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Maui "The Magic Isle"


Maui known as the “Magic Isle,” Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Head to Wailuku for pastries from a “mom and pop” bakery, or head to Lahaina for a taste of Maui’s famed farm to table cuisine. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migratinghumpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, it’s not surprising Maui was voted the “Best Island” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 19 years.

Stand above a sea of clouds high atop Haleakala. Watch a 45-foot whale breach off the coast of Lahaina.  Lose count of the waterfalls along the road as you maneuver the hairpin turns of the Hana highway. One visit and it’s easy to see why Maui is called “The Magic Isle.”

The second largest Hawaiian island has a smaller population than you’d expect, making Maui popular with visitors who are looking for sophisticated diversions and amenities in the small towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island.

From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui to beaches that have repeatedly been voted among the best in the world, a visit to the Valley Isle recharges the senses. But like every good magic trick, you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it.



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Maui Highlights

Central Maui
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Dedicated to preserving and
presenting the history and
heritage of Maui’s sugar
industry, this museum charts
the establishment and growth
of the industry and features
intriguing displays on the inner
workings of a sugar mill.

Iao Valley State Monument
Iao Valley State Monument is
a peaceful, lush area centering
around ‘˜ao Needle, a towering
rock pinnacle. ‘˜ao Needle soars
1,200-feet high and can best be
seen in the early morning.

Here you’ll find Maui’s larger
shops, malls, restaurants and
the commercial harbor where
cruise ships and ocean barges

You’ll find a good selection
of local and ethnic eateries,
boutiques, antiques and
collectibles in uniquely
charming shops.

East Maui
Haleakala National Park
Rising more than 10,000
feet from the sea, Haleakala
National Park is one of Maui’s
most memorable attractions.
You’ll want to wake up early to
watch the sun come up over
Haleakala’s unusual lava forms.

East Maui is as rewarding as
the journey to reach it. A .
magical little hamlet of simple
homes and quiet gardens,
Hana’s isolation is the source .
of its charm.

Road to Hana
From plunging seaside cliffs to
the flavors of fresh Island fruit
from a roadside stand, this is
a journey to awaken all your
senses. Plan at least three
hours each way. 
South Maui
Kehei is home to a vibrant
community, with a mix of
moderately priced hotels
and condominiums. Local
businesses, restaurants and
one of a kind shops cater to
residents and visitors alike.

This is a good place to catch
a dinner cruise or admire the
views from one of the popular
restaurants. Be sure to stop at
Ma‘alaea Harbor Village’s many
shopping boutiques, restaurants
and Maui Ocean Center and

Makena, at the end of the road,
offers a trail for hikers and
manicured fairways for golfers.
Add tennis, pools and great
dining to see why Makena is .
so appealing to visitors.

Wailea is an exquisitely
landscaped resort community
with luxury condominiums,
stately homes and awardwinning
hotels, golf courses,
restaurants and deluxe shops. 

Upcountry Maui
Ho‘okipa Beach Park
Watch the windsurfers race
around in the winter or swim
and sunbathe in the calmer
summer months.

In Kula, you’ll find fruitful farming communities that harvest
some of Maui’s freshest produce
(including the famous Maui

The combination of its pineapple
plantation and paniolo
(Hawaiian cowboy) heritage
along with a thriving arts
community make Makawao
a uniquely enjoyable place to
hang out.

The picturesque plantation-era
storefronts of Pa‘ia are home
to several ethnic eateries and
dozens of colorful boutiques
offering unique gifts, surf gear
and a variety of locally produced
art, jewelry and clothing. 
West Maui
Baldwin House Museum
Stroll along Front Street and
you’ll find a light colored twostory
house that was home to
the Reverend Dwight Baldwin
and his family from 1838 .
to 1870.

The Banyan Tree
Along Front Street in Lahaina
Town, you’ll find a banyan tree
that almost occupies an entire
city block!

Ka‘anapali is known for its
championship golf and beautiful
white sand beaches, which are
great for swimming, snorkeling
and sunbathing. If you’ve had
enough sun, head indoors for
some shade and shopping.

In addition to renowned golf,
you’ll find award-winning
accommodations, restaurants,
boutique shopping, beaches
and historic sites.

Lahaina Art Galleries
With over 40 galleries, it’s no
wonder why Lahaina has .
gained the reputation as a
world-class art market.

Lahaina Harbor
Head out on whale watching
excursions, snorkel sails and
sightseeing cruises. You can
also take day trips to Lana‘i,
Molokini and Moloka‘i from here.

Lahaina Historic Trail
Explore Lahaina’s rich whaling
and plantation history by
following the signs on .
Lahaina’s Historic Trail .
located throughout town.

A variety of nearby shops and
restaurants make this a great
area for your Maui vacation.

Whalers Village
Home to a variety of local
stores, designer boutiques, art
galleries, restaurants and a
renowned whaling museum.

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