Moving on, we will next visit Maui. This Island can be wrapped up in one sentence. The best beaches in the world are on Maui. The most important reason is the shear number of outstanding beaches means they are not crowded. Here you will find some of the very best Hotel and Condo companies have located on the most pristine beaches. Many of the resorts are “Golf Cart” resorts, and most have outstanding restaurants located on, or very near, the property. Try a helicopter ride to Haleakala Crater. Spend the day on a Black Sand Beach on East Maui. Visit Iao Valley State Park. Here a nature hike will show you flora not found anywhere else. You can view the Iao Needle when it emerges from clouds 2250 feet above.
Take a Whale Watching Tour if you are on Maui from December through May. If you love scenery and driving, take the famous Road to Hana. This twisty, curvy beauty is not for speed, but scenery. Be sure to stop by at one of the Ohe’o Gulch Pools Visit the Maui Ocean Center. It is a 3 acre Marine Park and the largest tropical reef aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. Maui is known as the “Magic Isle”. One of my clients described it as “Wowee Maui”. It is all of that and more. Maui has something for everyone.
Maui is accessible by direct flights from most west coast airports, and by inter island flights on airlines like Hawaii Air. One of the exciting facts is a flight here from Oahu is very reasonable and there are multiple flights every day. Love is spoken on Maui and it is reflected in everything done and said on this island. The official census of Maui is just over 100,000 residents, and it almost seems like there is a perfect beach for each resident. Temperatures are the same as Oahu, or the state average temperatures. It does get a little chilly if you are going to watch the sunrise on Haleakala Crater, or in the mountains of the Upcountry. Temperatures can drop to 45 degrees at sunrise, so be prepared.
Check back next week for Part 3 of Hawaii.