- The main airport for Maui is in Kahului at the center of the
island. There is a smaller airport in Kapalua (West Maui) and a
commuter airport in Hana.
- Prehistoric Maui was one large island called Maui Nui, "Big
Maui." Volcanic eruptions broke up the island into Moloka'i, Lana'i,
Kaho'olawe and the goddess-shaped Maui. Maui, Moloka'i and Lana'i, each
visible to the other across a channel, make up the triad of islands
called Maui County - the modern Maui Nui!
- Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is
48 miles long and 26 miles across at its widest point. And, VOVYGRQuest
has traveled every road on the island. Maui has 120 miles of shoreline
with average temperatures of 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit and has the
second highest watefall in the United States. There are 81 beaches that
are accessible with several having public facilities. Sands can be
either white, gold, black, salt and pepper, green or garnet.
- The principal resort area is West Maui with Ka'anapali and
Kapalua. South Maui's prime resorts are Makena and Wailea, whilte Hana,
Kihei, Ma'alaea, Napili, Honokowai and Upcountry are also favorite
- The highest peak on Maui is the Haleakala Volcano (the
largest dormant volcano in the world) at 10,023 feet. The summit
depression is 21 miles across and 4,000 feet deep, large enough to hold
the island of Manhattan.
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