Go where the locals go in Maui

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Aug 12 · in Maui, Hawaii · about Before your trip

In Maui If you want to see the Island and experience the culture of the people there, visit places frequented by the native Mauians. 

Check out the list below:

1. Mt Haleakala

This is a popular haunt by both the tourists and locals. It represents the most formidable physical barrier in Maui. It is popular with hikers, campers and backpackers. The scenic landscape is dotted with hiking trails, subtropical rainforests and volcanic rocks.

2. Route 360

For all those who love nature, this road will make your dreams of a well-balanced natural beauty a reality. The locals call it the 'Road to Hana' as it eventually leads you to the Hana Bay. Between Paia town and Hana Bay, the road has 620 curves and 59 bridges. A drive on this road will give you views of Twin Falls, the Garden of Eden, the Bamboo Forest, Wainapanapa State Park and Black Sand Beach, Hana Bay, and the Seven Sacred Pools.

3. Iao Valley State Park

This park is popular with the locals for being home to the Battle of Kepaniwa where King Kamehameha fought the Maui's Army in a bid to unite the Hawaiian Islands. The other attraction within the valley is the volcanic 1,200-ft high Iao Needle.

4. Ohe'o Gulch Pools

This is translated as the Seven Sacred Pools. They are formed by the waters from East Haleakala ecosystem and have been seen as a religious shrine by the Maui people for generations. If you want to see raw natural beauty, this is the place to visit.

5. Big and Little Beach in Makena State Park

These beaches are also called Oneloa Beach and Pu'u Olai Beaches respectively. They are popular with both tourists and locals. You can engage in sunbathing, surfing, hiking, swimming, skim boarding, body boarding among other water sports.

For more information on accommodation in Maui or Flights to Hawaii, please contact one of the Travel Specialists at North South Travel today

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