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Friday, January 3, 2014

Maui - The Valley Isle of Hawaii


Maui is the 2nd largest island in the Hawaiian grounds. Maui is voted as the “Best Island” by the readers and travellers for the past 19 years.

Located at: It is located in the Hawaii state which is present in the middle of North Pacific Ocean extends from about 3200kms from the coast of Continental USA.


Every place has its own History and Geography which makes it more interesting and makes it the best reason for travelling purpose. According to the legend Hawai’iloa named the island Maui after his son Maui, a demigod. The “Valley Isle” for the large isthumus that exists between northwest and southeast volcano and the large valleys are carved in both mountains.


The islands are rich in iron rich rocks due to the settlement of highly fluid lava that has been condensed over millions of years.Maui is referred as volcanic doublet formed from two shielded volcanoes. During the periods of reduced sea level these islands are joined together due to the shallowness of the channels between them.

Local Languages spoken: Hawaiian language.


It has mild and uniform temperature everywhere except at high elevations. Maui has a unique and different set of climatic conditions for different regions.


The island is divided into 5 regions namely West Maui, South Maui, Central Maui, Upcountrt Maui & East Maui.

  •  East Maui: consists of Oheo & Hana town.
  • Upcountry Maui: consists of Haleakala National park, Makawao, Kula & Paia. 
  • Central Maui: consists of Wailuku & Iao valley state park.
  • West Maui: consists of Kannapali beach, Honolua bay, Kapalua & Lahaina. 
  • South Maui: consists of Wailea, Makena beach state park, Molokini &Kihei. 
Tourist Spots: 
Haleakala National Park: Haleakala means “House of the sun” in Hawaiian language. It stretches from southern coastline and extends to the eastern coastline. It consists of 30,000 acres of public land and has 3 separate visitors. Haleakal visitor centre is the best spot to watch the sunrise. Similarly the bright starry nights are also revealed at these visitor centres. Hiking adventures reveal the endangered species that are preserved here. Camping facilities are also available. There are 2 separate campgrounds.

 • Lahaina: It was once known as Lele which means “relentless sun”. It’s a historic town that has 55 acres for historic districts and has multiple art galleries. This town can be chosen during winter seasons because there is Whale watching tour at the Lahaina harbour. Humpback whales are the populr ones that are present here.

 • Hana: Along the rugged east coastline there exists a peaceful town called Hana. With rainforests, waterfalls, pools and dramatic seascapes the island is a highly spectacular view. Hana Beach Park and Hanoa beach are the most beautiful beaches in the entire Pacific Ocean. Snorkelling at Waianapanapa State park with the beautiful black sand beach is highly exquisite. Also Kahanu one of the largest botanical gardens is found in the city.

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