Luxury resorts, the world's largest extinct volcano and whale-watching make Maui holidays a favourite.
The second largest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is also the second most popular with tourists and a favourite honeymoon haunt - and it's easy to see why. Known as the 'Magic Island', there's a bewitching aura of romance and glamour that delights all visitors on holidays to Maui.
Famous for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises, Maui is skirted by 33 miles of beautiful beaches with Haleakala, the world's largest extinct volcano, as a backdrop. Seeing dawn break from the crater summit is a holiday highlight, or take a helicopter tour and soar to 10,000ft for unforgettable views.
Along the slopes of Haleakala - meaning the House of the Sun - you discover everything from tropical rainforest to desert, and the island's geographic diversity means there is a surprise around every corner.
Mountains melt into central plains, strange lava formations change into rolling meadows and the coast jumps from dramatic sea cliffs to gently sloping sandy coves.
Several sites in the historic whaling town of Lahaina have been restored, including the Old Prison and Seaman's Hospital, but it retains a timeless charm despite its dozens of shops and restaurants and thriving nightlife. The islands main towns of Wailuku and Kahului also offer plenty of choice for shopping on your holidays to Maui and after dark fun too.
The holiday infrastructure is well developed in Maui. The luxurious resorts of Wailea and Makena are in the south while the popular Ka'anapali and Kapalua resorts are in the west, all boasting activities galore. Conditions are perfect for windsurfing (try Ho'okipa beach), snorkelling, surfing or just plain swimming. As most of the island is an untouched wilderness, there is also great hiking, biking or riding through tropical jungles, lava deserts, bamboo forests and picturesque mountain ranges. If you wanted to play some golf on your holidays to Maui there are more than 10 championship courses along the famed 'Golf Coast'.
One of the best ways to see Maui is by car - the winding road along the coast to Hana, past waterfalls and forested mountains, is famous for its breathtaking panoramas.
A top annual attraction is to watch the thousands of Pacific Humpback whales that congregate off the coast during the breeding season from November to April. The chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures is one not to be missed.
Often voted by Conde Nast as the Best Island in the world, it's no wonder it's a personal favourite with the staff at Bon Voyage.Bon Voyage have been providing tailor-made travel and holidays to the Hawaiian Islands since 1979. Have your Maui holidays expertly tailor-made by Bon Voyage to suit your exact requirements, with the quality and service you expect at great value prices.