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Island of Maui – Hawaii

Find out in this post what to do on the Island of Maui – Hawaii. Considered one of the best islands in the USA, with its world-famous beaches, with breathtaking landscapes.

facts about Maui

Also known as “The Valley Isle”, located in the Central Pacific, with an area of 1,884km², considered the Hawaii's second largest island.

This is where you'll find the giant Haleakala National Park, located on the island's highest peak.

It has a beach shaped like a Crescent moon, the golden Kapalua, with promontories of volcanic rocks and a surface of 38 kilometers.

Maui beaches

With approximately 190 kilometers of coastline, the beaches are amazing, some with white sand, others black and even red.

In addition, the famous beaches of the renowned places for surfing and windsurfing, in addition to being beaches with turquoise blue waters, great for diving.

Tip: if you are not used to the sea, if you don't know its limits, look for beaches that have lifeguards. So you will be safer!

Makena Beach

One of Maui's most popular beaches, also known as "the big beach".

In addition to enjoying the white sands with a beautiful sunbath, you can dive, fish, snorkel and even picnic.

Makena Beach

Be even more calm because on this beach there are lifeguards.

Kamaole Beach Parks

Formed by a triad of beaches: Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2 and Kamaole 3.

The first and picturesque white sand beach is considered one of the best beaches for swimming.

On the second beach, the outstanding feature is that it is surrounded by Maui Banyon condominiums, also great for swimming.

The third is the popular beach of bodyboardsIt's not that big but it has great amenities and even a grassy park.

Kaanapali Beach

It has 3 kilometers of white sand, crystal clear water and a beautiful landscape. Surrounded by condominiums and resorts, it has modernity in the midst of nature.

One of the most famous activities to be done on the island is diving on the cliffs, located further north of the beach, known as Puu Kekka or Black Rock.

In addition, there is a special detail: the dives take place every day at sunset time.

Kaanapali Beach

That's because it's a way of revering King Kahekili of Maui, in which a diver lights torches every night along the cliff.

State Parks

Below I will talk about the state parks most sought after by tourists:

Wai'anapanapa State Park

For those who like peace, walk through the forest, enjoy the migratory birds, have a picnic, swim, camp and that good fishing.

Without a doubt, this park has all these options!

To access the park you need pay an entrance fee of US$5 per person or parking + passenger US$10 dollars.

Wai'anapanapa State Park

Īao Valley State Monument

In 2016, it was ranked 24th on Thrillist's list of the 25 best state parks to visit in the US.

This achievement is due to its beautiful panoramic view of Kuka'emoku, which is accessed via a 1-kilometer trail with an elevation of 1200 feet.

The history of this valley is rich spiritually and culturally, created by the battle of kepaniwai, in which the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the army of Maui in 1790.

To access the park you need pay an entrance fee of US$5 per person or parking + passenger US$10 dollars.

No camping is allowed

Makena State Park

With a beautiful postcard of the island, it has two beaches Big Beach and Little Beach and in the middle of them a dormant volcano 360 feet high.

The white sand beaches and turquoise waters are perfect for diving, fishing and of course enjoying a good sunbath.

It is also possible to have a picnic in the park.

To access the park you need pay an entrance fee of US$5 per person or parking + passenger US$10 dollars.

There are other parks, but these are the most sought after, in addition, there are parks that are temporarily prohibited from accessing, usually for security reasons.

Island of Maui – Hawaii

Finally, I hope you enjoyed the tips!

Enjoy and check out our other articles about Hawaii:

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