Kahului Airport (OGG) is Maui’s main airport. There are also two smaller airports (Kapalua Airport and Hana Airport) on the east and west sides of the island. Most flights will be flying into OGG, but some may fly into Honolulu International Airport before a short (30 minute) flight to one of the other neighbor islands. The flight from the mainland United States to Hawaii is considered a domestic flight, so don’t over-pack. (U.S. weight restrictions when flying domestically is 50 pounds).
You can get around the island by bus, shuttle, taxi, or other forms of public transit. That being said, Maui is much bigger than it looks on a map. There is tons to do here, and much to explore. Leave some money in the budget for a rental car. This way you can take a day and go to Hana, or visit other remote parts of the island that aren’t possible without a private vehicle. Your foreign driver’s license (if valid) works here. But you may not use a cell phone while driving!
What To Bring?
It’s always warm in Maui, so bring your summer clothes! A light jacket or sweater is a good thing to bring for the evenings. Suits and ties are almost never worn here, so bring your casual or resort clothes. And of course, bring swimsuits! (We suggest more than one).
Tipping and Customs:
The U.S. standards on tipping apply here as well. Generally speaking, 15-25% at a bar/restaurant/cab/room service.