6 Unusual Things To Do in Maui, Hawaii
Snorkeling in the unspoiled waters off Molokini Atoll is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see brightly colored fish and coral with branches. Surfers, people who like to learn about history, and people who like to go on outdoor adventures all like Maui. People come to the Valley Isle to have one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are six of the best.
Explore a dormant volcano
Haleakalā National Park
Natural Feature, Park
The island of Maui is mostly made up of Haleakal, which is a huge shield volcano. People can backpack or day hike through this national park’s volcanic landscape and spend the night in the crater. The inside of the crater is one of the quietest places on earth, and the barren landscape looks like it belongs on a different planet. It’s also a great place to learn about the interesting Hawaiian culture and geology of the area, as well as to see and learn about native plants and animals. At nearly 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above sea level, people come here for the stunning views at sunrise and sunset.
Explore a lavender farm.
Ali’i Kula Lavender
Lavender is not a tropical plant, but it does well in upland Maui because of the cool weather and higher elevation. This lavender farm and shop has been a peaceful place to buy organic lavender products and learn about homeopathic cures for almost 20 years. On farm tours, you can see 45 different kinds of lavender, as well as olive trees, hydrangea, protea, and succulents, all of which are surrounded by beautiful views of the island. Locals from the outer islands love to stop and buy gifts for their friends and family back home.
Snorkel or scuba dive at a volcanic atoll
Molokini atoll, which used to be a cinder cone, is in the clear blue waters near Makena State Park. It attracts all kinds of marine life, from colorful fish to honu (a type of seabird) (green sea turtles). The eroded crater is now a State Marine Life & Bird Conservation District and a popular place to scuba dive. Because of its status, there are rules about who can swim in the waters around Molokini. The only way to get to the island is by taking a tour or renting a boat.
Walk through one of the most famous old battlegrounds in Hawaii.
ʻĪao Valley State Monument
Botanical Garden, Park
The 4,000-acre ao Valley State Monument is home to the 1,200-foot-tall ao Needle, an outcropping of volcanic rock that towers over waterfalls and the ao Stream. In the park, there is a short path that leads through a garden with native Hawaiian plants and up to a lookout point. Because of the Battle of Kepaniwai, this valley is an important part of Hawaiian history. Maui’s army made its last stand against King Kamehameha I in 1790. After that, King Kamehameha I took over and united all the Hawaiian Islands. People said that there were so many dead soldiers that the river was dammed and the water ran red.
See how much power mother nature has
Pe’ahi, also called “Jaws,” is on the North Shore of Maui. It is known for having huge waves in the winter. Just standing on the beach and watching the waves crash is enough to make your heart beat faster. More of the biggest waves in the world have been surfed at Pe’ahi than at any other break. Each winter, the best surfers come here for a big wave contest put on by Red Bull.
Shield volcano bike down
People can sign up for one of the many bike tours that go down the slopes of Haleakal in the morning. The unique experience starts above the clouds and takes cyclists past stunning views of the whole island, making it a great place to take photos. This activity goes well with watching the sunrise from the top, which makes for a unique way to start the day.
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