Humpback whales love Maui, too. Each winter, more than 10,000 of these extraordinary mammals migrate here from Alaska to mate, nurse their newborn calves and cavort in the warm Hawaiian waters. From December to April, bring your camera, board a whale watching cruise and prepare to be thrilled. You might even see them from the beach, or from your hotel. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
There is nothing like a day at a luxury spa or secluded retreat to heal the body, mind and spirit. Maui’s spas and retreats are world-renowned. So too are its artists and craftspeople. Stroll through the galleries in Wailea and Lahaina, and the glassblowing studios upcountry. If the art of cooking is on your mind, you’ve come to the right island. Maui boasts some of the finest international and Pacific Rim cuisine in Hawaii