Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and the third most populous. It was formed by two different volcanoes that rose separately out of the Pacific and formed the isthmus between them over time. The shape of the island is preserved as a thumb and a fist, which is what we see today. According to legend, the hero Maui, with the power of Hercules and the cunning of Odysseus, cast out a fishing line from his island and hooked the magic of the Big Island of Hawaii, but could not pull it and Maui together, so the islands remained apart from each other. He then climbed the volcano Haleakala and lassoed the sun, thus sparing the island from eternal darkness.
Maui is one of the most popular islands for tourists. The landscape of this island has an almost-unreal beauty. Its red volcanic soil is covered with a bright green carpet of grass. The deep blue ocean meets serene beaches, beyond which you'll discover lush valleys, tropical forests, abundant waterfalls, exotic flowers, and much more.
Hana Highway and Haleakala National Park are must-sees. Hana Highway runs along the eastern coast of Maui, curving around mountains and passing black sand beaches and hidden waterfalls. Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala, a dormant volcano shrouded in mist much of the time. Favored by tourists is the coastal town of Lahaina, with its many unique shops and restaurants.
Maui is also very popular for surfing and windsurfing.
The flight from Honolulu to Maui, starts at $120 per person.