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Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay – surf in the winter & snorkel during summer

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Black Sand Beach

The name of this rocky, remote beach—Oneuli—means “dark sand” and refers to the burnt cinder from Puu Olai cinder cone which was created by volcanic eruptions. Erosion of the cinder cone by waves created the black sand of the beach which is mixed with crushed seashells creating a salt and pepper beach. The waters of […]

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Kanaha Beach Park

This beach is famous as one of the world’s premier windsurfing and kitesurfing spots along with Hookipa Beach. Surfers also enjoy the waves of Kanaha when a swell is running. Many locals frequent Kanaha to fish, swim and play volleyball as well as watersports. The area on the Kahului end of Kanaha is often referred […]

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Kalama Beach Park

This 36-acre beach park includes various sports fields, an inline skating rink, tennis and basketball courts, and a 20,000-foot skateboard park. The beach is relatively small but the park is large and a favorite gathering place for local kids and families. Lots of picnics and family gatherings are held here as well as festivals and […]

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Red Sand Beach

Warning: This beach is dangerous! The trail has eroded and just getting to the beach is difficult. A Maui landmark, Red Sand Beach provides scenic views as well as uniquely red sand that comes from the erosion of the cinder cone surrounding the bay. Some areas of the beach are somewhat protected by lava formations […]

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Napili Beach

One of Maui’s nicest swimming and snorkeling beaches, Napili Beach is known for its shimmering blue water and beautiful white sand. Located on Maui’s northwestern coast, Napili Bay is situated between two rocky points. The ocean bottom is sandy though it gets deep relatively quickly. A strong shore break during the winter months provides waves […]

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Kamaole Beach Park

Kamaole Beach has three separate sections called Kamaole I, II, and III, each divided by rocky points. Swimming is good at all three of these beaches. Kamaole III, which is the southernmost of the three beaches, features a wide and sandy beach and also a nice grassy area that is terrific for picnics. The sandy […]

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H.A. Baldwin Beach Park

Located in Paia, this lovely beach is quite long with nice sand, clear blue water, and a calm lagoon area for babies to play. There are also plenty of shady and grassy areas for relaxing. The water at Baldwin is sometimes a bit murky due to nearby runoff. This popular local beach is often very […]

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Koki Beach

This picturesque red sand beach is located just to the south of Hana town on Maui’s southeastern coastline. Experienced surfers appreciate the waves at Koki though it is not a great swimming beach for beginners. The ocean slopes gently to the sea and does not get overhead for several hundred feet, yet the conditions may […]

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Ho’okipa Beach Park

One of the world’s best windsurfing beaches, Hookipa is also a favorite hangout for kitesurfers and surfers as well as other water sports enthusiasts. The sandy beach and scenic rocky shoreline provide a nice place to relax when the winds aren’t blowing too strong. A coral reef offshore provides some protection near the beach making […]

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Hamoa Beach

Shaped like a half-moon, Hamoa Beach is about 900 feet long and 100 feet wide with gray sand comprised of a mix of coral and lava. This flawless beach is surrounded by tropical growth and 30-foot high black lava sea cliffs with nice views of the palm-topped seabird sanctuary offshore which is known as Alau […]

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Hana Bay Beach Park

This local gathering place is great for picnics on summer days when you may see outrigger canoes clubs practicing, community events taking place, or people just enjoying the grassy lawn and black/brown sand beach created by eroded lava. Hana Bay is typically very calm as it is relatively well protected from the open sea, making […]

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Waianapanapa State Park

Located along the Hana Highway just a few miles before Hana town, Waianapanapa State Park encompasses about 120 acres along Maui’s eastern shore. The beach is comprised of small black pebbles. The grassy area set above the sea is wonderful for a scenic picnic along the coastline of low black lava cliffs amidst tropical flora, […]

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Makena Beach State Park

Makena Beach State Park includes two of Maui’s nicest beaches–Big Beach and Little Beach. The wide, golden-sand Big Beach is edged with palm trees and bordered by grass-topped sand dunes between two black lava points on the south side of Maui’s resort coastline of Wailea. This white and orange sand beach is nearly one mile […]

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Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach in southwest Maui is a beautiful crescent of golden sand and one of the five beaches near the Wailea Resort. Wailea Beach is big and wide, and fronts the elegant Wailea Four Seasons Resort as well as the Grand Wailea Resort. An excellent swimming beach, Wailea Beach is backed by sand dunes on […]

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Kaanapali Beach

Sunbath & snorkel at popular Kaanapali Beach

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Kapalua Bay Beach

Considered by many to be the finest beach on Maui and definitely one of the most popular tourist beaches, Kapalua Beach is a nice crescent of golden sand lined with palm trees. Kapalua Beach borders Kapalua Resort yet there is plenty of room for everyone on this large beach which provides prime swimming and also […]

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D.T. Fleming Beach Park

This lovely northwestern Maui beach begins near the 16th hole of the beautiful Kapalua golf course at Makaluapuna Point and continues to the other side of the cove on Honokahua Bay which is bordered by sea cliffs. Fleming Beach is long and wide and is usually great for swimming and snorkeling while also providing good […]

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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Located on Maui’s south-central coastline, this scenic wetland area encompasses about 700 acres and is home to a variety of Hawaiian waterbirds including the black-necked stilt and Hawaiian coot. The Refuge is the site of habitat restoration projects as well as local environmental education, bird watching, photography, and other wildlife-oriented activities. The Reserve was established […]

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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

Remote and beautiful, this cool and misty high-country park provides wonderful mountain hikes through forests of cypress, ash, eucalyptus, sequoia, redwood, cedar, and pine trees with many scenic views. Located upland of Kula, Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is set an elevation of 6,200 feet and includes the ten acres of planned forest in the […]

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Kaanapali Resort

Kaanapali is a posh resort area in West Maui. Just a couple of miles up the coast from Lahaina is the posh resort area of Kaanapali with upscale high-rise hotels bordering a pristine, white-sand beach. The waters offshore of Kaanapali Beach are a favorite swimming area for humpback whales which are often seen during the […]

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Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Set in the shadow of the Haleakala Volcano and the West Maui Mountains, this lovely wildlife sanctuary in Kahului between the harbor and the airport was formerly a fishpond for the Hawaiian monarchy. According to legend the stone for the walls of Kanaha Pond was passed from hand-to-hand all the way to the site. Kanaha […]

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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

This interesting educational museum in central Maui displays various exhibits about sugarcane and the early years of Hawaii plantation life including the many different immigrant cultures who came to Hawaii to work on the sugarcane plantations. An exhibit about the production of sugarcane features a scale model of a cane crusher. The museum building itself […]

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Iao Valley

Iao Valley – Hiking & Educational Programs, 30 Hands-on Exhibits

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Haleki‘i-Pihana State Monument

This site has panoramic views of central Maui and consists of two heiaus: Haleki‘i Heiau and Pihanakalani Heiau. Haleki‘i Heiau was rebuilt in 1958 with the goal of replicating the original structure as it looked when it was built, which is thought to have occurred around A.D. 1200. Today the lava foundations and remains of […]

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Bailey House Museum

This charming historic structure on the main street across from Kaahumanu Church was built for missionaries Edward and Caroline Bailey in 1833 on the former site of the Hawaiian royal compound. Lava rock and native woods including koa were used in the construction of the building which originally housed the Wailuku Female Seminary. This was […]

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Ahihi Kinau Marine Preserve

This secluded Marine Preserve about 7 miles south of Wailea spans from La Perouse Bay to Ahihi Bay and includes great snorkeling and scuba diving areas featuring some of Maui’s clearest blue waters. The rocky shoreline gives way to underwater coral and lava formations that make for interesting exploring. No fishing is allowed, and you […]

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Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens

This charming county park in central Maui includes various ethnic displays memorializing the different cultures that have played a role in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The memorials at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens include traditional Hawaiian dwellings of ancient times as well as the traditional homes of the people who came from Portugal, China, New […]

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Legend of Haleakala

There is a legend that tells the origin of Haleakala’s spectacular sunrise. The demi-god Maui and his mother, Hina, lived near Rainbow Falls in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Hina would make kapa from the bark of the wauke and mamaki tree, and the strips would be dyed with magnificent designs to form cloth. […]

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Maui Timeshares

Maui Timeshares

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Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

Suite Life – Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

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Haleakala National Park, Maui

Haleakala National Park – Visiting The “House Of The Sun”

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Biking Haleakala

Biking Haleakala

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Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in Maui

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Maui Arts and Culture Center

Maui Arts Cultural Center

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Lahaina Town

Lahaina Town – best nightlife & Maui’s most visited destination.

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Lahaina Nightlife

Lahaina Night Life

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Hiking Haleakala

Hiking Haleakala

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Wailea Resort

A luxurious vacation at Wailea Resort in Maui

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Sugar Cane Train, Maui

Lahaina-Kaanapali Sugar Cane Train

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Maui Invitational

Basketball In Paradise

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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh on Maui

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Kaanapali Activities

Kaanapali Resort

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Molokini Crater Snorkeling

Molokini Snorkel Tours from South Maui

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Kapalua Resort

Kapalua – Maui

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Maui Classic Charters

Maui Classic Charters

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Maui Weddings

Just Maui’ed – Saying “I Do “- On The Valley Isle

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Four Seasons Resort Maui

Four Seasons Maui Resort

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Road to Hana

Drive to Hana – a slice of Maui heaven

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Maui Shopping Adventures

Maui Shopping Adventures