Tour La­haina and Ka‘ana­pali’s His­toric Sites

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Hana Lava Tube, lo­cated at 205 Ula‘ino Road in Hana, of­fers self­guided tours. Visit mauicave.com. HANA LAVA TUBE (808) 248-7308

13. SEE SEVEN SA­CRED POOLS

Hawai­ian leg­end has it that giant (lizards) live in MOUN­TAIN mo‘o POOLS. Al­though swim­ming in the pools is OFF-LIM­ITS UN­TIL FUR­THER NO­TICE, leg­end has it that, be­fore go­ing for a swim, swim­mers are sup­posed to MAKE AN OF­FER­ING to the res­i­dent mo‘o by drop­ping a flower or small tree branch into the wa­ter. Ask his per­mis­sion to en­ter, and see if the flower dis­ap­pears. If it does, skip the swim—the mo‘o is warn­ing you to stay away. The pools of ‘OHE‘O GULCH are lo­cated off Route 31 about 10 miles past HANA. But more im­por­tantly, heed any signs that may be posted around the pools or hik­ing trail streams of HALEAKALA NA­TIONAL PARK. Since wa­ters can be dan­ger­ous, be sure to just ad­mire them from dry land. Though reg­u­larly re­ferred to as SEVEN SA­CRED POOLS, there are ac­tu­ally more than 20 pools carved from vol­canic rock and fed by ‘OHE‘O STREAM. The chain of pools is con­nected by pic­turesque WA­TER­FALLS and short cas­cades. Visit nps.gov/hale/plany­ourvisit/ ki­pahulu.htm for de­tails.

14. SAIL THE OCEAN BLUE

Maui is one of the world’s premier sailing des­ti­na­tions. What­ever your SAILING pref­er­ence, you’ll find it here. Sin­gle-hull, dou­ble­hulled and tri-hulled YACHTS AND CATAMARANS of all sizes of­fer great sailing ad­ven­tures. SAILBOATS leave daily from MA‘ALAEA HAR­BOR in South Maui, LA­HAINA HAR­BOR in West Maui and from the beach at KA‘ANA­PALI, car­ry­ing any­where from six to 100plus pas­sen­gers. Al­though winds are usu­ally light in the morn­ing, by mid-after­noon the trades pick up, giv­ing sailors a faster trip back to port. By evening, it’s gen­tle again—calm enough to en­joy cock­tails as you watch the sun­set. Some sailboats of­fer SNORKE­L­ING, as well as food and other re­fresh­ments. If you’re lucky, you might spot a pod of DOL­PHINS, HAWAI­IAN MONK SEALS or (sea tur­tles) honu swim­ming by. Whether you skim over the wa­ter at more than 15 knots, or take the helm on a ves­sel that com­peted in the 1987 World Cup, sailing on Maui is al­ways an ad­ven­ture. Listed be­low are providers to call. PARAGON SAILING AD­VEN­TURES (sail­maui.com), SCOTCH MIST SAILING CHAR­TERS (scotch­mist­sail­ingchar­ters.com) and MAUI CLAS­SIC CHAR­TERS’ FOUR WINDS II (hawaii.four­winds­maui. com) are other providers, but ask your concierge and the lo­cals for more sug­ges­tions. ALII NUI SAILING CHAR­TERS (800) 542-3483 EXT. 1 FOUR WINDS II (808) 879-8188 OR (800) 736-5740

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