaanapali Beach South of Black Rock

Resorts

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North of Black Rock Kaanapali Beach

Napili, Kahana, Kapalua

Lahaina Town