Maui Real Estate Blog

Things to do on Maui – By Region

Maui by region
We’ve put together some favorite things to do on Maui by region, because each town and area has it’s own unique personality, activities and attractions!
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Chris Norberg

Maui Real Estate Blog

Photos from Haleakala National Park

I had a great overnight camping trip up in Haleakala National Park on Friday night. After pitching a tent in Hosmer’s Grove just inside the park’s entrance, we headed up to the summit to take in the crater views and the sunset. It had been quite a while since I had been up to the summit. I immediately regretted my extended absence. The vistas of the crater, the surrounding islands and of Maui itself make this one of the more stunning locales on the planet. The skies also managed to put on quite a show. We were treated to a fiery sunset. As the last of the sunset colors faded, the night skies began to shimmer with stars.

After a great night of sleep in the crisp mountain air, we awoke early in the morning for a quick hike on the Halema’u’u trailhead. This took us to an overlook of the crater and the Koolau Gap on the North side of the dormant volcano. Out timing was good as the crater and gap views were shrouded in clouds not long after we arrived. A little more than an hour after finishing our hike, we were back down at sea level in Paia. The air felt warmer than usual compared to the crisp, cool summit air. It is hard to imagine such a diversity of climates in close proximity. It is truly a testament to the diversity of environments in Maui.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

View from the Northeast Side of the West Maui Mountains

I have been having fun with the camera on the iPhone 4S. I had the old iPhone 3 and the difference in picture quality is dramatic. Here is a panorama I shot last night driving back from the Maluhia Country Ranches subdivision. This community is located up on The Northeast slopes of the West Maui Mountains. It has stunning views of the ocean, Kahului Harbor and Haleakala. The road that accesses the subdivision is narrow and windy with some dramatic pull offs that offer a place to take some pictures. I was rushing to make it to another appointment, but I still couldn’t stop myself from pulling over to take some pictures. Click and drag the photo to see the panorama.

Pete Jalbert