A Small Guide to Different Maui Attractions
Everyone loves this place, especially because it’s a warm climate all year long and it’s luxurious enough to satisfy everyone’s tastes. There are many things that you can do in Maui, and everyone finds something attractive, but while you have to pay for some of these things, enjoying the overall place is free indeed.
Designed for those who are not afraid of heights, taking a helicopter tour is the best way to see the island from the air. It may seem quite expensive, as the prices range from $150 to $350 per person, but you’ll get an incredible sight of the island. The trick to this is that with a helicopter you’ll be able to see places that are not accessible through a boat or car or foot on this island.
With luxuriant underwater scenery, Maui is one of the best places to take snorkeling tours. It’s easy to be mesmerized by the colorful beaches or the hiking trails, but the world that’s beneath the surface of the water can also be breathtaking.
Almost all the hotels offer you the possibility to rent snorkeling equipment, a boat tour or anything else you might need. The most popular spots for snorkeling are the Honolua Bay, the Ulua Beach, and the Kaanapali beach, but you can also try the Molokini area. This last place is also a popular place for scuba diving and snorkeling, as it is a Marine Life Conservation District that’s home to more than 250 different species of fish. You’ll need a boat to get there and it won’t be cheap, as the tickets start from $135.
The Iao Valley State Park
In a place that there are so many beaches, the Iao Valley State Park lets you visit something else. This is located in Central Maui and it’s a 10-mile-long park. It has amazing landscapes and mesmerizing rock features, like the Iao Needle. You’ll hear the history of this park, you’ll be able to follow numerous trails which lead you to excellent views and simply enjoy the nature.
If you want something special, take the Iao Needle Lookout Trail and Ethnobotanical Loop, which is a 0.6-mile paved pathway which leads directly to the iconic rock-formation, through a botanical garden (which gives the name to this pathway).
There are many things that you can do in Maui, and it all depends on your budget, of course. However, you should at least try them out just once.