Maui residents proudly refer to the islands of Maui County as Maui Nui. Maui, Molokai and Lanai are considered geological and cultural sisters, having been joined at the hip, literally, before ocean and erosion separated them from a single volcano into three islands with different names. If you’re eager to experience a Hawaii where the beaches are unpopulated and the streets are devoid of traffic lights, check out Maui’s neighbor islands, Lanai and Molokai. They’re perfect for a day trip or relaxing weekend, and they’re the least populated of the major Hawaiian Islands. They also offer a nostalgic return to a time before Hawaii became a tourist mecca for millions. Find quaint, charming small towns, internationally acclaimed golf courses, and close-knit rural communities that can’t be found anywhere else.