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Maui Wildfire Update

The August 2023 wildfires resulted in the devastating loss of loved ones, homes, cultural and historical sites, and businesses in Lahaina, located in West Maui. We are grateful for the outpouring of support for Maui from around the world, from sharing memories and offering their assistance, to asking questions about travel to Maui and the rest of the state.

Visitors can visit just about everywhere on Maui except for the fire-effected areas of Lahaina. There's so much to see and do. Respectful travel to Maui is welcome and encouraged now more than ever, however, we urge visitors to be especially mindful in the following ways:

  • Visit with aloha, compassion and empathy.  
  • Support local businesses. Visit for suggestions.
  • Mālama (care for) Maui and give back to the community by signing up for an enriching volunteer experience.
  • Learn about the historical and cultural significance of Lahaina but stay away from fire-effected areas as a means of respect for the people and places that have been lost during this devastating tragedy. Please do not take photos of the area, even from afar.  
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