Top 10 Places To Visit In Maui – 4K Travel Guide
Maui: The Island of Adventure and Beauty
Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian islands, is a destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Ryan, a Maui local, recently shared his favorite places to visit on the island in his top 10 list. From snorkeling in Molokini to watching the sunset at Haleakala National Park, Maui has something for everyone.
The famous Road to Hana, a 64-mile long road that lines along Maui’s northeastern coast, is a must-see attraction on the island. The drive can take up to five to ten hours depending on how many stops you make. The first stop on the way to Hana is Twin Falls, a short hike up to some waterfalls. As you keep driving on the road, you’ll come across a random bamboo forest that reminds you of a scene from a horror movie. Honomano Beach is one of the few places on the road that has the road right next to the coast, where you’ll find a waterfall that falls straight into the ocean.
The Waianapanapa State Park is a wonderful place to visit, with its black sand lava beach and cool lava tube on the beach. If you’re a fan of cliff jumping, there is a sketchy cliff jump in the area that you can check out. The Pippi White Trail, a 3.4-mile hike, goes through a beautiful bamboo forest and ends at Waimoku Falls.
The Venus Ponds, a natural pool with several waterfalls, is another excellent place to enjoy some cliff jumping. The pool links to the ocean, allowing little waves to make it into the pond, providing a magical experience for anyone who visits the area.
Haleakala National Park, home to the Haleakula volcano, is Maui’s highest point at 10,023 feet high. The park is a surreal place to visit, with its volcanic domes and strange yet beautiful landscapes. The sunset at Haleakala National Park is one of the best things to witness, especially when the clouds blow right through you.
Molokini Crater and Mckenna Beach are two impressive snorkel spots on Maui. Molokini Crater is a Crescent-shaped island in the middle of the ocean, featuring perfectly clear water and aquatic life. Mckenna Beach, located on the southern side of Maui, has 3,000 feet of long beach with crystal clear waters that are perfect for snorkeling.
The North Shore of Western Maui, also known as the second road to Hana, is one of Ryan’s favorite spots on the island. The Nakaleli blowhole is a relatively short hike down to witness the raw power of the ocean as the massive waves pummel the rocks every 30 seconds, creating a towering 50-foot fountain of water. The Olivine Pools are another awe-inspiring natural area with tidal pools right on the ocean, giving visitors the chance to witness the power of the ocean.
The Kuloa Head, a massive 646-foot scenic landmark, is a standout feature on the North Shore of Western Maui. The region is full of rolling hills with incredible coastal cliffs, making it feel like you’re not in Hawaii but somewhere like New Zealand.
Ryan’s top ten list of places on Maui showcases the incredible beauty and adventure the island has to offer. From waterfalls to lava tubes to black sand beaches, Maui is a paradise that never ceases to amaze its visitors.