Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727 square miles (1883 km²). Native Hawaiian tradition gives the origin of the island's name in the legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the Polynesian navigator attributed with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The story relates how he named the island of Maui after his son who in turn was named for the demi-god Maui. According to legend, the demi-god Maui raised all the Hawaiian Islands from the sea. The Island of Maui is also called the "Valley Isle" for the large fertile isthmus between its two volcanoes. Edit this section or read more
Hotels and lodging
Hyatt Regancy Maui
Napili Shores, Outrigger - This condo style resort is perfect for families or for people looking for a relaxing and affordable place to stay in West Maui. One of the best beaches in Maui is a 30-second walk from your room, Napili Bay. This beach has great snorkeling (sea turtles!) as well as waves for body surfing and plenty of soft sand for sun bathing.
It is also worthy to note that the restaurant within the resort, Fish and Poi (now replaced by Cafe O'Lei Napili), is also a hidden find. The restaurant provides a beautiful Hawaiian/Pan-Asian atmosphere with excellent dishes. I had the seared ahi and it was one of the best I have ever had, and at a reasonable price.
All rooms have full kitchens and some rooms offer amenities such as a 42" LCD TV with surround sound and DVD player (room 230).
The Mauian on Napili Bay - 5441 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Napili, Maui, HI 96761. This beachfront hideaway is nestled at the center of one of Maui's most beautiful beaches — crescent-shaped Napili Bay beach. Renew, refresh and reconnect at the Mauian, where life is beautifully simple. Allow HideAways Hawaii to provide you with the exceptional lodging in Hawaii experience you need!
Kahana Sunset - 4909 L. Honoapiilani Hwy. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761. Toll Free: (800) 669-1488. This Kahana Beach vacation rentals sit amid a tropical garden setting, each with a lanai overlooking the crystal blue waters of Keoni Nu'i Bay. Choose from the following type of accommodations: Maui Beachfront Rentals, Oceanfront Kahana Vacation Rentals, Deluxe Kahana Rentals in Maui and Affordable Kahana Beach Resort.
Maui Accommodations Guide is the #1 resource for great places to stay on Maui and Molokai!
- The Mauian offers Napili boutique hotel and studio accommodations directly on lovely, crescent-shaped Napili Beach.
- Napili Kai Beach Resort - Relax amidst the natural beauty and warmth of Maui at this low-rise, Hawaiian-style resort situated on ten oceanfront acres of landscaped grounds.
- Aston Maui Lu is situated in a historic 28-acre coconut grove, provides a quiet hideaway with easy access to all the beaches.
Maui beaches - If you can't wait to feel soft, sun-warmed sand between your toes, then Maui - with 30 miles of beaches - is the place for you! The island's beaches range from small coves to vast stretches, with sand colored white, black or more exotic shades like red or green. 
Maps and transportation
Getting to Maui
Makai Massage & Bodywork, situated adjacent to The Mauian, is a friendly little day spa offering a wide variety of professional massage techniques, body treatments, facials, and other spa services. slued
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