Destination Islands: Maui
Ask any avid globetrotter and they will easily tell you that Maui is one of the most magical islands you will ever come across. For starters, one thing is certain – there’s no shortage of adventure and some of the best nature’s gift to planet earth. For instance, rainforests and sugar plantations merge in the island to form one beautiful canopy that makes for superb biking and hiking, not to mention the azure skies and the turquoise waters. That said, here are some of the things you shouldn’t leave Maui without having a taste of:
- Bury your feet in the Sandy Beaches of Lahaina – Widely and globally acclaimed as a locals-oriented playground, the beaches of Lahaina also has a reputation of extraordinarily clean beaches and a relaxing atmosphere. And to complement, this aura is a vast array of open-air restaurants that make for that exceptional romantic evening dining. Speaking of which, the best time to visit Maui is during summer when the air warm in the evenings and you can enjoy that rare treat of watching the moon outside while sipping your chilled beer.
- Pay a Visit to Kahului Ruins – The ruins of Kahului are unique in their own subtle ways. Yes, they may not be as world-famous as the awe-filled Chichen Itza (which, by the way, you should visit too), but they seem like the only place on earth where you can hold hands and take a nature walk without worrying about the prowling eyes of humanity. And you will also be surprised that the ruins are not the main reason people flock to Kahului ruins annually. Rather, it is the allure of the hundreds of iguanas that seems to attract people here in their droves.
- Swim With The Whales In the Carey Dive Center – Between the period between mid-May to mid-September, the global renowned Carey Dive Center often opens its doors to earthlings willing to dare the worst and swim side by side gigantic sperm whales. Just try not to get swallowed in the process.
- Experience Kaanapali! – You simply can’t pass up the opportunity to savor the rawness of Maui from a Kaanapali point of view. Located just five minutes from the airport, the Kaanapali is one of the few areas in Maui where a tourist can look forward to mingling with the friendly locals and try their tongue on a variety of local cuisine. It is a one-of-the-kind place that makes visiting this island in the Pacific worth the heat.