The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles and is the 17th largest island in the United States. Maui is part of the State of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui’s County’s four islands, being bigger than Moloka’I, Lana’I, and unpopulated Kaho’olawe. Maui is one of the most popular tourist locations in the state of Hawaii and in the United States, with a large percent of its economy coming from tourism. It is staggeringly beautiful and is filled with unique entertainment options that can only be found in Hawaii. Maui’s diverse landscapes are the result of a unique combination of geology, topography, and climate, with volcanic cones built of dark, iron-rich/quartz-poor rocks which poured out of the thousands of vents as highly fluid lava. It has created the extraordinary pieces of land that we now know as Maui.
There is a whole lot to do on the island of Maui, so to help you get a good idea of where to start on your trip we have made a short list for you. Enjoy your RV rental Maui HI!
Haleakalā National Park (Pukalani)
Haleakalā National Park is a United States National Park located on the island of Maui. The park covers an area of 33,265 acres, 19,270 acres of which are wilderness area. In 2000 the name was changed by the Hawaiian National Park Language Correction Act of 2000 that observes the Hawaiian spelling. The park contains the Haleakalā Crater, the summit of a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. It is the main feature of the park and offers two main trails that lead into the crater from the summit area: the Halemau’u and Sliding Sands trails. The second section of the park is the Kipahulu section, an area that cannot be reached by directly driving into it. You must take a winding coastal road that travels around the windward coast of the island. Kipahulu features more than two dozen pools along Palikea Stream in the gulch called ‘Ohe’o. Some visitors choose to swim the pools and then hike the awesome trails. The Haleakalā National Park is a must see while here in an RV rental Maui Hawaii.
The Coastal Nature Walk (Wailea)
The Coastal Nature Walk is a paved ocean-side trail that follows the coastline of Wailea. The views of the beaches and ocean are spectacular and provide photo opportunities that don’t come around often. The trail also passes by numerous shops, restaurants, and other properties that provide entertainment to anyone on the Coastal Nature Walk. The trail has been landscaped to showcase the rare plants of the island and Hawaii. The trail begins at Fairmont Kea Lani and ends on the grounds of the Wailea Beach Marriot. Wailea is arguably the most popular city in Maui and the area around the Coastal Nature Walk is one of the most popular in Wailea. Be ready to take lots of photos, eat delicious local foods, and enjoy the refreshing breeze coming from the ocean!
Feast at Lele (Lahaina)
Feast at Lele is an entertainment venue that features a sit-down dinner of five epicurean courses from the Pacific Island nations of Aotearoa, Tahiti, Samoa, and Hawai’i. The Feast at Lele is a complete tour and study of the cuisine of Polynesia, sharing the spotlight with music and dance from the four Pacific Islands. Lele is the ancient name for Lahaina, and this is the same beach where the royal family of Maui would feast and celebrate. The environment alone is intoxicating and magical. You will be listening to the traditional island music at candlelight, while native residents do ancient dances, all while eating delicious foods while the ocean crashes in the background. This is the perfect end to a day after exploring the unbelievably beautiful landscapes of Lahaina or other cities on Maui. You’ll never forget the Feast at Lele.
Campgrounds on Maui
Hosmer Grove Campground
Hosmer Grove Campground is located in the Northwestern part of Haleakalā National Park and is one of the most popular campgrounds on the island for a motorhome rental Maui. Hosmer Grove Campground is just below the 7,000 foot level of the summit area and because of this elevation the temperatures can drop to the 30’s or below at night. During the days, highs are from 50-65 degrees and rain can be common. You’ll be camping on a grass area next to the shrub land and forest of Hosmer Grove with your Maui campervan rental. There are some picnic tables, pit toilets, a few barbecue grills, and drinkable water is available for your Maui campervan rental. There is no permit needed here to camp and it has 50-person maximum. Hosmer Grove Campground is perfect for experienced campers but we think new campers will fall in love with it since it is so gorgeous here. Don’t hesitate to check it out in a camper rental Maui!
Kipahulu Campground is located in the heart of Haleakalā National Park and is one of the favorite local campgrounds in the region. Kipahulu sits on a grassy area just above the ocean, where warm breezes bring the sounds of crashing waves to your campsite when you rent camper Maui Hawaii. The campground is often wet with regular rainfall, which is something you’ll sacrifice since it is stunningly scenic and picturesque. The campground is only a short walk to Oheo Gulch and the Seven Sacred Pools just North. The campground does not have water but there are a few amenities here you can enjoy, they include: picnic tables, grills at every site, communal toilets, but you will have to bring almost everything else you think you’ll need in your motorhome rental Maui. Though it isn’t a fully loaded campground, you will understand why it is so loved the moment you get here in your travel trailer rental Maui!
We hope that this list helps you get off on the right foot when you get here to Maui. Just rest assured that there are not many better vacations spots on the planet than here, especially in an RV rental Maui!
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