Maui is part of the state of Hawaii,second largest Hawaiian Island famous for tourist attractions.
Area 1,900 km2
Highest point Haleakala
highest of the peaks:PuuKukui, Haleakala (one of the world's highest mountains).
Climate of the Maui : two-season year, mild and uniform temperatures everywhere, extensive cloud formations high relative humidity, extensive cloud formations, most of Maui is situated within few miles from costline. This account for the strong marine influence on Maui's climate, but rainfall varies over various places because of mountains regulating the air flow. for example about 3,000 feet above on Haleakala, rainfall decreases rapidly with elevation. Relative humidity may be ten percent or less. The lowest temperatures in the state are experienced in this region: air temperatures below freezing are common.
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Maui is a leading whale-watching center in the Hawaiian Islands,The whales migrate approximately 3,500 miles (5,600 km) from Alaskan waters each autumn and spend the winter months mating and birthing in the warm waters off Maui, with most leaving by the end of April. Humpbacks are an endangered whales species protected by U.S. federal and Hawaii state law, their numbers have increased rapidly in recent years, estimated at 7% growth per year. Aston Hotels Maui and similar Resorts arrangge so called whale watching cruise trips . Conde nast traveler awarded Maui the best island on earth on 2010
Maui is home to a large rainforest on the northeastern flanks of Haleakala, which serves as the drainage basin for the rest of the island. The extremely difficult terrain has prevented exploitation of much of the forest.
pollution:Maui's extraordinary coral reefs have been damaged by pollusion and tourism, although finding sea turtles, dolphins, tropical fish, are still possible.
The island was annexed by the United States in 1898 and made a territory in 1900.
Maui was centrally involved in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a staging center, training base, and for rest and relaxation. Beaches (e.g.Haiku, in Kihei) were used to practice landings and train in marine demolition and sabotage.
The island experienced rapid population growth through 2007, when Kihei was one of the most rapidly growing towns in the United State
In 1974 Emil Tedeschi of the winegrower family of Calistoga, Napa Valley established the first and only Hawaiian commercial winery, the Tedeschi Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch.
Real-estate development: Maui had so-called "vacation rentals" also called condos / conde rental in which homeowners rent their homes to visitors, and the Super Ferry preoccupied local residents. Vacation rentals are now strictly limited, with greater enforcement than previously. The Super Ferry, which offered transport between Maui and Oahu is now defunct.
The two major industries on Maui are agriculture and tourism. Agriculture value-added enterprises are growing rapidly.Sugarcane operation once very wastly existed in Hawaii is disappearing fastly due to excessive water usage.
The Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC)in Kihei is a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Center which is managed by the University of Hawaii,provides more than 10,000,000 hours of computing time per year to the research, science, and military communities.Maui Research and Technology Center,is located in Kihei.whose focus is to facilitate the growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology sector.Maui is also an important center for advanced astronomical research. The Haleakala Observatory was Hawaii's first astronomical research and development facility.
Tourism in Hawaii
The big tourist spots in Maui include the Hana Highway, Haleakala National Park, and Lahaina.
The Hana Highway runs along the east coast of Maui, curving around many mountains and passing by black sand beaches and waterfalls. Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala, a dormant volcano. Lahaina is one of the main attractions on the island with an entire street of shops and restaurants which lead to a wharf where many set out for a sunset cruise or whale watching journey. Snorkeling can be done at almost any beach along the Maui coast. Surfing and windsurfing are also popular on Maui beaches .
The main tourist areas are West Maui (Kaanapali, Lahaina, Napili-Honokowai, Kahana, Napili, Kapalua), and South Maui (Kihei, Wailea-Makena). The main port of call for cruise ships is located in Kahului. A smaller port is found in Maalaea Harbor located between Lahaina and Kihei. Tourist arrivals (mostly from japanese, america ( usa ) , canada ) and stay are rising. One example is Maui Banyan Resort which is home to several of banyan trees and thus the name is located across from Kamaole Beach II, one of Maui’s finest beaches. Online reservations are available for booking stay in advance for any calendar season. Maui is more urban with busy night life, while nearby Big island is more quite and serene.
Hana Airport in eastern Maui
The Maui Public Bus Transit System is a county-funded program that provides transportation around the island .
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Maui Jim (Maui gim)Designer sun glasses are born in the beaches of hawaii beaches, which effectively control sun glare, now widely used sun glasses world wide.
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* Maui sunset