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Maui – The Gorgeous Land of Beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii activities accommodations
Hawaii activities accommodations / Image credit: moneycrashers.com

Maui is the second biggest Hawaiian island which is also called the “The Valley Isle”. Maui is known for beautiful seashores, greeneries, surfing with an amazing climate. From Oahu, it is situated around 68 miles lying west of the Big Island, Hawaii and set apart by the Alenuihaha Channel. Maui is the most visited island in Hawaii, US.

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Maui for spending lovely vacations.

1. Road to Hana

To discover Maui’s wonderful seashores, you should simply drive. The Road to Hana is a delicate Parkway (Highway 360) that turns through the dense rainforests and cascading waterfalls present on the eastern seashore.

Wailua Road in Hana Maui water
Wailua Road in Hana Maui water / Image credit: civilbeat.org

On this road trip to Hana, there are so many other things to explore like local handmade jewelry, fresh pineapples, leis, banana bread and many more at the roadside stands. You can enjoy Hawaiian culinary with delicious food on this road trip.

2. Maui Ocean Center

The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote large island chain on Earth. These islands are isolated in the center of the Pacific Ocean where Hawai’s coral reefs evolved over millions of years. Maui Ocean Center is a beautifully designed house that comprises corals, green turtles, Hawaiian reef fish collected in centralized aquariums.

Maui Ocean Center
Maui Ocean Center / Image credit: mauinow.com

You will be amazed to view the sharks and whales under the glass tunnel. Though this aquarium is small but looks charming with the Open Ocean tunnel. Here snorkeling around the island, the aquarium provides in-depth information about sea animals that are rarely spotted above the sea surface.

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3. Snorkeling Tours

Maui Snorkeling
Maui Snorkeling / Image credit: mauiinn.com

If you want to see the world that lives underneath the encompassing Pacific Ocean floor, snorkeling at Maui would be the choice for any adventure lover. With the help of experienced snorkel or scuba cover,  enjoy viewing a flock of bright fish, ocean turtles, sea horses and chasing corals around the island’s reefs. The entire snorkeling tour will be guided by an experienced team, tourist security is considered here as a priority.

4. Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Kaanapali Beach Hotel / Image credit: theknot.com

Kaanapali Beach is Maui’s best seashore. It is situated in the town of Lahaina to the western side of Maui. The beach runs from Black Rock to Canoe Beach, lined by seven resorts, Whalers Village Mall, and various fine shops and restaurants. Admire the precipice bouncing at Black Rock. Thus, the region is brimming with activities like top-notch golf zipline adventure and swimming which tend to be an incredible perspective on the coastline.

5. Wailea Beach

Wailea signifies “the water of Lea”, the goddess of kayak producers. Earlier this seashore was known as the “Kahamanini”, which can be described as the spot of specialist fish. Wailea beach comprises five seashores, with a wide scope of things to do. Seashore is ideal for swimming and heartfelt dusk walk.

Maui Whale Festival
Maui Whale Festival / Image credit: mauiwhalefestival.org

Wailea is also famous for hosting world-famous concerts like Maui Film Festival and Whale Week merriments every February. Other top fascinations at Wailea are shopping centers, hotels, and amusement complexes, which will keep tourists involved inconclusively over here.

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6. Iao Valley State Park

Iao Valley State Park Running Trail
Iao Valley State Park Running Trail / Image credit: trailrunproject.com

Iao Valley is situated west of Wailuku. This wonderful valley will make you stop here and spare some time to explore Maui. Iao Valley is supposed to be loaded with the apparitions of Hawaiian divine beings, known as manas. One can easily reach this place via car because of cleared walkways. One of the fascinating facts about Iao Valley is ‘Iao needle (Kuka’emoku) which is the highest mountain known for its recreation center.

7. Napili Beach

Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger / Image credit: tripadvisor.in

White inclining sand, turquoise water, and superb swimming are making this seashore flawless as per any tourists need. Napili Beach is especially famous with family to visit.  Paddle boarding and boogie-boarding are other options that are open at this beach. Napili Beach gives a calm, laid-back air that sunbathers love.

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8. Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina luau
Old Lahaina luau / Image credit: deviantart.com

The Old Lahaina Luau has the standing for being the most swarm-satisfying luau in the islands. It is located directly on Front Street in Lahaina on the western side of Maui. You can visit  Lahaina Cannery Mall for shopping, food and fun activities.

9. Hookipa Beach

Surfing Maui's North Shore, Hoolipa Beach
Surfing Maui’s North Shore, Hoolipa Beach / Image credit: flickr.com

If you want to surf and sail, so this beach would be the perfect choice for you at Maui. Hookipa Beach is the home of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, which are rarely found species on the earth. This beach proves to be a perfect blend of long thin white sand and natural epic scenes.

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10. Makena Beach

Makena Cove, Maui, Hawaii
Makena Cove, Maui, Hawaii / Image credit: mauiwedding.net

Makena Beach is referred to as “Large Beach,” famous for its longest lacking seashores on the island. It is separated by Little Beach consisting of white sands which make this spot unique for a morning walk. Makena Beach is also known for its sunbathing activity among tourists.

Maui is a widely acclaimed windsurfing destination of Hawaii. Maui can be considered as a bucket full of beautiful beaches and sizzling seashores. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii, do add Maui in your bucket list to enjoy mesmerizing beaches. Hope you liked the article on Maui.