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Maui - "The Valley Isle"

The Wailea area of Maui is located on the dryer and warmer part of the island. There are lava fields which sculpt the landscape. The trees and foliage grew right along the coastline which creates even more beauty.

In the Wailea area, water activities are very popular - including outrigger canoe, sailing, swimming, snorkel-ling and of course Scuba diving.

 

 

There is an extinct volcano named Molokini which is located about 2 miles off the coast of Maui. This is a very popular snorkel ling and even more popular Scuba site. In the center, there is a reef with a large number of species of fish. And there is also diving on the back wall of Molokini which drops off to about 300'. Molokini is a protected preserve area.

From the coast of Wailea you can view an island named Kahoolawe. This island is not inhabited and in the early 1990's, was used by the US Navy as a bombing range. Currently there is a preservation effort to restore the island.

 

 

 

 

 The flowers and foliage are abundant, beautiful and fragrant.

 

There is a cove on Maui past Wailea which has two narrow entries into the water, and if there is a swell, then it can be treacherous swimming due to the lava and rock located there. It is a very small beach lined with trees, and looks toward Kahoolawe and Molokini.

 

The sunsets in the Wailea area are like no other. They change about every minute.

If you get the opportunity, visit Maui. There is a direct flight from Los Angeles International Airport and it is about five hours to get there.

For now Aloha, until I get to visit again.

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsSharon Paxson • July 26 2008 12:14PM
Maui - "The Valley Isle"
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The Wailea area of Maui is located on the dryer and warmer part of the island. There are lava fields which sculpt the landscape. The trees and foliage grew right along the coastline which creates even more beauty. In the Wailea area, water… more
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Aloha - I am on vacation this week on the beautiful island of Maui. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands and is part of the state of Hawaii. Maui is a diverse and unique area offering beauty and diverse activities for… more

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