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There are a myriad of reasons Maui is consistently named the planet’s best island. The bottom line is Maui is simply intoxicatingly beautiful. Trade winds rustle the palm trees, the sunsets are so stunning they are a daily celebration and the perfume of hibiscus scents the air. The weather is warm year-round and there are miles and miles of swimmable beaches. Maui is a nature-lover’s paradise with the waters between Maui, Molokai and Lanai home to the densest population of Humpback whales in the world from December to April. Even with the wealth of tropical beauty, the history, and succulent flavors, the enduring reason Maui is so loved is the Hawaiian culture itself and the warm, welcoming sense of aloha.
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These five areas of the island are worth a visit since they all have something unique to offer:
This beach area was a former retreat area for the royalty of Maui. Now a popular getaway, Kaanapali beach offers great swimming and cliff diving. In fact, there is a famous daily cliff diving ceremony off the beach’s northernmost cliffs, Puu Kekaa or Black Rock. Held every evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along the cliff, diving off Black Rock in a reenactment of a feat by Maui’s revered King Kahekili. Also fronting Kaanapali is the open air Whalers Village, a world-class shopping complex featuring a variety of exceptional shops and restaurants, a renowned whaling museum and Hawaiian entertainment.
Kapalua is one of Maui’s premier resort areas. Its name means “arms embracing the sea.” Kapalua’s lovely shoreline is lined with five bays and three white sand beaches, one of which was named “The Best Beach in America.” Host of the renowned Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, this spectacular area, nestled amongst Cook pines and surrounded by acres of pineapple, is the perfect getaway to indulge in the luxurious side of Maui.
Kahului is the hub of activity located in the valley between the West Maui Mountains, and the slopes of Haleakala on the south side of the island. It is the most urban town on Maui. Kahului is a convenient spot for unforgettable road trips east along the Hana Highway or looping around West Maui, encountering amazing volcanic scenery, waterfalls, rugged coastlines and world-class beaches.
Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Lahaina was a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800s. Visitors can still get a feel for old Lahaina as they stroll down lively Front Street, ranked one of the “Top 10 Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association. Lahaina’s sunny climate and oceanfront setting also provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of activities and entertainment.
Wailea is a luxurious resort community in South Maui that spans 1,500 acres of land with jaw-dropping ocean views. The area exudes a sense of privacy, serenity and freedom. The area’s signature beaches include Wailea beach; Polo beach, with top-notch swimming and snorkeling; and Ulua beach, where early morning and sunset walkers and joggers abound. The Wailea Blue, Wailea Gold and Wailea Emerald golf courses make up the 54 holes of championship golf that have made Wailea so famous. Villa Beatrice is one of the prettiest Maui vacation rentals and is the ideal situation for luxury vacationers who love golf and the outdoors.
Maui is one of the epicenters of Hawaiian regional cuisine, and its chefs are constantly pushing the boundaries on innovative culinary trends. These five fine dining restaurants give diners a great gourmet choice:
Lahaina Grill features cuisine using various techniques and flavors from around the world with the freshest ingredients from Maui’s local farms, dairies and surrounding waters. Among the signature favorites are the Cake Walk, a sampler of Kona lobster crab cake, seared ahi cake, and sweet Louisiana rock shrimp cake. For an entrée try the Kona coffee roasted rack of lamb, Maui onion crusted seared ahi or the nightly fresh seafood. To finish the meal, delight in a slice of the famous triple berry pie, or road to Hana – a chocolate cake with a chewy macadamia nut caramel, and sour chocolate mousse, all encased in silky chocolate ganache.
Vaulted ceilings, candlelit tables and incredible ocean views make Merriman’s one of the island’s most elegant and romantic restaurants. The dishes are made with primarily locally-sourced items. Menu highlights include Keahole lobster with Maui corn and Hawaiian chili pepper, Kahua Ranch lamb with papaya salsa, and taro cakes with Hamakua mushrooms and local Swiss chard.
This is definitely the place to head when celebrating a special occasion. The Plantation House is in a stunning clubhouse overlooking Kapalua’s lush Plantation Golf Course. The sweeping views of the ocean are worth the trip alone. For dinner, expect Angus beef, Australian lamb, just caught mahi mahi, and fresh local raw fish.
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers relaxed elegance infused with creative island-to-table cuisine. Menus are created around what is available from Maui’s own farms and fisherman ensuring each dish is prepared using only the finest local, seasonal and artisanal products; including those grown in the restaurant’s own garden and farming operation. Guests are invited to select from a three or five-course prix fixe menu.
Maui reveals its cultural past through a thriving arts scene infused with the life-embracing spirit of aloha. LVH suggests investigating these five venues:
The Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum is one of the most popular attractions on the island. It’s located next to Hawaii’s largest working sugar factory and features a variety of exhibits and displays. Visitors will find photographs, documents, and other fascinating artifacts that preserve the heritage and history of Maui’s sugar industry.
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is a visual arts education organization offering open access to quality arts instruction by teaching artists. Programs and services are accessible to all regardless of artistic aptitude. The exhibition program and galleries play an important role in Maui’s art community and feature work from local artists and creative minds from around the world. The unique gallery shop features the work of Hui No‘eau member artists and a wide variety of handcrafted and museum-quality gift items.
Located on the second floor of the old Lahaina Courthouse, this museum presents the history, culture, and environment of Lahaina, from pre-contact Hawaii (which once called this town Lele) through the missionary, whaling, and plantation eras to the beginning of modern tourism and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Sanctuary. In addition to the exhibits which are always changing, there are videos, live demonstrations by cultural artisans, touch and feel displays, and interactive exhibits.
The guild is a collective of ceramists, woodworkers, print-makers, jewelers, textile artists, photographers, glass artists, basket weavers, and a few who defy classification. Work exhibited in the gallery is selected through a comprehensive jury process that ensures the highest quality and excellence in craftsmanship. Artisans transform everyday materials into creative results, allowing guests to quite literally take a piece of Maui home with them.
Moana Glass is a must-see gallery on Maui. Ryan Staub’s cutting-edge design and vast experience in glassblowing are apparent in all of the work in the gallery. Staub first discovered glass blowing through a class at a private studio in 1997. “Glass blowing is a dying art form and I am singularly driven to keep it alive by sharing the experience of blowing glass and my love of glass art with people,” he says. In fact, if visitors so choose, they can take private glass blowing lessons to take home a piece they have created themselves.
Maui has a nightlife scene that could compete with most cities. Travelers who want an evening away from their Maui luxury vacation rentals should check out these four hotspots:
Aloloa at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, is one of Maui's premier lounges. Readers of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine named the venue the best lobby lounge on the island. This inviting place offers light dining, signature desserts and an extensive bar menu with specialty cocktails, domestic and imported beers and premium spirits. With its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Alaloa Lounge is the place to view Maui sunsets, enjoy a cocktail and some nibbles, or from December to April, do some whale watching. A spacious lanai offers outdoor seating, or guests may choose to sit inside and listen to live entertainment over dinner.
Ambrosia is one of the most popular Maui nightlife destinations. This award-winning bar is open seven nights a week and specializes in live entertainment and delicious martinis. Try their signature Lilikoi Lemon Drop. Guests are welcome to dance, mingle, and taste test cocktails well into the night.
Set within the 24-acre oasis of Montage Kapalua Bay, this pop-up bar and lounge pairs Veuve Clicquot Champagne with Maui’s world-class sunsets. Champagne Hale (pronounced HAH-leh, which is the Hawaiian word for house) serves a range of bubbly, from Veuve’s signature Yellow Label, Rosé, and La Grande Dame labels to special Rich and Rich Rosé offerings, available for the first time on the island. Pair sips with light bites, then take in the views as the sun goes down over the Pacific. From the bar’s cliff top perch above Namalu Bay, guests will enjoy stunning vistas of the ocean as well as Molokai and Lanai islands in the distance.
When guests step through the gates at the Old Lāhainā Lūʻau, they’re swept into a well-preserved epicenter of Hawaiian culture, cultural storytelling, and feasting with a breathtaking ocean view. This is the best Hawaiian Lūʻau the islands have to offer. Get serenaded by local musicians playing island melodies on the ukulele. Take a seat, order a drink, and settle in for an evening of entertainment, Hawaiian culture, bright clothing, and lots of food.
Maui is always celebrating something with special events. Visitors may appreciate these five:
The East Maui Taro Festival features an exceptional Farmers Market, poi pounding demonstrations (poi, the traditional Hawaiian dish, is made from taro root), arts and crafts, food booths, non-profit organizations sharing information, as well as beautiful Hawaiian music and hula! Visitors will be able to sample large selections of Hawaiian kalo (taro) varieties. The Taro Festival has become known as a signature event for Maui, attracting residents as well as visitors with a goal of educating attendees about the value and significance of taro.
The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival (HFWF) offers an authentic epicurean experience. Founded in 2010, the HFWF has expanded to three islands: Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island and has become a culinary and cultural tour de force that makes the Islands a true food destination. HFWF co-founder chef Roy Yamaguchi said, “we’re saying to the world, ‘come see what we’re doing here in Hawaii.’ We want to showcase how we live, how we respect our culture and respect our farmers, fishermen and ranchers.”
Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Maui Film Festival has produced an under-the-stars and lit-by-the-moon film festival and culinary arts celebration. Starting with its 10th annual event in 2010, the Maui Film Festival evolved into a one-of-a-kind solar powered open air festival presenting a panorama of global cinema with a shared commitment to the presentation of compassionate vision and transformative storytelling. The festival screened films, with budgets between $50,000 and $100 million that have been provided by major studios and their mini-major divisions, independent distributors and both long-time and first-time filmmakers. This fest is a must attend event for all film buffs.
This ocean-front marathon is a non-profit community event benefiting local school teams, clubs, and other Maui non-profit groups. The course has many scenic pullouts and public beaches for family and friends to park, picnic and support their loved one’s run. This course can qualify runners for the Boston Marathon. Travelers who are avid runners may want to compete in the 26.2-mile marathon to have the ocean breezes cool them while running through mountain vistas. The occasional whale has been seen by competitors on the run.
Ho‘olaule‘a means celebration. OluKai Ho'olaule'a elite Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and one-man Outrigger Canoe (OC1) races are a celebration of the ocean and cultures that surround it. During the two-day ocean festival, elite competitors will have the opportunity to paddle race the legendary Maliko "downwinder" on Maui's North shore, an eight-mile stretch from Maliko Gulch to the Lae 'Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park. Friends and families come together to enjoy canoe sailing, surfing, Hawaiian games, traditional luau, hula and live music. This is a very well-organized event that attracts hundreds of paddlers. The event blends elite competition with family-friendly cultural activities and gathers some of the world’s best SUP, OC1 AND OC2 paddlers.
With so much to see and do in Maui, visitors can leave with some incredible memories. Make sure to have the camera ready for these five:
An incredibly scenic park known as the “house of the sun.” The most famous part of the park has to be Haleakala Crater, visible from any point on the island of Maui. This dormant volcano sits at more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The crater’s name came from the legend that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last longer. The park is arguably the place to watch the best sunrise on earth. In fact, Mark Twain said it was the most sublime spectacle he ever witnessed. The park is full of hiking trails offering solitude and scenic vistas. Guided hikes and horseback rides provide an intimate glimpse into the park’s magical, natural beauty.
See the highlights of West Maui, then fly across the Pailolo channel to discover Hawaii's tallest waterfalls along Molokai's remote and isolated north shore. Be dazzled by the world's steepest sea cliffs, a few of which are more than 3,000 feet tall created by a massive earth slide 1.4 million years ago. Whizzing over the Maui area, guests will see Kapalua, Kaanapali, Old Lahaina Town, Hana Town, Seven Pools, Upcountry, Ho'okipa, Lindbergh's final resting place, pineapple fields, and much more.
For a fascinating excursion most vacationers never get to experience, take a tour of Niihau, the island travelers aren’t normally allowed to visit. Niihau was purchased from King Kamehameha in 1864 and up to 1987, visits to the island were typically restricted to the owners and their guests, or government officials. However, the owners now offer half-day helicopter tours and safaris. Tours have been successful for the owners since prior to this, there was no way for anyone to see or visit the Forbidden Island. Visitors cannot interact with the locals who live here and their village is off limits. Visitors can spend three hours swimming, snorkeling, searching for shells, and are treated to lunch. The island is also home to as many as 80 of the remaining 150 endangered Hawaiian monk seals that still come close to the main islands giving visitors something else worth seeing. It is thought there are no more than 1,100 of these seals left, so the ones that come to shore are a treat.
The Pipiwai Trail is one of the island's most popular hikes and should be on every hiker’s Maui itinerary. This amazing hike is suitable for the whole family. The Pipiwai Trail makes the perfect hike because of all the amazing layers and sections of the trail. Sights just keep getting better, just when hikers think they have seen the highlights of the trail, the next scene steals the show. The hike is about four miles out and back and is of moderate difficulty.
When it comes to driving the Hana Highway on Maui, the main attraction is the journey, not the destination. Choose one of the many luxury rental cars in Maui to experience a drive replete with its cliffs cloaked in green and lush valleys bursting with waterfalls. Curves hug the coast and gaze over an ocean stretching uninterrupted all the way to the Alaskan coastline. Add black, red, and white sand beaches, a multitude of trails, and gorgeous gardens and visitors will feel they’ve discovered the highway to heaven itself.