Maui, here we come! Last Wednesday, my family and I traveled to Maui. Maui is the second-largest of the 137 Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles and is the 17th largest island in the United States . Believe it or not, there are indeed 137 islands in the Hawaiian chain! Maui is one of the most popular spots for tourists because of its calm beaches, beautiful hiking places, green luscious rainforests, and refreshing waterfalls. It also has spectacular sunsets.
What is interesting about Maui is that most people go to the beach between 7 am until 1:00 pm. In the afternoon, everyone leaves the beach as strong trade winds start blowing throughout the island. This is the time that we leave the beach and head out to swim in the pool near our condo.
We have a football that we like to toss in the air so the person jumping can catch it. There is also a really warm jacuzzi that we enter to warm up.
One of my favorite beaches that we are staying next to is called Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea has no waves and is a lot of fun to paddle out on boogie boards. At Mauna Kai, there is also a reef where we go snorkeling at. The fish and their colors are amazing, and my favorite one is the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a the state fish of Hawaii. This fish has blue lips and has an incredible pattern on its body. Another fish I like is the Parrot Fish. We call it the rainbow fish because it has all the colors of the rainbow. My second favorite beach is Honolau Bay. We like it there because it has numerous fish and we even saw a huge turtle.
Have you ever visited Hawaii? Which Island?