Maui

Maui Travel Guide

Maui is having a moment pretty much perpetually. “The Valley Isle” always brings something new and exciting, even to travelers that have visited time and time again. Travel to Maui for views of the sunset from a catamaran cruising between lush, green islands. Take the road less (or more) traveled to Hana. Stop by rocky shores and white sand beaches to surf or snorkel. Maui travel is an easy choice for those wanting a no-hassles getaway. Travel + Leisure’s Maui travel guide will help you have the best island experience possible.

Things Not to Miss in Maui

• Road to Hana
 • Kaihalulu (Red Sand Beach)
 • Iao Valley State Park
 • Ho'okipa Beach
 • Haleakala National Park

When to Go to Maui

Maui is blessed with great weather through most of the year. The dry season lasts from April to October, and the rainy season from November to March, though it rarely rains more than two or three days in a row. The temperatures stay around the 70s and 80s year-round. The best time of year to visit Maui is in the shoulder season, when the weather is best, and the tourist influx is low. Airfare and hotel rates are lowest between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Peak season runs between December and March, as well as the summer when many families visit Hawaii.

Articles about Maui

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