HALEAKALA One of Hawai‘i’s biggest attractions is the stunning 10,000-foot Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano. Haleakala’s most magnificent feature is the crater itself: 3,000 feet deep, 2.5 miles across and a circumference of 21 miles.
HANA POOLS The terraced cold springs known as the Hana Pools are Hawai‘i’s greatest natural day spa. A daybreak or sunset dip in this springfed body of water is both surreal and relaxing, and you can oftentimes have it all to yourself.
HELITOURS 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.
‘IAO NEEDLE The “Needle” is a 1,200foot cone of hardened lava at the heart of the ‘Iao Valley, a 6.2-acre state park just west of Wailuku in West Maui.
SNORKELING OFF MOLOKINI The turquoise waters and exotic marine life around this tiny crescent-shaped island are located three miles off the southwest coast of Maui.