Location, Climate: Maui is one of the most favourite of the Hawaiian Islands to stay and is also the largest island in the state of Hawaii and the largest island in Maui County. Maui benefits from pleasant year round temperatures with plenty of sunshine. Book your discount Maui hotel in advance for the best choice of hotels. October is a great month to find a discounted hotel because the weather may be rainy. Brief History: The name of the island originated from the demigod Maui who fished the island of Hawaii from the sea and tied the sun on top of Haleakala, which is the highest mountain in Maui. According to legend, the head and body of the mythological being resembles the shape of Maui. Events, Landmarks, Activities: The best vacation includes good food so if you want to have the best gastronomic experience, attend the Maui Onion Festival in May or the Wine & Food Festival in June. A popular spot to visit in Maui is the Hana Highway which is a scenic route that leads to the Seven Sacred Pools found in Haleakala National Park. Other must-see attractions in the park include Hosmer's Grove, Waimoku Falls and the Haleakala Observatory. Another hot spot in Maui is Lahaina which is the best place to go whale-watching. The most commercialized area in Maui is Kahului where you can find the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Transportation: A hire car is highly recommended to explore the island. Maui’s Sugar Cane Train is the only passenger train on the island. This steam train dates back to the 1800’s and takes visitors between Kaanapali and Lahaina.