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Best of Maui

Best of Maui
Best of Maui

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From the 10,000 ft summit of Haleakala down to the world renowned beaches and surf breaks, Maui offers a tropical paradise. Outdoor lovers can delve deep into verdant valleys teeming with wildlife and waterfalls, while sun-seekers can bathe on any number of the island's sandy beaches. Watersports enthusiasts already flock from the world over to partake in the famous surf, and history buffs can immerse themselves in the island's rich cultural heritage. With over 2.5 million visitors annually, Maui has the goods to keep people coming back time and time again.

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'Ohe'o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
Big Beach
  • Big Beach
  • Some call it Oneloa Beach, others call it Makena Beach, but most call it Big Beach – and it is just that.
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Drive around West Maui
  • Drive around West Maui
  • While much of West Maui is occupied by oceanfront resorts, manicured beach parks, and simple sandy coves, West Maui's rugged exterior comes alive once the resorts and large highway give way to a single winding lane.
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Drive the Back Road to Hana
  • Drive the Back Road to Hana
  • For people who love to explore the world from the road, the back route to Hana is a rewarding journey through the most desolate part of Maui. There are no stores, very few houses, and only the occasional passing truck or cattle guard to remind you of people.
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Legends of Maui
  • Legends of Maui
  • To the ancient Hawaiians, legends were a way to pass history, knowledge and beliefs from one generation to another.
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Lu'aus
  • Lu'aus
  • There are certain things you can expect at any Hawaiian Lu'au: All-you-can-eat grinds, all-you-can-drink tropical cocktails, a lei greeting, dancing, singing, and steep prices.
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Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach
  • Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach
  • Mokapu Beach and Ulua Beach offer tempting morsels of sand and sea among South Maui's vast sunny shoreline. The beaches share a parking lot, so arrive early to snag a spot. To the right is Mokapu Beach, the smaller and usually less crowded of the two.
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Red Sand Beach
  • Red Sand Beach
  • Be sure to stop by Red Sand Beach on the Road to Hana because you won't find anything else like it on the island. Park on the roadside, then follow a short path around the massive cinder cone known as Ka'uiki Hill, where continuous erosion created and replenishes the beach you see today.
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Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach
  • Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach
  • It's not merely a black sand beach. All the lava rock features here don this deep charcoal hue. Smooth pebbles wash over each other as waves topple ashore. A cavernous rock shelter to the right opens up to the ocean. A sizeable boulder juts above sea level in the near distance.
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