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Thursday, 11 February 2016

My trip to Maui - part III

Sunset from Lahaina, north west coast, Maui

There is something for everyone in Maui. There are sixteen golf courses, 10 State Parks and 94 county parks.   The Hawaiian Islands are generally drier on the Western side, and wetter on the Eastern.   The sunset/sunrise only change by an hour throughout the year and the climate doesn’t vary too much either, the average temperature is between 23 – 29 degrees making it very comfortable.  Maui is -10 (GMT).
The northwest coast of Maui was once the capitol of the Hawaiian kingdom and a retreat for Hawaiian Royalty.   This is one of the main tourist resort areas of the island as it tends to be drier that the East.     There are lots of lovely beaches to explore, shops, restaurants and a great place to enjoy an amazing sunset.
The driest area of the islands is the southwestern coast, which has some more great beaches, but a little more laid back and peaceful.
 The central area is where the airport is located, and many of the large familiar US stores.   But in contrast to the downtown area, there is Iao Valley State park,   which is a sacred area, very green and lush and great for hiking.      
Upcountry Maui is where, from early times the Hawaiians farmed on the volcanic soil, and farming is still seen here today. You can take a farm tour and enjoy some of the farm–to-table produce served in the restaurants.  Rolling hills and misty mountains bring a cool breezes.  There are botanical gardens to visit and this is where the road to the summit of Haleakala begins.  
On the lush east coast of Maui is where you find the famous for the Road to Hana which takes you winding along the cliffs with magnificent views of the coast line and sea.  There is also a black beach you can visit at Waianapanapa State park.      Another spot to visit on the North East coast are the surfing beaches where you will be mesmerised by the huge waves and where the Green sea turtles come to sleep.
Iao State Park

Green Sea Turtle

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