When island residents refer to their home,
they say: "Maui no ka oi," which means "Maui is the best."
Maui was created millions of years ago by two volcanoes that flowed together to form
this island known as the "Valley Isle." In legend, however, the island was named
after the demi-god Maui, who is said to have pulled the Hawaiian chain from the Pacific
while he was on a fishing expedition.
Whichever explanation you prefer, magical Maui is known for its indescribable sunsets,
water sports, multi-color beaches, lush rainforests alive with waterfalls, and quaint
fishing villages. There is even the serpentine road to charming Hana, rolling hills with
sprawling ranches, world-class golf and tennis, Haleakala crater, and historic Lahaina
Town, the former government and whaling capital of Hawaii. Maui is also known for its
spectacular resorts, where guests receive the finest in services, accommodations, and