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Maui Highway Road Trip

Trace the island’s edge on winding Highway 30—the Maui Loop—in search of beaches, mountains, and history.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Since Highway 30 is a 60-mile loop (with a treacherous section still named County Road 340), you can pick it up anywhere along the... more »

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Points of Interest

Dine at sunset at this waterfront cafe.

Address:
1285 Front St., Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 661-3322

2. Hale Paahao (Stuck-in-Irons House)

From a look at the records available in the old prison, Hale Paahao (“stuck-in-irons house”), built by King Kamehameha III to detain unruly sailors who refused to return to their ships by sundown, it’s easy to see which group prevailed more often than not. In 1855 there were 330 convictions for “drunkenness” and 169 for “fornication,” as well as... More

A variety of half- and full-day excursions are led by one of 15 experienced Maui guides.

Address:
Highways 311 & 380, Kahului
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 879-5270

4. Julia’s Best Banana Bread

Moana Coston sells her homemade banana bread from a roadside stand.

Address:
Kahakuloa
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 242-4399

The 432-room low-rise hotel comes with authentic Hawaiian atmosphere, thanks to activities such as lei making.

Address:
2525 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 661-0011

For custom trips or guided day hikes of Maui’s rain forests and villages.

Address:
180 Dickenson St., Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 661-7720

Until recently, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s buttoned-up European look was strangely out of touch with its tropical surroundings. Now, after a $180 million renovation, the hotel has lost the chintzy curtains, faux Renaissance artwork, and yes, the fireplace in the library. The 460 guest rooms are breezy yet refined: kukui tree-patterned rugs cover ... More

Set on 27 acres, many of the recently renovated cottages have ocean views.

Address:
2780 Kekaa Dr., Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(805) 214-5000

Deliciously absent of tourists (and even lacking a sign), this no-frills diner is always packed to the gills with hungry islanders scarfing down pho (unadorned beef noodle soup), vegetables cooked in a clay pot, and bo nhung dam, the Vietnamese version of fondue: you dip raw beef in hot broth to cook it and then wrap it in rice paper with mint and... More

Stop by this tiny, well-laid-out museum for some whaling history.

Address:
2345 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii
United States

Phone:
(808) 661-5992