Maui Travel Guide – Jonathan Saito

Technically speaking, Maui is not a single island, but a collection of multiple islands which include Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, Moloka’i, and Penguin Bank (now underwater). There are no big cities in Maui; rather everyone lives in small towns, the biggest being Kahului, which hosts the island’s main airport and commercial hub. The biggest draw to Maui, however, is the smaller town of Lahaina and the Lahaina Harbor where gentle waves provide the ideal location for beginners to learn the ancient sport of former Hawaiian kings: Surfing. Once the capital of the former Kingdom of Hawaii, Lahaina is still crammed with historic colonial architecture and plenty of art. No matter what you’re heading to Hawaii to find, whether it’s relaxation or adventure, I can assure you that Maui won’t disappoint. Whether you’re a nature freak, a surfing buff, a culture vulture in search of historical tidbits, or the more cosmopolitan type who’s into shopping or sophisticated nightlife, Maui definitely has plenty to offer!