Maui: the island that keeps giving
Sometimes known as the captivating island, Maui boasts local charm, community spirit, and activities that will keep you enjoying the Hawaiian countryside and outdoors all day long, without having to wander too far off the beaten path. It prides itself on breath-taking scenery, lunar landscapes, and bamboo forests, alongside its beachside opportunities for whale watching, luau experiences, and excellent local cuisine including Hawaii’s must-eat shave ice. With a smaller population, Maui holidays are ideal for escaping the crowds.
There are two sides to Maui island to experience. The first and the most touristy is the Road to Hana – an 80-kilometre stretch along the northeast coastline. With a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit on most of the route, it’s a perfect way to meander past waterfalls, sea cliffs, rainforests, and beaches, and navigate hairpin bends. Stop off at the roadside stalls to peruse flowers and lei, pineapples, banana bread, and local jewellery. You can also hike to Twin Falls, where you’re guaranteed a refreshing dip. Watch spectacular surfing at Ho’okipa Lookout and picnic at Wailua Overlook, with Wailua to one side and Ko’olau Gap on the other.
If you’re looking for variety, choice and adventure, without being tied to a tight schedule or only one experience, then Maui, Hawaii is the island for you.