Maui is a popular destination for honeymooners and couples and features first class spa resorts and golf courses. The island of Maui is renowned for its beautiful beaches and secluded retreats for rejuvenation and healing, not to mention the world class golf courses. For many, Maui and Golf are synonymous with fairways adjoining ancient lava flows and palm tree surrounded tees.
Maui is Hawaii’s second largest island and offers amazing scenery, and with over 80 beaches it is a sun and water lover’s paradise. In Winter Ho'okipa has the best waves for surfers and in summer it is best for windsurfers. From December to April visitors to Maui can sit on one of the beaches on the west coast and look for humpback whales. Some of the best diving and snorkelling in Hawaii can be found in Maui’s waters, in particular the waters of Mololkini where divers can dive a semi-submerged volcanic crater and a marine conservation area teaming with ocean life.
Top attractions in Maui include the dormant volcano, Haleakala that makes up a large part of the eastern side of the island. Best time to view Haleakala is at sunrise for breathtaking views; the volcano is 10,000 feet above sea level and looks amazing, just like a lunarscape. Those that like adventure can cycle down the side of the volcano, all 61 kilometres. Or you might like to try a dip in the clear mineral waters of Wai’anapanapa’s which will leave you feeling squeaky clean.
Lahaina is an old whaling town and national historic district featuring art galleries, unique shops, restaurants and accommodation. Visitors to Maui can also hire a car and enjoy a coastal drive via the Hana Highway taking in secluded beaches and waterfalls with beautiful views. This scenic drive can take all day as it includes 600 twists and turns and 54 one way bridges but is well worth it. Maui is truly a sightseeing delight!