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Pools of ‘Ohe’o (aka Seven Sacred Pools)

Rating: In a nutshell: The Pools of ‘Ohe’o are the most popular attraction in East Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools in an absolutely stunning setting. Easy access and full NPS facilities. Minuses: It gets very crowded as the day goes on. Access to pools is closed off frequently in wet weather. Sound-bite: “Is that guy really going to jump from …

Haleakala Crater

Rating: In a nutshell: Haleakala Crater is the most popular attraction in Upcountry Maui. Stunning sunrises, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world. Minuses: The air is thin, and hiking here is not for the less fit. Sound-bite: “Oh my Lord, it is cold up here!” …

Wai’anapanapa State Park

Rating: In a nutshell: Spectacular views of rugged shoreline, sea arches, black sand beach, and more. Minuses: Swimming is often marginal. Sound-bite: “Sir, you should probably stand back from that blowhole.” (…wait for it…) DETAILS: Simply stated, Wai’anapanapa State Park is among the very best of the Road to Hana sites. It offers outstanding nearly 360-degree sweeping panoramic views. On …

1BR Jungle Canopy Cottage

  Should I Stay on Maui’s North Shore? The North Shore isn’t a developed resort destination. If that’s music to your ears, our “Should I Stay on Maui’s North Shore?” article will tell you a lot more of what you can expect by choosing to stay on our North Shore. Read more North Shore Amenities: | Stand-alone Private Cottage on …

‘Iao Valley State Park

Rating: In a nutshell: ‘Iao Valley is a treasure that is easily accessed by anyone. While most people don’t spend an extended period of time here, it is a must-see. Minuses: Official trails are minimal. Not a whole lot to do for most visitors after you’ve seen the main attraction. Sound-bite: “One of wettest places on earth.”   PARK IS …

Pipiwai Trail & Waimoku Falls

Rating: In a nutshell: Pipiwai Trail is a treasure of the National Park System that passes through diverse scenery and culminates at the base of an absolutely spectacular waterfall. Minuses: You’ll be sharing the trail with lots of other folks. Sound-bite: [insert hollow percussive sounds of bamboo striking one another] DETAILS: Taking into account the easy accessibility, the Pipiwai Trail …

Should I Stay on Maui’s North Shore?

Do any of these describe you? – Usually active on vacation – Plan on seeing it all – Love hiking, waterfalls & adventure – Prefer being closer to nature – Seek authenticity in travel – Plan lots of surfing/windsurf/kiteboard – Escape touristy hustle and bustle – Enjoy experiencing how people are living alternative/green/natural lifestyles – Like to get away from …

West Maui’s North Shore

Rating: In a nutshell: Rugged shoreline, scenic vistas, and cliff-edge driving you’ll never forget. Minuses: If you’re not a confident driver parts of this drive could be your worst nightmare. Sound-bite: “what do you mean back up!?!“ Most visitors will travel in and out of West Maui along its West and South shores through Maalaea. This is definitely the commuter …

Olivine Pools

Rating: In a nutshell: Dramatic, swimmable tidepools located on barren lava along the ocean’s edge on the back-side of West Maui. Minuses: Can be dangerous. Terrain on the short hike is unforgiving to those who are not sure-footed. Sound-bite: “My car got broken into!” Be Very Careful Here People have died here. Many more have been injured. Understand why, and …

Nakalele Point, Blowhole & “Acid War Zone”

Rating: In a nutshell: Blowhole and scenic rugged coastline hike. Minuses: If you’re not sure-footed parts of the trail can be challenging. Sound-bite: [hssssst….BLAST!] Blowhole safety In Maui it has been customary to allow the careless free control over their destiny. But if you come from a place where they would put a barrier around dangers, then they would most …

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters over Haleakala Crater

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters over Haleakala Crater

[rating:96/100]

In a nutshell: Blue Hawaiian is top of its game in every aspect of Helicopter tour operations.
Minuses: You can’t bring these guys with you to run everything!
Sound-bite: […speechless…]

Blue Hawaiian is my hands-down favorite vendor for helicopter tours because they hit every point of our mission with the kind of precision that makes my job easy….Read the Full Article

Summary
A helicopter tour of Maui is something you’ll never forget.
  Location
1 Kahului Airport Rd. #105 (Kahului Heliport)
  Phone
808-871-8844
  Web
www.bluehawaiian….
  Price
$140 – $400+

Hike Maui

[rating:96/100]

Summary
The oldest, most experienced hiking company in the state.
  Location
Meet at Park N Ride commuter lot., Kahului
  Phone
866-324-6284
  Web
http://www.hikemaui.com/
  Price
$70 – $160