ALEXANDER & BALDWIN SUGAR MUSEUM—
South of Kahului, across from the largest operating sugar plantation in Hawai‘i, lies the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. Housed in an historic building dating from 1902, the museum features six exhibit rooms exploring the influence of this crop on the island.
The terraced cold springs known as the Hana Pools are Hawaii’s greatest natural day spa. These discrete bodies of water—recalling a trickle-down champagne fountain—are created by the stream that flows through the Ohe‘o Gulch in Haleakala National Park as it spills over separate tiers of lava bed, creating up to 24 separate pools including Waioka, better known as Venus Pool.
Maui’s helicopter tours combine eye-popping visuals with amusement park–style thrills. Companies may offer 20-minute to hourlong tours that take you tantalizingly close to the lip of volcanoes, through mountain valleys and over the beaches. Maui has a half dozen helitour companies, as well as companies that offer paragliding and power hang gliding in small one- and twoperson rear-engine, open-air prop planes called trikes or ultra lights.