All About Maui

kam 3 beachMaui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian Islands (after Hawai’i, also known as the Big Island). Maui County includes Molokai, Lanai and uninhabited Kaho’olawe. There are approximately 160,000 full-time residents in Maui County, 140,000 on Maui Island itself.

Covid rules

Please note that at this time there is a mandatory 10 day quarantine affecting all trans-Pacific arrivals with optional pre-travel testing.

On Maui there is a mandatory mask mandate “while outdoors when physical distance of six (6) feet from other individuals (who are not members of the same household/living unit/residence) can be maintained at all times.”

As a general guideline, “if you have to ask, wear a mask.”

Within Maui County, this exception applies:
1. When persons are stationary and adequately separated, such as occupying a pool lounge chair, beach chair, or towel.
2. Face coverings must be worn while walking to and from the pool or beach area and may only be removed once the person is stationary and adequately separated from non-household members.

This exception does not apply, and face coverings are required:
1. On sidewalks, hiking trails, and in parks and similar areas, unless actively engaged in strenuous outdoor physical activity, provided adequate physical distancing is both possible and practiced.
2. In any open-air or partially open mall, marketplace, lobby, atrium, gas station, or similar facility.
3. Where specific facility rules, such as for sports, bars, and restaurants, are established. (County of Maui Emergency Proclamation effective January 19, 2021)

General Maui information

Yearly approximately 2.9 million visitors come to our island, pre-Covid. The winter months (mid-December through mid-April) are most popular and coincide with humpback whale watching season. The slowest time of the year on island is June and September. June is wonderful, September can be humid.

The main airport on Maui is Kahului International Airport, OGG. Many airlines just list it as Maui-Kahului OGG. There are also two small commuter airports, one in Kapalua and another in Hana.

Maui is an island with many micro-climates. While the Iao Valley is the second-wettest place in the State (386 inches of rain a year), the sunny South side of Maui (where our condos are located) averages between 8-11 inches a year. Most days if you don’t like the weather, just take a drive – you’re bound to find sunshine somewhere.

March is generally the coolest month of the year with daytime highs around 81F (evenings 70F). August and September are our warmest months, averaging in the low 90s (evenings 80F). Hawaii has a hurricane season which goes from June-November. The most active months are usually July and August. In the past ten years we have had very little storm action. However passing storms do increase humidity and block the trade winds.