From the majestic volcanic mountains to the sweet smells of tropical flowers, to the friendly smiles of the locals, Maui is a welcoming paradise. Embrace an enchanted place voted ‘‘Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine readers for more than 20 years and let the adventure begin from the Maui Seaside Hotel!
'Iao Valley State Monument
Driving Time: 14 Minutes
This historic and sacred state park is located in central Maui, just a few miles from the Maui Seaside Hotel. It is an easy and fun hike through the scenic rainforest and streams with great photo opportunities of Iao Needle–the sacred burial ground for Hawaiian Chiefs and home to the Hawaiian Nature Center.
Haleakala National Park
Driving Time: 90 Minutes
Maui’s tallest peak that stretches from one side of the island to the other, and rises 10,000 feet above sea level. Haleakala means ”house of the sun” and a visit to Maui is not complete without waking up to the planet’s most beautiful sunrise at Haleakala. As you drive up to Haleakala, you will find the farms and gardens of Upcountry Maui, where farm-to-table dining is defining fresh flavors of Hawaii.
The Road To Hāna
Driving Time: 3-5 Hours One Way (with stops)
The town of Hāna is also known as Heavenly Hāna—for once you drive the rugged coastal road to Hāna, you’ll feel that you have visited a slice of Heaven. Hike through bamboo forests to towering waterfalls or explore the epic coastline to discover the black, gold and red sand beaches.
Driving Time: 42 Minutes
Originally known as the capital city of the Kingdom of Hawaii, this town is now known for its abundance of great restaurants, shops and art galleries. Lahaina is also the gateway to Kaanapali and the perfect place to spot some humpback whales.
Driving Time: 7 Minutes
Maui’s county seat of government and home of historical buildings that date back to the early 1900’s, Wailuku is the island’s arts district with over a dozen murals, the Iao Theater, and numerous small local businesses including antique stores, coffee shops and galleries.