Maui

Maui is the soft sandy beach, the sparkling blue waters, the classic place to surf, the island with the permanent relaxed vibe. It's where you bask in the sun for a few days, get high on the salty sea air and contemplate the adventure that awaits. You may be shacked up in a resort on the west side in Lahaina, Kaanapali or Kapalua, or further south west in Wailea enjoying the beaches, art galleries and restaurants but what you want to do is head east and take a ride on Maui's Hana Highway. This curvaceous stretch lined with black sand beaches, lush greenery and towering waterfalls is your opportunity to explore, surf and sail some of Maui's hidden treasures. If you don't feel like pulling over and jumping in, it's a place where you can just enjoy your 'sweet ride.'

Haleakala National Park is where you will find Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano in the world. House of the sun and home to the demigod Maui, Haleakala's summit is surrounded by several layers of colorful volcanic rock and a subtropical rainforest, the perfect balance between desert and lush vegetation.