Travel : Maui, Land of the Sun.. of Hawaii

travel, pjlighthouse, hawaii island, maui, vacation Another couple to tie the knot this weekend, it’s Philip & Michelle wedding this Saturday, looking forward to witness their wedding at Bukit Jalil Golf club.. I ask them where they planning to go for honey moon, and guess what? Bali again 😛 seems like these days everyone going Bali cause it economical.. I thinking how about Hawaii Island, Maui island?

A friend of mine share to me that it would be a great idea to take stay at vacation villa which is quite economical especially when traveling in a group. If you are planning to go Maui, you can check out some of kihei maui condo that offers a great deals besides enjoying the authentic experience of living in Hawaii. The prices that are comparable to or better than hotels and you can even save money money by buying own food and preparing own meals. It is almost like owning your own Maui vacation home without having to spend a fortune or worry about year-round maintenance.Here’s more info about Maui island if you interested to visit the island :).

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The demi-god Maui is a household name from Tonga to the Society Islands, to the Marquesas to Hawaii. Something of a trickster, Maui had a place in his heart for mortals and is celebrated throughout the Pacific for such feats as giving fire to humans (after stealing it from its supernatural guardians) and fishing the islands of the Pacific from out of their watery depths.

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So great is his renown, in fact, that Maui is the only deity in Polynesia to currently have a major island named after him. (“Currently,” because the Hawaiian island of Kaho’olawe was in earlier times named for the god Kanaloa). Formed by two giant shield volcanoes, when seen from above Maui even looks like the head and torso of a man. West Maui, the head, is the older portion of the island, and at one time the volcano that formed it was probably as large as Haleakala, the 10,023-foot-tall volcano whose flanks form the whole of East Maui’s “body.”

But time has done its part: Though it’s estimated the volcano that formed Maui’s head once had a crater some five miles across, eruptions, collapse and stream erosion so changed the landscape that Pu’u Kukui, the highest point in the West Maui mountains, now stands at 5,788 feet. The craggy landscape that replaced this once-massive volcano also helped give rise to Maui’s nickname: “The Valley Isle.”

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Over the millennia Maui’s geography has changed even more drastically. Formed by six different volcanoes, the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe were once a single landmass known as Maui Nui (“Great Maui”). Rising sea levels eventually separated the islands, though they are still legally linked today €” all are part of Maui County.

This varied landscape has led to an equally varied society: The central Maui town of Kahului/Wailuku is the island’s business center; West Maui, with the sprawling beaches and upscale hotels of Ka’anapali and the historic whaling town of Lahaina, is one of Maui’s major resort areas. South Maui is home to the island’s other main resort district, Wailea; and while the tropical north shore of Maui does not offer hotels, visitors can choose from a collection of bed & breakfasts and rental homes.

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€¢ The second largest of the populated Hawaiian Islands, Maui also boasts the second-largest population in the state, behind O’ahu (120,785 in 1998).

€¢ Haleakala, whose name translates as “house of the sun,” is the largest dormant volcano in the world. Not yet extinct, it is expected to erupt sometime in the next 200 years (it last erupted in 1790).

€¢ The underwater valleys that once connected Maui, Molokai Lanai and Kaho’olawe are shallower than the surrounding ocean, providing shelter for an abundance of marine life €” including the humpback whales that migrate to Hawaiian waters during winter months to give birth to their calves.

€¢ Temperatures on Maui range from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, although the slopes of Haleakala Crater often see lows of 40 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature on Haleakala was 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

€¢ Maui’s official flower is the loke lani (pink cottage rose)

€¢ Maui’s official color is pink

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