Maui – “The Valley Isle”
Maui is the second-biggest in the Hawaiian chain…but don’t let that fool you – this island is home to some big fun!
The Island covers about 730 square miles of lush terrain. 30 miles of world-famous beaches line the perimeter. You’ll definitely feel the call to hit the surf! On the north side of the island, massive swells await at Peahi—known to the big-wave surfers who brave them as “Jaws”—which is arguably among the most famous surf sites in the world.
The dormant—but not extinct—volcano Haleakala rises to a whopping 10,000 feet above sea level. This massive volcano and the national park that surrounds it are truly one-of-a-kind in their breathtaking beauty. If you get up early enough, watching the sun rise over the crater (Haleakala actually means “House of the Rising Sun” in Hawaiian) is truly an awe-inspiring experience.
Once in a lifetime for most people, twice if you’re blessed, and any day you want, if you’re one of the local guides who live on the island, an opportunity arises to visit the world-renowned islet known as Molokini. Snorkeling around this partially-submerged volcanic crater is something you have to see to believe.
If life is a highway, then you won’t find a more exciting one than the scenic Road to Hana. This gorgeous winding route runs past countless pristine waterfalls and pools just waiting to be explored.