Maui Fact Sheet
Multiple wildfires have been burning in West Maui since the evening of August 8, 2023. Lāhainā — the former capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom — is the most impacted area on the island. Sadly, many areas and experiences you’ll find across this section were affected. We’ll continue to provide more information as we have it. For now, you can find updates on our news alerts page.
As you can imagine, a fire of this magnitude will have a long-lasting effect on local businesses, resorts and — most importantly — the people who call Lāhainā home. If you’d like to embrace the spirit of aloha, please consider donating to Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Mahalo for your support.
"The Captivating Isle"
- Second-largest island in Hawaiʻi
- Capital City: Wailuku
- Population: 160,000
- Total Rooms: 11,561
- Top Venue Regions: Kāʻanapali, Kapalua, Wailea, Hāna
Stretching 48 miles long, Maui is world-renowned for its golden beaches, forested mountains and endless sunshine, ideal for visitors seeking sophisticated diversions. From whale watching to hiking the volcanic landscape at Haleakalā National Park, or strolling down lively Front Street of historic Lāhainā town, a wide variety of accessible adventures await meeting attendees.
In small towns and airy resorts spread across the island, Maui recharges the senses and makes for successful meetings, offering planners an environment that stimulates thought and achievement through beautiful scenery and unparalleled Hawaiian hospitality.
The multitude of adventures and activities for guests, attendees and delegates exponentially increases Maui’s desirability as a meetings location. Lū‘au, farmers’ markets, championship golf, pampering spas, multi-ethnic dining, cultural excursions and group-friendly mountain and ocean experiences make for memorable and invigorating programs:
- Many cultural activities are offered for families traveling with attendees, including learning to hula, stringing a lei, weaving a lauhala fan, hearing stories of the ancient voyaging peoples of the Pacific Islands, or embracing the Hawaiian concept of hoʻoponopono (problem solving).
- At the Maui Ocean Center, groups can take an educational day tour for a deeper understanding of Hawaiʻi’s amazing marine life and experience the incredible Humpbacks of Hawaiʻi Exhibit and Sphere. Or groups can enjoy an exclusive evening event with sunset views and incredible food.
- The Haliimaile Distilling Company offers group tours to educate guests on the importance of using local products and sustainable practices in the production of Pau Vodka and other spirits.
Kāʻanapali, Kapalua & Lāhainā Accommodations & Venues
The hotels and resorts of Kāʻanapali, Kapalua and Lāhainā are destinations in themselves, with lavish spas and a range of dining options close at hand:
- The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua boast meeting venues with expansive event space and world-class services. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort also provides an opportunity for groups to participate in a volunteer activity with Pacific Whale Foundation through the Mālama Hawaiʻi program.
- The group-friendly Westin Maui Resort & Spa works closely with groups on special banquet menus.
- Nearby, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is a great retreat for incentive groups; the 6,560-square-foot Maui Ballroom accommodates up to 600 people for receptions and 500 people for banquets. Function, meeting, and board rooms provide an additional 5,400 square feet of exhibit space.
- The Royal Lahaina Resort is the perfect venue for small to medium-size groups, with over 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and function space to accommodate virtually any business need.
From sunset cocktail receptions to lavish banquets, classroom-style meetings to lū‘au, the professional staff of Maui’s resort venues work closely with meeting planners to tailor programs for any event.
Wailea Accommodations & Venues
Tucked along the crescent-shaped beaches and stellar golf courses in south Maui is Wailea, home to opulent resorts and meeting properties like the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, each offering an unforgettable meeting experience for group incentive programs.
Hāna Accommodations & Venues
Along Maui’s eastern coastline is the small town of Hāna and the tranquil haven of Hana-Maui Resort. With more than 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor space and 10,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped outdoor function space, meeting attendees are immersed in settings that nurture creativity. The resort offers a diverse course of experiences including morning yoga, ‘ukulele lessons, coconut husking and lei-making.
Groups seeking public and private venues can gather at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului for an inspiring meeting facility. Approximately 10 minutes from the Kahului Airport, the Center provides a 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,200-seat, three-tier Castle Theater, the Founders Courtyard, bistro dining and built-in beverage and food service bars.