Maui Quick Facts

Maui has several National Parks and historical sites. Aloha wear is acceptable everywhere, so you may want to plan on buying an aloha shirt or a muumuu (a Hawaiian-style dress) while you're in the islands.

Tour Map of Kauai Island

Explore Maui by region: West Side MauiSouth MauiCentral MauiUpcountry MauiEast Maui.

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Island Highlights

- Haleakala National Park: A scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.
- Hana: Is a small, untouched town on Maui’s eastern coastline. To get here visitors must travel one of the world’s most scenic drives.
- Iao Valley State Park: Features one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.
- Kaanapali Beach: Is the signature beach of West Maui.
- Lahaina: Is a historic whaling village and lively West Maui hot spot.
- Makawao: A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, home to the Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.
- Makena Beach: Also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.
- Molokini: Is a small island a few miles off of Maui’s southwestern coast that’s well suited for snorkelers and divers.
- The Pools of Oheo: Located just past Hana, are beautiful pools fed by cascading waterfalls.


Island Facts

Airports: Maui’s main airport is Kahului Airport (OGG). There are smaller commuter airports in Kapalua (JHM) and Hana (HNM).

Hawaii Island Resort Areas: Major resort destinations on Maui Island include Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea, Makena, Hana.

Capital City: Wailuku

Population: 131, 53

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time).

Languages: English, Hawaiian

Currency: US Dollar. Credit cards and Traveler's checks are widely accepted at many local businesses.

Climate: Average temperature: 75˚ - 85˚ F. It is generally drier on the western, or leeward side, of the island, wetter on the eastern or windward side. Temperatures in Upcountry Maui are typically 8-10 degrees cooler than the coast. On the summit of Haleakala, Maui’s highest point, you can expect temperatures in the 40s or lower.

Area Code/Cell Phones: Area code for Hawaii is (808) and applies to all Islands. Cell phone coverage is readily available in most places if you are coming from the continental United States.

Internet Access: Internet access is readily available on Maui Island and at many hotels.

Accommodations: Luxury resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts, rental cottages and condos are located throughout the island.

Transportation: Rent a car at Kahului Airport (OGG) or Kapalua Airport (JHM). Other options include tour buses, shuttles, trolleys, taxis or city buses.

Explore Maui by region: West Side MauiSouth MauiCentral MauiUpcountry MauiEast Maui.

Clothing: Dress casually. Bring a light jacket for nights, heavier if you plan to visit Haleakala. Semi-casual dress clothes for restaurants and nightlife. Suits and ties are rarely worn.

Tipping: U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping.

Customs: For details regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection, consult your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or U.S. Customs (www.cbp.gov). You cannot take home fresh fruit, plants, or seeds (including some leis) unless they are sealed and you cannot seal and pack them yourself.


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Memberships and Certification

 Hawaii Tourism Authority

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A member of Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. 

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