1345 Piilani Hwy,
Kihei, Hawaii 96753-8147
The Legend has been told, that millions of years ago, the Polynesian Demi-God Maui was belittled by his family as he was not a great fisherman. Maui prayed and received a magical hook to fish the ocean. Maui's brothers teased him and did not want to let him fish, but at last they allowed him to charter the ocean with them. On their fated journey after days of failure to catch nothing but sharks, Maui prayed to the heavens and cast his magical hook into the depths of the ocean and hooked the earth. Maui instructed his brothers to paddle and never look back. After days of fighting the ocean, the line snapped and Maui had pulled the earth to the surface of the water to form the island chain that is now known as Hawaii.
Geologically Maui Nui was formed 1.2 million years ago from 7 volcanoes and was “one” island of 5600 square miles. As the glaciers of North America began to melt, the waters rose and created the 4 islands of Maui Nui approximately 20,000 years ago during the last glacial maximization. The 4 islands today are known as Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and Maui. They all comprise Maui County. Our enchanted island is lush with green valleys and majestic mountains now and is truly Maui No Ka Oi!