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Known for Beaches, Snorkelling and Sea

From its sugar-white beaches and thrilling surf to internationally renowned golf courses and scenic hikes, Maui, Hawaii’s second-largest island, is a popular destination.

How do you get to Maui?

Resorts line Maui Island’s coastline between the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean and lush rainforest and valleys. Join a boat trip out into the ocean to get up close to humpback whales, shop for designer names in upscale malls, and relax on secluded bays watching paddle boarders and surfers brave the waves. End the day at one of Maui Island’s many Polynesian shows and dance performances or sip cocktails at a beachside tiki bar.

West Maui is the island’s liveliest area and its resorts feature a variety of restaurants and bars. Stay in the old whaling port of Lahaina for a taste of 19th-century Hawaii. Its narrow streets are home to family-run stores sporting original facades, and its former dance halls and saloons are now family restaurants.

One of the best spots on Maui Island for whale watching, Lahaina’s harbour sees boats leave regularly for whale-watching, diving and snorkelling trips. And for more time in the water, drive just up the coast to Kaanapali Beach, one of Maui Island’s best beaches for water sports.

Join a boat trip at South Maui’s Maalaea Harbor to go snorkelling and diving at Molokini Crater, a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. There is more native marine life to see at Maalaea’s Maui Ocean Center, a large aquarium complex.

For a luxury stay on Maui Island, book a condo at one of Wailea’s five-star resorts. Renowned for its manicured golf courses and pristine beaches, Wailea also has high-end shopping and gourmet dining at the deluxe Shops at Wailea.

Head to the eastern coast for Maui Island’s famous road trip. The 65-mile long Road to Hana takes in striking seascapes and dense rainforest. A number of car parks punctuate the route, so there is plenty of chance to pull up and explore secluded bays and hike to waterfalls and swimming holes.

Public transport is limited, so to make the most of your time on Maui Island, hire a car to explore and get off the beaten track to breath-taking shores and dense rainforest .

Things to do in Maui

As one of the highest-ranking luxury beaches in the U.S., this stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear water is lined with high-end hotels and shops.

From mountain peaks to forested valleys, from the Pacific coastline to a volcanic crater, this national park encompasses a great diversity of natural habitats.

This stretch of powdery sand is part of an upscale resort community and is an ideal place to sunbathe, snorkel, and dive with Hawaiian green turtles and manta rays.

Calm, luxurious, picturesque and visited by amazing marine life, this is one of West Maui’s more family-friendly swimming and snorkeling destinations.

Bring your surf board to make the most of the choppy waves and fun activities in the Home of Contemporary Surfing.

An exotic landscape of dense rain forest surrounded by cliffs and known for its prominent lava formation. 

One of the best places in the U.S. to watch the sunrise is this impressive centerpiece of Haleakalā National Park, marking the birthplace of the island of Maui.

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It’s all about the journey on the Road to Hana! Brand new luxurious Grech mini coaches will have you touring in style and comfort past cascading waterfalls, scenic vistas and 59 bridges around 620 adventurous curves.

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Discover the must-do cultural and outdoor activities in Maui with the Maui Value Pass, which gives you access to the Atlantis Submarine, the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, the Maui Tropical Plantation, and the Bailey House Museum.

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Board a quick flight to Maui for an unforgettable journey along the famous Hana Highway. Stop at scenic lookouts and numerous waterfalls, walk through a lava tube at Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach, and visit the waterfall fed pool at Pua’a Ka’a State Park With 617 blind curves and 58 one-lane bridges, the scenic drive along the Hana coast is a true wonder.

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Snorkel the world-famous dive site of Molokini crater before heading to Turtle Arches, known for its large population of resident green sea turtles. An early departure means that you reach this world-famous snorkeling destination before it gets busy, letting you have the serenity of the underwater world all to yourself.

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From rainforests to rugged shores, stretching craters to striking peaks, Maui was seemingly crafted for this epic aerial helicopter tour. Buckle up, and take off for a complete around-the-island adventure—from east to west—and from high above.

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Experience an authentic luau on Kaanapali Beach, located at the foot of the famous cliff-diving spot, Black Rock. After witnessing breathtaking cliff dives, sit down to an all-you-can-eat luau buffet and a Polynesian revue that takes you on a voyage through the South Pacific.

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