Points of Interest

Maui

`AHIHI KINAU PRESERVE - Located in Makena on the south side of Maui, this area was once an incredible snorkeling spot. Over use has caused the state to close it down for snorkeling but it is still an incredible drive.

BLACK ROCK - At sunset each night in front of the Ka'anapali Sheraton Hotel, cliff divers climb the silhouetted cliff by torchlight and make their ceremonial dive into the surf below. Valet park at the Sheraton and walk through the hotel to get to the beach or park at the Whaler's Village parking lot and walk north along the Ka'anapali Beach Walk.

CORAL MIRACLE CHURCH - This is one place that 99% of visitors miss. Tucked behind a private residence on a side road off Hana Highway sits the Coral Miracle Church. Don't be fooled by the small stone church you see along the road, but pull in there to park. Both of these churches as well as the small cemetery are cared for by the family that lives in the small house. To get to the Miracle Church, you literally have to walk through the carport of the home. If someone is home, they will likely come out and wave you on. Follow the lush pathway behind the house to the Miracle Church. Spend some time, leave a prayer in the bowl and an offering if you like. Be sure to look out the windows to the ocean, and out the front door, to the waterfall in the distance.

HALEAKALA - The "House of the Sun" is a 10,000+ foot dormant volcano and one of the most popular attractions on the island. The road up takes you above the clouds to the crater where you can hike down into. Keep in mind, a general rule is that hiking out takes almost twice as long as hiking in. And, be sure to dress appropriately. It's cold up there - even during the summer months, especially if you are going to watch the sunrise.

IAO VALLEY - This tranquil valley is a must see for all visitors, especially since it's just a short drive from the Kahului (airport) area and you can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to all day there. Hike down to the stream or climb the steps to the look-out area and watch as locals jump off the bridge to the icy waters below.

OLOWALU PETROGLYPHS - Just a short drive behind Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop are the centuries-old Olowalu Petroglyphs. Two hiking trails continue on beyond this area of ancient carvings.

ROAD TO HANA - Though Ralph Waldo Emerson never drove the famous Road to Hana, the quote he is credited with: "Life is a journey, not a destination" certainly rings true for these 55 miles of twisting, turning roads strung together with over 80 moss-covered bridges - many single lane sections on hairpin turns. Get an early start, take your time, pull over and let cars pass, stop and smell the eucalyptus trees and pack a lunch (and a thermos of coffee for the ride back) and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the Maui rainforest.

Big Island

Big Island Points of Interest Coming Soon!