What You Need to Know About Flying to Maui on a Private Jet

by Hangar 7 Aviation

When it comes to tourist destinations, few places rival the popularity of Hawaii. Are you wanting to make the most of an upcoming trip to the Aloha State, but don’t want to deal with crowds and the bustle of the commercial airports? Let Hangar 7 Aviation minimize your travel time and find you the best private charter available.  

We will select the airport that best meets your travel needs and then help you fill in your itinerary with unique recommendations.

Private Jet Airports in Maui

There are three primary airports in Maui that you can use when chartering a private jet to the “Valley Isle”:

  • Kahului Airport (OGG): This is the primary airport used for people flying to Maui and receives overseas and interisland travelers.  
  • Hana Airport (HNM): Located on the northeastern side of the island, this is a single runway airport used by residents and visitors alike.
  • Kapalua Airport (JHM): Served by commuter planes, the Kapalua Airport resides on the west side of Maui and is just a short distance from resort destinations like Kaanapali and Lahaina.

The Best Places to Go in Maui

The island of Maui is the second-largest island and one of the best destinations in Hawaii. Whether it's the world-renowned beaches or the many exciting luaus in Maui, the Valley Isle is full of sights, sounds, and tastes that you won’t want to miss. Here are a few of the best-hidden gems to add to your to-do list. 

  • The Bamboo Forests: Maui’s Bamboo Forest looks like it was plucked right out of a book. It’s a stunning sight you’re not going to want to miss. Since the forest is a mile hike down the Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park, it’s not as crowded as many destinations, so you can take your time and soak up the sights.
  • The Feast at Lele Luau: The luaus in Maui are renowned for a reason, and few can compare to The Feast at Lele. Featuring a sit-down dinner of five courses from the Pacific island nations of Aotearoa, Tahiti, Samoa, and Hawaiʻi and spectacular music and dance, the Feast at Lele is an intimate and breathtaking experience you owe to yourself to see firsthand.
  • Paako Cove: Also known as “Secret Beach,” Paako Cove is an off-the-beaten-path destination that’s visited far less frequently than many of Maui’s other beaches. The water here is calm, protected, and features some of the island's best snorkeling experiences.

The Best Local Food in Maui

There is no shortage of excellent cuisine in Maui, but if you want to find the best local food in Maui, we recommend starting with these options:

  • Sam Sato’s: This hidden gem has been owned and operated by the Sato family since the 1930s. It’s only open for breakfast and lunch and is beloved by locals for its super ono plate lunches, dry mein, chow fun, teriyaki beef sticks, and the Sato family’s famous seasoning.
  • Grandma’s Coffee House: Located in Keokea, Grandma’s Coffee House has been a staple in Maui since it first opened in 1918 and remains family run and owned to this day. If you want to taste locally roasted and blended organic Maui coffee, this is the place.
  • Tin Roof: Owned by Sheldon Simeon (a Top Chef finalist who is regarded as one of the best chefs on the island) and his wife Janice, Tin Roof is a walk-in only breakfast and lunch joint that’s beloved by locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re in the mood for garlic shrimp, some chopped steak, a fresh poke bowl, or Chef Simeon’s famous garlic noodles, Tin Roof has you covered.

Weather in Maui

The best times to visit Maui are April through May and September through November. Although the weather in Maui is warm and wonderful all year long, during those months there are both fewer crowds and rain is less likely.


Hangar 7 Aviation Makes Flying to Maui Easier Than Ever

If you’re ready to take your travel schedule into your own hands,  get in touch with us today about chartering a private jet to the beautiful island of Maui! We’ll help you find and book the perfect jet for your needs, outline the different amenities you can take advantage of, arrange ground transportation, and set you up with anything else you need to make your trip as perfect as possible.

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