18 Most Popular Things To Do In Maui, Hawaii: Popular Tourist Attractions

Aloha! What do you think you can do while in Maui? Yes, there are some interesthing things to do in Maui such as snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing, kiteboarding and kitesurfing.  Mau is the second largest island in the Hawaiian Islands and is the 17th largest island in the United States. In this city and throughout the Hawaiian islands, you can relax and even sleep on the beach. There are many hotels, motels, apartments, hostels, houses like the days inn, or like to set up camp on the beach is also allowed. Makena Beach, endless plantations, winding roads of the desert as well as the all green. Many tourist attractions that will not be forgotten while in Maui. The thrill of rowing boats, catching fish and staring at dusk so the most enjoyable activities to be photographed for traveling there.

Best time to visit Maui

The climate of the Hawaiian Islands is characterized by a two-season year, mild and uniform temperatures everywhere (except at high elevations), marked geographic differences in rainfall, high relative humidity, extensive cloud formations (except on the driest coasts and at high elevations), and dominant trade-wind flow (especially at elevations below a few thousand feet). Maui itself has a wide range of climatic conditions and weather patterns that are influenced by several different factors in the physical environment:

  • Half of Maui is situated within 5 miles (8.0 km) of the island’s coastline. This, and the extreme insularity of the Hawaiian Islands account for the strong marine influence on Maui’s climate.
  • Gross weather patterns are typically determined by elevation and orientation towards the Trade winds (prevailing air flow comes from the northeast).
  • Maui’s rugged, irregular topography produces marked variations in conditions. Air swept inland on the Trade winds is shunted one way or another by the mountains, valleys, and vast open slopes. This complex three-dimensional flow of air results in striking variations in wind speed, cloud formation, and rainfall.

Another consideration to visit Maui taken from US Travel site below, click to enlarge:

Maui attractions

 

Most Popular Maui Attractions

1. Haleakalā National Park

Kipahulu coast, Haleakalā

Haleakalā National Park is the park that covers an area of 33,265 acres (134.62 km2), of which 19,270 acres (77.98 km2) is a wilderness area. The park is divided into two distinct sections: the summit area and the coastal Kipahulu area. The summit area includes Haleakalā Crater, the summit of the volcano, and the area surrounding the summit. This part of the park is accessed by Hawaii state road 378. The main feature of this part of the park is undoubtedly the famous Haleakalā Crater. It is huge: 6.99 miles (11.25 km) across, 2.0 mi (3.2 km) wide, and some 2,600 ft (790 m) deep.

Each morning, visitors come to the summit of the volcano to watch the spectacular sunrise. More visitors come each afternoon to watch the equally amazing sunset. One attraction of the park is Hosmer’s Grove, a unique forest of alien trees including deodar (Cedrus deodara) from the Himalayas, sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) from Japan, eucalyptus from Australia, and several species from North America (pine, spruce, cypress, fir, and others). Native plants and trees are also present in the forest but are not very common due to the little light available (because of the taller alien trees).

The park is known for its unique volcanic features, its long scenic drive with numerous overlooks, and the unusually clear views of the night sky available. Haleakalā is one of the best places in the United States for amateur astronomy, and binoculars and telescopes are available for rent from many local merchants. Nēnē (Hawaiian Geese, Branta sandvicensis) can also be seen in their natural habitat in Haleakalā Crater. Although nēnē died out entirely in the park, in 1946 they were re-introduced with the help of the Boy Scouts, who carried young birds into the crater in their backpacks.

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