Maui Wildfires Update – 17 Aug 2023
Due to the devastating wildfires which has resulted in the evacuations of thousands of residents and visitors, and multiple closures of major roadways on Maui. All non-essential travel to West Maui (including Lāhainā, Nāpili, Kāʻanapali, and Kapalua) is strongly discouraged through the month of August, to allow the support of residents who lost loved ones, homes, their belongings, and businesses.
Other areas of Maui (including Kahului, Wailuku, Kīhei, Wailea, Mākena, and Hāna), and the other Hawaiian Islands, like Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Lānaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island remain open. Visitors are respectfully asked to be especially mindful and support the Maui community as they come to terms with this tragedy.
This laid back island is quintessential Hawai‘i. Small towns and social locals, you can park up solo on a beach with just your towel and your thoughts of what a beautiful place the island of Maui is. Be captivated by the changing landscapes around the island, take in that island air and forget what time of the day it is. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the many beachside bars in Ka’anapali while gazing out across the gorgeous blue sea to the neighbouring islands of Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. Get out and explore the beaches though, that’s the main attraction. There are resort laden beaches, long white sand beaches, secluded rocky coves, beaches fronted by parks and picnic areas, beaches for surfing, beaches for sandcastles – you get the picture…