Maui has its unique offering of attractions, some of which showcase the region’s fresh produce and ranch heritage. However, you cannot experience Maui country living without also looking at Maui as a whole, as Maui is broken down into various sections, each with its own special attributes. Therefore, Maui country living is just one ideal aspect of a Maui holiday.
Winter is Whale-watching Time
Families can visit the petting zoo on the Lahaina Animal Farm or view a ranch or botanical garden to enjoy the “farm” experience. Other portions of Maui are home to whale watching as well. For example, during the winter, the Auau Channel, which is located between Lanai and Molokai and Maui, receives a large number of aquatic visitors. The whales’ appearance also draws a large number of visitors to this part of the island each year in the winter. The island features more than 80 beaches and a combined shore that spans for 120 miles.
The Haleakala Crater
Maui is also home to Haleakala National Park where one can view the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala Crater. The crater attraction, which is found on the southeast side of Maui, is just over 20 miles in circumference and about 3,000 feet deep.
Be Careful When Viewing the Lush Scenery
You also can take one of the world’s most beautiful scenic drives on the road that leads to Hana. Featuring 54 bridges and approximately 600 curves, you have to be careful when viewing the landscape, lest you veer off the scenic path. Visit East Maui to take the roadway.
While the capital city of Maui is Wailuku, Lahaina, located in Maui, was once the capital city of Hawaii before it was admitted as a U.S. State. Now Lahaina is a Census Designated Place (CDP) or locale, which conveys an inviting appeal with its many restaurants, cultural attractions and shops. Lahaina is an all-season destination that attracts as many as 40,000 visitors each year.
A Unique Way to Spend a Hawaiian Holiday
Because Lahaina is home to a veritable number of real estate properties, it also is the ideal place to enjoy a “farm” holiday, as some of the properties convey a rustic charm and are very private. Bed and breakfasts and farm type properties with plenty of acreage are featured in this section of Maui. The Hawaiian saying, “E komo mai. Nou ka hale” (“Welcome, My house is yours”) is a typical greeting in this part of the world. Farm house rentals offer plenty of privacy, making this part of Maui a unique was to spend a Hawaiian holiday.
Wherever you go in Maui, you will find watersport activities, dining and shopping to keep you occupied. Unique bed and breakfasts and private vacation rentals make Maui a number one choice for Hawaiian holiday seekers and their families.
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