Maui Island Guide

Welcome to Maui, the Valley Isle! 

Located at 20°48′N 156°20′W, Maui has a total land area of 727.2 sq miles and a population of over 140,000 people.

For two decades, Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted Maui – the Valley Isle – as the Best Island in the World. Their reasons are found everywhere: on ancient volcanic slopes, in the valleys that gave Maui its nickname, along miles of scenic shoreline, and in its azure coastal waters.

The discoveries here are downright magical. Rise above the clouds on Mt. Haleakala and marvel at its other-worldly beauty and the rare species that survive near the summit. Watch the spectacular sunrise on the summit, the highest peak in Maui. Wind through Upcountry Maui, where farmers produce an array of agricultural products including lavender, protea, beef, pineapples, onions and strawberries. Drive along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines to Lahaina, once home to whalers and seafarers, and today a hot spot for shopping, dining and entertainment. The Haleakala, Iao Valley and Lahaina Tour visits all of these locations. 

Particularly worthwhile is a visit to Hana, offered on the Heavenly Hana Tour. Deeply steeped in Hawaiian ways, this cultural treasure in East Maui is accessible via a narrow, winding road marked by tiny bridges, wildly gorgeous foliage and waterfalls. You can also enjoy award-winning beaches and golf courses in South and West Maui, museums and heritage parks in the central isthmus, and during season, humpback whales breaching offshore.

Discover for yourself why so many think Maui is truly the best – over and over again.

Popular place to visit: 

  • Central Maui
  • Upcountry Maui 
  • East Maui
  • South Maui
  • West Maui