Maui is Hawaii’s second largest island but less than 500,000 people call it home. In less than three hours, you can drive from one side of this island to the other. Many regard Maui as the most beautiful island in Hawaii and you will easily see why when you take a tour around. This island oasis has become a go to vacation spot for the owners of Albatross Roofing when they’re looking to get away. Modern American lifestyle and Polynesian heritage go hand in hand on this island.
For a bird’s eye view of the lush landscape in this North Pacific Island, book a helicopter ride. All around this sunny island, you can enjoy water sports thanks to the over 80 beaches and tropical climate. There are plenty of museums, galleries, shops, and bars that can keep you entertained once the trade wind starts to pick up.
Wailuku is the capital city of Maui. It combines soul with history. Enjoy a drive to Hana by renting a car. This can serve as the start of your journey or a return trip from the island. You will pass through some of the most striking natural wonders as you drive through the winding road. You can also pick up a Hawaiian treat and stretch your legs at a waterfall along the way. At the Ho’Okipa Beach Park, cast a line or see some surfers as they compete to steal the show. The Garden of Eden Arboretum is a great place to spend some time. There are great vistas in this bamboo forest.
Haleakala National Park
The Haleakala National Park is on the other side of Hana. It is the island’s highest peak and a hiking hotspot. Put on all weather gear and follow the trails to the impressive cinder cones. Drive straight to the lookout to avoid the steep climb so you can enjoy the views.
Enjoy your afternoon on the Maluaka Beach by finding a spot in the shade. At the nearby Wailea Beach, you can enjoy a resort stay with your family or learn how to surf by continuing to the north to Kihei. This oceanfront town has lots of affordable food, shops, and accommodation, making it the perfect place to stay for some days.
This is one of Maui’s prettiest towns and it is in the northwest of the island. It is an historic center that attracts many whale watchers in the winter and it is bustling all year. Visit museums and galleries or shop for souvenirs under the ancient banyan tree shade
Kaanapali Beach is a great place to end your tour of this island. It is a high end beach resort that combines everything from culture, magnificent beaches, comfort, to sunshine; this lush island has it all.