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Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui Island is the perfect place to de-stress, so why not undertake some Hawaiian travel and book a boutique hotel, or a family hotel, and enjoy an extremely relaxing vacation? Maui Island is generally mild all-year-round with day-time temperatures rarely falling below 60°F in the coldest month of December, and often reaching 90°F in August and September. Light showers are common however, particularly in the winter months.

When to come to Maui Island

Winter and spring are the peak visiting times, however, during this time beach hotels in Maui Island become incredibly expensive and cheap Maui flights hard to come by. The island remains beautiful throughout the year, so you could always come in the off-seasons to take advantage of the discount Maui deals that become available.

How to get to Maui Island

The island has three main airports: Kahului (OGG) in the center, Kapalua (JHM) in the west, and Hana (HNM) in the east so the main Maui Island hotel resorts are all generally easily accessible from one of these. On the island, the Maui Public Bus Transit System enables you to get around very cheaply.

Why visit Maui Island?

With so many attractions on Maui Island, it is difficult to know where to start. Lahaina is a real hub of activity, famous for its array of shops and restaurants that lead to the perfect place for whale-watching. The sensationally beautiful beaches of Kaanapli have often been voted the best in the world, and Kaanapli Maui Island hotels are among the most well-booked. Haleakala National Park, home to the towering but dormant Haleakala volcano provides incredible views, especially at sunset, whilst the black sand beaches and caves of Wai’anapanapa State Park are also very popular.

Where to stay in Maui Island

In order to supplement the beauty of Maui Island, a stay in the perfect hotel should be an essential component of your holiday, and Hotels.com can help you find it. With a huge number of 4-star hotels in Maui and 5-star ones too, bookable on our website, take some time to search through our listings before booking an unforgettable vacation.

When are the best times to travel to Maui Island?

Whilst Hawaii has a balmy year-round climate, the high season is mid-December to mid-April, when sun-seekers flock to enjoy the weather, and the hotels in Maui Island are in high demand. The cheapest time to visit is during late spring and autumn. During the winter months until to April, many humpback whales head to Maui’s warm waters to mate and birth, providing visitors with fantastic whale watching opportunities.

What are the top must-see attractions in Maui Island?

Maui Island’s star attraction is Haleakala National Park. A popular playground for hikers and climbers, it boasts 33,000 acres of otherworldly volcanic landscapes and sprawling bamboo forest adorned with shimmering waterfalls. Its centrepiece is the dormant Haleakala Volcano, which forms more than 75% of the island, and has a 10,000-foot-tall summit. For a slice of the natural idyll without the legwork, Kula Botanical Garden is another must-see attraction. The tranquil 8-acre parcel features 100s of colourful plants, alongside rock formations, trickling waterfalls, a koi pond and an aviary.

What are the best types of restaurants and food in Maui Island?

From papaya, coconut and mangoes, to freshly caught seafood –Hawaii’s cuisine is very much based on the island’s native produce. Maui Island must-tries include Poi, a sweet taro plant-based side dish, lomi-lomi salmon and, of course, the rum-based Mai Tai cocktail. When it comes to dining on the island, there’s something for absolutely every appetite, with budget-friendly seafood trucks, swanky hotel restaurants and locally run eateries where guests are treated to ocean views and traditional hula dances.

What are the top things to do in Maui Island?

Maui Island is brimming with things to do – whether you want to do a little or a lot. If you’re feeling energetic you can hike across rugged landscapes, trek through lush forests, scuba dive, snorkel and surf, or head out on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching trip. For those that that want to take it easy, there’s scenic golf courses, luxury retail therapy at Whaler’s Village and indulgent spas to be pampered in. Of course, you can also bask on the beach with a Mai Tai or 2 as well.

What are some fun facts about Maui Island?

One of Maui Island’s biggest lures is its beaches and, unlike other destinations, every one of them is open to the public. What’s more, with over 30 miles of white, gold, red or black-sand beaches to choose from, everyone can find their perfect spot. The island’s other main asset is of course the Haleakala Volcano, the world’s largest dormant volcano – over a million visitors trek to its 10,000-foot summit each year. On Maui Island there’s also a possibility you’ll spot an A-lister – the island’s a hotspot for vacationing celebs.

What kinds of public transport are there in Maui Island?

Whilst there’s public transport in Maui Island, you’re often better off renting a car to explore the island – especially if you want to do it at your own pace. The public bus service, however, is particularly useful if you want to get between the main towns, and the resort areas of Kihei, Wailea and Lahaina, as well as the attractions close to them. Journeys are particularly cheap and operate 7 days a week.

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