Kahului International Airport (OGG) is the key entry point for business and pleasure travelers, heading to the island of Maui. The airport allows you access to beautiful beaches like Mana Kai Maui Resort, exciting water sports activities, as well as the scenic Haleakala Park. However, the airport is located some distance away from hotels and resorts, so you should arrange for a rental car. You’ll find many rental services can be reached easily via shuttle from the airport.
A few miles away from the airport is the Kana Beach County Park, where you can learn about kite boarding, sail boarding and sea kayaking. Also close to the airport is the Kanaha Pond State Sanctuary, which is home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot.
You can head out of town along route 320 to Wailuku, to get a glimpse of historic buildings and a museum that holds missionary relics. Further up the same route is the Lao State Park, which boasts of a rock pillar that rises to 2,250 feet above sea level. If you love exploring the outdoors, Haleakala National Park is just 38 miles away from town, and is well worth the drive out.
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You should plan for it to take approximately five hours and 40 minutes to fly from Seattle-Tacoma international airport (SEA) to Kahului International Airport in Maui.