Discover Maui Hawaii’s Inner Beauty

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Discover Maui Hawaii’s Inner Beauty

Discover Maui Hawaii's Inner Beauty

In the inland center of Maui is Iao Valley State Park, home to the landmark 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This towering rock formation juts upward from the valley floor, a ragged peak of brown lava rock that contrasts with the blue skies and lush, deep green vegetation. Hiking trails abound near the Needle that lead to lookout points with stunning views of both the Needle itself and the surrounding scenery.

Discover Maui Hawaii's Inner Beauty

Eastern Maui boasts another spectacular place to explore, Haleakala National Park. Haleakala Crater is the world’s largest dormant volcano, and its 10,000-foot slope is a hiker’s paradise, with trails that lead above the cloud line for an unforgettable experience. The Park’s terrain also makes for an array of microclimates: trails traverse lush valleys, parched deserts, and everything in between – including coastal waterfalls. Haleakala Crater is also regarded as one of the best places to watch a Hawaiian sunrise creep over the horizon, or to end the day with a sunset and stargazing through Maui’s clear skies.

Discover Maui Hawaii's Inner Beauty

For the true nature lover, Maui’s best offering is the Pipiwai Trail, roughly nine miles from Hana at the edge of Haleakala National Park. This fantastic hike follows the Pipiwai Stream that feeds through the O’heo Gulch, a stunning river valley known for a series of crystal clear ponds that fill craters in the rocks called the Seven Sacred Pools. But as gorgeous as they are, the pools don’t hold a candle to the final payoff of the Pipiwai Trail: Waimoku Falls, Maui’s largest waterfall. Towering 400 feet above the gulch floor, Waimoku cascades down a sheer lava rock wall into a pool filled with boulders. It is a natural spectacle that truly must be seen to be believed, and makes for a breathtaking way to have a break from the beach!

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Hawaii Big IslandOn the Big Island enjoy the black beaches and romantic waves. This is an amazing time to view water falls from a helicopter as you sip champagne and hold each other’s hands. You will be in for a thrill ride when you fly right next to the 442 ft tall flowing falls of Akaka Waterfalls. If you want to see stars and have an out-of-this-world experience, spend an afternoon or evening at the Mauna Kea Observatory. There are also amazing botanical Gardens in all the Islands that it is definitely a must to stop at one or two!

 

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Go to Kauai and climb through the Kukui, Kalalau, or Kuilau Ridge trails and enjoy the view. You may even want to hop in a kayak and see the secret falls. Or if you prefer the less sweaty method, take an intimate helicopter tour on any of the Islands for a view larger than life. Your hearts will be pounding and you will never forget the sights of the trip. This is a smaller Island so you can see all of it in a one week stay! Oh and don’t be alarmed if you see chickens roaming outside of the airport, or on the mountain tops, even in beach parking lots!

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For those of you who connect on the dance floor, Maui is a night owl’s dream!! Some of the best places to go, rated by travelers like you are: Kimo’s(845 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), Pacific’o (505 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), , Kahale’s Beach Club (36 Keala Pl, Kalama Village, Kihei, HI 96753), The Cellar 744 (744 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761), and Longhi’s(888 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761). But not only is there a long list of clubs and bars for you to enjoy, the dining experience on this island is one in which to indulge yourselves. You have just about every type of experience from mom and pop type shops to swanky dinners out in your favorite little black dress.

Hawaii OahuOahu is the third largest Ise in the chain, but with Honolulu as the capital, it is the most populated. However, if you want a Hawaiian beach get away, the possibilities are numerous. Try Sunset Beach located on the North coast of the island great for surfing, or just watching the surfers for hours.Or Hanauma Bay (one of the most popular beaches on the island) on the Southeast coast. If you would like to see gold sand between your toes and wade in calmer seas, travel to Ala Moana beach Park. It’s perfect for those city lovers because it’s between both Honolulu and Waikiki.