Maui is the second largest of the eight main Hawaiian islands (the others being Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.) Maui, also known as the Valley Island, is approximately 48 miles (76.8 km) long, and 26 miles (41.6 km) wide, totaling almost 728 square miles. Mount Haleakala, at an elevation of 10,023 feet, is the highest point on Maui.
The average temperate in winter months is 71 degrees, and in summer months is 78 degrees.
Sugar cane is the principal crop grown commercially on the island, followed by pineapple. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
The Kahului Airport is the main airport on Maui, and has direct flights on major airlines coming from the mainland. The smaller Kapalua-West Maui Airport handles passengers flying between islands. 
Maui is a popular tourist destination, due to the many beaches, mild weather and temperature and beautiful tropical scenery.