Green & Eco-Friendly Travel in Maui, Hawaii
Don't just go on vacation - experience it
Maui wowie! Personally, we have a kind of love/hate relationship with Maui. So much about it seems in conflict - from the well meaning organic farmers and hippies in the mountains to the vast stretches of condos and overdevelopment by the beaches. Sometimes it seems the island is just a mini-California but other times it can delight with some interesting and creative spirits that truly add value to the land they live on. It's up to you to experience the Maui you want to visit. The Maui we personally enjoy is Upcountry & Hana and the surrounding more rural towns.
As a percentage of visitors/tourists versus population, Maui by far has the most visitors of any other Hawaiian island. I could go out on a limb and also say it probably has the most outside ownership of real estate. You can help Maui be more sustainable by supporting local farmers and local businesses. There still are plenty!
Due to the high number of vacationers on Maui, you'll sometimes feel like no matter where you go, there will be a crowd. Help other visitors to respect this island by setting a good example of stewardship.
Unless you want to stay in one location for your whole visit, you most likely will need a rental car for your visit. One company we've heard of and think they have the right idea is Bio-Beetle. They rent biodiesel rental cars - cool!
More for Maui Green Travel:
Accommodation - Sleeping Green in Maui
Ecotourism - Green Tours and Eco-Friendly Tour Operators in Maui