More Airports on Maui Island
Less than five miles south of Kapalua, West Maui Kapalua Airport (JHM) is a small airport served by Hawaiian-based Mokulene Airlines and Island Air. Regular flights connect JHM to Honolulu and Big Island. If you’re staying in East Maui and fancy a trip to one of the other islands, book a flight from Hana Airport (HNM).
Transport from Maui Island’s Airports
Buses run between OGG and Maui Island’s resort areas, but JHM and HNM are only accessible by car and taxi, although a number of hotels and resorts arrange airport shuttles. You could also hire a car from one of the rental desks at OGG or arrange to pick up a hire car from off-site facilities close to JHM and HNM.
When to Travel to Maui Island
Maui Island’s weather is best during the summer months, though flight and hotel prices tend to increase during school holidays. Maui is especially popular for winter sun, and during spring and autumn when you can get the best hotel deals. Prices tend to spike in January and February, during peak whale-watching season.
Weather on Maui Island
Maui Island has two tropical seasons: the dry season from April to October and the rainy season from November to March, but there is still plenty of sun during the winter. There are small microclimates across the island, and the resort areas on the western coast in South Maui have the island’s best weather.
Staying in West Maui
West Maui’s resorts of Lahaina and Kaanapali are lively hubs of trendy bars and authentic Hawaiian restaurants. Beaches and bays line the coastline and offer loads of water sports. Take a boat trips from Lahaina Harbor to spot humpback whales in their natural habitat.
For a luxury break, book a hotel in Kapalua to be steps from internationally renowned golf courses and designer fashion boutiques.
Resorts in South Maui
Wailea is known for its five-star resorts, picturesque beaches and award-winning golf courses. Spend the day at the Shops at Wailea, browsing designer names and watching traditional Polynesian dance performances.
Family friendly Kihei has a great range of affordable hotels. Take the short drive up the coast to discover the island’s native marine life in the Maui Ocean Center at Maalaea. Whale watching and snorkelling trips regularly leave Maalaea Harbor and head out into the Pacific Ocean.