When you fly in you’ll land in Kahului at the top center. As you can see, Lahaina is a high-end area with great beaches, similar to Kapalua which is a little north. Paia is the hippie town which starts the road to Hana and Makawao in the middle is cowboy land called “upcountry”. Kihei is touristy and has a bar area called The Triangle.
Heading to Maui, Hawaii? Be sure to do the Road to Hana, one of the world's most beautiful road trips! PIN THIS GUIDE to the best Road to Hana stops (with mile markers), tips for deciding whether to drive or do a tour, and travel planning essentials.