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Where On Maui? - Part 3

Central

Wailuku
• Type of accommodations: hotels, boutique hotels, hostels
• Setting: urban/industrial
• Weather: Sunny year-round, humid, cool nights, semi-frequent clouds and downpours
• Travel times:

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10 minutes to Kahului Airport

20 minutes to the beach

1 hour 50 minutes to Haleakala National Park

1 hour 50 minutes to Hana

• Pros: Historic town, cultural attractions, restaurants and shops nearby, some good beaches and hiking nearby
• Cons: Business/industrial sector, limited amenities for tourists
• Best For: Travelers looking to escape tourist traps, history and antique buffs, hikers, honeymooners who like to get off the beaten path

Upcountry

Kula
• Type of accommodations: vacation rentals
• Setting: rural community
• Weather: Sunny year-round, cool-cold nights, semi-frequent clouds
• Travel times:

40 minutes to Kahului Airport

40 minutes to the beach

1 hour 20 minutes to Haleakala National Park

1 hour 55 minutes to Hana

• Pros: Lavish gardens, outstanding views, seclusion, convenient for exploring Haleakala National Park
• Cons: Remote, limited amenities (such as shops and restaurants)
• Best For: Botanists, birdwatchers, honeymooners who enjoy surveying 360-degree views while reading the morning paper

Makawao
• Type of accommodations: vacation rentals
• Setting: country town
• Weather: Mostly sunny year-round, cool nights, frequent clouds and downpours
• Travel times:

35 minutes to Kahului Airport

35 minutes to the beach

1 hour 30 minutes to Haleakala National Park

1 hour 45 minutes to Hana

• Pros: Quaint town, restaurants and shops within walking distance, convenient for exploring Haleakala National Park
• Cons: Remote, often rainy
• Best For: Travelers who appreciate cooler climates, mountain bikers, people who get a kick out of cowboy culture

Keokea
• Type of accommodations: vacation rentals
• Setting: ranch and farmland
• Weather: Sunny year-round, cool-cold nights, frequent clouds
• Travel times:

45 minutes to Kahului Airport

45 minutes to the beach

1 hour 30 minutes to Haleakala National Park

2 hours to Hana

• Pros: Outstanding views, lavish gardens, seclusion, quaint town, convenient for exploring Haleakala National Park
• Cons: Remote, limited amenities (such as shops and restaurants)
• Best For: Writers at work on the next Great American Novel, honeymooners who enjoy snuggling up in thick blankets

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