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Maui Travel Info


Maui is named after the demigod that drew the Hawaiian Islands up from the bottom of the ocean. Legend has it that Maui captured the sun and secured the promise of long days for the enjoyment of the people and visitors of this island. Today it is said the "House of the Sun" is located in the beautiful eastern mountains where Haleakala rises more than 10,000 feet above sea level.

Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian chain providing miles and miles of diverse cultures, climates, and landscapes. From a distance this island resembles the profile of an enormous whale. This is the result of a rare volcanic doublet where two volcanoes overlap and form an isthmus between them. This unique phenomena earns Maui the loving nickname of the Valley Isle.

From black, red, white and gold sand beaches to quaint villages such as Hana and Lahaina, from the unpredictable Nakalele blowhole to the cascading Seven Sacred Pools, Maui has something unique for everyone. Maui is also the leading whale-watching center in Hawaii when the Humpback whales migrate here from Alaska for the winter. These beautiful creatures swim approximately 3,500 miles to the 'Au'au Channel where they mate and birth their young in these warm waters from October to April each year.

Maui is definitely an island paradise that deserves plenty of time to absorb it's beauty and historical significance. The Road to Hana, sunrise in Haleakala National Park, snorkeling in Molikini, ferry to Lana'i and Tedeschi Winery are only a few of the spectacular places that are "must see" during your tropical vacation.