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15 Reasons Why Maui Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination
By MATT KIROUAC
Maui was formed by volcanoes, and due to their sheer size, they're impossible to miss, as some soar to such staggering heights that they're literally above the clouds. The two main volcanoes, Haleakala and Mauna Kahalawai, can be seen no matter where you are on the island, and visitors can hike their trails, with expansive valley and ocean views along the way.
1. The Volcanoes
Famous for white sand, turquoise waters, and volcanic black rock cliffs acting as all-natural diving boards for those without a fear of heights, Maui has more than 30 miles of exquisite beaches to travelerblog. Kāʻanapali Beach in particular has less intense waves than the north shore, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, and cliff-jumping.
2. The Beaches
Maui is home to some of the most quintessential beachfront hotels in America, with many of the prized resorts clustered along Kāʻanapali Beach. From the hidden gem of Kapalua to the natural majesty of seaside Lahaina, Go Hawaii says there's no shortage of areas, vibes, and styles to choose between.
3. The Resorts
Shave ice is a tradition — if not a staple — in Hawaii, and the timeworn technique involves glazing different syrups over fluffy domes of freshly shaved ice. With offbeat flavors to gourmet versions, shave ice can be found all over Maui, from hip resort counters to mom-and-pop operations scattered throughout small towns and villages.
4. The Shave Ice
Maui is among the best places in the country for fresh fish and seafood from the Pacific Ocean. Particularly renowned for mahi-mahi, ahi tuna, and opakapaka, Maui’s dining options span a wide spectrum of cuisines and styles, from poke bowls at farmers' markets to dazzling, high-end novelties like Mahi-mahi Wellington at Pacific'o on the Beach.
5. The Seafood