Maui Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Maui, Hawaii - HI, USA)

For many people, Maui is the ideal vacation destination. The island of Maui boasts magnificent scenery, beautiful geographical features, excellent beaches, a rich cultural history and a host of visitor attractions.

With so much to see and do, it's worth doing a bit of research and planning to make sure you make the most of your trip. Guides and travel tips are available at visitor information centers in Maui or online before arrival.

Tourism and Tourist Information

Maui offers excellent tourist information facilities and there are plenty of online sources providing free information, guides and travel tips. Tourist information centers and travel agencies in Maui can assist you with travel information and details on attractions. Free guides, brochures, maps and tourist magazines are often distributed at these offices and at hotels throughout the island.

Maui Visitors Bureau
Address: 1727 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96793, USA
Tel: +1 808 244 3530


There are literally hundreds of languages spoken all over America due to the large Hispanic, Chinese and Japanese communities and other ethnic minorities. The most common language in Maui, Hawaii and throughout America is English.


Prior to your arrival in Maui, always check with your nearest consulate or embassy for details about whether you need a visa for travel to Maui and the USA. Visa applications should be made well in advance.


A number of categories of non-immigrant visas are available for those wishing to work in Maui and the USA temporarily. Working without a visa is against the law in America , with harsh penalties being enforced. Those intending to work in Maui should apply for the relevant working visa in their home country and may need a letter or documentation from their prospective Maui employer.


Currency in circulation today in Maui, Hawaii, is typical of the United States of America. The American dollar is the official currency of the USA, and is commonly known as buck. Dollar bank notes in Maui are usually called bills and come in denominations of $1, $2 (unusual), $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The dollar is divided into 100 cents and coins in Maui come in denominations of 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime) and 25 cents (quarter) and a 1 dollar coin.


Tipping is generally expected throughout Maui and in many cases required, unless service has been extremely poor. Restaurants in Maui usually expect a tip of between 10 to 20 percent, together with local taxi drivers. Bars in the city also appreciate some kind of gratuity and often have special tips trays on the counter. Hotel staff in Maui also expect a small tip, which may be as little as a dollar.


When dining in Maui, you will find many restaurants now operate a strict 'no smoking' policy. Smoking is now also not allowed on public travel options in Maui, which include bus and train travel. Before smoking in public areas in Maui and Hawaii, check with those nearby.