The large landmass on the eastern portion of Maui was
created by majestic Haleakala (house of the sun),
the 10,023-foot dormant volcano at its center.
Haleakala is popular with hikers and sightseers.
This larger landmass is called East Maui. Locals often refer to any area
on this side of the island that is elevated as Upcountry.
Upcountry communities of Makawao, Pukalani, Kula and Ulupalakua
each have their own unique attraction and charm.
The sunny and dry leeward South Shore
(least amount of rainfall on the island) includes:
(well known for GREAT shopping and dining and
BEAUTIFUL white sandy beaches)
Wailea, (world famous resorts) and
Makena, (world famous sandy beaches and snorkeling)
If you like the sun during your vacation
the South Shore is perfect for you!
Windward toward the Central Valley is Spreckelsville, with beautiful beach areas, and Paia where surfing and windsurfing are International-class activities.