Thursday, September 01, 2011

An Amazing Maui Vacation Awaits You

You will be amazed at the multitude of experiences waiting for you in Maui. Here, we’ve gathered the very best to do and see on the island to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Water Experiences
  • Head to the Molokini waters (see photo) to experience snorkeling at its best. The ancient volcanic caldera, Molokini, offers crystal clear snorkeling waters. It is a sanctuary for marine life underwater and a sanctuary for birds above the water.

  • Take your very first surfing lesson just off the Lahaina shores. This is a perfect location to learn how to surf. The waves are smaller, making it easier to stay on the board and actually spend time above the water!
Unforgettable Scenery
  • A horseback journey to the highest peak of Maui, Haleakala, 10,023 ft above sea level, is a great way to spend the day. Haleakala’ means ‘House of the Sun in Hawaiian’. Legend states the demigod ‘Maui’, while standing on the summit of the volcano, decided to lasso the sun as it moved through the sky. He did this to slow the sun’s descent and make the days last longer. Ride horseback above the fluffy white clouds, visit flourishing tropical areas that are home to bubbling streams and flowing waterfalls.

  • If you’re willing to be up before dawn, you can be rewarded with an amazing Maui sunrise from Mount Haleakala. Then, bike through the most magnificent scenery in the world to reach sea level. The scenery is so lovely you’ll have trouble believing it’s real!
Maui by Air
  • Take a helicopter ride and view the breathtaking waterfalls and pristine valleys of Maui. In this air tour, you will see exactly why some call Maui the ‘Valley Isle.’ Learn all about the history and geography of Maui as you view extraordinary hidden waterfalls and the Haleakala. You will see acre after acre of pineapple and sugar plantations.

  • If you’re more hands-on, you can rent an aircraft and fly with certified instructor. What an amazing way to view the islands!
An Unforgettable Luau
  • Don’t miss the Makena Luau. Its location is such that guests have the ability to witness the gorgeous Maui Sunset. As the night goes on, the Hawaiian band and cast interact with guests until the long awaited ‘Five Fire Knife Dance Finale.’
For the Love of Lava
  • Oneuili Beach has ‘dark sand’ that is made of the cinder from various volcanic eruptions. This is a great place to explore Maui’s geological aspects.

  • Makalua-puna Point, otherwise known as ’Dragon’s Teeth’ is made from lava. This lava is different from the other lava on Maui: it is denser, fine-grained, and lighter. The wind that swept over this point created hardened lava with jagged points that look like dragon’s teeth.
Try something new, relax with a luau, and be sure to always watch Maui’s sunset. Tomorrow, when Maui’s sun awakens once more, new adventures are waiting to amaze you and your family. Enjoy!

Heather Johnson is a writer for the leading online honeymoon planning resource. Learn all about the best honeymoon destinations today!

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