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Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Maui Overview

Maui offers more than just sunshine and fabulous beaches. It’s been described as a “magical island” and a place of bewitching beauty. The writer Mark Twain called it “the sublimest spectacle” of his life. Visit Maui and you’ll understand why. In Maui you can dine at a seaside restaurant and watch the humpback whales as they cross the ocean. You can watch the sunset from the top of a dormant volcano. You can drive 10,000 feet above sea level and walk above the clouds. Only in Maui can you find a coastal village with a rainforest and mammoth waterfalls surrounded by red and black beaches.

Maui enjoys fabulous weather throughout the year with just enough rainfall to keep its vegetation green. For this reason it’s a great place to snorkel, windsurf, take a cruise, hike or see the sites. Shop all day or spend an afternoon getting pampered at a spa.

In Maui you can enjoy any type of activities including dining in fabulous restaurants. Critics have been unable to find fault with the varied selection of cuisines.

Visitors come to enjoy a vacation in Maui for the array of superb golf courses it offers. They soon discover that outside the green, there’s a magnificent world to explore and all sorts of attractions from one end of the island to the other.

A drive up Hana Highway will take you through the most scenic views in the world. It’s a rugged ride filled with more than 500 curves and over 50 bridges. You’ll see rainforests, waterfalls and breathtaking ocean views. Stop at Waianapanapa State Park where you can relax on black sandy beaches or see the unique red sands of Kaihalulu beach.

One of Maui’s main attractions is the Haleakala Crater. This volcano can be seen from any part of Maui and attracts over one million visitors per year. Along the way to the top magnificent deserts and lush wilderness make their presence known.

A trip to Maui is not complete without going to Lahaina. This historic fisherman’s village is home to more than forty galleries and fabulous shopping. It’s referred to as Maui’s shopping Mecca. The Whalers Village for example is an open air market displaying stall after stall of unique Hawaiian crafts, island clothing, and more.

On your journey through Maui you’ll encounter beautiful churches and even more shopping opportunities. Another fabulous place is Kahakuloa where you’ll come across unique shops boasting the best in Hawaiian arts and crafts. As you conclude your share of retail therapy in this part of Maui you’ll see more magnificent scenery.

Museums on Maui reveal the history of its inhabitants work in the sugar plantations. They also reveal legends and traditions relating to its large volcano and wide crater. Take an afternoon and browse through these interesting venues of Maui history. The most popular is the Bailey House Museum, a fine example of Hawaiian architecture.

Maui can only be described by poets. It’s no wonder it was voted “best Pacific Island.”
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