6 days in Maui

April 2009

There is something about island culture.  The sounds of the waves crashing help you escape from reality. You can watch the sun set with deep colors of orange, red, or even purple.  Maui, known as the “Valley Isle” in Hawaii, is somewhat the perfect mixture between Oahu and Kauai.  Oahu has the entertainment and nightlife; Kauai has the lush greenery.

One of the most memorable experiences in Maui was the drive along the Hana highway, dotted with waterfalls, beaches, and lush greenery. My favorite part of the drive was when the paved road ended and the sandy, dirt road started. You could feel the adventure building as the number of cars on the road diminished. We were surrounded by the beautiful ocean on one side and the rolling hills and endless fields on the other.

Here is my itinerary in Maui:

Day 1:   Flight to Kahului, Maui
Day 2:   Lanai Day Trip
Day 3:   Haleakala National Park
Day 4:   West Maui/South Maui
Day 5:   Hana Day Trip
Day 6:   Maui

Sites visited:

Beaches/Snorkeling:  Wailea Beach, Kaanapali Beach, Kapalua Beach, Ho’okipa Beach park(windsurfing), Hulopo’e Bay Marine Sanctuary in Lanai

Scenic areas: Drive along Hana Highway, Iao Valley, Haleakala National Park


About Jan

In 2004 and 2010, I set aside time to travel the world in 3 parts. In 2004, I traveled to Thailand, Europe, and Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. In 2010, I traveled to 3 continents: Asia, South America, and Africa. I am not sure if I have a fascination with the number 3, but I seem to be constantly traveling by numbers.
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