Maui Island Guide
Maui, the second largest in the Hawaiian archipeligo is a spectacular tropical paradisde. Some of Hawaii's most amazing sights such as the Io needle, and the majestic caldera of mount Haleakala, are waiting to be experienced. Unlike the Volcanoes on most of the other islands Haleakela is not extinct, but dormant, and has erupted as recently as 1790. The summit of Haleakela is not only one of the most awe inspiring places to see a sunrise, it is also home to the Halekala Observatory. The location high in the volcanic peaks, free from moisture, and light pollution, provides an excelent place for a research facility to study both inner space, below the surface of earth, and the stars far off in space. Several companies offer a thrilling adventure tour which takes travelers to the top of the mountian to witness the sunrise, and then provides bicycles to ride back down to the bottom!
The clear waters of Maui, and the pristine reefs of Molokini crater just off the coast,offer some of the best sites for snorkeling and scuba diving adventures anywhere in Hawaii. Maui is also a great place for cycling, hiking, shopping and more. Lahaina is among one of the more popular destinations on Maui. Originally developed to support the Whaling trade during the 1800's, Lahaina retains its "Old Hawaii" feel. Some remnants of the Whaling town can still be seen, but the man attraction thes days are the shops and galleries of Front street.