Six Interesting Facts About Maui

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Maui is an undisputedly beautiful part of Hawaii with unmatchable instances of astounding nature. Understandably, many people invest in Maui vacation home rentals because it is like visiting paradise. However, if you’re an aspiring Maui vacationer, here are six interesting facts about the gorgeous island that you might have not known about:

1. A popular legend about the island involves a story about a demigod named Maui. Legend says that the island is shaped to resemble Maui’s head and body. The legend also says that Maui pulled the Hawaiian Islands from the sea and lassoed the sun on Haleakala, a mountain to the east of the island.

2. Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island. Its nickname is Valley Isle. Each Hawaiian island has their own nickname; Maui received the title of “Valley Isle” because the island sits between two mountains.

3. There are no active volcanoes on Maui. However, Haleakala (the mountain to the east of Maui) is due to erupt soon, with its last eruption occurring sometime during the 1700s.

4. One of the best parts about visiting Maui is the Hana Highway. This is a 68-long mile of incredibly beautiful scenery. During the ride, you’ll be sure to find a series of waterfalls, beaches, and ocean views. Make sure to bring your camera for this event!

5. In Maui, you will find an array of different sand colors. There are white, yellow, red, and black sand beaches.

6. The Banyan tree is located in Lahaina on the island of Maui. This is a huge tourist attraction, since the tree stands over fifty feet tall. It was originally 8 feet tall when it was first brought to the island from India. It is nearly a quarter of a mile wide. The Banyan tree is truly an incredible piece of nature to cherish and witness during your stay in Maui.

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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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I have never been to Hawaii. My Father in law was there many times and absolutely loved it! ... and last week we laid him to rest in his favorite blue Hawaiian shirt at the ripe old age of 87!!  I think he was there like 30 times... and all I usually got was a case of Macadamia nuts!!!!!!!  Gonna miss the old fart!! and the nuts!!

Aug 19, 2014 08:05 AM #1
George Thoma
Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender | NMLS 312250 - Wailea-Makena, HI
Branch Manager / Broker

Hi Mike , 

I am glad that your father enjoyed Hawaii as he did . He must have been in love with the Islands of Hawaii . Give him credit , because you can do the same as your father did , 

I am glad he had a positive experience since you can tell !


Aloha from Hawaii / Maui

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