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Did you know that Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 729 square miles and that it is 48 miles long and 26 miles across at its widest point?
Did you know that the three biggest towns are Kahuli, Wailuku and Lahaina, with the main resort areas being Ka’anapali and Kapalua in West Maui, Makena and Wailea in South Maui? Did you know there are additional visitor destinations of Hana, Kihei, Ma‘alaea, Napili, Honokowai, Lahaina, Wailuku and Upcountry?
Did you know there are 81 accessible beaches of which 39 have public facilities? And that there are beaches with sands colored white, gold, black, salt-and-pepper, green or garnet, all colors that come from ancient volcanic activity? Did you know that there are 8 state parks, 95 county parks & community centers and 1 National park (Haleakala National Park)?
Did you know the average temperatures range between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit?
And last, but not least, did you know the highest peak is Haleakala volcano, a dormant volcano, at 10,023 feet with the summit depression being 21 miles around and 3,000 feet deep?
So you know all those facts now……..
So why should you go visit Maui?
Not just because there are approximately 2.3 million visitors to Maui every year. Nor because there are approximately 19,653 accommodation units available (inclusive of hotels, timeshares, condominiums and B&Bs) for all those visitors. And not because of the approximately 10,000 whales that winter in Hawaiian waters. Nor because of the 15 golf courses available for play.
Then, could it be because Maui is so accessible, with 3 airports – the main airport in Kahului at the center of Maui, a smaller airport in Kapalua (West Maui), and a commuter airport in H?na, with all major airlines offering service from the U.S. and Canada to Maui?
Ah, you guess, maybe because of the following superlatives?
- Maui has been voted “Best Island in the World” 15 times by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
- Maui has more miles of swimmable beach than any other Hawaiian island.
- Maui has the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala.
- Maui has the second highest waterfall in the United States.
- Maui has the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Hawaiian Islands, 11 degrees in
1961, atop Haleakala.
No. So if not any of that, then why, you ask?
The big secret for Maui is what a great place it is to be romantic and get romanced!
Now, some people have already discovered getting married on Maui, which makes that a less than well-kept secret. But there is more to romance than just the wedding. Maui is the perfect place to fall in love, to propose and get engaged, to experience the ultimate destination wedding, to honeymoon, for babymoons, for vow-renewal, for landmark anniversaries, and for all celebrations of life!
However, there is more to this story than meets the eye. Maui, as well as the Hawaiian Islands as a whole, has turned the destination wedding into a finely tuned event. Whether you are looking for a small intimate wedding on a black sand beach or an extravaganza for 250 or more people in a chapel that looks like it is floating on a lagoon, you can find it on Maui.
Call your local travel agent and/or wedding coordinator. Set appointments to talk with them about the perfect destination wedding location, Maui. If they are not familiar with Maui as a romantic rendezvous, destination wedding location or honeymoon, have them go to www.visitmaui.com for more information and assistance.
In the next article from your National Romance Travel Examiner, we will explore what makes Maui the perfect romantic rendezvous as well as the ultimate destination wedding location….and why Maui truly is Maui No Ka Oi.
Contact Carlanne via email: romancetravelexaminer(at)gmail(dot)com
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