any destination that you travel to, you are going to want to set out and find its most famous landmarks. You’ve routinely seen them during your research and have come across more pictures than you can count of places that you “have to visit” upon arrival. On Maui, landmarks are found all over the island, and finding these places is a simple and fun. Some choose to find the landmarks on their own, while others choose to head out on a guided tour, and either option is perfect when you’re in search of notable Maui landmarks.
Notable Maui Landmarks
One of the most iconic locations on Maui, the crescent shaped Molokini Crater is the site of premium snorkeling. Visible from many points along South Maui and West Maui, the crater is a submerged volcano that has not yet broken the surface of the ocean. Snorkeling adventures depart from Lahaina and Ma’alea Harbors, and offers one of the best places to enjoy the tropical marine life in Hawaii.
The entire highway is really a landmark, but you actually get to see a large majority of Maui’s landmarks during a drive around the highway. Hidden beaches, waterfalls, lush rainforests, and surprises around every bend highlight the famous highway, and a day spent driving around the twists and turns is a day very well spent.
The most prominent landmark on Maui, Haleakala encompasses the entirety of South Maui. More than a landmark, the slopes of Haleakala are teeming with fun games, adventures, and activities, with the highlight coming at the summit. Visitors journey up to the highest point on the island in the darkness to watch the sunrise, revealing the entire island and the endless Pacific Ocean. You can also head to the summit for a sunset and watch the daylight drop below the horizon, casting a remarkable light on Maui.
Saving the best landmarks for last, these are the places that you are going to want to visit the most. The beaches of Maui are impeccable and the are easily the perfect place to spend a day. Enjoy soft white sand at Maui landmarks like Big Beach and Ka’anapali Beach, mysterious black sand at Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach, and even red sand at Koki Beach near Hana. Maui features so many great beaches, some along the Hana Highway, and some just steps away from your hotel.
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