Nestled in Central Maui and adjacent to the small-boat harbor, Maalaea (pronounced Ma ah lah ayah) is the perfect place to start your island living. This oceanfront enclave is a much-sought destination because of its strategic location. It is situated between the Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains on the North West portion of the isthmus, offering access to different parts of the island. It serves as the launching point of whale-watching cruises and snorkeling as it observes the whale season from April to late November. Making Maalaea your home base allows you greater freedom to explore and enjoy the Hawaiian lifestyle, culture, and history.