West Maui Conference on
Pacific Peoples and their Environments


Almost all visitors to Maui arrive at the Kahului International Airport (OGG) in Central Maui. Most international flights connect through Honolulu. For suggested travel routes, consider http://www.rome2rio.com or http://maps.google.com.

Lahaina is an approximately 45 minute drive from Kahului Airport by car. Maui has public and private-hire transportation options from the airport to West Maui although taxi-cab and share-riding services from areas outside West Maui to West Maui are expensive given the distances involved (at least 25 miles). Those staying in Lahaina town can reach the conference site by a short walk. All others will need motorized transportation.

The conference hopes to establish transportation coordination for those participants staying outside of Lahaina and West Maui via carpooling with other conference participants and volunteers. Please inform conference organizers if you would like to be included in the planning of the transportation coordination process.


West Maui includes the towns of Lahaina, Kaanapali, Honokowai, Mahinahina, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua (among others). Travel time within West Maui areas to Lahaina town range from 5 to 20 minutes.

Be advised that staying in the following areas outside West Maui involve additional travel time (average travel times for private car): Wailuku (40 minutes), Kahului (45 minutes), Kihei (45 minutes), Wailea (60 minutes), Paia (70 minutes), Makawao (70 minutes), Haiku (100 minutes), Kula (100 minutes), Hana (3+ hours). It is strongly recommended to stay in West Maui. There are a number of choices including hotel, inn, bed and breakfast and short term vacation rentals available on most major websites.

A project of
North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund Inc.
PO Box 11329, Lahaina, HI 96761