10 tourist spots to visit for Maui vacations

10 tourist spots to visit for Maui vacations

 

Wonderful, pristine and incredible natural beauty!

Hawaii boasts mysterious, gorgeous and incredible islands and each of them is absolutely different and attractive. All the islands offer breathtaking views, vast ocean and plenty of adventures to experience.
In this article, you’ll learn about the Island of Maui and enjoy its incredible natural beauty through the photos taken in the most scenic places.

Maui is considered one of the best vacation destinations in the US. The whole island is like a paradise. The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands with a small population of around 120,000 people.

It fascinates with its pristine nature, unique character, popular volcanoes, the best beaches in the state, magnificent mountains and countless recreational opportunities.

Why Maui is special? 5 reasons to visit this gorgeous island:

  •  It can boast more miles of accessible beach than any of the other Hawaiian Islands;
  •  You can enjoy diverse landscapes of sea, white sand, and lava rocks;
  •  Beautiful tropical climate that makes Maui a year-round destination;
  •  Stunning beaches and mind-blowing views;
  • It’s a great place for adventure, relaxation and natural wonders.

Make sure to check these amazing 10 places on Maui:

1. Baby beach

If you are looking for a tranquil place for the whole family, then Baby Beach is for you! It’s one of the dramatically beautiful beaches on the island. There is a lovely lagoon protected from big waves what makes it nice for kids. You’ll find good recreational opportunities such as snorkeling and swimming. The area provides nice shade and incredible views of the ocean.

Enjoy the pristine and natural environment of Baby Beach. Kids and adults will be happy to find a huge sea turtle resting on the beach. It’s a great and less traveled beach to visit with warm water, pristine sands and peaceful ambiance.

2. Maluaka Beach

Another family-friendly beach with several shady spots provided by lovely trees. There are various sheltered coves that make this place perfect to see coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and sea turtles. This is a good spot for snorkeling and swimming. The ocean is incredibly gorgeous and relaxing at night! It’s a true pleasure to walk in this peaceful place and take in stunning views of the skies and ocean at the sunset. The scenery is alluring!

3. Launiupoko Beach Park

Launiupoko Beach Park offers its visitors wonderful recreational opportunities such as paddle boarding, swimming, picnicking, whale watching and sunset views. It’s located between Olowalu and Lahaina on the west side of Maui. It’s perfect for a relaxing day in the sun. Surrounding lava rock wall protects from big waves providing good swimming conditions for kids. But, longboard surfers also love this spot for the good breaks beyond the lava rock wall as well.

4. Kamaole Beach Park

Kama’ole Beach Park is divided into three distinct beach areas (“Kamaole I”, “Kamaole II” and “Kamaole III”). It’s worth visiting. All beaches are comfort and quite different. Here you’ll find majestic views alongside turquoise water, white sand, tall palm trees, fresh tropical air, and amazing activities. This is a great spot to learn to surf, swim and relax on the beaches where nature provides a glorious sunset over the crashing waves.

5. Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is a gem of the northwest corner of Maui featuring a hidden bay, rocky beach, park, snorkel and dive areas, and wonderful forest. The place is teeming with life but fishing is prohibited here because Honolua Bay is a part of marine conservation. There are also lots of native Hawaiian plants and fabulous trees in the forest. It’s a perfect place to hide from the scorching summer sun and get closer to nature. You can take a short hike through the lush tropical forest and enjoy the surroundings.

6. Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina

This is a great spot to cool down in the shade under the large banyan trees during hot summer days. These fascinating exotic trees were imported from India and planted in April 1873. Banyan trees (called paniana in Hawaiian) are the oldest trees in Hawaii with strong trunks and sweeping branches. What makes them unique is that they grow sideways spreading a huge network of branches. It’s so relaxing to walk under the large canopy.

7. Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay Beach was named as “America’s Best Beach” in 1991. Kapalua Bay teems with marine life offering great opportunities for exploring the wonders of the ocean in West Maui. The place attracts avid sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Views of gentle breaking waves are so mesmerizing. This is a nice beach where you can end your day while watching the marvelous sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

8. H.A. Baldwin Beach Park

H.A. Baldwin Beach Park was used to be a private recreation area but today is a favorite hangout spot among tourists and locals. This is a picturesque beach park featuring a lovely white-sand beach, baseball and soccer field, barbecues, picnic tables, etc. This destination attracts lots of bodyboarders, swimmers and surfers. There are also protected swimming areas that are good for kids. Sunset is a beautiful time on the beach. The scenery becomes magical.

9. Maui Tropical Plantation

Maui Tropical Plantation is an awesome natural place that features plenty of marvelous plants and flowers. It’s one of the most gorgeous sights on the island. You’ll witness amazing flora and fauna of Hawaii! There are wonderful plantation tours that allow experiencing a unique side of Maui offering nice activities to its visitors! The spot is popular among families with kids.

10. Makaluapuna point

Makaluapuna Point or it also called Dragon’s Teeth is a great place to witness the incredible forces of nature. The point itself was created from one of the last lava flows on Maui. The views of magnificent waves crashing against large rocks are spectacular! The trail is considered as moderate and located near Lahaina. It’s good for hiking, walking, lovely nature trips.

 

Maui is a dream destination for awe-inspiring views, relaxation and unforgettable sunsets. There are countless other incredible places to tell you about but this is another story. Just enjoy the amazing photos above and share your experience in comments.

 

Photo: Roman Khomlyak
Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska
Information: Olena Ukholova

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