Are you ready for a fabulous vacation, have fun or relax? Maui is the answer.
Maui continues to be the most beloved island for vacationers. Though there are lots of outdoor activities for all tastes and budgets, one of the best things to do on Maui is relax, soak in the breathtaking views, and enjoy the year-round wonderful weather. From renting a paddle board, trying out surfing, kayaking, sailing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, to zip lining and hiking, the fun is all around. The diversity of activities is great ensuring that everyone will have a fabulous time when visiting the island. The food is incredible and the island offers many different types of cuisine with a special focus on tropical and seafood dishes.
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Airfare to Maui
The main airport on Maui is Kahului Airport (OGG) with many direct flights now available from mainland USA. The other two smaller airports [East Maui's Hana Airport (HNM) and West Maui's Kapalua Airport (JHM)] are primarily used for island hopping between Hawaiian islands. Find Flight Deals to Maui.
Airport - When traveling to Maui, the airport and airline regulations are the same as they would be within the 48 continuous states. Coming back though, all suitcases and bags must pass through Hawaii's Agriculture Quarantine before you can check in with your airline. If you return with fruit (pineapples perhaps) or other plants, you must have a certificate that allows them for export. If you do not, you will not be permitted to take them with you. Kahului Airport is on the smaller side and waiting is far less than larger airport like San Francisco.
Travel Light - The temperature are quite warm on Maui so bring your Summer clothes with perhaps one jacket for night time or if you plan to visit the Haleakalā National Park. Remember you will most likely be shopping on the island for some new Aloha shirt or flip-flops, so save some space in your luggage.
If you are traveling with young ones, find out if your rental on Maui or nearby places rent strollers and other kid friendly equipment such as cribs, children water toys, umbrellas, or snorkels. There are lots of places on Maui which rent. Also, find out if your rental has a washer and dryer, having such appliances will decrease the amount of clothes you need to bring. More on Family Tips »
Gratuity - Tipping is customary just like it is in the rest of the United States ranging from 15 to 20%. We also recommend tipping your housekeeper if you are staying in a hotel; they make the smallest wages for the hardest job. Be prepared to tip the bellman, concierge and other service staff.
Electricity - The electricity is the same as the rest of the U.S., 120 volts and 60 Hz. If you are visiting from overseas and use different electricity, you may need to buy a voltage converter which are also available in stores on Maui.
Transportation - For information on airport shuttles, car rentals, taxi companies, boat rentals, and island hopping, visit our transportation resource page.