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    Postcards From Maui That Will Make You Want To Visit Now

    Postcards From Maui That Will Make You Want To Visit Now

    There’s a reason why Maui has been voted best island in the world for 20 years in a row. As picture-perfect as could be, the idyllic destination is overflowing with pristine coastline, mystical waterfalls, dramatic valleys and more. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth visit to the “Valley Isle,” you’re bound to uncover your own version of paradise. And in case you need some inspiration to help you get there, here are our favorite Maui memories that are bound to get you on the next plane to Hawaii:

    Postcards From Maui That Will Make You Want To Visit Now

    Upcountry Maui

    Head off the beaten track to Upcountry, a place of rolling green hills, cool mountain air and fresh eucalyptus. Laid-back and unpretentious — yet overflowing with unique hidden gems — in Upcountry you’ll find up-and-coming boutiques, mouthwatering cuisine, and local farms and gardens.

    READ MORE: A Close Look at Grand Wailea Resort’s Quintessential Maui Luxury

    Sunrise At Haleakala Volcano

    An early wakeup call has never been so worth it. Grab your coffee mug and make the 10,000-foot climb to watch in awe as the sun rises above the clouds at Haleakala Volcano. Don’t forget to bring a coat or blanket, although you're still in paradise, the air and wind at the top are surprisingly chilly.

    Haleakala Crater

    While everyone else will rush to leave Haleakala Volcano the moment the sun has risen, we suggest staying around for a few moments to enjoy the breathtaking early morning sunlight as it dances across the crater.

    Wind and Kite Surfing Maui Hawaii

    World-renowned for ideal windsurfing conditions, Hookipa Beach Park is a swoon-worthy spot to give the adventure sport a go — or to simply marvel at others windsurfing as you relax on the beach.

    Driving down Haleakala Maui Hawaii

    Who knows what adventures Maui’s roads will lead to? Leave the map at home and uncover your own favorite gems around the island.

    Tiki Torches at Sunset On Maui Hawaii

    Let the Aloha spirit wash over you as you enjoy the island’s legendary sunsets. Hop on a sunset dinner cruise for an even more memorable experience.

    Mountains of Maui Hawaii

    Maui’s beaches might get all the press, but the landscape inland is just as extraordinary. In particular, head to West Maui for some of the most dramatic mountain views along the coastline.

    View from Coffee Farm of Maui Hawaii

    The expansive view from Ka’anapali Coffee House. Don’t forget to try some of Maui’s legendary coffee while you’re in the area.

    READ MORE: 5 New Ways to Experience Hawaii

    Beautiful Beach Maui Hawaii

    One of Maui’s countless pristine beaches. While the sandy spot in front of your resort might be nice, it’s worth going for a drive to see what other amazing areas you can discover.

    Luau in Maui Hawaii

    No visit to Maui is complete without experiencing a Luau. It’s the ideal round-up to a picture-perfect vacation.

    These ten postcards from Maui serve as some of our favorite memories from our Hawaiian getaway. There is so much to see and discover in Maui that we are already plotting our return trip to experience even more!

    Now, what about you? Do these photos make you want to hop on the next plane to Maui?

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