The ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u reserve is located on the southwest corner of the island of Maui and was the first designated Natural Area Reserve in 1973. The 1,238 acres contain marine ecosystems (807 submereged acres), rare and fragile anchialine ponds, and lava fields from the last eruption of Haleakala 200-500 years ago.
Hawaii’s missionary era is well defined at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Conveniently located on the way to ‘Iao Valley, the house is constructed of limestone coral, and built on land given to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1832 by Governor Ho’apili and King Kamehameha III.
Waianapanapa State Park boasts a black sand beach that’s simply unparalleled on the island of Maui, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s nestled in a private cove… the pitch black granules glisten, dark and mysterious — there is something about it that draws people here.
Charley Young Beach is one of my favorite beaches that i've visited on Maui! Lucky enough, the place I was staying was right across the street from this beach. The best beach times are definitely in the morning or close to sunset, because in the afternoon, the wind gets much stronger.
The aptly named Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden is the creation of Alan Bradbury, Maui’s first I.S.A. certified arborist and landscape designer. Alan purchased the 26-acre site in 1991 with a vision of restoring the area’s natural ecosystem with Hawai’i’s native and indigenous species.
The Haleakala Gamma Ray Observatory was a six-mirror Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope on an equatorial mount. It began operating in 1981 and was upgraded in 1988. The Multicolor Active Galactic Nuclei Monitoring (MAGNUM) was a 2.0 m (79 in) near infrared telescope operated by the University of Tokyo.
The island of Hawaii is the largest in the state and boasts some of Hawaii’s most varying landscape. Unique in its encompassing 12 separate climate zones, visitors here will marvel at the dramatically different temperatures and scenic beauty that span across each distinct area, ranging from the warmth found amid balmy tropical rainforest to the snowcapped peaks dotting the slopes of Mauna Kea.
Iao Valley Inn Located on 37 acres in Maui's Iao Valley, the Iao Valley Inn is a charming Bed & Breakfast offering scenic views of the West Maui Mountains, backed by property gardens and Iao Valley Stream. Enjoy fresh breakfast on your lanai and choose from two private rooms or a separate cottage.
***Iao Valley State Monument will be CLOSED beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017 for an estimated two months. For the most updated details, visit the State Parks site*** What: Historic state park home to iconic Iao Needle Where: Central Maui, just west of Wailuku Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley State Park.
What: West Maui's Signature beach Where: Northwest Maui, about 50 minutes from Kahului Airport With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, it’s no wonder why Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach. Fronting Kaanapali’s hotels and resorts, this former retreat for the royalty of Maui is now a popular getaway for the world.
Kahekili Beach Park is also a favorite place for diving outfits to take beginning divers. An easy walk-in right from the beach, and the area is relatively shallow as far as diving goes. King Kahekili Nui ’Ahumanu. This beach is named for the last King of the Maui empire: King Kahekili Nui ‘Ahumanu.
Maui Kamaole Condo Rentals Set on a hilltop on the South end of Kihei, across from Kamaole Beach III and the Kihei Boat ramp, is the Maui Kamaole. Low rise buildings blend in to the lush foliage that fills and surrounds the property, creating a Hawaiian tropical paradise.
There are three Kamaole Beaches in Kihei, on the sunny south side of Maui. These Kamaole beach parks are officially called Kamaole Park I, Kamaole Park II and Kamaole Park III. But Maui regulars refer to these beaches and their adjacent parks by their nicknames, Kam 1, Kam 2 and Kam 3.
Beautiful, Kanahâ Beach Park rests on a peaceful coastal expanse between Kahului Bay and Spreckelsville Beach. Breathtaking views of the West Maui Mountains and ‘Îao Valley await visitors. A swim, a picnic in the shade of the tall trees flanking the beach, or a game of beach volleyball can be enjoyed as well.
Just past mile marker 12 on the Hana Highway you'll find Kaumahina State Wayside Park. This 7.8 acre forested rest stop offers scenic views of the northeast Maui coastline. One highlight is a spectacular view of the Ke'anae Peninsula and village, an upcoming stop.
Lahaina Banyan Court Park The park in which the Lahaina banyan tree grows is just as enchanting as the mammoth root system that feeds it. On the makai—or ocean—side of the tree rests the Old Lahaina Courthouse, which now houses the Lahaina Historic Society, the Lahaina Arts Council, and the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
Big Beach is located south of Wailea near the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and provides a secluded alternative to more crowded beaches in Kaanapali and Lahaina. Nestled between two black lava outcroppings, Makena offers protection from the trade winds and provides great views of the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe.
Located in Makena (south of Wailea), Makena State Park comprises of 165 acres and is composed of two beaches and Puʻu Olai, a 360 feet tall dormant volcanic cinder cone in the center of the park. There are no water fountains, so bring some bottled water.
At Maui Ocean Center, we provide guests an understanding & appreciation of Hawaii’s marine environment. Explore us to have an unforgettable Hawaii experience At Maui Ocean Center, we provide guests an understanding & appreciation of Hawaii’s marine environment.
Open Daily. 9AM - 9PM. Mill House bar, restaurant and shows, tropical weddings, shopping, all featuring Executive Chef Jeff Scheer of Maui Executive Catering. Daily tourist tropical tram tours, along with zip lines around our lagoon. Maui Chef's Table. Mill House Roasting Co. Coffee.
Welcome to Maui's newest and most family friendly zipline course! At Maui Zipline you will enjoy a thrilling adventure soaring over a beautiful tropical plantation. Zip over a lush landscape, swaying palms and savor the majestic views of the valley island.
On 30 March 2012, big wave surfer and adventure athlete, Jeff Rowley was a finalist in the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2011/2012, in the Ride of the Year category with his rides at Jaws Peahi in Maui, Hawaii on 30 January 2012, placing him 4th place in the world of elite big wave surfers and meriting the respect of the big wave surfing community.
A pair of beautiful sandy crescents join to form this beach. The south end fronts the Polo Beach Club and the north side the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel. At times, the north end becomes crowded with Kea Lani guests, cabanas and lounge chairs; the south end is usually uncrowded.
Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside Park Further down the highway, around a half-mile past mile marker 22, is where you will find Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside Park. Here you'll find a paved trail to several small falls and a picnic area. A larger falls can be accessed upstream via a dirt trail. If you decide to go, use caution crossing the viaduct, and be prepared for mud.
‘Ohe’o Gulch, Haleakala National Park Kipahulu, or Seven Sacred Pools?” The proper name of this attraction is ‘Ohe’o (Oh-Hey-Oh). “Seven Sacred Pools” is a name coined decades ago by the owner of what is now Travaasa Hana (previously Hotel Hana Maui) for the purpose of marketing this deservingly spectacular (but then unknown) remote location to tourists.
Wailua Falls is a picturesque, yet very easily accessible waterfall visible from The Hana Highway. You don't even need to get out of your car to see it! Located just past mile marker #45 on Honolewa Stream (not Wailua Stream), we highly recommend a stop at Wailua Falls, touted Maui's 'most photographed waterfall'.
Maui Waterfall Pipiwai Trail Waterfall. Waimoku Falls is found at the end of the Pipiwai Trail, above Seven Sacred Pools on the Road to Hana. The hike to Waimoku Falls passes the 185 foot Makahiku Falls (which is also beautiful) at about half a mile into the trail. The trail follows the Pipiwai Stream and is one of the best hikes on Maui.
The West Maui Mountains or West Maui Volcano, the correct name as given by the native Hawaiian people is Mauna Kahalewai , which means "holding house of water," is approximately 1.7 million years old and forms a much eroded shield volcano that constitutes the western one-quarter of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Since its last eruption approximately 320,000 years ago, the West Maui Mountains have undergone substantial stream erosion.