Maui—the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Less urban than Oahu and less densely populated. Ringed by 120 miles of soft, sandy beaches that are acclaimed by many as among the best in the world—along with signature golf courses, sweeping ocean vistas and soaring mountain peaks.
The beach, however, is just the beginning. Less well known—but no less stunning—are the untrammeled byways and small towns that lie scattered across the island:
- Wailuku, where Mark Twain once strode past wooden storefronts housing family businesses that are still thriving today.
- Upcountry Maui, with its ranches, farms, and vineyards, all resting serenely on the flanks of mighty Haleakala.
- Makawao, home to Hawaiian cowboys and voted one of the “Top 25 Arts Destinations in the U.S.”
- Hana, the world-renowned driving destination village that still clings to its old-time Hawaiian heritage.
Still, Maui has even more to offer: welcoming festivals, tropical gardens, and fascinating museums too numerous to mention. And it's home to one of the great winter migrations of humpback whales in the world.
When you travel to Honua Kai, you're getting more than an unparalleled Maui luxury resort experience—you're getting to spend a little time in Paradise.