Maui

Heartfelt alohas & volcanic adventures

A holiday in Maui, the second biggest of the Hawaiian Islands, will truly captivate the imagination. Created by the sporadic flows of lava from thousands of vents over millions of years, the rugged landscape is juxtaposed by verdant shores of foliage and exquisite beaches.

Luxury Holidays in Maui

Maui holidays are the utter embodiment of paradisal scenes and luxurious surroundings. What's more here you can experience various Hawaiian cultural phenomenon such as hula, a traditional form of dance imported by the Polynesians and developed over time under Western influences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

You’ll hear the high tones of a plucking ukulele reverberating behind you as the dancers’ hips create an undulation of the pā’ū – or, wrapped skirt – reminiscent of the ebb and flow of the tide in the distance.

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Maui

  • Drive along the scenic Hāna Highway
  • Explore the impressive Haleakalā National Park
  • For a spot of shopping, check out Lahaina in West Maui
  • Great nightlife
  • Friendly local people
  • Pools of Oheo - Swim in the pools beneath 7 stunning waterfalls
  • Paia - Dubbed the 'coolest' part of Maui, Paia is a haven for windsurfing and shopping
  • Molokini - A moon-shaped island perfect for diving and snorkelling
  • La Perouse - Visit lava coated beaches and spot the spinner dolphins
  • Honolua Bay - Famed for the mighty waves attracting pro surfers

Things to do Whilst on Holiday in Maui

On the Hāna Highway – a 68-mile stretch of road – you’ll open up amazing panoramic views along the coast and unlock hidden natural wonders like waterfalls and other attractions.

Set in over 30,000 acres, the Haleakalā National Park is a must see for visitors. Trek to the summit – the Haleakalā Crater – which is 2 miles wide and 2,600 ft deep! Whether you come to this serene spot in the morning or evening, you’ll get an equally stunning sunrise or sunset. If images of seemingly vast and arid volcanic rock reaching into the clouds doesn’t do it for you, check out the Kipahulu section where you can swim in one of the natural pools below cascading waters caressing the region’s rock formations.

For a great night out pay a visit to Front Street in Lahaina, where you can get a bite to eat before partaking in some local entertainment. There’s a lively atmosphere on Front Street, and it will soon be evident that it’s the epicentre of Maui nightlife.

Interesting Facts About Maui

  • Area – 727.2 sq. miles
  • Population – 144,444
  • Currency – US Dollar (USD)
  • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine has voted Maui 'Best Island in the World' a whopping 16 times!

Weather In Maui

The weather in Maui varies little throughout the year and is always warm and pleasant. Dry season falls between April and October. Although there is more rainfall from November to March, this rain seldom lasts very long. The peak time for whale watching is February, however, whales can be seen from late December to late May.

Maui Holidays 2024 / 2025

At Kenwood Travel we provide bespoke holiday packages to suit your needs. Why not add a multi-centre trip to your itinerary? With 45 years worth of experience we’re well placed to handpick the best. Call us now to book your 2024 or 2025 Maui holiday.

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The Ritz Carlton Kapalua

5* out of 5 stars

Surrounded by stunning beaches and world-class golf courses, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a haven of elegance and style in one of the most sought after locations in Hawaii.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £3,142 per person

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The Fairmont Kea Lani

5* out of 5 stars

Set on the sands of Wailea and overlooking the waters of the Pacific, the Fairmont Kea Lani is one of the best hotels in Maui. A must for families and couples

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £3,854 per person

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Royal Lahaina Resort

3.5* out of 5 stars

Located on the beautiful Kaanapali Beach in Maui, the Royal Lahaina Resort seamlessly combines relaxing and reinvigoration to provide a truly unique island experience.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £2,854 per person

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

4* out of 5 stars

Set on the stunning Ka'anapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa brings you the ultimate Hawaiian getaway.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £2,780 per person

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

5* out of 5 stars

Tucked away on the serene south-west coast of Maui, this stunning resort sets the perfect stage for your holiday of a lifetime in Hawaii.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £3,685 per person

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

5* out of 5 stars

With the idyllic ivory sands and crystal clear waters at its feet, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort provides a unique and relaxing beach escape.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £3,543 per person

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Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

4* out of 5 stars

The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers a magnificent setting for a romantic holiday. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the infinity pool at this luxury Maui hotel.

7 nights Room Only including Virgin Atlantic flights from £3,015 per person

Top Pick Hotels

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

5* out of 5 stars

With the idyllic ivory sands and crystal clear waters at its feet, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort provides a unique and relaxing beach escape.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

5* out of 5 stars

Tucked away on the serene south-west coast of Maui, this stunning resort sets the perfect stage for your holiday of a lifetime in Hawaii.

The Fairmont Kea Lani

5* out of 5 stars

Set on the sands of Wailea and overlooking the waters of the Pacific, the Fairmont Kea Lani is one of the best hotels in Maui. A must for families and couples

Things to do in Maui

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

If you have a sweet tooth and you’ve already had your fill of island favourites like shave ice, there is just one place for you to tick off your must-visit list in Maui. Welcome to Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, where signature treats come in the form of baked goods and farm fresh breakfast bites. Start with a seared ahi benedict or banana pancakes topped with macadamia nuts. But whatever you do, make sure you leave room for pie (and lots of it). Flavours range from classic apple and coconut cream, to guava chiffon.

Molokini Crater

Molokini Crater

This unique, horseshoe-shaped crater partially emerges from the waters of the ʻAlalākeiki Channel between the islands of Maui and Kahoʻolawe. The remains of a volcanic eruption which took place over 200k years ago, the Molokini Crater is a great spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. The waters around Molokini are exceptionally clear, providing visibility in excess of 150 feet. Keep your eyes peeled for the dazzling displays of marine life. You may even be lucky enough to encounter whale sharks.

Ukulele Mele on Maui

Ukulele Mele on Maui

The ukulele is a verified symbol of Hawaii, dating back to the 19th century. Roughly translating into ‘jumping flea’ the ukulele produces a beautiful sound now associated worldwide with Hawaiian music. On your travels to Maui, why not stop by Ukulele Mele on Maui to learn a little more about this emblematic instrument? Here, you can take a ukulele class, purchase one as a souvenir, or simply enjoy a performance. The store is located on the second level of the beautiful open-air mall near the Tommy Bahama Restaurant.

Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

The Haleakalā Crater is a stunning volcanic depression within Haleakalā National Park. Rising over 10,000 feet, it features a vast, moon-like landscape with dramatic cliffs, cinder cones, and diverse flora. Known for its breathtaking sunrises, the crater's unique environment supports rare species like the silversword plant. Visitors can explore numerous hiking trails and observe unparalleled views of the island, making it a premier destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

The Road to Hana - Hana Highway

The Road to Hana - Hana Highway

This scenic 64-mile drive along Maui's northeastern coast, offers travellers a captivating journey through lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking coastal views. With over 600 hairpin turns and 59 narrow bridges, the drive is as thrilling as it is beautiful. Highlights include the Twin Falls, Waianapanapa State Park's black sand beach, and the Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe’o Gulch. The road’s rich history and hidden gems make it a must-do for those seeking Maui’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-10)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English & Hawaiian
  • Location Maui is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago
  • Flying time 18 hours (1 stop)

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