Maui Island is just a small place in the Pacific Ocean, but is a place that offers visitors unforgettable experiences, and these experiences include the sunrise sight from the summit of Mount Haleakala, sunbathing on the beaches of Kaanapali and Kihei, a trip to Hana through the rainforest and the whale-watching in the waters around the island. Below there is more of what to visit in Maui.

  • Haleakala Crater: A sightseeing route full of great experiences and incredible views is the one of the Mount Haleakala. So, if you don’t know what to visit in Maui, start with this place. Haleakala is a volcano located on the east side of Maui, and the name chosen by the first native of Hawaii, means ‘house of the sun’. There is a road built to the top of the volcano at Haleakala Crater, where tourists are offered to assist at sunrise or sunset, being one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of the island. The mountain and the volcanic crater are in the Haleakala National Park. The area is one of the few easily accessible places in Hawaii where protected species are living. A trip on Haleakala provides tourists a day full of adventures and memories for life.
  • Iao Valley State Park: This is another beautiful place if you want to know what to visit in Maui. Located in the center of Maui Island, the valley is one of the most popular areas for hiking. In 1970, in Iao Valley there was the battle between King Kamehameha I and the Hawaiian army. Surrounded by forested volcanic ridges, the Iao Needle peak is among the most photographed places in the valley. To learn something about the history of the island, visitors can go to see exhibitions of the Hawaii Nature Center, located inside the park.
  • Lahaina: If you ever thought what to visit in Maui, Lahaina offers a lot of attractions. Port city in western Maui, Lahaina is a picturesque area that was once a simple fishing village. It is the second focal point of the island, after the beach areas. The port has many boats, many of them offering visitors tours of the island. Downtown is a huge Ficus (Ficus benghalensis or Banyan Tree), which was brought from India in 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Protestant mission in Lahaina. The tree grew in all directions over time, and its branches reached the ground, becoming trees, combining with the trunk base. Today is one of the largest Indian Ficus. Under this tree, locals sell souvenirs and handicrafts for tourists.

 

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