Published on June 15th, 2017 | by Sun Gold Soap0
Basking in the Sun in Maui Hawaii
Hawaii is one ideal summer destination for many travel enthusiasts, but this US state has a lot of islands that are worth exploring, including Maui. With pristine water along the beaches, great sand, and sun, Maui is considered a haven for people who love to swim and surf or those who simply love going to the beach to lie around or have a family picnic.
Among the eight major islands that comprise Hawaii, Maui is the second largest in terms of land area. Here are some of the spots that you must not fail to see when visiting Maui.
Wainapanapa State Park
The beach here is known for its black sands. Tourists are delighted to take a peek at the tiny blow-holes that can be found in its caves. It also has a sea arch. If you will be coming from the Kahului Airport, you can reach the destination after a 3-hour drive.
Haleakala National Park
This is a great spot to enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole island. This is perfect for nature lovers due to its alpine wilderness. You can reach the park from either Highway 36 or Highway 37.
Iao Valley State Monument
If you are up for some trekking and climbing while taking in nature’s best sights, you can check this out. This can be reached by going west on Highway 32 and taking the Wailuku until you reach the end of the road.
Making the Most of Your Time in Maui
Here are some of the activities that can make your stay in Maui memorable and worthwhile.
- There are many places and spots where you can go hiking. For one, you can check out the upper portion of the Haleakala National Park which attracts millions of visitors every year. The drive to the top of the slopes of the park is known to be the steepest in the world. You may want to know more about the other places that you can check out to go hiking while in Maui by asking for details from the State of Hawaii Trail and Access Program or reading a dedicated guidebook.
- Canoeing is also a popular activity in the place. There are several canoe clubs that can teach you the basics and guide you through the rest of the process in exchange for a reasonable donation.
- You may also want to do some kayaking. There are a lot of businesses and clubs that offer services that are related to this kind of activity.
- If you are on a tight budget, you can still enjoy watersports such as snorkeling. This can be enjoyed at spots that include the Turtle Town, Black Rock, and Ulua Beach. Before you go snorkeling, ask around for details regarding riptides and if the seas are choppy. Make sure that you are safe no matter where you decide to go snorkeling or whatever activity you later decide to join in.
While in Maui, make sure that you experience luaus that are comprised of dancing and singing the Polynesian way, with a sumptuous dinner and buffet.