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GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

To prepare for your adventure on Maui, begin by looking at a map of the island. You’ll notice two distinct circular landmasses connected by a wide valley. The smaller land-
mass to the northwest is West Maui, comprised of Pu`u Kukui, an extinct volcano. 
The interior of this area—the  West Maui Mountains—
receives rainfall of about 400 inches per year, making it one of the wettest areas on the earth. 

On the West Side, the tourist town of Lahaina and the resort areas of Ka`anapaliKahana, Napili and Kapalua dot the shoreline.  Leeward areas such as this and South Maui, are generally sunny and warm year round, hence the location of most resorts.

The large landmass on the eastern portion of Maui was 
created by majestic Haleakala (house of the sun), 
the 10,023-foot dormant volcano at its center. 
Haleakala is popular with hikers and sightseers.
 


This larger landmass is called East Maui. Locals often refer to any area 
on this side of the island that is elevated as Upcountry. 
Upcountry communities of Makawao, Pukalani, Kula and Ulupalakua 
each have their own unique attraction and charm. 


The sunny and dry leeward South Shore 
(least amount of rainfall on the island) includes: 
Kihei, 
(well known for GREAT shopping and dining and 
BEAUTIFUL white sandy beaches)
Wailea, (world famous resorts) and 
Makena, (world famous sandy beaches and snorkeling) 
If you like the sun during your vacation 
the South Shore is perfect for you!

Windward toward the Central Valley is Spreckelsville, with beautiful beach areas, and Paia where surfing and windsurfing are International-class activities.

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                        TRANSPORTATION INFO:

Kahului Airport (OGG): 
Approximate driving time to the condos is 25 minutes with a distance of 15 miles. 

Getting there: 
Rental cars  are the most popular option. 
(e-mail me for discount car rentals on the island for my guests)
Airport shuttles (around $48) and taxis (around $54) and rising, are also available. 
Advance reservations are required for shuttle service. 
All fees subject to change without notice. 
        
Getting around: Most guests find rental cars to be the most convenient option, 
especially for popular day trips to Hana and Haleakala.  Walking and bicycles 
are popular for getting around the immediate area. Taxis are also available.
* Bus system is less reliable, but an option if you don't mind waiting around- 
   things are a little bit different on island time!

For about $10, the Akina Shuttle, part of the Holo Ka’a Public Transit System, stops 
one block from the condo every two hours on a route between Makena and Maalaea
Harbor; with fares between $15–$25, service is also available to Lahaina, Kaanapali, 
and the rest of West Maui. 
All fees subject to change without notice. Best to google for updated rates.


 Nearby Points of Interest:

Wailea wedding resorts - 5 minute drive
Makenna beaches - 7 minute drive
Humpback whale education center - 10-minute drive
Maui Ocean Center - 15-minute drive
Makena State Park (wild beach) - 15-minute drive
Lahaina Town - 45-minute drive
Iao Valley State Park - 45-minute drive
Hookipa Beach Park (expert surfing) - 50-minute drive
Makawao (cowboy town) - 1-hour drive
Haleakala volcano crater - 2-hour drive
Hana rain forest - 3-hour drive
Oheo Gulch (waterfall pools) - 4.5-hour drive
GOLF:
There are 17 golf courses (and counting) in South and West Maui, including four 
resort courses and one public course within five miles of  the condos. 
                                               Golf clubs can be rented.
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           Here is a little beach summary from Beaches nearby:

Kama'ole Beaches are three beach parks at the south end of Kihei, all with calm waters, white sand, and lifeguards. There is snorkeling around the reef between the second and third beaches. (Located 1 block from condo)

Wailea's five crescent beaches cover almost two miles of coastline and offer safe swimming and good snorkeling at the lava  outcroppings of the crescents. Look for the signs directing you to beach access. (5min. car ride)

At Makena there are two beaches. (15 min. car ride) 
Big Beach which is 100 feet wide and 3000 feet long, and Little Beach reached by walking  over a small cinder cone at the right end of Big Beach. The water at both beaches has a particularly zingy quality and is  great for swimming, bodysurfing, and snorkeling.

Little Beach has long been a haven for nude sunning and swimming, though many wear suits there as well.

Beyond Makena, you might want to check out Ahihi-Kinau Natural Reserve, a lava outcropping and an underwater preserve great  for scuba diving. Further down is La Perouse Bay, also a good snorkeling and diving spot.
All  our condos are on the sunny 
South side of the island >>>>>>>> > >>>>>