Hawaii a tropical vacation dream come true
Maui is the state’s second largest island. Once only enjoyed by locals and surfers, it is fast becoming a favorite among tourists. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches and reefs. You can find everything from secluded to endless, from Red Sand Beach to Black Sand Beach, or from wild and untouched to white sand and calm water.
Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the center of the whaling industry. Today, it is a charming beach town with restaurants, shops, and a buzzing nightlife. Many hotel resorts are located close-by and as a result the town is usually filled with tourists.
Haleakala National Park
Haleakala, today still considered active, was made into a US National Park to preserve and protect its astonishing beauty. Visitors can drive up to the summit and enjoy an amazing view over the island on a clear day. Often, however, they will find themselves above the clouds, which is equally as breathtaking.
Favorite activities in the park include hiking on the summit and into the cinder cones to be dazzled by the colorful landscape; taking a bike ride down the summit after watching the sun rise over the island; and if you are not into biking, you should still get up early and witness the sunrise – it can be an almost magical experience.
The Road to Hana
The Road to Hana is one the most scenic and spectacular coastal drives in the world. You will see beautiful beaches, thick jungle, and waterfall after waterfall along the road. The waterfalls are in fact the main attractions for many visitors and depending on the time of year, they can be very impressive. The road is also often very curvy and at times very narrow, causing some of the drivers to take it very slowly. You can actually buy t-shirts saying “I survived the Road to Hana.”