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.

Yearly approximately 2.4 million visitors come to our island. 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 around 89F (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.