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Exploring Maui: Places to Find the Beauty of Hawaii

8. Kihei

Kihei, Maui is a sunny coastal part of the island with 6 miles of beautiful beaches and adventures for all. Kihei includes beautiful parks as well as surfing, snorkeling, and maybe even a chance to see a whale! This town is full of thriving local businesses as well as some of the best food in Hawaii. Make sure you stop by Kihei as your adventuring through Maui!

7. Black Sand Beaches

The black sand beaches of Hawaii are some of the most beautiful places on the island, as they are filled with lush greenery, blue water, and beautiful black sand. Although swimming might not be ideal at these beaches, the views and scenery are absolutely magnificent. Don’t forget to take a trip down to one of the black sand beaches before you leave!

6. Kihei Food Oasis

Kihei Food Oasis is a garden located in central Kihei filled with unique food trucks and games. It is a great place to go with bigger groups of people as there are many different options for food and drinks. They often have a band playing live music or even a hula show going on some weekend nights! 

5. Shaved Ice

Shaved ice is a critical part of many vacations on the island, as it is all over the island in varying local shops. Shave ice is a great snack stop on an adventure filled day or just a place to go on a lazy day. Hawaii shave ice is known to be the best you can get and once you taste it you’ll figure out why. There are many shave ice stops located around Lahaina, Kihei, and Kahului. 

4. ʻĪao Valley State Monument

ʻĪao Valley State Monument is one of the most beautiful places in all of Hawaii. A short 0.6 mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka’emoku, which is an erosional feature that rises 1200 feet from the floor. This park is full of lush greenery and plenty of places to take beautiful pictures and look out at the true beauty of the island.

3. Lahaina

Lahaina is a beautiful small town on the west coast of Maui, with locally owned shops and a variety of food choices. This small town is known for the courthouse square and the Lahaina Banyan Tree. This landmark controls the courthouse square on Lahaina’s famous Front street, as the tree is over 150 years old and rises more than 60 feet. This is a great place to hangout and enjoy local music, food, and shopping.

2. Haleakala 

Haleakala National Park is known for being a beautiful place to watch the sunrise on an early Hawaii morning. Tickets to watch the sunrise from the peak are relatively cheap and the views are absolutely beautiful. Just be sure to dress warm because temperatures at the summit are at least 20 degrees below sea level temperatures, and often drop below freezing. 

1. Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is a beautiful drive through various rain forests, waterfalls, and ocean vistas that goes from Ka’anapali to Hana. It has over 600 turns and many stops including the Twin Falls and the Garden of Eden Arboretum. This trip takes an average of five hours but is well worth the drive according to most!

Beautiful blue water of Hawaii surrounded by lush green mountains. There is also a road going through the mountains and over the water.
Don’t forget to drive the Road to Hana and see all of the beauty that comes with it while in Maui.
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