So, you got an idea what a house in Hawaii with ocean view at a gated community on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island costs these days, but would like to hear more about Maui for your next vacation or even for moving there.
When writing about Maui, you have to realize that best Maui's locations are defined by geographical location on the island and altitude - from the beach resorts like Maalaea, Kihei, Wailea and Makena on the south coast, the waterfalls and mountains around remote town of Hana, grassy ranchland below Haleakala's summit to West Maui with historic Lahaina and Ka'anapali, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua resorts.
Your Maui visit will probably start with Kahului Airport where you feel warmly welcome after your long flight from the Mainland by the warm breezes of Hawaii and scents of tropical flowers of your greeting flower lei. Kahului, Maui's largest town, and Wailuku form Central Maui. Unfortunately, many tourists immediately get on the way to their West Maui resorts and only a few come back for exploring this area.
Shoppers will enjoy Maui's largest shopping mall, the Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center, in Kahului. However, the lovely town of Wailuku is well worth a visit. Wailuku is situated on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and has many historic churches and quaint restaurants. Wailuku is also home to the Maui County. If you are interested in Hawaiian traditions and history, visit Bailey House Museum, which displays furnishings of different periods, artifacts and art. The museum is constructed of lava rocks and native hardwood.
Maui visitors know that Wailuku is also the entrance to spectacular Iao Valley, one of Hawaii's most sacred and most beautiful places. Our post photo taken from our Maui vacation photos, shows the popular landmark the 'Iao Needle', a pillar of stone rising 1,200 feet into the air. Hike into Iao valley from the parking lot, till your come to a mountain stream, a perfect location for having a picnic.
To complete your Maui vacation experience in Central Maui, try one of the Wailulu restaurants which offer a great variety for dining: Hawaiian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Japanese and more.
We will continue this Maui serious about Best Things to do on Maui. If you would like to share what to liked best on Maui, our Hawaii vacation blog visitors will appreciate your suggestions. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations
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