Island Maui belongs to the Hawaiian Islands, a preferred destination for many tourists around the world. The majority of the resorts on this island are located in the west and south of the island, regions where people can enjoy the sun and the clear waters. The landmark of the island is Haleakala Volcano, 3,000 feet high which can be easily located in the southeastern region of Maui. This is one of the several volcanoes located in the Hawaii Islands. The crater is an active one, although not erupting at the moment. Transportation is available for tourists that want to get on top of the volcano.
When it comes to weather in Maui, it is good to know the island boasts with several microclimates. The drier side f the island is the region where the most popular beaches and resorts are located: Kapalua, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, to name just few of them. There is also a wetter region in Maui and there tourists can visit the lush Iao valley. In the Upcountry Maui the weather is about 10 degrees cooler. When tourists go up the Haleakala volcano, to the Haleakala Visitor Center they need to bring warmer clothes with them. Tourists have already learned that there are two seasons in Maui: winter which usually lasts from November till April, when temperatures vary around 70 degrees and summer when temperatures vary around the low 90 degrees. This surely means people come to Maui all year long as the weather is nice all the time.
Among major tourist attractions, people choose to go whale watching. Specialists say that during winter months, in the channel between Lanai, Maui and Molokai, you will find the best place in the world for whale watching. Then, people come to Maui for its exquisite beaches and resorts. There are more than 80 wonderful beaches to choose from and the shoreline is 120 mile long.
Haleakala National Park is another important tourist attraction and for many tourists watching the sunrise from higher spots on that volcano is the best holiday experience. The road to Hana, characterized by 600 road hairpins and more than 50 bridges is a trip to take no matter how short the stay in Maui is. The road will take tourists through the rainforest located in the northeast and this is a unique occasion to see several waterfalls, admire jungle landscapes, buy and eat fresh coconuts and banana bread.
Close to Hana tourists visit also the Seven Sacred Pools that belong to the Haleakala National Park. The natural pools are linked by waterfalls and represent a wonderful place to find relaxation and peace of mind.
Lahaina is nowadays the place where tourists find dining places, shopping areas. The small town which is located close to the seaside was once the capital of the Hawaiian Islands and at present is is a magnet attracting tourists from all over. Tourists marvel at the sight of the Banyon Tree, with a canopy an acre large. Tourists that want to visit old Lahaina Courthouse, the jail Hale Paahao can go on a self guided tour.
Kaanapali Beach is a landmark of the island, boasting with clear waters and several miles of sand. Tourists enjoy spending day after day on the hot sand, in the shadow of palm trees. Located in the west, the beach is the place where several resorts are crowded. Black Rock is the perfect place to go snorkeling and specialists advise it is the place where one can admire sea turtles, orange garibaldi and many other wonderful and colorful sea creatures.