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Maui is one of the top 10 islands in the world to visit according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Actually, it’s #4 on their most recent list. When My Vacation Lady’s clients ask how long they should stay in Maui and what there is to see and do there, we can tell them, very honestly, that they could stay there for a week or more and still not be bored.
While you may know about some of the top natural attractions in Maui- like the Road to Hana and visiting Haleakala at sunrise, there are some hidden treasures in Maui. My Vacation Lady will try to bring some of them to your attention over the next few weeks.
If you are in the Kapalua area of Maui, the drive along Route 30 is a beautiful scenic drive and within 15 or 20 minutes, you’re in the area of the Nakalele Blowhole.
With any luck, the surf will put on a great show for you , spouting high in the air against some dramatic lava rock.
Please use caution is you are going to hike down to the blowhole. This is not a hike for everyone. The blowhole is about 1200 feet from the road and about 200 feet below you and there are no guard rails here. Sometimes you’ll see the mighty force of the water and sometimes, it can be pretty wimpy.
Your best chance of seeing the great spouting at the Nakalele Blowhole is at high tide and high surf. Even if the spout isn’t spectacular, if you go an hour or so before sunset and start driving back to Kapalua you’ll be treated to some fantastic views of glowing red cliffs along the highway. Have your camera ready since you won’t find this at home.