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  • Maui, is the second-largest island in Hawaii,

  • but fewer than 150,000 people call it home

  • and you can drive from one side of the island to the other

  • in less than three hours.

  • Many say that Maui is Hawaii's most beautiful island

  • and when you tour around you soon see why.

  • In this North Pacific island paradise Polynesian heritage

  • and the modern American lifestyle go hand in hand.

  • Book a helicopter ride to get a birds-eye view

  • of this lush landscape that sprouted up from the fertile lava soil.

  • People call this "the Valley Isle"

  • because most of Maui sits in a bowl

  • between the East and West Maui volcanoes that shaped the island.

  • Thanks to the tropical climate,

  • and more than 80 beaches,

  • you can enjoy watersports all around the sunny island.

  • When the trade winds pick up,

  • there are plenty of bars, shops, galleries and museums

  • to keep you entertained.

  • Maui's capital city, Wailuku, combines history with soul.

  • Rent a car to enjoy the famous drive to Hana,

  • which can be a return trip

  • or the start of a spectacular journey around the island.

  • The winding road will take you past some of Maui's

  • most striking natural wonders.

  • Stretch your legs at a waterfall and pick up a Hawaiian treat along the way.

  • Cast a line and see surfers compete to steal the show

  • at the Ho'Okipa Beach Park.

  • Spend an hour in the Garden of Eden Arboretum,

  • a bamboo forest with great vistas.

  • On the other side of Hana is the Haleakala National Park,

  • with the highest peak of the island.

  • It is a hotspot for hiking,

  • so put on your all-weather gear

  • and follow the trails past impressive cinder cones.

  • To avoid the steep climb,

  • drive straight to the lookout to enjoy the views.

  • The dormant volcano slopes down to the sunny beaches

  • on the west coast of Maui.

  • Big Beach, in Makena Beach State Park,

  • is the perfect spot to try wake boarding.

  • At sunset, the Molokini Island Preserve

  • is painted dark against the evening sky,

  • and when the sun comes out the water surrounding it is amazingly clear.

  • Book a boat tour and dive in to spot Hawaii's green turtles,

  • feeding on the coral of Molokini Reef.

  • You can also see these gentle marine creatures from Maui's shore

  • at Turtle Town, as Maluaka Beach is often called,

  • or find a spot in the shade to enjoy the afternoon.

  • Enjoy a resort stay with the family at nearby Wailea Beach

  • or continue north to Kihei to learn how to surf.

  • The oceanfront town has affordable accommodation, shops and food,

  • so it is an ideal place to stop for a few days.

  • One of the prettiest towns in Maui is Lahaina in the northwest.

  • This historic center is bustling year-round

  • and attracts whale watchers in winter.

  • Visit galleries and museums or shop for souvenirs

  • under the shade of an ancient banyan tree.

  • There is no better place to end your tour of Maui than Kaanpali Beach.

  • This high-end beach resort combines everything Maui has to offer.

  • Sunshine, comfort, magnificent beaches and culture,

  • this lush island retreat has it all.

  • So take the plunge.... splash out... and set out to explore Maui!

Maui, is the second-largest island in Hawaii,

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    大菲鴨阿 posted on 2015/04/20
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