Maalaea (Māalaea) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 310 at the 2020 census. Maalaea is the site of a small boat harbor, as well as the Maui Ocean Center, and a Shinto shrine, as well as being the historical location for the original Maui Airport.
Maalaea is located at (20.809336, -156.490729).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of , of which is land and , or 29.99%, is water.
Maalaea is the original site for the Maui Airport, a small, turf runway airport situated near the Oceanside. Inter-Island Airways (Hawaiian Airlines) built the airport after being granted permission after a three-year-long fight to secure an airport on Maui. The fight was justified as Inter-Island had already recognized that Maui was going to be the second-largest air traffic hub besides Honolulu, and still is today. Though, many needles were located on the field area