Explore the island of Maui your way, preferably in a hire car. Kahului, the largest city and business centre of the island, is the best starting point. The town has many car rental firms that partner with TUI Cars. The Hawaiian island offers numerous attractions, such as a volcano tour or a relaxing drive along the coast road.
In a hire car you can explore the nearby Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and discover the local flora and fauna. A longer tour takes you on the multi-lane Hana Highway to the western part of the island. At the wheel you are exposed to the impressive coastal panorama before joining the serpentine roads in the mountainous area of Koolau Forest. From Kahului to the south take the Mokulele Highway to reach the busy coastal cities of Kihei and Wailea-Makena in a few hours.
Discover the main attractions on Maui in a hire car picked up in Kahului
Kahului Airport is where all air travellers arrive on Maui.
This is where tourists start their holidays on this Hawaiian island. Many, however, do not stay long in the small town. In addition to numerous shopping opportunities, there are plenty of destinations and attractions worthy of driving to in a hire car. The Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary is within easy reach by car from Kahului. The protected wetland is home to three endangered bird species.
This important wetland has been protected since 1951. Red list bird species such as the black-winged stilt, the Hawaiian duck and the Hawaiian coot find ideal breeding conditions here. Directly behind the free car park there is a lookout platform with a good overview of the nature reserve. The wetland covers an area of almost 60 hectares and was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
Tips for touring Maui by car
Through TUI Cars you can easily book a reliable and high-quality hire car for holidaying in Kahului - fully comprehensive insurance and excess waiver insurance are included in the price. Most car rental firms are located directly at Kahului Airport, just minutes from the city centre. Basically the speed limit on all Hawaiian Islands is 90 kilometres per hour. Anyone who has ever driven on the US mainland will be aware of the differences between driving in Europe.
You can overtake on the right on multi-lane roads, so always keep an eye in the right side mirror when changing lane. Also, it is permitted to turn right at red traffic lights, taking due account of normal priority regulations. If a bright yellow school bus stops, you must stop, no matter the lane you are in and the direction you are driving. You only have to present a national driving licence to pick up a hire car in Kahului.