The 4 Best Maui Luaus [2023 Reviews]

Maui is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world, with a rich culture, friendly locals, and incredible food.

So it’s no wonder why it’s one of the top tourist destinations in the world. However, if you really want to experience Maui the way it’s supposed to be, we highly recommend going to a Hawaiian luau.

A luau will give you valuable insight into Hawaiian culture, and is sure to give you an experience you’ll want to do more than once. Without further ado, we present you with the top Maui luaus on the island!

Best Luaus in Maui

Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott ResortMaui Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in WaileaMaui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Best Luau Show

Best Luau Dinner

Best Value Luau

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Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui, HawaiiMaui Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in WaileaMaui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Location:Te Au Moana Luau, 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr Wailea Beach ResortAndaz Maui ResortMaui Nui Luau at Black Rock, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Start:5:00 PM6:00 PM4:30 or 5:00 PM
Duration:3 to 4 hours3 hours3 hours
Includes:3-course meal served family style at your table, fresh flower lei (subject to availability), kukui nut lei or carved wooden necklace, pre-show music & entertainmentTraditional Lei greeting, complimentary valet parking, pre-show cultural activities, family-style meal, open bar, commemorative photo, entertainmentPhoto opportunity, flower lei or substitute, Kalua pig cooked in the imu, live Hawaiian music and on-stage demonstrations, Tihati Production’s presentation of “Maui Nui, alcoholic beverages

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Quick Answer: The 4 Best Rated Maui Luaus For 2023

  1. Best Luau Show: Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
  2. Best Luau Dinner: Maui Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea
  3. Best Value Luau: Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  4. Best Small Group Luau: Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise from Ma’alaea Harbor aboard Pride of Maui

Maui Luau Reviews

1. Best Luau Show: Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort

Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Maui, Hawaii

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Location: Te Au Moana Luau, 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr Wailea Beach Resort
  • Start Time: 5:00 PM
  • Includes: 3-course meal served family style at your table, fresh flower lei (subject to availability), kukui nut lei or carved wooden necklace, pre-show music and entertainment

If you’re looking for an exciting night full of top-notch entertainment and a gorgeous setting, then you’re in the right place!

The Te Au Moana Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort is a hit with families, and is great for people of all ages. If you’re looking to participate in an authentic Hawaiian tradition, then we highly suggest putting this one on your list.

Make your way to Te Au Moana at the Wailea Beach Resort, where you’ll first be greeted with a fresh flower lei, kukui nut lei, or carved wooden necklace, depending on availability.

The entire vibe is very welcoming and everyone is incredibly friendly and happy to answer any questions you may have.

You’ll be escorted to your table, where you’ll be served all kinds of drinks and tasty appetizers to start. The show will begin, backed by an incredible setting of blue sea and sky with rolling green hills.

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TE AU MOANA LUAU, Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, MAUI

Te Au Moana, which means “ocean tide” is very significant, connecting islands, cultures, and generations of people.

The Polynesian ancestors had to literally risk their lives to arrive to Hawaii, passing on their intrepid stories of how they survived to the younger generations.

The dances that you’ll witness portray the expert fishing, gathering, and traveling skills required to bring them there. A huge part of the reason for their success was their vast knowledge and incredible respect for the Earth, nature, and elements.

Through the power of dance, music, and fire, you’ll see these stories come to life before your eyes in a lu’au experience that will give you a great appreciation for Hawaiian culture.


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2. Best Luau Dinner: Maui Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

Maui Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Andaz Maui Resort
  • Start Time: 6:00 PM
  • Includes: Traditional Lei greeting, complimentary valet parking, pre-show cultural activities, family-style meal, open bar, commemorative photo, entertainment

Did you know Hawaii has some of the most fresh, delicious food in the world? If you’re looking to enjoy some traditional Hawaiian dishes while experiencing the majesty of one of the most popular luaus, you’re in the right place.

The Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea is a 3-hour excursion that immerses you into the culture, learning about it first-hand from creative storytelling and delicious eats.

The meeting point does depend on the option you book, though both are at the Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Known as one of the most authentic luxury luaus, it’s an experience unlike any other. If you’d like to see a unique twist on fine dining, this is much better than any restaurant!

This 3-hour luau is also a nice way to jump right into Maui’s culture and becoming acquainted with the area. Once you arrive, you’ll have a traditional Lei greeting, which is the best way possible to be welcomed in.

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You can choose between Classic seating which is the second row and further, or Premium seating which is the front row with a more VIP experience.

When you arrive, you’ll notice the impressive scenery which really takes you aback with its beauty. Many luaus have buffets where you’re lining up and rushing to grab food before the show starts.

This isn’t the case here, where you’re served beautifully-plated dishes created by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco.

Handcrafted cocktails are made just to your preferences, with unique and traditional flavors perfect for sipping on while you enjoy the view.

Then the show starts, where you’ll head straight into Polynesian history, learning about how ahupua’a settled, through Hula dancers, fire dancers, and amazing music.


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3. Best Value Luau: Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Maui Nui Luau at Black Rock, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • Start Time: 4:30 or 5:00 PM
  • Includes: Photo opportunity, flower lei or substitute, Kalua pig cooked in the imu on the luau grounds, live Hawaiian music and on-stage demonstrations, Tihati Production’s presentation of “Maui Nui, alcoholic beverages, parking

Our next tour is one of the most affordable among the top luaus, so if you’re looking to have fun while on a budget, we can’t recommend it enough. With an oceanfront setting and great customer service, you’ll love it as much as we do.

The Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers top-notch food and entertainment, as well as a fantastic way to learn more about Hawaiian culture and history.

Just like most others, this luau consists of 3 hours of fun! Meet up with the group at Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, where you’ll be greeted with a flower lei. There are times where they’ll offer an alternative if the flowers aren’t available, but this is usually not the case.

Then, you’ll be escorted to your seat where you’ll get to take in the beautiful views of the ocean. While you’re waiting for the show to start, you’ll be served complementary drinks which are expertly crafted to your taste!

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Maui Nui Luau 2022

This luau is great for the whole family, just as well as a romantic night out as a couple! Relax and enjoy the positive atmosphere as the show begins to start.

Watch the authentic Polynesian dancing telling stories of settlement on Hawaii, portrayed through chants, stories, singing, dances, and music.

As you watch the Tahitian hip-shaking, enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast including Kalua pig cooked on the imu located on the grounds. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for professional-quality photos as well, which do cost extra but make a great memento.


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4. Best Small Group Luau: Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise from Ma’alaea Harbor aboard Pride of Maui

Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor aboard Pride of Maui

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku
  • Start Time: 5:00 PM
  • Includes: Dinner, alcoholic beverages, delicious food, open bar, micro-brewed beer, blended drinks

Perhaps you’re looking for a slightly more compact tour, maybe if you have children with you and are worried about them becoming distracted. In that case, we recommend the Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise from Ma’alaea Harbor Aboard Pride of Maui.

This 2-hour tour is shorter than the others but still offers an immersive look into Hawaiian culture. Unlike the others, this luau takes place on water instead of land! Meet up at the harbor, where you’ll be escorted onto the luxury catamaran, Pride of Maui.

Before setting off, there’s plenty of time to walk around and find the seating that’s just right for you. While you wait for the show to start, you can enjoy the open bar which includes everything from delicious craft beer to blended cocktails.

If you’re feeling hungry, enjoy the feast of a buffet included Hawaiian BBQ ribs, island-style baby back ribs, honey-glazed Shoyu chicken, coconut potatoes, veggies, and tasty desserts.

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Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise | Pride of Maui

As the sun starts to set, the hula show will begin! The luau couple dancing is definitely a highlight for most, with a beautiful ocean setting as the background.

Before the sun sets, you may even catch glimpse of the gentle giants – Humpback whales – which are known for playing around and making appearances! As you sail close to Mokolini crater, get your phones out for taking plenty of breathtaking photos.

Should you have any questions, don’t hestitate to ask the staff. The crew is incredibly friendly and really a jack-of-all-trades. They bartend, serve, cook, and more – plus they’ll teach you how to do a warrior dance, string instruments, and other unique skills that connect you to Hawaiian culture!


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Maui Travel Guide

best luaus in maui

When Polynesian adventurers found and settled the previously uninhabited island of Maui, they thought they had found Paradise. You will too!

There is so much to see and do on this compact island that you are spoiled for choice. You can go whale watching, climb a volcano, hike through tropical rainforest, and learn how to hula dance from professionals.

Before you go, it is in your interest to fully research the accommodations, transport arrangements, local foods, and attractions to ensure you get the most out of your visit. This guide is designed to help you on your way.

Airports & Entry

Most visitors to Maui arrive on an airplane or a cruise liner. Using either method, you’ll most likely arrive in Kahului.

Kahului is the main settlement on Maui, hosting its commercial shopping centers, light industrial areas, a deep-draft harbor for cruise liners, and Kahului Airport.

Although Maui only boasts a population of 155 thousand, over 5 million passengers pass through Kahului Airport every year. Many flights from the mainland involve a layover in Honolulu, but there are direct flights.

When booking, try to get a direct flight to save time. There is only one terminal building at Kahului, but you can find all the usual amenities on the second floor.

The Visitor Information Office in the central building is open from 7:45am to 9:45pm, and there are information desks throughout the airport.

ATMs and internet stations are found throughout the second floor. The airport shops—a DFS, gift store, jewelers, and newsstand—open at times varying from 6am for the newsstand to 8:45am.

All the shops close around 9pm. While the earliest of the 9 food outlets—Starbucks—opens at 5:30am, they are all closed by 10:30pm.

There are 8 car rental companies operating from the airport, but it’s a good idea to book in advance to save time at the airport and ensure that there’s a vehicle available.

A convenient and affordable shuttle service connects the airport to the main tourist accommodation locations on the island, including Wailea, Napili, Makena, Lahaina, Kihei, Kahana, Ka’anapali, Honokawai, and, of course, Kahului’s commercial center.

The Maui Airport Shuttle Service desk can be found in the Baggage Claim area, and no reservations are required. The desk opens at 5:30am and closes after the last flight arrival of the day.

If you are traveling light, the local public transportation system is an affordable option. Cash fares on the Maui Bus service are $2 per person for a single ride or $4 for a day pass.

Route 35 (Haiku) and Route 40 (Upcountry) operate every 90 minutes from 5:30am and 6:00am to 9:40pm and 10:11pm respectively.

However, the public bus has a strict luggage policy, so only one suitcase or carry-on bag is allowed and must fit on the passenger’s lap or under their seat. So, Maui Bus is only an option if you are a “hand luggage only” kind of flyer.

Taxis pick up from the front of the baggage claim area, but they are expensive. The metered rate is $3:00 per mile. That means it would cost you approximately $65 to Makena, $78 to Lahaina, and $105 to Kapalua.

Cruise ships moor at Pier 1 in Kahului Deep Draft Harbor. Maui Bus operates a service that stops at the harbor, and taxis are an option.

It is a 25-minute walk from Pier 1 to the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Kahului’s main commercial center and transport hub.

Traveling in the time of Covid

Like many other destinations worldwide, tours and visitor attractions in Maui have adopted special procedures.

Wearing a mask in mandatory in many locations. You will be expected to supply your own mask and wear it when you enter public buildings.

Keep your distance from other visitors who are not in your family group or bubble. You will be expected to keep your distance inside minibuses and other vehicles and when seated in restaurants.

At the time of writing, the State of Hawaii welcomes visitors but requires pre-travel testing for Covid-19. You can obtain the most up-to-date information directly from the State of Hawaii Portal.

Eco-Tourism and Sustainability in Maui

The Hawaiian Archipelago offers many areas of outstanding natural beauty and protected wildlife areas you can explore. In order to maintain this wonderful place for future generations, many of the local tour companies operate eco-friendly tours.

When considering the tours we review on the World Travel Guides website, note that there are often eco-friendly options that empower you to become a more sustainable traveler. This is especially true around the islands of Hawaii. Take care of our world and it will take care of our children.

Helicopter Tours in Maui

Maui is reputed to be the most beautiful island in the Hawaiian Archipelago. It is even nicknamed “The Valley Isle”. However, reaching many of the most iconic sites and taking in the most amazing views is often impossible by road and difficult on foot.

Those sites that can be reached by road often involve a long and treacherous journey. The scenic summit of Haleakala, for example, can be reached by road. However, the road involves steep drop-offs and blind turns, not to mention that you may encounter wildlife blocking the road.

The best way to see all that the island has to offer from the most advantageous viewpoint is to book a helicopter tour in Maui. Aboard a helicopter, you can view the picturesque waterfalls in hidden valleys without an 8-hour hike to get there. You can view the top of Haleakala from a unique vantagepoint within the same hour as you explore the sublime beauty of the coastal cliffs.

That isn’t to say that you can’t enjoy a wonderful hiking adventure or scenic bus tour in Maui. But if you don’t have a lot of time to explore the island, a helicopter excursion in Maui will enable you to see everything you couldn’t get to see on foot or on a bus tour.

Planning Tips

It’s always best to be prepared. Here are 5 tips to help you make the most of your stay on Maui.

Tip #1: If you want to see whales, go in winter

During the summer, humpback whales feed and congregate around Alaska. In winter, they migrate south to mate and calve. From mid-December to mid-April, there are an abundance of whale sightings in Maui.

Between 10 and 12 thousand whales congregate in these tropical waters. Whales are often visible at a distance from the beaches and will circle any small boats that approach their pods. Winter is the best time to whale watch in Maui.

Tip #2: Take your time to appreciate all that Maui has to offer

Perhaps you only want to see the whales or surf in the sunshine, but there’s a lot more to see and do in Maui.

Don’t miss the opportunity to climb a volcano, explore inside a lava tube, experience a traditional luau, and visit the historical royal town of Lahaina. See the information on Nightlife and Attractions below.

Tip #3: Book Maui tours in advance, especially during winter

Maui is a popular destination for tourists, so tours quickly sell out. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. You wouldn’t be able to forgive yourself if you went all that way only to miss your opportunity to whale watch because the tours were full.

Since many tours offer free refunds up to 24 hours before the activity begins, you’re not taking a risk if you book before you go. Just check the refund policy of each tour before you book.

Tip #4: Take summer clothes and raincoats

Because Maui is tropical, you need to pack summer clothes. However, don’t forget it also rains a lot on the island.

Light raincoats are an excellent idea. If you intend to see the sunrise or sunset from the top of Haleakalā, you will definitely need a jacket.

And if you plan to visit a plush Martini lounge or attend a luau, you should bring something a bit smarter for those special occasions.

Tip #5: Buy traditional local craft souvenirs

If you want to take home something unique, check out the Maui Crafts Guild in Paia, a small settlement a little east of Kahului just off the Hāna Highway.

This store is a member owned and operated cooperative where you will find the actual artists inside the store eager to speak to you about their arts and crafts.

Restaurants & Eating Out

Maui not only has a unique ecosystem with plants not found in the other 49 States, but it also boasts an uninterrupted cultural history.

That means during your stay you have the unique opportunity to taste genuine Polynesian food untainted by European colonial influences.

Because Maui is an island surrounded by abundant marine life, it’s no surprise many restaurants feature seafood on their menus. A popular dish is Opakapaka, which is crimson snapper either steamed, baked or grilled.

Monchong is a deep-water fish marinaded and grilled. Raw tuna is a favorite with the locals and is found in traditional foods like Poke.

Poke is like Japanese Sashimi but with the raw fish served in hearty chunks rather than thin slices.

Something unique to the Hawaiian Islands is luau food cooked in an earth oven called an imu. A tasty example of luau food is Laulau, made with pork, chicken, or fish.

The selected meat is wrapped in taro leaves and then cooked inside the imu for hours until it grows soft with a smoky taste. Delicious!

While many North Americans might consider either bread or potato to be their staple food during meals, on Maui taro is the staple root crop.

Taro is most often consumed as Poi, a thick paste that is either baked or steamed. Poi is slightly sour due to fermentation during its preparation.

And for dessert, why not try some Banana-Apple Fruit, Breadfruit, or Kulolo. Banana-Apple is a common fruit eaten cold or hot. Breadfruit is melon-sized and is served boiled, deep-fried, baked, or steamed.

Kulolo is steamed taro pudding. Yes! Taro is a versatile root.

Nightlife & Entertainment

Despite Maui’s small size, you will find a good selection of venues to let your hair down. The island offers something for everybody’s taste, from a plush Martini lounge to a rowdy beach watering hole where locals play pool and watch the big game live. But something truly special only experienced in the Hawaiian Islands is a luau.

If you want to dress up and drink in style, you could head to the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua and visit the Alaloa Lounge. They offer outdoor or indoor seating and live entertainment Thursday through Monday. The Kapalua Martini is a local specialty you should try.

At the other end of the scale is Life’s A Beach in Kihei, a beach lounge frequented by locals. As well as the football and pool tables you’d expect from a popular watering hole, they also have regular evening entertainment. They offer everything from open mic nights to live reggae bands.

But for a fun-packed evening of traditional songs, stories, food, and drink, you won’t do better than an organized traditional luau.

For around $130, you can experience Lei Greetings, observe the Imu Ceremony (cooking a pig in an earth oven), Hula Dance, and play Hawaiian games. The highlight is a performance by locals telling the story of how their ancestors first discovered and populated Maui, aided by the gods.

Getting Around

If you want to explore the Hāna Highway with the flexibility to stop wherever and whenever you choose, your best option is to rent a car.

However, if you don’t want to do this, you can get around by public transportation, shuttle bus, on a tour, or by taxi. Maui Bus, the public bus service, is an extremely efficient and cheap way of getting around the island.

But Maui Bus’ focus is on getting the locals where they need to go, which might not be what you want to see. A tour bus will take you exactly where you need to go, but on their schedule, not yours.

Taxis are an option for nearby attractions, but at $3 per mile, they are expensive for long journeys.


Most visitors to Maui stay near one of the larger settlements along the coast, but not Kahului, which is relatively industrial and less touristy than other towns.

Popular locations include Kā’anapali, Kapalua, Kihei, Lahaina, Mākena, and Kapalua. There are also hotels and resorts in the Up Country area around Kula.

When deciding where you want to stay, think about what you most want to see and do while you’re on the island.

Bear in mind that towns like Kā’anapali, Kapalua, and Lahaina on the leeward, west coast will be a lot drier and a little warmer than towns like Hāna on the windward, east coast.

Also remember that although the island is small and settlements close to one another, the roads meander, and there are mountains in the way. If you decide to stay in Hāna but intend to visit Lahaina, allow 3 hours each way for the drive.

When you’ve chosen your target location, you will find lots of resorts, hotels, hostels, and B&Bs to choose from. Tourism is big business in Maui, so there are rooms available to suit any budget.


Although Maui is a small island, you will experience several distinctly different climates while traveling around. This is a product of the island’s unique geography.

There are two important variables: elevation above sea level and position in relation to the two mountainous regions.

If you are on one of the whale tours in Maui, your boat will be at an elevation of 0 feet, but if you are admiring the view from atop Haleakalā, your elevation is 10,000 feet.

The higher you climb, the cooler the air temperature will be. As a rough guide, every 1,000 feet you rise above sea level, the temperature will drop 3.20F.

This means that when the beach is 700F, the summit is 380F! Although Maui’s climate is tropical, snow sometimes appears at the summit.

If you decide to climb Haleakalā, make sure you take warm clothing in your backpack. You may begin your ascent in the tropics, but you’ll arrive to weather more like the Arctic.

Up Country Maui is wetter and cooler than neighboring South Maui because it sits at a higher elevation.

The low-lying central valley, where the airport is situated along with Kahului and Maalaea, is windy but dry and usually sunnier than other areas. The trade winds hit the windward, eastern shores of the island, bringing moist air.

As that air climbs the mountains, it releases the moisture as rain. This leads to a lot of rain on the east side of the island, hence the rainforests.

The leeward, western shores, because they are sheltered from the wind by the mountains, only get a remnant of the rain. This makes the western shores relatively dry, especially where sheltered by Haleakalā.

The average temperatures on Maui don’t change too much from the winter to the summer. Because the island is in the tropics, it’s almost always warm. In the coolest winter months, the average high is 800F and the low 650F, but around 10F cooler along the Hāna Highway.

If you want to snorkel, the ocean temperature is a pleasant 750F. Winter is the season that sees the most rainfall. In the warmest summer months, the average high is 840F and the low 700F but 830F-690F around Hāna. The ocean temperature rises to around 800F in summer.


Maui is an island steeped in natural beauty and cultural history. There are many interesting places to visit and activities to enjoy.

You can hike through the rainforest, snorkel in the crystal-clear water offshore, watch whales in the Pacific, or attend an authentic luau.

Maui is volcanic in origin, created by lava flows from two volcanoes. Haleakalā is the larger of the two volcanoes, responsible for over 75% of Maui’s landmass. You can find Haleakalā at the heart of Haleakalā National Park, which is a popular destination for tourists.

If you enjoy photography, you’ll love the sunset over the Pacific Ocean viewed from the summit of Haleakalā. And once the sun has gone down, Haleakalā is also a fantastic place to stargaze, when it is not cloudy.

At 10,000 feet elevation and with no light pollution, you get an uninterrupted view of the cosmos. The main feature of the park is the volcano’s crater.

It is 7 miles long, 2 wide, and approximately 2,600 feet deep. Another popular attraction inside the park is Hosmer’s Grove.

This is an unusual collection of invasive trees from all around the world, including eucalyptus from Australia and pine from North America.

Visitors love to explore the Hāna Highway—Hawaii Routes 36 and 360. The highway winds along the North Shore between Kahului in Central Maui and Hāna in East Maui.

Built by King Pi’ilani in the 16th century, this ancient road has a longer history than the Union. It is only 64½ miles long but features 59 bridges, most only one lane wide, and many sharp bends.

Driving along the highway, you will frequently stop to photograph the lush tropical rainforest. You can also visit waterfalls, walk along stunning black-sand beaches, and view scenic mountains.

However, if you decide to travel this route, expect delays. Even without stopping, the drive between the two towns takes 2½ hours.

Over in West Maui, the most popular destination for hikers is Iao Valley State Park. This is a stream-cut valley within the tropical rainforest, which features a distinctive natural landmark. Rising 1,200 feet from its base, the Iao Needle is a stunning basalt formation.

Not far away, on the north coast, you can find Nakalele Point. This scenic area of cliffs is famous for its blowhole, which spouts jets of seawater 100 feet into the air like a geyser.

Tourists fascinated by the cultural history of Maui flock to Lahaina, the largest settlement in West Maui. Once the residence of the royal family, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845.

Here is where you’ll find the oldest buildings and learn about local history. Lahaina still projects the ambiance of a 19th-century whaler’s seaport.

The settlement’s historic district boasts 9 important historical buildings built between 1823 and 1901. The 1859 Court House was constructed over the site of the royal palace, and the United States Marine Hospital dates to 1842.

Banyan Tree Park occupies the site of the 1831 Lahaina Fort and features the largest banyan tree in Hawaii planted in 1873.

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