Perhaps no other island is as evocative of Hawaii as Maui, and for good reason. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is the gold-standard for stunning beaches. On the western (or leeward) side, you will find numberless (and world famous) beaches, with sand that ranges from volcanic black and green to smooth and supple white and gold. Further east and inland, the mind-boggling Road to Hana is one of the world’s most scenic drives with 620 curves and 59 bridges. In between the two is a canvas covered in waterfalls, lush forest, and national park waiting to be explored.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Hawaii in November of 2013. For couples wishing to marry, photo IDs and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For additional details, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors outside of the US. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Hawaii is English, though Hawaiian is also spoken.
The US dollar is the official currency of Hawaii.
Climate & Beaches
Maui experiences fairly consistent weather, though local micro-climates are wide-varying. During summer (May to October), the average temperature is 85 degrees F, while the average winter temperature is 78 degrees F.
Maui’s world-famous shores range from black sand surfing meccas to laid back, golden-sand swimming beaches. There are endless (and colorful) stretches of beach to choose from. In West Maui, Kaanapali Beach was once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty and today hosts cliff divers at the famed Black Rock. D.T Fleming Beach has strong currents, but is a great spot for sunbathing and watching spectacular Maui sunsets.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Whether you want to sunbathe on beautiful beaches, golf a championship course, or hike to secluded waterfalls, there’s more to do in Maui than could possibly be accomplished on a single trip. Aside from the colorful and endless supply of beaches on the western side of the island, Maui’s central and eastern regions are home to lush valleys (Iao State Park), grand national parks (Haleakala), and scenic coastlines (the Hana Highway).
At night, Maui is brimming with is gourmet luaus, lively Tahitian dance shows and languid seaside dinners.
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