Welcome to Maui! We've put together this Maui visitor information to help you get the most enjoyment out of your stay with us. You can view a map of Maui to find out where everything is located in relation to where you are staying. We've also got many great activities you can book for your stay here, as well as a list of fun things to do on your own. We've also got a list of the best restaurants on Maui, along with some driving tips and distances to help you navigate the island safely and efficiently.
- Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is 48 miles long and 26 miles wide with a land area of 729 square miles and 120 miles of shoreline.
- It has a population of about 117,600.
- The average temperature is 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- According to the Maui visitor bureau there are 81 accessible beaches and 39 of them have public facilities. See our favorites here.
- The highest peak is Haleakala with 10,023 feet.
- The most popular visitor attractions are Haleakala National Park, Lahaina Town, Iao Valley State Park, Hana and the Maui Ocean Center.
The Maui Visitor Bureau issued the following travel tips:
Playing it safe
The ocean is Maui’s playground, but there are precautions to observe. Offshore winds and currents can be powerful and they can change suddenly. That means not straying too far from shore or heading out to kayak, windsurf or sail if warning signs are posted or if conditions warrant caution. If you’re hiking into a wilderness, be sure to sign out with park rangers.
Few places are as safe as Maui but that doesn’t mean you should abandon all care as you travel about. Lock your car doors and keep valuables out of sight. 911 works here should an emergency arise requiring police assistance.
The Hawai’i environment is fragile. Part of the natural beauty of Hawai’i comes from its geographic isolation from more dense ecosystems. Bringing in plants, produce or animals could introduce pests and non-endemic species that could ruin the Hawaiian paradise forever. That’s why the Department of Agriculture will inspect and likely confiscate such materials when you arrive. For more information, call (808) 873-3655 or point your browser to the STATE OF HAWAII PLANT QUARANTINE PROGRAM. Similarly, when you depart, your luggage must pass agricultural inspection at the airport to ensure that no plant insects or diseases are hitching a ride back with you. Be sure that any fruits or plants you take home from Maui are certified for export.
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