Maui, the Valley Isle
Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands, is the second-largest island in Hawaii and the seventeenth-largest in the United States. It’s often referred to as the “Valley Isle” because of its vast, fertile region nestled between two active volcanoes. During World War II, US forces used Maui as a hub for training, planning, and leisure activities. Discover more about Maui’s rich history and attractions.
Kihei, a rapidly growing town in the US, faces the challenge of preserving Maui’s natural beauty while promoting urbanization and growth. Maui’s scenic landscape also attracts many senior citizens who choose to retire on the island.
Maui is home to several famous resort areas such as Lahaina (still recovering), Kaanapali, Kihei, Kapalua, Wailea, and Hana. Hana is a small village on the eastern coast, known for its remote location accessible only via a single narrow scenic roadway. Many cruise ships make stops at Maui and dock at Kahului or anchor offshore at Lahaina, which was once a whaling village.
Every year, countless tourists flock to Maui to experience its stunning beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls, and swimming pools. To explore the island, visitors require reliable transportation. HCR provides the best deals on various vehicle sizes and models from top car rental agencies such as Avis, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, and Budget. Our website is user-friendly and offers quality at competitive rates. You can rest assured knowing that you’ll have a new, serviced vehicle waiting for you upon your arrival on the island.
When you’re in Maui, there are many sightseeing options to choose from. You can watch the sunrise from the top of the 10,000+ foot Haleakala Crater, go on a whale-watching excursion to spot humpback whales or spend a day exploring the museums, shops, and restaurants of Lahaina. Learn more about the humpback whales and other marine life of Hawaii. There’s so much to see and do on the Valley Isle, and Hawaii Car Rentals can help you get around with ease.
There are three airports on the Valley Isle:
- Kahului Airport (OGG) – the main airport
- Kapalua Airport (JHM) – near Kaanapali and Lahaina
- Hana Airport (HNM) – at the east side of the island (no car rentals available at this location)