Past Maalaea, follow the Honoapiilani 'Pali' Highway heading northwest and you will discover some of the most scenic views Maui has to offer. Stretching north around the coast of the West Maui mountains from the Pali tunnel the area known as West Maui is a series of smaller districts of the historic town of Lahaina.
Famous for it's pristine beaches and world class resorts West Maui is a favorite among visitors. The weather varies greatly across the 20 mile stretch.The farther you travel north, the more rain you will see. And at the peak of the West Maui Mountains you will find the second wettest spot on the face of the earth with an average of 400 inches of rain a year! Yet most days in Lahaina are sunny and dry. It is between these two extremes that you will witness some of the most magnificent rainbows anywhere in the world, on a regular basis.
West Maui is home to over a dozen beaches - pristine resort-front beaches, state beach parks perfect for casual get togethers, beaches perfect for snorkeling, even beaches where you can camp out under the stars (with a permit).
There are 4 districts outside of the main town of Lahaina each as different as the next.