Travel Diary: Maui

I was in need for an island getaway, so I packed up my bags and made my way over to Maui. This was my first time there and it was just as spectacular as everyone makes it to be. Below, I've listed a few spots that I went to and added a little blurb about what I thought about them (most of it is good unlike my New York post ;) )

1. Haleakala National Park

I left this photo unedited because I want to show how truly beautiful this place was without any additional changes on the photo. This is a volcanic crater located about two hours away from Kihei, Maui. There is an outlook spot at 10,000 feet, but I would HIGHLY recommend the 12 mile hike. This hike takes you threw the entire crater and you get to see the progression of the volcano. You start off in this red-ish land that makes you feel like mars and end up in a jungle. It was definitely a life changing hike. I also highly recommend both the sunrise and sunset at the summit. You will be above the clouds which allows you to see the entire sunrise and sunset. I would get there around 4:00 AM if you're planning on watching the sunrise because there's a long line and they will cut you off if the summit is full. 

2. Big Beach, Maui

If you're looking for soft sand and perfect waves, then this is the beach to go. It's not as touristy as the other beaches which means you get to be the first to walk upon all that soft sand. There are also volcano rocks in the surroundings. One beach over, and you're at another beach called Small Beach. This was the perfect place to lounge around and read. 

3. Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is the Hana Highway, which starts at a town called Paia and ends in Hana. However the best part of this highway is the numerous amount of nature gems located on the way. I used the app called Maui Revealed and stopped at all the recommended places. The app does a better job explaining than I can, so I will refer you all there. I would recommend not worrying about the time and really enjoying yourself at each spot. Trust me, there is not much to see in Hana. I left around 8am and got back around 8pm, so load up on that coffee of yours if you're planning on doing a day trip. Some people like to stay the night in Hana and drive back. Both are great options!

Maui was amazing and I highly recommend you all to go there for a few days.

Let me know if you want me to talk about any of my other Hawaii experiences either down below or on my Instagram!

Love, Alice

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