Are you in the process of planning to trip to Maui Hawaii?
With so much for you to see, you may want to create a “to-do list” or a vacation itinerary for yourself. If you don’t, you may find yourself missing out on some of the history and beauty that Maui has to offer you.
Here are five great Maui attractions that should be on any Maui Itinerary.
1 – The Island of Molokini
The Island of Molokini is a crescent shaped island that is located not too far past the southern coast of Maui. Although those just looking to sightsee will enjoy the boat trip, Molokini is home to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling that all of Hawaii has to offer.
Private and group tours are available to the island.
2 – Iao Valley State Park
The Iao Valley State park, located in central Maui, beautiful historical land. According to Hawaii’s Official Tourism Site, it was home to the great Battle of Kepaniwai, which occurred in 1790.
The biggest attraction at the Iao Valley State Park is that of the Iao Needle. The Iao Needle is a sightseers dream come true. A visit to this state park is ideal for those who enjoy hiking and learning about the history or Maui.
3 – The Banyan Tree
The Banyan Tree, located in Lahaina, is another must visit for all Maui tourists. The Banyan Tree is one largest trees of its kind in all of the United States. The Official Hawaii Tourism Site states that the tree is the size of an average city block!
If your Maui vacation is a family vacation, you should definitely take your children to see the tree, as it is something that they will likely never forget.
4 – Haleakala National Park
The Haleakala National Park is located on the eastern side of Maui. There you will find the world’s largest dormant volcano. Past tourists recommend hiking to watch the sunrise at the Haleakala Crater.
The Haleakala National Park, like many other parks in Hawaii, can be explored by foot, car, or bike. In addition to the Haleakala volcanoes, you will be able to see and explore tropical landscaping that features rare flowers and plants, beautiful streams and waterfalls.
5 – The Hana Highway (The Road to Hana)
Also located on the eastern edge of Maui is the Hana Highway. Although a highway itself may not seem like a must see tourist attraction it is. It is one of the most scenic places to visit in all of Hawaii and what you will see will, literally, amazing you. On the drive, you will pass through narrow, yet beautiful bridges, see amazing waterfalls, get breathtaking views of the ocean, see amazing foliage, and so much more.
A drive along the scenic Hana Highway is enough reason alone why you should rent a car for your next Hawaii vacation.