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Maui, also known as the “Valley Isle,” is the second largest island in Hawaii. The real lure of a Maui vacation is, of course, the gorgeous collection of beaches, but that’s true for most of Hawaii. What’s intriguing about Maui travel is the extensive range of climatic zones on the island. Everything from alpine forests to dry, coastal stretches paint the island. Among all these terrains are numerous natural wonders: offshore islets, caves, one-of-a-kind insects and anchialine ponds (ponds that lie in lava depressions). The majority of locals live in the Maui neighborhoods of Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailuku and Kahului. At any given time approximately 31% of people on the island are visitors, and they usually stick to the resort areas of Kapalua, Wailea and Kaanapali. Planning some Maui travel? Here’s an interesting tidbit for you: the word “Maui” comes from the name of a mythical hero who was worshipped in ancient Polynesia. Maui was revered for his kind-heartedness and his willingness ...See More to solve the everyday problems of his people. Stories of Maui are spread far and wide throughout Polynesia; however, in Hawaii he is credited with creating the islands that formed the state of Hawaii. If that’s the case, he certainly did a good job. (Perhaps he had a blueprint for the perfect Maui vacation in mind!) See Less
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