“Where The Heck is Ma'alaea”

And how do you PRONOUNCE it?

The Kihei/Wailea area is centrally located on the south west side of Maui. It is approximately a 25 min. drive from the Kahului Airport and a 35 min. drive to Lahaina.

The area is the on the “dry” side of the island, averaging about 13 inches of rain per year and boasts many first class resorts/condos, golf courses, restaurants, and beaches.

If you'll be staying in this area, you'll probably want to consider a boat that departs from Ma'alaea Harbor. Incidentally, Ma'alaea is correctly pronounced with four syllables:

"Mah - ah - LIE - ah"

but most people chop off the second "ah".