USCG Station Maui
233 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
The climate in Wailuku is warm, muggy, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 86°F and is rarely below 58°F or above 89°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from November 7 to April 25, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on January 11.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from April 25 to November 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on June 20.
Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in Hawaii and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Wailuku, HI is 164, which is 7% lower than the Hawaii average and 64% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Wailuku, HI are equal to the average for Hawaii and 29% higher than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
Just 10 minutes west from the Kahului Airport is Wailuku, a commercial center and the county seat of Maui’s government. Visit Wailuku and explore the charming wooden storefronts around Market Street, showcasing dozens of family businesses, many of which have been in continuous operation for generations. These off-the-beaten-path “Mom and Pops” are home to local favorite shops, restaurants and bakeries.
Amid these cherished establishments, a new Wailuku is also emerging, featuring contemporary boutiques, stylish cafes and laid-back coffee shops. Check out both the classic and chic during Wailuku First Friday — a fun monthly event celebrating local arts and culture. Packed with music, magicians, food, art, jewelry and fashion, this free community street party is held from 6-9 p.m., with Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m.
To find out more about this quaint town, take the “Rediscover Wailuku” walking tour developed by the Wailuku Main Street Association. The tour highlights more than 23 of the town’s fascinating historical and cultural attractions, including Kaahumanu Church, the Bailey House, Pihana Kalani Heiau and the Iao Theater, built in 1927.
Nestled at the foot of the dramatic West Maui Mountains, Wailuku is also the gateway to lush Iao Valley, once a sacred burial ground for Hawaiian chiefs and home to the iconic Iao Needle.