Maui is a popular holiday destination for those wanting to enjoy a more relaxed pace. Home to spectacular beaches and world class golf courses, you can do as much or as little as you like on Maui. Relax with an indulgent spa, unwind in one of the many secluded retreats or enjoy a round of golf where vibrant green fairways meet ancient lava streams and towering palm trees.
The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui offers breathtaking scenery and more than 80 beaches to enjoy. Ho'okipa features the best surfing conditions in winter while during summer is more suited to windsurfers.
If visiting Maui's west coast during December to April, you might even be lucky enough to see the humpback whales. However Maui's best snorkelling and diving takes place in the waters of Mololkini where you can explore the marine conservation area and volcanic crater, home to a vast array of marine life.
One of Maui's most popular attractions is Haleakala, a dormant volcano which takes up most of the island's east. At 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala is much like a lunarscape and offers spectacular views of the sunrise. If you're feeling adventurous, you can cycle down the 61 km of the volcano or simply relax in Wai'anapanapa's clear mineral waters for that squeaky clean feeling.
If culture and history is what you seek, the old whaling town of Lahaina is a national historic district and features accommodation, restaurants, unique shops and an art gallery or you can hire a care and cruise the coastal roads along the Hana Highway.
The picturesque drive winds around cascading waterfalls and secluded beaches and although it features 54 one way bridges and 600 twists and turns, it is well worth it for the amazing views it offers.