Maui is the second largest island in Hawaii and also the second most visited. This island combines the comfort of touristic areas with the tranquility and beauty of nature.
If you like nature, keep reading… In this post, I am going to show you what to do on Maui, and its most beautiful natural places.
Road to Hana
It is a winding road of 88km (55 miles) surrounded by vegetation that passes through bridges, waterfalls, beaches, natural pools, etc.
I would recommend reserving the whole day, rent a car, and enjoy the route. Don’t forget to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world.
For more information read my entry “Road to Hana”.
In the central area of Maui, on Kuihelani road, near Honoapi’lani road, we find these beautiful fields with sunflower flowers.
The only problem is that there is no parking. People leave the car on the side of the road, so it is not possible to stay for a long time.
Anyway, it’s worth stopping and enjoy this wonderful view.
Haleakala is the largest inactive volcano in the world, located on the highest peak of Maui, more than 10,000 meters above sea level.
Haleakala means “house of the sun” and, although you can go at any time of the day, the best views are obtained during the sunrise or sunset.
Just keep in mind that if you want to go by car during the sunrise (before 7 in the morning), you must book in advance on the website of the Haleakala National Park.
Makena State Park
Located in the south area of Wailea, the park includes two beaches, “Big beach” and “Small beach”, both separated by an inactive volcanic cone of red earth.
Big beach has approximately one kilometre of sand, so it is ideal for a walk, but it is not the best place to swim, since in many occasions the waves are very big.
The small beach, although not officially recognized, is a nudist beach.
This is my favorite place. To get to the bay you have to pass through a forest that is totally magical.
The bay is an ideal place to snorkel.
And what I like most is to climb the cliff and see the views from above. On one side is the bay and on the other the open ocean where there are always surfers.
On the northeast coast of Maui, we find this natural geyser where the sea water comes out under high pressure.
Just beside the Geyser there is a rock with a small heart shaped hole.
The lavender fields are located near the Halekeala National Park. These lands belong to a private farm, so you have to pay entrance (I think it’s $ 5).
I went in December, and the truth is that the flowers were not abundant, but anyway, the walk was nice.
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