About Maui

"Maui no kai O" — Maui is the best — that's the expression.

The best at what? There are many answers, because Maui is so many different things to so many different people. Maui is romantic and dramatic, rugged and serene, ancient and modern, refined and raw. It is lush tropics and barren desert, farms and forests, mountains and sea. It is all these things and more.

Perhaps that why Maui is so often described in contrasts. For where else can you find the world-class restaurants, delightful shopping and exciting nightlife of Lahaina and Kihei, and in minutes steal away to a canopy of rainforest trees, or into the rare air of volcanic heights, or even a soothing ocean bath? Where else can you see cowboys ride and surfers slaying monster waves? And where else can you watch 45 tons of whale breach the ocean surface and the prettiest sunsets this side of heaven? Nowhere but Maui.

So it should be no surprise that Maui has been awarded "World's Best Island" no less than five times by Travel + Leisure magazine and "Best Island in the World" for twelve straight years by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

The list of Maui attractions and activities is endless. In the following pages we give a brief overview of some Maui communites, Maui activities, Maui Beaches, Maui restaurants and a travelers resource to provide you with direct links to other Maui businesses. In addition, we also tell you a little bit about Maui history and facts.

We invite you to peruse these pages to learn more about the island. We're sure that the more you discover about Maui attractions and activities, and the more you learn about Maui history and facts, the more you too will be inclined to say, "Maui no kai O."

Tom and Huck never saw anything like this - Of all the experiences in Mark Twain's eventful life it was a sunrise on Haleakala that he called: "The sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed."

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