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Memories from Hawaii - Maui

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The History of Maui

Maui is the second of the largest islands in the state of Hawaii. It is also ranked 17th in the largest U.S. islands. There are also three other islands, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokai that are part of the Maui island. The four islands together are called Maui Nui. Maui’s population was third, behind Oahu and Honolulu in the year 2000.

The origin of the name is a native Hawaiian tradition. A Polynesian navigator helped to discover the Hawaiian islands and he chose the name Maui because his son was named for Maui, the demigod.

Polynesian descendants from Tahiti and the Marquesas were the first settlers on the island of Maui. The kapu system was brought forth by the Tahitians as a way of discipline to maintain the quality of life. This system has also become a part of the Hawaiian culture.

Since Hawaii became a state in 1959, Maui’s population has grown tremendously. This is because of the influx of people that come to visit the island and some of them eventually decide to move or retire here. All it takes is one time to come to Maui and you can easily get hooked.

Tourism and Lodging

The number of people that come to visit Maui continues to grow each year. Most of the visitors to the island come from the United States and Canada. The most popular areas for tourists include the Road To Hana, Haleakala National Park and Lahaina.

The Road To Hana – This is a highway that goes along Maui’s east coast. This road features many curves lined among the mountains and beaches. The scenic view is worth driving on this long and curvy road. You will find picturesque waterfalls and black sandy beaches.

Haleakala National Park – This park can boast about having some of the most exquisite sunrises in the world. You can get a better view from the inactive volcano at the top. Beware that you will have to bring blankets because of the cold temperatures. At the top, the temperatures are at least 30 degrees colder or a little more.

Lahaina – This area is a main attraction of Maui and it is filled with places to shop and dine. You can also go to the wharf and partake in a sunset cruise or watch the whales go by. If you like water activities, you can snorkel and get acquainted with the underwater animals on Maui’s coast.

As far as lodging is concerned, there are many different places to choose from. In Maui, you will find many exclusive resorts, hotels and bed and breakfast locations. Most of the resorts are located in Kapalua, Kaanapali and Lahaina, which is on the west coast of Maui. On the southern end of Maui, you will find resorts at Kihei, Makena and Wailea.

Climate And Weather

You can visit the island of Maui any time of the year. The temperatures are usually between 75 and 85 degrees year-round. Since Hawaii is only known for having two seasons instead of four, it’s warmer during the summer months (April – November).

During the winter season (December – March), you will find cooler temperatures. With the trade winds, you will still have comfort no matter what time of the year you come to visit.

Light showers are frequent in Maui and most of them have a short duration. There are some that may pour down, but those are few and far between. The light showers definitely outweigh the heavier ones.

Unlike the U.S. mainland, Maui does not experience a lot of thunder and lightning. More trade winds come through during the summer months. In the lowland areas, it is drier in the summer season. There is not much rainfall in this area.

If the lowlands do get rain, it usually happens during the evening or morning periods. You won’t experience it much during the afternoon, if at all. The trade wind showers come during the evening for the most part and contribute to most of the rainfall during the summer season.

Things To Do In Maui

There are many things to do on the island of Maui. You have so many choices, that you will have to pick from the cream of the crop. Here are some of the things that visitors can choose from:

Biking – Maui is one of the few places that is considered bike-friendly. You can ride a bike from the East End of Maui to the West End. Your bike path consists of a road among the lovely shoreline.

You can also take a tour with your bike to the top of Haleakala and small towns throughout the island. There are places where you can rent bikes all over the island of Maui.

Swimming – Maui has more than 80 beaches and the coastline spans more than 120 miles. The beaches here are unique because there are different sand colors besides the original sandy white ones. Here you will also find black, gold, green and red sandy beaches. So you have plenty of beaches to choose from if you want to go swimming.

Snorkeling – The best places to go snorkeling in Maui are Kaanapali Beach in the waters of Kapalua, and in Makena. Makena is an ideal place to go snorkeling early in the morning. There are many places in the area that have snorkel rentals, including hotels and dive shops.

Hiking – Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the rainforests. They are unique because you can hear the birds singing as you’re hiking. You can’t find this type of scenery anywhere else in the world.

You can also encounter hiking trails with waterfalls. These waterfalls have plunge pools where you are allowed to swim. There are valleys that have an incredible depth that you will never encounter a sunrise or a sunset. The Haleakala crater’s landscape is filled with hiking trails.

Sightseeing – In addition to shopping in Lahaina, you can also tour historical artifacts and landmarks. For Buddhists, you will find the largest Buddha in the world, with the exception of Asia.

Along the route, you can also stop to look and explore some of Hawaii’s oldest places of worship. Whales are also a big part of Maui’s culture. There are museums that are devoted to the history of whales.

Whales – Speaking of whales, Maui is where you will find plenty of them. The season for the humpback whales is from November to April. During those months, the whales come to Maui from the waters of Alaska. November to April also marks the time of their mating season.

They come to Maui because the warm waters are conducive to them giving birth. When you see them, they will always be in groups. You can find them in adult packs or a mother with her calf. However which way they come, you will not see them alone.

The humpback whales are in the endangered species group. Because of that, it’s important that these species of whales are not exposed to pollution, commercial vessels and sonar testing conducted by the military.

Fortunately, for the humpback whales, they are protected by federal and state laws. In the North Pacific area, there are an estimated 18,000 humpback whales.

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