Tag Archive: Maui

Aug 04

Ohe’o Gulch – Maui

Ohe’o Gulch

So what awaits the person that is brave enough to take the road to and past Hana?  Well the world renowned Ohe’o Gulch.  Now do not let the name deceive you because gulch probably does not strike you as a place that you might want to visit, but it is.  This area of Haleakala National …

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Aug 01

Top Ten Things to do on Maui

Makahiku Falls

Maui was our destination the last time that we traveled to Hawaii.  Karen and I had already been to Oahu and the Big Island, so Maui was the next logical destination.  I am sure glad that we got to go because Maui had beautiful beaches, excellent snorkel spots, and plenty of other beautiful things to …

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Feb 04

Nakalele Blowhole- Maui

Maui Coastline

Nakalele Blowhole is a unique feature of West Maui and is worth the drive and short hike to see.  If you have ever been to Yellowstone and seen a geyser go off then this will be very familiar to you except unlike a geyser which is created by heat the Nakalele Blowhole is solely powered …

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Jan 13

Palauea Beach Park- Maui


Palauea Beach is a wonderful snorkeling area that is primitive and not as pretty to look at as the well manicured resort beaches, but when I think of a Native Hawaiian beach this is what I picture in my mind’s eye.  The beach runs for about 500 feet, but there are absolutely no amenities which …

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Jan 04

Whalers Village Museum- Maui

Whalers Tools

The Whalers Village Museum is a small museum located in Whalers Village Mall.  If you are in to shopping you will like this area because they have a variety of shops.  Karen and I didn’t buy anything here because it was a little rich for our blood, for example one of the candles we really …

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Dec 31

Ulua to Mokapu Beach – Maui


Ulua and Mokapu Beaches are two beautiful beaches located in South Maui, and like most beaches in the Wailea area they are great for snorkeling.  One of the hardest things for Karen and me to do while on vacation in Maui was picking what beach we were going to snorkel at today which was a …

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Dec 14

Haleakala Sunset – Maui


Haleakala National Park is located in Upcountry Maui and is the most popular attraction there.  If you have ever been to Maui or are ever planning on going then you will hear that seeing the sunrise at Haleakala is a must do.  The only problem is that if you are planning on seeing the sunrise …

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Dec 04

Black Rock – Maui

Black Rock

Black Rock is a snorkel spot that Karen and I checked out when we went to spend the afternoon in Lahaina.  We picked Black Rock because we had heard it was a good spot to see spotted eagle rays, unfortunately we did not get to see any.  It is a very interesting spot if you …

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Dec 01

Lahaina Jodo Mission- Maui

Temple Bell

Lahaina Jodo Mission as it stands now was built in the late 60s and early 70s.  It is a replica of an authentic Japanese Buddhist Temple and is home to one of the largest Buddha statues outside of Japan.  The great Buddha and the temple bell were placed in this spot in 1968 to commemorate …

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Nov 27

Iao Valley State Park – Maui

Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a six acre state park just west of the town of Wailuku.  It is home to one of the most famous landmarks in the Hawaiian islands, the Iao Needle.  The reason that the Iao Valley is so famous is because it is the site where King Kamahameha defeated his rivals on the …

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