We are quite biased here at Maui Kai, obviously, we live on and love our home on Maui. And although, Oahu is great too, we think Maui is better suited for a perfect getaway.
On Maui, you get the adventures, relaxation, scenery, tropics, beach – anything you could want from an island – without all the people. Oahu is wonderful, but if you’re looking for a retreat and to get the true Aloha experience, Maui, — specifically Ka’anapali Beach — is the place to be. Just ask Trip Advisor. Trip Advisor named Ka’anapali Beach the #1 beach in the U.S.
From the cultural shops and monuments in Lahaina, to the renowned sunset at Haleakala National Park, and from the lava fields at La Perouse Bay, to the upcountry in Makawao, Maui has a rich history with unique sites to see. We can’t wait to see you there.
Here’s a broad comparison of Maui and Oahu:
|Size:||2nd Largest Hawaiian Island (727.2 sq mi)||3rd Largest Hawaiian Island (526|
|Known as:||The Valley Isle||The Gathering Place|
|Economy:||Agriculture and Tourism||Tourism|
|Climate:||Weather patterns determined by elevation and orientation towards the Trade winds. Showers are common. Average temps around beaches are 75 – 85 degrees F, all year round.||Weather patterns determined by elevation and orientation towards the Trade winds. Showers are common. Average temps around beaches are 75 – 85 degrees F, all year round.|
|Activities||Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Kitesurfing, Whale Watching, Golfing, Ziplining.||Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Kitesurfing, Shopping, Scuba Diving, Nightlife, Fine Dining.|
|Hot Tourist Spots||Hana Highway, Haleakala National Park, Lahaina||U.S. Arizona Memorial, Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Chinatown, Honolulu Zoo|
|Public Transit||The Maui Public Bus Transit System – $2 per boarding||TheBus – serves all major areas of Oahu, $2.50 per ride.|
|Accolades||“Best Island” – Readers of Conde Nast Traveler|
|Events||Wailuku First Fridays, Music Series, Maui Film Festival||Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Master Chef’s Gala Series|
|Vacation Home Type||Luxury Hotels, Resorts, Beachfront Condos.||Range of Hotels|