The Island of Maui
The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The Island of Maui known as the "Valley Isle" got it's name from the polynesian navigator Hawaiʻiloa who is credited with discovering the Hawaiian Islands. Legend has it that Maui is named after Hawaiʻiloa's son Maui. The original name of Maui was ʻIhikapalaumaewa.
Kahului is the highest populated city and is the financial hub of the island. The county seat is located in the northern town of Wailuku . The town of Kihei ( including the areas of Wailea and Makena, is the second largest city and a popular tourist destination with lots of condos and the most beaches . Located on the South Shore and on the leeward side of the volcano, Kihei gets less rainfall than other areas on the island . Lahaina (including Kaʻanapali and Kapalua) is located on the west shore. With it's art galleries, extensive night life activities and high end resorts, Lahaina has become one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. The small town of Hana, located on rugged eastern coast of Maui is mostly known for the 56 mile road connecting it to the rest of Maui. The Road to Hana is a beautiful scenic drive with 56 one lane bridges and over 300 ess curves. Other towns worth visiting are Paia on the North shore , and the towns of Kula and Makawao in the Up Country.
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