Maui is all about playful whales, sprawling beaches with colorful sand, amazing sea turtles, over-ocean rainbows, and picturesque views but if you explore a little more, you will also find upcountry cowboy culture, hippy surf towns, epic hiking spots, and a daring road to Hana tour adventures. Whether you are looking for a memorable honeymoon or an adventurous trip, we have got you covered.
Check out the most fascinating facts about Maui
- Maui has 81 white, black and gold-sand beaches with more than 120-miles of accessible beach which is more than any Hawaii Island.
- There are no private seashores on Maui.
- Maui has an absolute populace of around 144,000 people making it the second-biggest Hawaiian island.
- With a summit of 10,023 feet, Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world.
- A large number of whales migrate every year from Alaska to Maui making it the largest humpback whale migration in the world.
Planning your trip to Maui based on the Island geography
Get an idea of the island so you can plan your trip easier. There are five distinct areas on the island where you can find different things to do and see:
West Maui houses a long stretch of beaches, warm weather, numerous snorkeling spots, and jaw-dropping sunsets. You will also find plenty of resorts and vacation rentals for a comfortable stay in west Maui. The most famous spots on this side are snorkeling spots like Kapalua Bay, the historic whaling village of Lahaina, and boats that will take you on an amazing trip to Lana’i.
South Maui is another popular spot among visitors that offers a luxury vibe. From stunning beaches to luxurious hotels and mesmerizing views of Molokini Crater and Kahoolawe, you will feel an astonishing aura here.
When you land at Kahului Airport (OGG), you will be in Central Maui. Here you will find an exclusive range of small shops and eateries, dramatic mountain views, and enormous hiking options. For an astounding time, hike the Waihee Ridge Trail, visit the sacred Iao Valley or head up to the north coast to stroll through the town of Paia and eat some delicious ice cream.
If you want to experience the coolest Maui, head up the slope of the Haleakala to Upcountry Maui. Visit the small town of Makawao, visit farms, check sample fresh tropical produce, and visit the Haleakala National Park to have breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. Most of the remarkable farm tours are in Upcountry Maui.
The famous drive on the Road to Hana is on East Maui. The drive takes you through the views of stunning coastline, lush landscape, wonderful waterfalls, and much more. This part of the island has preserved history, is remote and full of adventure. Do some research on how to plan the spots and get the best out of your trip.
Beaches and Snorkeling Spots on Maui
- Kapalua Bay: a fantastic snorkeling spot
- Kahekili Beach Park: has a nice reef for snorkeling
- Wailea Beach: a beautiful place to spend the entire day
Things to Do on Maui
- Whale Watching
- Haleakala Volcano
- Farm Tours
- Snorkeling Lana’i
- Road to Hana
Guided tours with Stardust Hawaii
If you are planning a trip to the road to Hana Maui, the expert guides at Stardust Hawaii have got you covered. We help you visit the most beautiful places and make your trip smooth and memorable. We have a long list of satisfied customers and being the most reputed tour company, we take care of our customers’ needs and priorities.