is the second-largest Hawaiian island. It is formed by the fusion
of two former neighbouring volcanoes, now extinct, joined by volcanic
rock, which now carves a deep valley through the island's centre.
It is incredibly beautiful. Blessed with an abundant rainforest
the hills of the east coast are filled with a wonderful variety
of exotic flora and fauna. Sandy beaches and fine surf makes the
whole island a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. One of the
best beaches, curiously named Slaughterhouse is renowned for the
presence of turtles and colourful shoals of fish, making it a snorkelling
favourite. Hikers can walk the Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano
in the world that looms large over Maui and is rich with tropical
Volcanic crater with hiking trails through unique scenery and fabulous
Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Lush area at the far eastern tip of Maui with scenic winding coast
road to waterfalls and lava formations.
Former royal seat and National Historic District with many interesting
buildings and streets. Walking tours.
Several operators offer flights over the island, the volcanic area
and neighbouring Lana'i.
Ocean wildlife viewing
Catamarans, glass bottomed boats and semi-submersibles take you
to the living reef.
Ahihi Marine Preserve
South of Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Scuba diving and snorkelling in pristine surroundings.
Kanaha Beach Park and Ho'okipa Beach Park
Two world famous windsurfing destinations confirming Maui as the
"Windsurfing capital of the World".