Ma'alaea, centrally located and convenient, is only 12 miles from the Kahului airport.
To the east stands mighty Haleakala, and to the west the stunning beauty of Lao Valley, a hikers delight. The historical town of Lahaina lies a short drive to the west and to the south you can enjoy the activities of beautiful Wailea and Makena.
A fifteen minute drive from Maalaea takes you to two of Maui's wonderful 18 hole golf courses, the Sandalwood Golf Course and Silversword Golf Course. Maui vacation rentals by owner through Owner Direct can help you find accommodation close to the course.
A magnificent five mile beach offers great boogie boarding, body surfing, wind surfing and surfing. Freight Train, said to be one of the worlds fastest surfing waves, is here. Ma'alaea Harbor is home to boats that offer diving, snorkeling trips and deep sea fishing adventures.
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge lies between Maalaea and Kihei. It was once two productive fishponds used by Hawaiians living around the bay. Migratory waterfowl visit the refuge and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay eggs.