Island Information

Such sights to see! Maui's many "microclimates" provide a diversity of natural attractions unparalleled on the planet. From high mountain meadows ringed by redwood and pine, to exotic rainforests filled with a riot of colorful plants and birds. From rugged fields of lava that look like the surface of the moon to palm-fringed tropical beaches. From lava strewn grasslands with cactus to emerald green pastures. From soaring sea-cliffs to majestic waterfalls tumbling into clear, rock-lined pools.

Experiencing the nature of Maui is among our guests' favorite activities. One major reason -all of Maui's natural wonders can be experienced in a day. A full day, to be sure, but an unforgettable day as well. Although Maui's roads may not always be up to Interstate Highway standards, it is possible (but not always allowed by car rental companies, check your rental agreement carefully) to circumnavigate the island by car. Because Maui is an island, the landscape, vegetation, even the lay of the land changes around every bend. Visit the windward side of the island and view the result of eons of wind and water sculpting the lava flows that shaped Maui.

Face the breeze and smell the tangy ocean air, feel the gentle caress of the mist and daydream of cherished days on the beach. An hour later you'll want your water bottle close at hand as you carefully pick your way through a cactus garden. You'll marvel, as have countless Maui visitors before you, that our small island can host such an incredible variety of climatic conditions.