Swimming in Maui is a must do for anyone visiting this magic island of Hawaii!
The island of Maui in Hawaii offers the best of both worlds. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet, or tons of fun outdoor adventures, you can be sure to find what you want in this tropical island paradise. Every year, millions of tourists travel to Hawaii to marvel at Maui's pristine beaches and awe-inspiring natural wonders. As such, if you want a holiday like no other, pack your bags and don your favourite men's swimwear to enjoy one of Hawaii's greatest treasures.
A Bit of Info about Maui
Of Hawaii's four islands, Maui is the second largest at 1,883 square kilometres. This makes it the 17th-largest island in the United States. But despite having lots of space to accommodate people, Maui has a relatively small population. As of 2010, only more than 140,000 people are living there.
One interesting thing about Maui is that it exhibits different climatic conditions. With Hawaii being a tropical island, you'll expect to experience only two climates: wet and dry. In Maui, however, you'll experience more than five and they all vary depending on the major physiographic features of the island and the location of a particular region, whether it's on the windward or the leeward side of the island.
Maui is very accessible as there are many international airlines offering direct flights into this part of Hawaii. To get there, you can fly to Kahului Airport, which is the island's main airport. There are also two smaller commuter airports on the island namely Kapalua Airport in West Maui and Hana Airport in East Maui. If you want, you can also fly into Honolulu International Airport on Oahu and then take a 30-minute flight into the island. If you want to save money, you can take the ferry in the nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai.
Swimming in Maui
Get your mens swim shorts ready because there are lot of good swimming in Maui. With the island's many postcard-perfect beaches, it isn't surprising that swimming, snorkelling, and scuba-diving are among the most popular activities on the island. As a matter of fact, there are over 30 beaches and bays to swim and snorkel in Maui, including the famous Maui Makena Big Beach.
Surfing is also a highly recommended activity as it is one of the most popular sports in Hawaii. If you want to give surfing a shot, you can visit Ho'okipa Beach Park or you can take your pick from Slaughterhouse Beach, Honolua Bay, Pe'ahi, and Fleming Beach. Apart from surfing, you can also try windsurfing, kiteboarding, and kitesurfing in any of these beaches.
Once you get your fill of the ocean, there are other things you can do in Maui. After all, the island is rich in land-based adventures, as well. So trade in your mens swim shorts for something more comfy and protective and explore the island's many tropical gardens and bamboo forests. You can also go hiking, horseback riding, or even play golf.
Summer and winter holidays are the best times to go. You can also visit in May and October and have a great time, but without the huge crowds.
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