ADD TO LISTMany people travel to Maui to enjoy some great beaches, swimming, and snorkeling, and stopping over for at least day or two in Maui is more than worthwhile, as it is the most popular spot for travelers in the United States's Maui region. Maui's most well-known attractions include the Haleakala National Park and Road To Hana. There's a lot more to check out in Maui, so take some time to explore this Maui travel guide to find out more about this place.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Maui
Take the road to Hana, but allow the whole day! And take the travel guide Maui Revealed. It will help you find the coolest sights on the island. But beware- sometimes things change; one of them is the 'trail' that leads to a view of Lower Puohokamoa Falls 8/10 of a mile past the 10 mile marker. The book has you look for the turnout by the telephone pole. The trail is gone, washed away at the end of a barbed-wire fence. It's a deadly area with a 1,000 foot drop. Leave this one off your list of sights to see.
If you go to Maui, take the 30 mile drive out to Hana. Very nice scenery ! the road is very narrow and full of sharp curves, dropoffs with no guardrails, back in the 80s there were cars just left there that had gone over the cliffs years ago( maybe for reminders !) I got into a road race with some locals coming back from Hana, they were driving very fast and I stayed right on their tail, over 20 miles of hard cornering wore the tires to the cords on the rental car, LOL !! When I think back ,That was CRAZY!!
One of my favorite places in all of Hawaii is the cowboy town of Makawao. The hitching posts are still there to mark a time gone by. Now Makawao is lined with quaint shops and galleries. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip. Combine with lunch at Bev Gannons Hailiemaile General Store and Dinner at Mama's Fish House and you will have a special day on Maui that few take the time to expereince.
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