Information & Facts
Maui is a tropical island with a fairly mild year-round climate
tempered by the Pacific Ocean. At sea level the average afternoon
winter temperature is around 75°F (24°C) during the coldest months
of December and January. August and September are the hottest
summer months with temperatures of about 86°F (30°C). Like most
volcanic tropical islands, however, many different micro-climates
mean packing for a variety of conditions: swim suits and light
hot-weather clothing for the beaches, a lightweight windbreaker for
the occasional shower at higher elevations, and more serious
protection during inclement conditions when hiking Haleakala.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.