The second-largest Hawaiian Island is Maui which is known as "The Valley Isle." Maui is definitely worth visiting, boasting world-class beaches, renowned snorkeling spots, unbelievable scenery, and countless adventures.
When is the best time to visit? April through May and September through November are great times to visit the island. You will be able to enjoy great weather without the crowds and the high prices of the busier summer and winter months.
What is Maui known for? This beautiful island is known for its impressive and world-famous beaches, the Road to Hana, snorkeling at the Molokini Crater, Haleakala Volcano, the views of humpback whales during the winter migration, and windsurfing just to scratch the surface of the adventures you can find here.
How many days should I plan to visit? If you are really wanting to soak up all of the genuine spirit of Hawaii, we recommend you take at least a week to explore all that Maui has to offer. You can get a taste of the island in just a day or two but try to spend 3 or 4 days at the minimum if possible.
When is hurricane season? Hurricane season for the Hawaiian Islands is from June through November but especially hard from July through September. While there are always hurricane scares, nothing significant has hit the island chain since 1992. There was Tropical Storm Olivia in 2018, which[ directly hit Maui in September of 2018 and mainly caused a lot of rain and some downed trees.
What is the weather like in Maui? The average yearly high temperatures remain in the 80s with lows from the mid-60s to low 70s, with August being the warmest month and January being the coolest month. The rainy season in Maui lasts from mid-October to the end of April, with January being the wettest month. The dry season is the opposite, from late April to mid-October, with June being the driest month.
Maui Beaches: There are 120 miles of coastline on the island with 30 miles of gorgeous beaches where you'll find white, black, and red sand. Makena Beach is located on the southern end of the island and is known as "The Big Beach." Kaanapali is a white sand beach on the west side of the island and features some of the island's most popular resorts and excellent snorkeling. Baldwin Beach is located on the North Shore and boasts stellar swimming and bodysurfing as well as "baby beach" with a lagoon.
Road to Hana: The road to Hana is a must-do while visiting Maui. This is a narrow and winding 64-mile road with 59 bridges and 620 curves that will take you from the North Shore to the East Coast. You will travel through rainforests, see waterfalls, visit golden and black beaches and see unbelievable coastal views. You can choose to drive the road yourself or take a guided tour.
What are some interesting facts about Maui? Maui is home to one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes. You can visit multiple pineapple farms on the island. It is estimated that around 10,000 humpback whales migrate to Maui each year. The largest banyan tree in the US calls Maui home. There are over 250 marine species living in the Molokini Crater.
We hope these facts can help you while planning your trip to Maui!