Paradise is a strong word. Many claim the title but very few embody it. With its lush tropical greenery, cool crystal beaches, glorious warm weather and spectacular sunsets, Maui, Hawaii is as close to Eden as one can get. Imagine the radiant sun, kissing your skin ever so slightly, and the sound of the surf crashing against the shore, lulling you to sleep at night.
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In Polynesian mythology, Maui (as popularized by Disney’s Moana) was the trickster, demi-god that tricked his brothers into fishing the Hawaiian islands out of the sea, and for binding the sun and slowing its movement. We’re glad he did! This tropical oasis is the most remote archipelago in the world and is blessed by the most translucent and mesmerizing beaches.
Whether you’re looking for the ideal locale for relaxation, adventure, romance…look no further, Maui is where it is. It boasts a plethora of rough mountain and jungle terrain to satiate the thrill enthusiast. Haleakala, is Maui’s most famous volcano, and is the largest dormant volcano in the world. The crater is 21 miles across and 4,000 feet deep – large enough to hold the island of Manhattan! This stunning volcano adds a dash of breathtakingly beautiful danger.
Soak up a tan or surf on one of Maui’s gorgeous beaches. In fact, Maui has 30 miles of white, red, and black sand beaches, 80 beaches in total and has more miles of accessible beach than any of the other Hawaiian Islands. The variety is endless and each is equally as magical as the last.
In Maui, everything is so pristine; feel free to drink the fresh, sparkling spring water, swim in its many beaches and indulge in the local delicacies without fear of travelers sickness. Travel the jungle with confidence. There aren’t any poisonous snakes or spiders for the faint-hearted to be afraid of. The fear of mosquitoes ruining your dinner on the patio is mute as there simply aren’t any.
No trip to Hawaii would be complete without a sunset luau, and the ones on Maui are truly spectacular. Watch as the glorious sun descends and the silhouette of the hula dancers invoke the magic of the night and sea, paying homage to lost loves and new beginnings. You’ll find yourself swaying with the tropical rhythm, lost in the euphoria, never wanting to leave. Watch the fire dancers thrill you in the deep night and understand why Maui is so riveting.
If you couldn’t tell already, we’re smitten with this island!
On this site you’ll find everything you need to know about:
Our favorite adventures
Best places to relax
Where to stay
Where to eat (with a comprehensive list of the best local restaurants that are sure to tantalize your taste buds)
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Guest Post By: Joe