Maui is a fantastic vacation destination with stunning waters, white sand beaches, cascading waterfalls, volcanoes, and more. The island provides a quiet haven unrivaled on the mainland. Upon arriving, the fresh aroma of salty air hangs, and calming Hawaiian music travels through the airport on the soft, coastal wind. The time spent on Maui always seems to slip by, the lifestyle and ease of each day leaving people in awe.
When living or visiting Maui, there is always so much to do and little time. So once you're done daydreaming of these ten stunning pictures of Maui, book your ticket ASAP and start planning your Maui itinerary!
Black Sand Beach
Black Sand Beach is a scenic and stunning cove unlike any other. The sea beyond the cove creates a stark contrast against the deep black sand with its bright blue color while splashing against the majestic and wild Hana coastline.
A physical challenge that is equally rewarded with stunning views of Haleakala and the vast open Maalaea coastline. Angling up at an intense incline, the Lahaina pali windmill hike takes you through the West Maui Mountains' dry brush, historic Hawaiian foot trail, and Kaheawa wind farm's enormous windmills.
One of the most notable and world-renowned surfing locations, the crystal waters are known for gliding you over the shallow reefs to make the perfect ride. Most popular with experienced locals, this is a great tourist destination to check off the bucket list more than anything!
A crowd-pleaser for any local family! Just a can of spam cooked nice and crispy with some soy sauce topped on one side with sticky white rice and wrapped in a nice coat of nori. BOOM! This is the most famous dish in Hawaii for travelers.
On the North Shore of Maui, between the swaying palms, cascading waterfalls, and ethereal lush forests lays a sleeping giant patiently waiting for the best surfers to attempt its wrath. Welcome to Peahi.
It's no secret that Hawaii has some of the best whale watching in the world. There's nothing better than marveling at one of the most majestic ocean animals while mere meters away from the beautiful Hawaiian coastline.
Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm
The Ali'i Kula Lavender farm is an enormous flora farm with about 55,000 lavender plants perched on the slopes of Haleakala. Find everything from aromatherapy, culinary-based products, bath and body soaps, pet shampoos, essential oils, ice cream, and more.
When the water is glistening, and the sun is shining, grab a snorkel and some flippers and bask in the aquarium-like abundance of tropical fish and crystal waters. With some of the best reefs in the world, swim along the rocks to discover something new.
The freshwater rain that travels down the mountain, through the Ho'olawa Valley, down to beautiful Haiku, leads visitors to the magnificent twin falls pool. About 20 minutes outside of Paia town, Twin Falls is the perfect stop on the rural and waterfall-ridden road to Hana.
Road To Hana
The Road to Hana, often known as Hana Highway, is a 64-mile road that runs along the Valley Isle's northeast coast. The narrow road winds its way through tropical forests, past rushing streams, and some of the island's tallest bluffs.
Keokea is home to Star Lookout, a quaint cabin perfect for those who may not want to drive up Haleakala's winding road but still want to sit atop the clouds. At 2,900 feet, the air is crisp, the stars bright, and the silence… wonderful.
If adrenaline is always at the tip of your fingers, you will never find a sport as breathtakingly extreme as paragliding in Maui's sky. Soar above the Maui clouds and beam at a view many will never experience in their entire lives. Flying with a certified instructor brings you a safe yet exciting excursion.
Iao Valley State Park
This historic site was once a significant battleground for those in the Battle of Kepaniwai in 1790; the victory for King Kamehameha would lead to the unification of the Hawaiian islands. Iao Valley's botanical utopia is so profound that Mark Twain once noted it as the "Yosemite of the Pacific."
Experiencing a Haleakala Sunrise
Sunrise at Haleakala is like nothing else in this world. Meaning "House of the Sun," Haleakala is a dormant volcano that offers beautiful and majestic views of the Maui skyline. (Be sure to make a reservation before beginning your ascent).
Take a front seat to some of the most giant waves and best surfers on the island. As a hotspot for surfing competitions throughout the year and some of the biggest swells on the island, Ho'okipa lets you witness the thrill of surfing without ever touching the water.