Maui, Hawaii

Maui is one among the islands of the Aloha state, Hawaii. Maui embraces the volcanic Haleakala National Park, the island’s highest peak, the sacred pools, and waterfalls of the Ohe’o Gulch. Driving through the winding, scary Hana Highway and infamous Kahekili Highway is simply great!

These photos are from our 8 day trip to Hawaii during the first week of October, 2016.

Quick Facts

  • Best time to visit
    • Weather and good deals: Apr to May, Sep to Oct. Dec to Mar is better, but could be expensive
  • Fly into
    • Kahului Airport is the main airport and has direct flights from the U.S. mainland
    • Kapalua Airport (west side) and Hana Airport (east side) are other smaller commuter airports
    • Honolulu International Airport, then take a short, 35-40 minute flight to Kahului or Kapalua Maui Airports
  • What to Expect
    • Beautiful Beaches, Waterfalls, Lush Green Gulches, Blowholes, Sea Cliffs, Natural Pools, Tropical Flowers, and Fruits
  • Clothing
    • Weather is warm, so pack lightweight casual t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, tank tops, capris, skirts, swimsuits, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain gears and a light jacket for the cool evenings
  • Be sure to check Maui County Official website for traffic alerts and current road closure before heading out
  • Not many gas stations on Kahekili Highway, have the gas tank filled before you hit the road
  • Important to follow the mile markers
  • Roads are narrow and winding, drive slowly and park only in parking lots
  • Bring food, changing clothes and prepare yourself if you have motion sickness
  • Makena Big beach
    • Pros: Perfect Orange Sand, parking and lifeguards
    • Cons: No showers, only port-a-potties
  • Popular Hikes
    • Nakalele Blowhole Hike: 0.6 mile round trail, located near Wailuku. Since there is no real trail, the hike down to the blowhole takes a little longer and climbing back is harder. The hike features a natural oceanic blowhole that shoots water up to 100 feet in the air
    • Ohai Loop Trail: 1.2 mile loop trail near Lahaina. It is a short and easy hike rolling through lush green hills and features the picturesque Kahakuloa Head and the northern shore
    • Olivine Pools Trail: 0.4 mile short moderate trail down to the pools, located near Wailuku. The hike offers stunning views, but take extra caution as the rocks are sharp and can get slippery

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