Wailuku is the place to go to see Maui, past and present. A
charming old town and also the modern center of government for the
Maui, Wailuku represents the best of both. Look for antiques and enjoy
the Thai restaurants on Market Street, or watch the local theater
troupe perform at
the renovated Iao Theater. Tour the 1833 home of missionary and sugar
planter Edward Bailey, which is now also a museum of treasures from
Hawaii's past. Or visit a working plantation on a 30-minute narrated
tram ride, where you'll see fields of sugar cane, coffee, pineapples,
star fruit, and more!
And of course, there's the natural beauty of Hawaii. Clear skies
and crystal waters meet in a dazzle of blue on Maui's 120 miles of
coastline. That includes over 30 miles of beaches, which means that
there's a beach suited for every activity: some are well-known for
fantastic surfing and windsurfing conditions, while others are perfect
for families, beachcombers, and beginning snorkelers. Some are parks
with lifeguards and other amenities, while other are secluded and
undeveloped. Many are close to restaurants, hotels, and shopping
centers. And while most are sparkling white sand beaches, in some parts of the island, visitors will find red and black sand beaches that are equally striking! Go further inland on a nature hike through
Haleakala Crater or head out to sea on a whale-watching tour.
Or for more perspectives of our beautiful island, go up in the air on a
helicopter tour or under the water on a snorkeling adventure!