Destination

Maui Holidays

Hawaii's magic isle

From watching the majestic humpback whales migrate from Alaska, to seeing the sun rise or set through the clouds at the highest peak in Haleakala National Park, Maui offers a splendour of stunning sights so it's not surprising Maui has been voted 'Best Island in the U.S.' by Condé Nast Traveler for more than 20 years running.

With miles of sparkling coastline, lush valleys and tropical rainforest, Maui is one of the most popular Hawaiian islands thanks to its dramatic volcanic landscapes, peaceful surroundings and abundance of natural beauty. One great way to see the island is by road; drive the 620 curves of the road to Hana, stopping at waterfalls and plunge pools to cool off en route. Visit the fog-covered forests and valleys of the Iao Valley State Park and take an easy hike to view the 1200 foot Iao Needle; one of Maui's iconic landmarks. 

We also recommend paying Lahaina a visit; a historic town for shopping and dining and a few minutes further north from here, you will find the vibrant Kaanapali Resort, which is great for families and the resort of Kapalua; known for championship and private getaways. From Lahaina, why not take a boat over to neighbouring Lanai or Molokai, which together with Maui are collectively known as 'The Magic Isles'. Both islands are underdeveloped and unspoiled so you can experience local culture and see Hawaii back in time. Visit the fog-covered forests and valleys of the Iao Valley State Park and take an easy hike to view the 1200 foot Iao Needle; one of Maui's iconic landmarks. 

Towering over the island and visible from almost every point; Haleakala Crater is one of the most popular sights to visit across the islands of Hawaii and our most memorable. Haleakala National Park forms more than 75% of Maui, ranging from cascading waterfalls and streams in the coastal areas to Mars-like red desert near the summit and the panoramic views from this dormant volcano are nothing less than breathtaking. Get up early and watch the sun rise from beneath the clouds and witness the colours of orange, yellow and red change the sky into day or after a full day exploring the island, take a picnic and a blanket and watch the sun disappear below the horizon and await the twinkling and bright stars fill the night sky. Which is the best? You will have to come and find out for yourself.

Destination Highlights
  • Watch the sunrise from atop Haleakala
  • Drive the winding roads to Hana
  • Look for the whales spouting water from their blowholes
  • Soar above in a helicopter and overlook neighbouring islands
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -11 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English
  • Flight Time Approx. 16 hours; flights are indirect via mainland USA
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Hawaii

Top Tips from our Experts

Steven

Destination Executive

"It was an early start, but the sunrise at Haleakala was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. Make sure you dress warmly though, as it is pretty cold before the warmth of the sun breaks through and you are at 10,023 feet above sea level."

Charlie

Destination Manager

"The road to Hana can get quite busy, so make sure you set off early to give yourself plenty of time to stop off at waterfalls and lookout points on route throughout the day. Once you get to Hana, you can either continue around the island through the south side of Haleakala National Park or get a different perspective and drive back the way you came."

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Maui

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£4,019 pp

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Maui

H&J Rating
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Westin Maui

Westin Maui

Maui

H&J Rating
Westin Maui
Lobby

Travaasa Hana

Maui

H&J Rating
Travaasa Hana

Types of Maui holidays

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Maui Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Driving around the Island

Self Drive Hawaii

Self Drive Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions

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