Maui Hawaii

Maui HawaiiMaui Hawaii – The Valley Isle

The Valley Isle is the nick name for Maui Hawaii, but it also has The Magic Isle as another nick name.  The Valley Isle comes from the beautiful valleys that you’ll find on MauiHawaii, but they say it only takes one visit and you’ll call it The Magic Isle.  A bit larger than Oahu, Maui Hawaii is the second largest of the Hawaiian Island chain and has a population of 131,531.  Besides being the second largest, Maui Hawaii is also the second youngest of all the islands with The Big Island being the youngest at less than one million years old.

Maui Hawaii– History

In the early 15th century King Piilani united all of the island under one ruler.  It was in 1790 that the Hawaiian Chief Kamehameha battled and overthrew King Kahekili, the last ruler of Maui Hawaii.  Kamehameha went on to unit all of the Hawaiian Islands and became the first King of what had become The Kingdom of Hawaii.  Lahaina, Maui was the first capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

With the first sugar mill in 1828, the island turned to commercialized agriculture.  This led to the immigration of farm workers from China, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, Philippines, and Portugal.

Maui Hawaii – What To Do and See

There are many things to see and do on Maui Hawaii.  Probably the most noted aspect on Maui is that it does not the big fast-passed atmosphere like you’d find on Oahu and Honolulu.  Most first time visitors to Hawaii will go to Honolulu and all the tourists occupying Waikiki Beach.  But the veteran visitors almost always elect to visit Maui Hawaii to get away from all the people.  This does not mean that there are no tourists on Maui, but those who are there have come for the laid back take it easy feeling you get on Maui.

Just a few of the things to do and see on Maui Hawaii are Haleaka National Park, Iao Valley State Park, Lahaina – Lahaina Historic Trail, Lahaina Jodo Mission, and much much more.  I have a large set of follow-up articles covering most of the sights you can find on Maui Hawaii, so be sure to check those as I continue to post them here.

Maui Hawaii – Final Words

As stated above, I have a whole series of articles that will be posted here, so I invite you to bookmark this site and come back often to read more.  I can also recommend having a look at the Maui Vacation Planner for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.  To read more of my articles, you can go to the nest post Lahaina, Maui.  This has been Maui Hawaii.