Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau1727 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793-1250
1727 Wili Pa Loop
Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793-1250
Maui's Magic Isles could just as easily be called Maui's Silicon Isles. Maui's extensive fiber-optic cable and the world-class connectivity, spurred by the Maui High Performance Computing Center, make our community a natural choice for high-technology ventures. With Maui as your home base, you can easily plan a variety of day and overnight trips to either Moloka‘i or Lana’i using the 45-minute Lahaina to Lana‘i Expeditions ferry or the 90-minute Lahaina to Kaunakakai Maui-Moloka‘i Ferry, “the Moloka‘i Princess.”
Size: Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 729 square miles. It is 48 miles long and 26 miles across at its widest point.
Population: 143,574. Ethnic mix: 40.7% Caucasian, 28.5% Asian,10.4% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 9.7% Hispanic/Latino followed by Black/African American and American Indian/Alaska Native.
1. Leisure & hospitality
2. Trade, Transportation & utilities
3. State and local government
4. Professional and business services
5. Diversified Agriculture
Average Temperature: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Miles of Shoreline: 120 linear miles.
Number of Beaches: 81 accessible beaches. 39 have public facilities. Sands may be white, gold, black, salt and pepper, green or garnet, due to ancient volcanic activity.
Principal Resort Areas: In West Maui the principal resort areas are Ka’anapali and Kapalua; South Maui’s prime resorts are Makena and Wailea. Hana, Kihei, Ma’alaea, Napili, Honokowai and Upcountry are also visitor destinations.
Highest Peak: Haleakala Volcano (dormant), 10,023 feet. The summit depression is 21 miles across, and 3,000 feet deep
Number of Hotels: Approximately 18, with 19,653 rooms.
Number of Visitors Annually: Approximately 2.3 million visitors visit Maui each year.
Number of Whales Annually: Approximately 10,000 whales winter in Maui waters. An adult whale is 45 feet long and weighs 40 tons. Baby whales born in Maui waters weigh a mere 2,000 pounds.
Most Popular Visitor Attractions: The attractions and places consistently drawing the most visitors are Haleakala National Park, Lahaina Town, ‘Iao Valley State Park, Hana and the Maui Ocean Center.
Parks: There are 8 state parks, 95 county parks and community centers and one national park, Haleakala National Park.
Golf Courses: Maui has 15 golf courses.
Maui has been voted “Best Island in the World” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for 15 years
1. Maui has more miles of swimmable beach than any other Hawaiian island.
2. Maui has the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala.
3. Maui has the second highest waterfall in the United States.
4. Maui had the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Hawaiian Islands, 11 degrees in 1961, atop Haleakala.
Airports: The main airport is in Kahului at the center of Maui. There is also a smaller airport in Kapalua (West Maui), and a commuter airport in Hana. All major airlines offer direct service from the U.S. and Canada to Maui.