Hawaii’s second largest island offers experiences to satisfy every type of traveler, from beaches and world-class golf courses to historical cowboy towns, dramatic waterfalls and a slumbering volcano called Haleakala that dominates the landscape.
Traverse crazy curves and 59 bridges along the 64-mile Road to Hana in eastern Maui. Your reward is Instagram-worthy panoramas of East Maui’s black lava coastline and waterfalls. You can even sample the spring water. (Warning: It’s not very tasty).
Stop at the cowboy town of Makawao, and don’t miss the cream puffs at T Komoda Store and Bakery. At night, head to Lahaina to dine on traditional
poi, poke and laulau, while watching hula dancers.
Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and other watersports in Maui’s western resort area. Choose Ka’anapali for family fun, Wailea for its beaches and golf courses or upscale Kapalua for romance and pampering.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has a lagoon-style pool and a nightly sunset cliff -diving ritual. Andaz Maui, known for contemporary decor and local cuisine, and Ritz-Carlton Kapalua have AAA Four Diamond amenities.
Featured image: Road to Hana (Wingmar / Getty Images)