sacred spots in Maui

Seven Sacred Maui Spots

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Flip through a travel mag, gab with a Maui resident, or ogle images of Hawaii on Instagram—chances are your vision will be arrested by the Valley Isle’s Seven Sacred Pools, a wonder of nature on Maui’s east coast that features a gorgeous set of tiered waterfalls.

But as stunning and powerful as the inaccurately-nicknamed Seven Sacred Pools (‘Ohe’o Gulch) might be, the Kipahulu hot spot doesn’t have the monopoly on Maui’s hallowed places. Indeed, beyond the postcard-perfection of the island’s beaches, Maui is home to a number of exquisite sites that have long been deeply revered.

Whether you’re hoping to connect with Maui in a meaningful way or are simply searching for attractions, here are seven of Maui’s most sacred spots—and the history behind them:

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Visiting Lanai Checklist

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Going to Lanai?

The Essential Checklist for Visiting the Pineapple Isle

Rustic Hawaii might be a thing of myth for modern travelers, given the tremendous expansion the Aloha State has seen in the last three-plus decades.

But ferry on over to Lanai—literally—and you’ll get a glimpse of what Hawaii was like before widespread gentrification: There are no traffic lights on this gorgeous island, a single gas station (and a single poke shop) caters to its 3,102 residents, and shopping is largely reserved for trips to neighboring Maui. And while Oracle CEO Larry Ellison may own 98% of the island, its eighteen miles of rugged beauty can be relished by kama’aina and visitors alike.

Lanai beach

Keen on seeing its golden-sanded beaches—or its stunning red-lava cliffs?  Bust out your pen and paper because here’s the ultimate checklist for visiting the Pineapple Isle:

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