Best things to do in Maui County and sightseeing in Maui County
Molokini - Maui County
While halting in the isle of Maui, we got a chance to snorkel in the deep seas. We chose to go to the island of Molokini about 2 ½ kms from the mainland. The island of Molokini is an extinct volcano in a shape of a crescent which provides protection from waves and powerful currents, making this area one of the top ten dive sites in the world. It is said to be a home for nearly 250 species of fish which are found nowhere else on earth. Our day begun at 6 am in the morning with a perfect weather taking us through the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. I had no clue about what we were about to witness, something so magnificent and unimaginable! They were the humpback whales swimming, splashing, playing and enjoying the warm waters of the island. While talking to a local on our boat, he mentioned that these whales come to the Maui waters to protect and teach their calves to survive since the water is warm and safe from the rest of the ocean. It was over-whelming to see 45 foot long whale spouting water through its blow-hole giving us a fantastic view, just what you see on National Geographic or the Discovery Channel. Being in that moment and capturing the site is beyond any explanation. After our experience with the humpbacks we came across the most loving, playful and popular fish of the big seas – yes, I am talking about the dolphins! They frolicked, flaunted and danced in front of our boat. It almost felt as though they were trying to please us or as if they have put up a small act before us. Whatever it was, the spinner dolphins did their best to impress us to the core!
Haleakalā - Maui County
The sunrise view is breathtaking, but at that time of day and that elevation, the temperature can easily dip to freezing and you will need winter clothing or a blanket to feel comfortable on your climb up. For the more athletic, you can also tour Haleakala with a bike
Hāna - Maui County
If you are a fan of road trips, hiking, and somewhat more off-the-beaten path spots, definitely take a day out of your Maui stay to experience this road. Be warned, the road is quite narrow in spots, and is known for it’s nausea-inducing turns, so if you have severe motion sickness or don’t feel comfortable driving on slightly tricky roads, then perhaps you should skip this trip.