Maui is home to a enviable collection of scenic highways, but not all of the island's awe-inspiring drives are sanctioned by Maui's range of car rental companies.
Agents can encourage clients to pick up a copy of the free Maui Drive Guide, which features an easy-to-read map noting the off-limits roads, at every car rental counter on the Valley Isle.
The map is also a good way to learn more about some terrific and entirely sanctioned routes, including the Highway 37 stretch through upcountry Maui's Kula region and the gorgeous coastline section of Honoapi'ilani Highway (Highway 30), just north of Kaanapali and the Honua Kai Resort, that travels along Maui's northeastern shore past Honolua Bay.
Of course, there's also the Road to Hana, a twisting collection of narrow curves and one-way bridges punctuated by stunning views of the Pacific and a variety of roadside fruit stands and banana bread stops. Often pitched as a day trip, folks set on completing the entire drive from Paia out to Haleakala National Park and Oheo Gulch's sacred pools may be interested in staying overnight in the quiet community of Hana. Travelers really looking for a wonderfully rich and different look at Maui should probably make it a multinight visit.
Agents booking Maui car rentals for clients may also want to consult the Drive Guide to brush up on some of the off-limits stretches of road on the island.
Many popular guidebooks promote some of these prohibited routes, including the jaw-dropping but frequently narrow stretch of Kahekili Highway on Maui's northwestern coast between Waihee Beach Park and Honokohau Bay.
Access an online version of the Maui Drive Guide map here
or click on the image to print out a PDF version.