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Maui

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areas and resort towns compared

Excellent climate in spring, summer and autumn

West-Maui

Gorgeous beaches

Best luau perfomances

Kapalua

Luxurious setting with high-end resorts & condos

West-Maui

Tranquil, few restaurants and bars

Perfect for honymoon, golf & snorkeling

Ka'anapali

Generous stretch of golden sand around mystic Black Rock

West-Maui

Lively coastline dotted with resorts

Perfect for families & boogie-boarding

Whalers Village shopping center

LAHAINA

Former whaling town, very lively

West-Maui

Giant banyan tree is a magical sight

Dozens of restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries

Many excursions (whale-watching, snorkeling...) start in the harbor

Sunniest region on the island, perfect in winter

South-Maui

Gorgeous beaches and great snorkeling

Variety of accommodation types

KIHEI

Convivial town and beaches

East-Maui

Perfect for travelers looking for simple and affordable condos, away from the glitzy resorts

Central location to explore the island

WAILEA

Luxurious family resorts

East-Maui

Perfect for families, glamour & entertainment

Close to Turtle Town & Secret Cove

Shops at Wailea shopping center

Lively area with many locals

North-Shore

Wide beaches and tropical vegatation

No resorts, only condos and houses

More of a rainy climate, especially in winter

Paia

Surfer vibe with a boho touch

North-Shore

Perfect for a second visit to Maui and for surfing

Lively town with cafes and restaurants

HAIKU

Starting point for the Road to Hana

North-Shore

Rainiest side of the island

Lush and tropical

Perfect for adventurous travelers looking to explore Maui's wild side

Countryside

Upcountry

Dotted with farms

Cooler climate and less humid

Slow-paced

KULA

Western-facing slopes of Haleakalā

Upcountry

Farm to table dining

Pastures as far as the eye can see

Forest and tropical gardens

Perfect for those looking to escape the crowded beaches

Less touristy

Central Maui

Most affordable place to stay on the island

Near the airport

Central location perfect to explore Maui's sights

Wailuku

West Maui Mountains & 'Iao Valley

Central Maui

Boutiques and mom and pop stores

Most central location

Perfect for those looking for convenience & affordability

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