Maui is one of the leading tourist destinations in Hawaii, USA. It is composed of eleven cities including Kahului which is the largest and most commercialized city in Maui. Maui has a two-season year namely dry and wet seasons. The climate of Maui is influenced by the geographical location, humidity and wind flows. There are frequent and sometimes sudden but short rainfalls in Maui. Get the best deals in accommodation by booking cheap Maui hotels online.
The first inhabitants of Maui were the Polynesians and Marquesas. Modern history started during the 18th century when Kamehameha the Great conquered Maui and won the Battle of Kepaniwai. The first European to see Maui was Captain James Cook, but it was Jean Francois de Galaup who first landed in Maui.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Maui hosts several festivals each year and if you are a big music fan, then you would surely enjoy the performances at the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival in April and the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival in June. There are lots of wonderful places in Maui and if you enjoy the outdoors, then make sure to visit the Haleakala National Park, Wainapanapa State Park and Iao Valley State Monument. Other fun things to do in Maui include mountain biking at Makawao State Forest, snorkeling at Kaanapali Beach and whale-watching at Lahaina Harbors.
Most places in Maui cannot be reached by bus, so renting a car is the only option. There are several car rental companies in Maui that offers affordable rates. Another option is riding the trolley in Lahaina, Kihei and Wailea.