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For many, Maui offers the ideal blend of big city sophistication and unspoiled natural beauty.

You can catch a symphony presentation at the $32-million Maui Arts & Cultural Center, play a round at one of Maui’s 17 golf courses, sample the world’s finest wines at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, or hop in the rental car and visit some of Hawaii’s most breathtaking sights.

The people who live on Maui—perhaps all 120,000 of them—are rather proud of their Island home. “Maui no ka oi,” they like to say. “Maui is the best.” Visitors and travel writers couldn’t agree more: the “Valley Isle” has been voted best island in multiple publications. This includes being voted “Best Island in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers for 10 consecutive years. Read More ↓

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Fast Facts:

  • Maui County also includes the neighboring islands of Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and Kah‘oolawe.
  • The town of Wailuku is the county seat.
  • Encompassing 727 square miles and 120 miles of coastline, Maui is the second largest island in the state (a distant second to the island of Hawai‘i).
  • The official flower of the Valley Isle is the lokelani, which translates to “heavenly rose.” Smaller than the traditional rose, this locally grown flower is often used in leis.
  • The island’s official color is pink.

Did You Know?

  • Haleakala Crater so resembles the surface of the moon that NASA used the area to train the Apollo astronauts in the 1960s
  • Visitors to the Maui Ocean Center in Ma‘alaea can literally swim with the sharks thanks to its new “Shark Dive Maui” program, which allows certified divers to explore the Center’s 750,000-gallon open ocean exhibit
  • Front Street in Lahaina is where you’ll find Hawaii’s largest banyan tree. It was planted in 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the town’s first Christian mission. The tree stands 50 feet high and stretches over a 200-foot area.

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