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  • Writer's pictureKaren Jackson

5 Must Visit Maui Attractions

Are you in the process of planning to trip to Maui Hawaii? Maui is one of Hawaii’s most popular vacation destinations. One of the reasons for that is all that you can see. Did you know that Maui is filled with amazing attractions, most of which are considered “must visits?” After a close examination, you will be more than pleased with your decision to take a Maui vacation.

Once you have made your Maui travel arrangements, you should start focusing on which Maui attractions you would like to visit. Although having options is nice, your choices can seem overwhelming. Since there is so much for you to see, you will 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.

For help with determining which Maui attractions you should visit, please continue reading on. For your convenience, five popular Mau attractions that come highly rated and recommended are outlined below.

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

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.

As highlighted above, there are a number of Maui attractions that you should take the time to visit. Since the above mentioned Maui attractions are just a few of the many that you will find on the Island, you may want to do a little bit of research before your trip. With a standard internet search online, you can find detailed Maui travel guides, as well as request free printed travel guides to be delivered to your home.

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