From its sun-soaked beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are plenty of reasons why Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for nineteen years. Maui is a great destination for romance, adventure, relaxation, arts and culture, ecotourism or family fun. With year-round mild temperatures, it’s no wonder why thousands of humpback whales migrate to Maui’s warm waters year after year. One visit to Maui and you just might join them.
Kihei is noted for its year round sunshine, balmy trade winds, and soothing evening air. It is one of the driest and sunniest areas on the entire island, averaging only 10 inches a year!
From its sun-soaked beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are plenty of reasons why Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for nineteen years. Peer through a sea of clouds high atop Haleakala Crater. 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 Valley Isle.”
Once you’ve settled in you’ll want to explore Maui’s attractions. The western, or leeward side, is the drier side of the island and features Maui’s world-famous beqaches including the beautiful Kaanapali Beach, home to a nightly sunset cliff diving ceremony. West Maui is also home to bustling historic Lahaina, only 25 minutes away, where you can find great shopping, dining and entertainment.
The eastern, or windward side, of the island is the wetter side of the island, home to the lush Iao Valley and the scenic drive over 50 bridges to Hana, vibrant with waterfalls, pools, and lush tropical foliage. The cool, elevated slopes of Haleakala are where you can find the farms and gardens of Upcountry Maui and the soaring summit of Haleakala National Park.
Then escape back to Kihei's quiet sunset beaches in the heart of the island, but away from it all.
One of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Maui’s alluring beaches and immaculate resorts also provide an idyllic setting for weddings, receptions or simply to escape the world and spend time with the one you love.
On Maui, you’ll have plenty of chances to try an array of outdoor adventures you’ve never experienced before. Snorkelers will be rewarded with unforgettable sights in the luminous waters. Or feel the rush of your first surf lesson off the shores of historic Lahaina. On land, horseback ride atop Haleakala , Maui’s highest peak. You can even take your first helicopter ride to see breathtaking views of Maui’s pristine valleys and waterfalls.
To step back in Maui’s past, visit the Whalers Village Museum for an historic account of the whaling industry, discover Maui’s agricultural past at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum or follow the Lahaina Historic Trail to explore this thriving seaport’s heritage.
Today, Maui reveals its cultural past through a thriving arts scene infused with the life-embracing spirit of aloha. From the events and exhibitions at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center to Art Night every Friday in Lahaina, Maui continues to pay homage to its rich history. Local artists and artisans are also expanding their influence by creating a wide range of products, from hip fashion to traditional and contemporary crafts.
There are plenty of family-friendly things to do there. You can marvel at the 750,000-gallon water tank with manta rays and sharks swimming safely overhead at The Maui Ocean Center, voted Hawaii’s top-rated family attraction by Zagat. Ride on a genuine 1890s train, known as the Sugar-Cane Train, on the Lahaina-Kaanapali Railroad or participate in the many activities at the resort.
Enjoy the lush tropical gardens, 5 acres of oceanfront of Maui Sunset. Right at your doorstep is a 34 acre fishpond, built by a
Hawaiian king centuries ago. Windsurfing, shoreline casting and spear fishing off the nearby breakwater are a few of the many water sport activities at Maui Sunset. Sailing vessels and deep-sea fishing are available nearby. World famous swimming and snorkeling beaches are minutes away at one of the many sandy safe beaches at Kihei and nearby Wailea. Their fresh water pool is one of the largest condominium resort pools on the island. Other resort amenities include tennis courts, putting green, croquet field, shuffleboard, exercise room, large hot spa bath and outdoor barbeques.
They are also conveniently located to golf courses, excellent restaurants featuring continental and native cuisine and many entertainment facilities.
Enjoy all the comforts of home and more! The units also feature large living rooms and entertainment areas, fully-equipped kitchens and washer/dryer. Relax and watch the sunset from your private covered lanai overlooking the ocean and garden.
There’s so much to do, you might have to come back more than once!