"Maui—Noi Ka Oi"
You’ll see this saying a lot in Maui. It means “Maui is the best!"
To me, Maui is the best because it is not as crowded as Oahu. It is easier to get around than Hawaii, the Big Island. The beaches are great, especially our favorite Kaanapali Beach. There are more shopping opportunities than some of the more secluded islands. Its just a nice balance of paradise and modern living.
With a population of over 141,000 and the average single family home priced at over $600,000, Maui is a very expensive place to live. Currently, the unemployment rate is low and many of Maui’s employers are seeking qualified employees. Whether the jobs pay enough to buy an average house, is another matter. Maui has an average temperature of 75 to 85 degrees and it seems like there is always a pleasant breeze to keep you feeling just about right when you keep in mind that this is really a tropical paradise. Maui has a coast line of 120 miles but it really must be more than that when you figure in the jagged coast on the Road to Hana. The highest elevation is Haleakala, which is 10,023 feet above sea level. Haleakala is a dormant volcano that has not erupted since the 1790’s.
Maui's primary rainy season is December through March. It doesn't rain constantly but there is just more rain than in the other months. This is also prime time for whale watching.
Driving times From Kahului Airport to:
|Haleakala||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Hana||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Kaanapali Beach||50 minutes|
"I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness and the memory of it will remain with me always."