Maui, the most popular island outside Honolulu, is a 20 minute flight from the big city of Honolulu.
The combination of beautiful scenery and lovely beaches with many fine hotels, great shopping and many restaurants in all price ranges, all in newer Kaanapali or old whaling town of Lahaina, makes a holiday here surely successful. All hotels in Maui have free busrides to and from the shopping / restaurant center. There are also buses to Lahaina.
Maui is called “the Valley Island” and was originally two islands through land uplift grown together. On the west side lies the stunning beaches and the most hotels. The best known area is Kaanapali Beach. A little further south is another large hotel area around Kihei and Wailea. It is very dry and the risk of rain is small but the scenery is not as beautiful as on Kaanapali Beach.