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“Maui no ka ‘oi” is a Hawai­ian say­ing that means, “MAUI IS THE BEST.”

While en­ti­tled to your own opinion, Maui’s un­de­ni­able magic charms any­one who has the plea­sure of vis­it­ing this in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed trop­i­cal par­adise. Maui’s abun­dance of ac­tiv­i­ties and be­witch­ing nat­u­ral beauty— SCENIC VISTAS, TOW­ER­ING TREE­TOPS, RAFT EX­CUR­SIONS, STO­RIED

SLEEP­ING GI­ANTS, SEA CAVES and so much more—will rekin­dle ro­mance. From fa­bled COASTAL DRIVES along the HANA road to SUN­RISE HIKES to

MT. HALEAKALA, like many trav­el­ers be­fore you, you’ll fall in love with the VAL­LEY ISLE … and soon dis­cover the nu­mer­ous rea­sons why Maui is a pre­miere travel lo­cale. Tourism au­thor­ity CONDÉ NAST

TRAV­ELER, too, has fallen to Maui’s charm, hail­ing it the “BEST IS­LAND IN

THE WORLD” in 2013. In fact, the spell of the sur­passed other trop­i­cal getaways like Ber­muda, Bora Bora, the Mal­dives, Bali and the Sey­chelles, snag­ging Maui the top spot amongst U.S. is­lands for the 20th con­sec­u­tive year.

With so much to see and do, sort­ing through a nev­erend­ing ar­ray of ac­tiv­i­ties can be mind­bog­gling. So, re­lax. We’ve

done the work for you. As­sure you don’t miss out on the best of the best of Maui by just fol­low­ing this handy guide.

Thrill seek­ers power their adren­a­line rush soar­ing through

jun­gle canopies on a ZI­PLINE TOUR, speed­ing down an EX­TINCT VOL­CANO on a MOUN­TAIN BIKE, roar­ing on a SU­PER JET 650, “HANG­ING

TEN” on a long­board at HO‘OKIPA

BEACH or div­ing along­side sea

tur­tles and eels in a SUNKEN VOL­CANIC CIN­DER CONE.

Those in search of tran­quil­ity ex­hale ten­sion and in­hale the is­land’s calm­ing aro­mas. Revel in Maui’s ex­quis­ite nat­u­ral beauty on a stroll through a BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DEN. Re­ju­ve­nate at a SPA with a sig­na­ture

LOMILOMI or ex­otic flo­ral rem­edy, then treat your­self to a lit­tle RE­TAIL THER­APY at one of Maui’s nu­mer­ous

LUX­URY SHOP­PING des­ti­na­tions. Tee­off at one of the is­land’s fairy­tale fair­ways and im­merse your­self in au­then­tic Hawai­ian cul­ture at a daz­zling LU‘AU or charm­ing ART WALK.

Get a dose of his­tory on a ex­cur­sion through a LAVA TUBE, a visit to a “true Hawai­ian” ho­tel, a ride on a STEAM LO­CO­MO­TIVE rout­ing a for­mer SUGAR CANE PLAN­TA­TION or a guided tour to LA­HAINA’S WHALERS

VIL­LAGE MU­SEUM and WAILUKU’S MAUI OCEAN CEN­TER, where EX­OTIC SEA CREATURES await. These land di­ver­sions will likely spark an ad­ven­ture to sea. Maui’s im­pres­sive 81 BEACHES, YEAR

ROUND SURF, crys­tal wa­ters and sparkling sands are beloved by all. Here, summer bliss doesn’t end, and there’s plenty to do out on the

wa­ter. KAYAK­ING, SURF­ING, DOLPHIN SCOUT­ING, SURF­ING, SNOR­KEL­ING AND

SNUBA— a mar­riage of snor­kel­ing and scuba—all make a fun out­ing. There are also many off-is­land getaways worth ex­plor­ing with the en­tire fam­ily, like the myth­i­cal en­clave MOLOKINI and LANA‘I, the leg­endary pineap­ple isle.

Au­tumn’s lively FES­TI­VAL lineup pro­vides an ex­cel­lent oc­ca­sion to ex­pe­ri­ence more of Maui’s fas­ci­nat­ing cul­tural of­fer­ings, in­clud­ing the an­tic­i­pated MADE

IN MAUI COUNTY FES­TI­VAL, the MAUI

UKULELE FES­TI­VAL and KU MAI KA HULA IN­TER­NA­TIONAL HULA COM­PE­TI­TION.

Alas, let each MAG­I­CAL MO­MENT cap­ti­vate you—there will al­ways be an op­por­tu­nity to re­turn for more en­chant­ment, and we’ll be wait­ing with 101 THINGS TO DO.

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