Maui is located between Molokai and Hawaii islands in the state of Hawaii. It is the second
largest island in the group and the location of the world's largest extinct volcano, Haleakala.
(10,023 feet high and 20 square miles in size).
The sugar and pineapple plantations and cattle ranches are important to the economy of Maui
along with the constantly escalating tourism industry. The luxury resorts and golf courses draw
the more affluent short-time visitor and the hundreds of condominiums provide long-term accommodations for the Americans and Canadians from the mainland looking for warmth and sunshine.
The airport town of Kahului and the industrial town of Wailuku are located on the north side of the island. Referred to as the twin cities, this is where most of the
It rains more on this side, therefore the landscape is lush and green, however, since most visitors are looking for sunshine, the tourist facilities or on the south and west side of the island.