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Maui Hawaii Visitor Information, Vacation Planning, and Travel Guide

Welcome to Maui,
"The Valley Isle"

Information about Maui

Island Color: Pink
Island Flower: Lokelani (heavenly rose), also known as Damask Rose

With 120 miles of coastline and more than 30 miles of gorgeous beaches, ranging from golden to black sand, Maui has been voted one of the World's Best Islands repeatedly by Travel Magazines.



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Beginning in December and going through April, Maui is the special winter home to over 3,000 Humpback Whales which migrate from Alaska. The sheltered waters of Maui make for the perfect place for humpbacks to mate and birth and raise their calves. It is quite amazing to see a 40 ton mammal hurl itself totally out of the water (breaching).

Humpback Whale Breach Photo
Whale watching is a favorite past time and can be done from shore all over the island. To see the whales up close and personal, take a Whale Watch Cruise, definitely one of the must do's in Maui. Be sure to view our video of a recent Whale Watch to see what you could be missing!

Maui is also home to Haleakala, the world's largest dormant volcanic crater. Marvel at the sunrise or sunset from above the clouds at the 10,023 foot summit.

These are just a couple of the many exciting activities to experience while in Maui. Check our activities pages for more ideas. Or, just relax, lay back, and work on that Hawaiian tan!

DID YOU KNOW?
Maui County encompasses the 4 islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe. Of these 4 islands, Kahoolawe is the only one that is uninhabited. It was used for practice bombing runs and military training by the U.S. Military between 1965 and 1990. In 1990, George H. W. Bush ordered an end to live-fire on the island. In 1993, the Hawaii State Legislature established the Kahoolave Island Reserve. By state law, the island can only be used for Native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual and educational purposes. Commerical use is not allowed. The island is undergoing restoration which includes continued removal of unexploded ordnance, erosion control, vegetation re-establishment, and replacing alien plants with native species.



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