So... landscape. There are considered to be around 11 different types of natural environments on Earth, such as jungles, hot deserts, cold deserts etc. (I don't know exactly what they are!) and on Maui you can find most of these environments The landscape here is so varied, with rain forests, bamboo jungles, rocky mountains, super green mountains white sand beaches, black sand beaches, rocky beaches, lava fields, life filled reefs and plenty more. The island's shaped kind of like a figure of 8 with a mountain / volcano on each figure (checkout the below image). It takes about 3 hours to drive between the 2 furthest points of the island with a mixture of main roads and super windy roads (which make for some epic downhill skateboarding). If you're windsurfing, you'll want to stay on the north shore roughly around the areas of Spreckelsville, Paia and Haiku. Here you'll mostly find a great mixture of the sandy beaches, rocky beaches, sugarcane fields plus the forests and open fields that start leading up Mount Haleakala which towers above. It's incredibly beautiful. You'll LOVE it. Be sure to do some exploring around the island.
|Click on this image and have a look at the yellow labeling I've added to get an idea of where things are|
|Paia Bay, near Hookipa|
|Lush valleys among the mountains on the|
west of the island
|On top of Mount Haleakala looking over to the mountains on the|
west of the island, ready for some epic downhill skating!!
|Amazing coastline over on the east of the island|