This summer I spent three full days on Maui, exploring the island as much as possible. I think I saw a good amount while there, but I must say Maui is probably my least favorite of the four major islands. I like the slow pace of Big Island life better, the dramatic scenery of Kauai better, and the nightlife and hidden beaches of Oahu better. I would however eagerly return to Maui because I desperately want to visit Lanai and Molokai.
This was my favorite day trip on Maui, although the Road to Hana made me sick enough that I swore I’d never do it again. We visited a beautiful red sands beach and took an amazing two-mile hike with plenty to see along the way.
On the second day in Maui my father and I drove to the summit of Mt. Haleakalā. Unfortunately, we picked a cloudy day to do this and never got an entirely clear view of the crater. Nevertheless, you could tell it would be amazing on a clear day.
Day Trip III: Nakalele Blowhole
Our third day trip was on the western side of the island, where we visited Lahaina, the Nakalele Blowhole and took in a magic show by Warren & Annabelle.