Essential Maui

Flights 

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is Hawaii’s major airport, and is located on the island of O’ahu. While there are some direct flights to Maui, all major domestic carriers, and 15 international carriers serve O’ahu and is the hub for inter-island flights.

 

Sun Sense

You’ll want to show off a nice tan when you go home, but please use common sense when sunbathing in the tropics. A sunburn will develop faster than you thought possible. It’s usually the hottest between 11 AM and 2 PM and the sun is stronger in Hawaii then you’re probably used to. So make sure you wear a lot of sunscreen.

 

Area Code

The area code for the entire state is 808.

 

Dress Code

Attire is “resort wear” even at the most luxurious resorts and restaurants. Dress for comfort! T-shirts, tank tops, aloha shirts, shorts, Jeans, sundresses, sneakers, and sandals are all great choices.

Temperatures are cooler in the evening, making a sweater and slacks a good idea. It is a custom in Hawai’i to take off your shoes when entering a home.

 

Hawai’i travel tips

Visit travelsmarthawaii.com to find everything you’ll need to know about traveling to and from Hawai’i.

For water safety, check out hawaiibeachsafety.com

Here’s what’s happening on Maui in Feb.

 

Events & Festivals

Feb

Great Maui Whale Festival, Maui

http://www.mauiwhalefestival.org

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinatown, Oahu

http://www.chinesechamber.com

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, Hawaii Festival

http://www.gohawaii.com/Hawaii=island/events

 

The Language of Hawaii

A few words you should know:

Aloha: a greeting with love, hello, goodbye and more

Kama’aina: local

Kane: man

Keiki: child

Lei: a flower garland given for an occasion

Mahalo: thank you

‘Ohana: family

pau: finished

wahine: woman

Hawaiian Dictionary:

Wehewehe.org