Discover Maui

Maui, the "Magic Isle" or the "Valley Isle", is the perfect island to escape to! Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for more than a dozen years. Step right out onto the beautiful Ka'anapali Beach from the condo or cruise the island and discover what else Maui has to offer. Whatever you choose, Maui will make for an unforgettable vacation. Here are some incredible places to visit while you are here:

The Gorgeous Sunrise at Haleakala.
The Gorgeous Sunrise at Haleakala.

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala is a dormant volcano 10,000 feet above sea level, it is also known as "House of the Sun." Surrounding and including the crater is Haleakalā National Park, which has more endangered species than any other park in the NPS(National Park Service). The landscape - deeply sculpted, richly colored, and intensely evocative will be unlike any landcape you have known.

You can day hike, spend the night in a tent at one of the two wilderness campgrounds, or reserve one of the three historic cabins along the trail. Don't forget that you will be visiting a natural area with unpredictable weather - it may be hot, dry, wet, or cold in any part of the park at any time. Prepare for ALL weather conditions. Bring sun protection and cold-weather clothing.

Breathtaking Waterfalls on the Road to Hana.
Breathtaking Waterfalls
on the Road to Hana.

Road to Hana

Adventure a road with miles and miles of lush greenery, tropical flowers, spectacular waterfalls, fresh water pools under historic bridges and finally to the unspoiled Hawaiian frontier called Hana. If you can survive the drive, it is one of the most beautiful places you'll see. Discover the freshwater caves at Wainapanapa, swim at the blacksand beaches, play in the shorebreak at Hamoa Beach, jump off the rocks at the popular Pools of Oheo or hike up the Pipiwai Trail to the 400-foot Waimoku Falls.

This is an all-day trip, so don't plan any other activities for the day. Leave early so that you give yourself plenty of time for sightseeing and you can drive back safely before the darkeness falls. Another option is to take a van or coach tour, which leaves you no stress and you're able to enjoy the ride with your friends or family.

The Picturesque 'Iao Needle.
The Picturesque 'Iao Needle.

'Iao Needle

The prestigous 'Iao Valley State Park is known for Maui's most recognizable landmark, the 'Iao Needle. Once used as a natural altar, the 2,250-foot stone pillar covered in green, is a basaltic core that has survived eons of swirling water. 'Iao Valley is a peaceful lush area with easy hikes, exotic tropical plants, and clear, natural pools. This valley is rich in cultural and spiritual values and is the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790.

Big Beach
Beautiful Big Beach.

Big Beach

Officially named Makena Beach, this beautiful sand beach is almost 2/3 of a mile long and over 100 yards wide. There are breathtaking views of neighboring islands Kaho'olawe and Molokini. It is often referred to as THE beach on Maui. Makena is not only known for its "Big Beach", but also for it's big waves during south swells. This is a local favorite for skimming, bodysurfing, and bodyboarding. But please take caution when the waves get big, experts only. Respect the locals and please don't litter. On the other side of "Big Beach" is "Little Beach", which is where nude sunbathers often frequent.

Some Good Eats:

  • Hula Grill
  • Lahaina Grill
  • Paia Fish Tacos
  • Local Boys Shave Ice
  • The Gazebo

Some Good Fun:

  • Old Lahaina Luau
  • Ziplining
  • Surf Lessons
  • Front Street
  • Boat Rides

Some Good Snorkeling:

  • Honolua Bay
  • Black Rock
  • Turtle Town
  • Molokini
  • Lana'i