Maui is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles. Maui is part of the State of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County’s four islands, which include Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and unpopulated Kahoʻolawe. The approximate population of Maui County is 150,000. Most visitors to Maui County will be staying on Maui. There are many options for lodging on Maui, from AirBNBs to hotels and resorts.

It is home to the sprawling Haleakala National Park which encompasses the island’s highest peak, volcanic Haleakala, as well as the pools and waterfalls of Ohe’o Gulch, accessed via scenic, winding Hana Highway. Being that the attraction on Maui is so spread out, you’ll need an airport rental car on Maui. The island’s 30 miles of beaches include golden-crescent Kapalua, sheltered from strong currents by lava-rock promontories.

Aerial of Maui, Hawaii