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Maui's Regional Beauty - Above & Below Water
One of the most remote islands in the entire world, Maui is tropical paradise of dreamy delights and stupendous scenery. Currently riding a wave of popularity, Hawaii's Valley Isle is the destination of desire for many worldwide.
It has just 727 square miles, but it certainly has lots to keep the active excited and not so active blissful for awhile, at least.
Take a note of the best out door activities on Maui and make sure none of them slip you away!
If you're part of the less active category, then Maui's spas can please you.
Overflowing with sun, surf and sea, resort areas with names like Kaanapali, Kapalua, Kihei and Wailea are where Maui's visitors gather to relax in casual condos and ritzy resorts. But the real magnets for the seaward or makai area of Maui are the glorious beaches.
From secluded and deserted to lively and swanky, Maui's beaches are warm water wonders with shoreline of sands that range from white to red to black.
One does not need limit themselves to the shimmering shorelines because ocean activities are just a part of the Maui experience.
In the winter months, all the attention goes to cruises who seek out humpback whales that arrive to breed and birth. These massive mammals are found in ever increasing numbers along Maui's south shore.
However, the most bountiful of Maui's beauty is in fact underwater. Anytime of the year anyone can enjoy a boat ride to snorkel in a marine sanctuary by arranging a comfortable morning or afternoon snorkel trip.
These half day trips an extraordinary way to discover all the vibrant and varied colors and interesting shapes of marine life that thrive in the protected waters of Molokini. Equipment, meals, beverages and more is provided for the ocean shy to the expert swimmer.
Although most think Maui as a beach destination, there is much more to this enchanting Polynesian jewel. Mauka Maui or inland areas are a paradise of breathtaking proportions. Those who want respite from the searing sun can ride the dozens of bridges to Hana and take to the trails where bamboo forests hum and resonate in the gentle trades and rushing waterfalls can be heard long before they are seen.
Also mauka is the House of the Sun or Haleakala.
This dormant volcano is Maui's loftiest peak and rises to sky touching, air thinning heights. Many ritually gather at sun rise to greet Maui's first light or to gasp at the gorgeous endless Pacific Ocean and volcanic crater views.
Whether it’s mauka or makai winter or otherwise, Maui is always a magical place where every day is one filled with beauty, discoveries and enjoyment.
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