Known For : Hana highway drive Haleakala volcano summit Water sports
Polynesian heritage mixed with the modern American lifestyle is what makes Maui a beautiful Hawaiian island. Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands is a popular tourist destination, mostly among North Americans. Its called the 'Valley Isle' as it sits between the east and the west volcano, which shape this majestic island.
From dramatic volcano slopes to magnificent pacific views, from hiking expeditions to camping at 10000 ft. above sea level under the stars, Maui serves as the best combination of the ocean and hilltops.
Best Time: Throughout the year
Like Molokai, the tourism sector is relatively undeveloped in Lanai, and it is one of the more sparsely developed islands in Maui. Until 2016, there were only 3 hotels on the island, and until 1990, there was just one. This was the hotel that was used as accommodation for executives of the pineapple company to stay when they were on the island.
Molokai is one of the most culturally significant islands in Maui and is known to be the island where the tradition of hula was born in Hawaii. While the tourism industry in Molokai might be dwarfed by the larger and more extravagant Hawaiian destinations, Molokai is especially renowned for the natural beauty of its surroundings. Tourism development has been slowed down to preserve the natural state of the island.
Of the eight main islands in Hawaii, Kahoolawe is the smallest, making it the smallest of the islands in Maui as well. The island is known for having no resident population and until recently, was used by the military for training drills and such. Now, the island can only be used for Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices.
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