Maui – Hawaii’s second-largest island is home to less than 150,000 people, yet draws more than 2.4 million visitors per year to its sparkling beaches, warm water, and lush tropical habitats.
Maui’s legendary greenery, sprouting from fertile lava soil, has made it a popular place for hikes and scenic drives; its fascinating culture and history are also huge draws. Once you’ve arrived on the island, your Maui vacation should kick off with the capital city, Wailuku, which is full of museums, pubs, and places to explore.
Maui is not a large island, and in theory, it’s easy to see all of it—after all, you can drive from one end to the other in less than three hours. Instead of taking the shortcut, though, do some Maui sightseeing around the perimeter.
Whether you want to go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Molokini Island Preserve, commune with the turtles at Maluaka Beach, or learn to surf at Kihe – you’ll find the perfect beach on Maui. You have 80 to choose from!