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Maui – Valley Isle

Jan, 13 | No Comments |

Waianapanapa Trail, Maui

Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is arguably the most beautiful island in the entire Hawaiian Island chain. While you will find beauty and splendor on all of the magnificent Hawaiian Islands, Maui offers something special in the way of beauty.

Known for majestic whale watching and a laid back atmosphere that everyone can appreciate, Maui is home to some of the best activities available throughout all of Hawaii. From the world famous “Road to Hana,” to Kaihalulu (Red Sand Beach) and of course Haleakala National Park (which gets over 1 million annual visitors), Maui is primed to give the beauty and nature lover all they can handle.

Maui weather allows for some rain and cooler days throughout the year, which only enhances the beauty of the landscape, which includes the amazing Maui beaches of Wailea and Ho’okipa. These are just some of the “must do” things when you find yourself on the Valley Isle in the middle of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Both the Road to Hana and Haleakala State Park are two of the most well known visitor destinations in America. The Road to Hana is actually a drive you can take on Maui. However, this isn’t just any drive, as the road twists and turns through some of the most beautiful country in the world. Waterfalls, rainforests and coastline await you on the majestic drive. A must do when you are on Maui.

Perhaps just as popular, if not more popular, then the Road to Hana is Haleakala National Park. Haleakala is actually the site of the world’s largest dormant volcano. A 2 hour drive is needed to reach the summit, so when Maui weather permits it you should be off and running. There are plenty of stop areas on the way up to the summit of Haleakala, all of which should be experienced, as some of the best views on earth can be taken in. The park is open 24-hours a day, but the visitor center (both the summit center and the base center) are not open 24 hours a day.

Finally, have you ever seen red sand? If not, then the Maui beach Kaihalulu is something that shouldn’t be missed. One of the most amazing shorelines you will see anywhere, the red sand is actually caused by the eroding volcanic cinders that surround the shoreline in this area of Maui.

There is a little something for everyone on Maui, the Valley Isle. Make sure you don’t miss any of the best sites and activities during your visit.

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