From its spectacular beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are compelling reasons why readers of Condé Nast Traveler have voted Maui “Best Island” for 17 years in a row. Your Maui vacation will be your chance to explore all the island’s “bests”.
Also called “The Magic Isle,” Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island and features five regions: East and West Maui, the South Coast, Central and Upcountry Maui.
Once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, the West Coast of Maui is now home to amazing and upscale resorts, shopping, fine cuisine and championship golf courses. Other attractions include the historic town of Lahaina, whale watching and sunset cruises.
Famed Kaanapali Beach is home to exclusive oceanfront resorts, such as the luxury Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Remarkable superior properties include Kaanapali Beach Resort and Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Adjoining the historic Black Rock Promontory, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is a standout among standard hotels, along with the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, Aston Kaanapali Shores and Kaanapali Beach Resort.
On Maui’s verdant northwest coast, the Kapalua shoreline entices visitors with five sparkling bays and white-sand beaches. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is an upscale jewel set on 50 oceanfront acres. A nearby superior property is The Kapalua Villas, while the Kapalua Bay Villas offer condominium accommodations.
Your Maui vacation is likely to begin in Central Maui, which hosts the island’s main airport (Kahului Airport), a thriving arts community, and inviting shops and restaurants. From here you can book a breathtaking helicopter ride over waterfalls and rugged coastlines, or drive inland to historic and sacred spots like Iao Valley State Park.
Maui’s spectacular South Coast is the sunniest, driest area of the island with miles of sandy beaches, world-class golf and outstanding restaurants and resorts located in the luxurious community of Wailea. For the ultimate indulgence on your Maui vacation choose the Grand Wailea Resort or the world-famous Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel. Noted superior properties include the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and secluded Makena Beach & Golf Resort.
Upcountry Maui’s high elevations and fertile slopes are home to ranches, botanical gardens and farms. This area also features Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurants; the historic town of Paia, home to Hookipa Beach, the windsurfing capital of the world; and the natural wonders of Haleakala National Park.
East Maui region is known for its dramatic vistas, flowering rainforests and legendary road to Hana. Driving this scenic, winding road is one of the top activities on your Maui vacation. At the journey's end lies the peaceful, untouched town of Hana and the beautiful Pools of Oheo, where you can dip in tranquil, swimmable pools fed by waterfalls.
Book your magical Maui vacation now for a Hawaii escape that could win your vote for personal best.