Photo by Kenneth Oh on Unsplash

Photo by Kenneth Oh on Unsplash

Traveling to Maui? Here's What You Need to Know

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On October 8, 2023, parts of West Maui have reopened following the devasting Lahaina fires. Visitors can now travel to Kaanapali, Napilii, Honokowai, and Kapalua in West Maui. The town of Lahaina, which was severely impacted by the fires, and the surrounding area are still closed to tourists. 

Other parts of Maui - such as the Road to Hana, Haleakala, Kahului, and Wailua - have been open to travelers and will remain open.

Please see the map below for context as to which areas of Maui have reopened. 


Although Maui has reopened, please be aware that the community is still struggling. There are a number of ways that you can support Maui both during your visit and from afar. If you do have plans to visit Maui, we ask that you patronize local businesses that desperately need support. We at Shaka Guide have teamed up with a number of local businesses to offer exclusive deals for your Maui vacation. Download the free Maui Coupon Book here and #shoplocal

If you're not visiting Maui, but would still like to support the ongoing relief effort, below is a list of organizations that are accepting donations. 

Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement 

CNHA is matching donations up to $1.5 million in donations.


American Red Cross of Hawaii

Offering shelter and assistance to those impacted by the fires.


Maui Food Bank 

Working with various organizations to provide relief throughout Maui.


Maui United Way

All donations provide direct relief to families and nonprofits.


The Salvation Army Hawaii

Providing food and other essential items to evacuees.


Maui Humane Society

Supporting animals that have been displaced at this time. 


Hawaii Community Foundation

Providing resources for disaster response and recovery through the Maui Strong Fund.


Thank you for visiting Maui responsibly at this time. Again, the community is still in mourning and asking that anyone who visits Maui does so with aloha. 

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