New ways to relax on your next Maui visit
If you would like to experience a bit of peace and tranquility on your next visit to Maui and Sands of Kahana, West Maui’s premier vacation ownership resort, there are lots of ways to do that. Here are a few of our favorites!
You’ve come all this way to Maui, and it’s no surprise that you want to find a piece of sandy paradise to call your own. In fact, on Maui, you actually don’t need to battle the mobs to make this dream come true! Oneloa Beach is one of Maui’s most remote and in-the-know beaches on the island.
It’s just you and the deep blue, gently bobbing above Maui’s vibrant coral reef and sea life. Take a moment to appreciate what snorkeling on Maui with turtles can offer you! If you’re craving a friend or two, glance around, and you may very well find yourself in the quiet company of our incredible Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles. These old souls appreciate the harmonious balance that life in the ocean offers, and can most definitely extend their peaceful demeanor to you just by being in their presence. Watch their playful antics and laissez faire movements, and you’ll soon find your peaceful rhythm.
If you’re ready to explore more than sugary sand and aqua-infused waves, then head Upcountry to the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. Thompson Ranch is a family-owned Maui ranch that sits high above the hub of tourists. Their professional guides will take you and your loyal horse along a country trail 4,000 feet above sea level.
Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden isn’t just one of Maui’s most peaceful spots, it’s also one of the most in-the-know sights to see on the Road to Hana. Part of the first Jurassic Park movie was filmed at the Garden of Eden in Maui. This is one of the most incredible outdoor botanical gardens in Maui, all should make sure to stop here while en route to East Maui.
Sacred Garden of Maliko
The Sacred Garden of Maliko is tucked away in the rainforest of the North Shore’s Haiku area. It’s an incredible botanical nursery, spiritual center and hub for the Maui health and wellness community. Within the Sacred Garden, you’ll find two medieval-style labyrinths, a sweet spiritual gift shop, a nursery, the ‘Mother Shrine’ and so much more.
Makawao Forest Reserve
As you drive up towards Upcountry Maui and Mt. Haleakala, you may wonder if you’re still on the Island of Maui… The road curves its way around ancient Eucalyptus trees and rolling hills speckled with goats and horses munching its grassy fare. The topography changes entirely as you travel higher in elevation, and suddenly you’ll see some of the most spectacular island views on Maui.
Temple of Peace
Maui’s Temple of Peace is located in the gorgeous Haiku area of Maui’s North Shore. It’s a place where a beautifully tiled temple meets you, and then you’re taken to a place of tranquil energy. Their eco-friendly cleansing spa offers colonoscopy services, an infrared sauna, herbal steam room, a cold plunging pool and more.
Kula Botanical Gardens
With 8 acres of beautifully maintained landscaped grounds, you’ll surely find pockets of peace all over Maui’s Kula Botanical Gardens. Waterfalls and koi ponds add charm and tranquility to your visit as you sit in the simple contemplation of Maui beauty. If you want more info, attach yourself to one of their guided tours and get the insider’s scoop on the local botanicals we cherish. The Kula Botanical Gardens in Upcountry Maui is not to be missed!
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