Other sights in Maui
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The superb Maui Ocean Center, the largest tropical aquarium in the USA, is a dazzling feast for the eyes. The aquarium, dedicated to Hawaii marine life, is as close as you can get to being underwater without donning dive gear!
No trip to Maui is complete without visiting this national park, containing the mighty volcano that gave rise to East Maui. The volcano's floor measures a whopping 7.5 miles wide, 2.5 miles long and 3000ft deep - more than enough to swallow Manhattan. From its towering rim there are dramatic views of its lunarlike surface.
Hamoa Beach has lovely gray sands, and is used by Hotel Hana-Maui, but open to all. Author James Michener once called it the only beach in the North Pacific that actually looked as if it belonged in the South Pacific. When surf's up, surfers and bodyboarders flock to the waters, though beware of rip currents. When it's calm, swimming is good in the cove.
Public access is down the steps just north of the hotel's bus-stop sign. Facilities include showers and rest rooms.