While in Hawaii, I had the opportunity to hop over to the island of Maui for a 2 day trip. Guys… I am still swooning over the absolute beauty Maui has to offer. I have never seen a place more breath taking. The whole trip reminded me of how BIG God is and how creative He is. The oceanside cliffs with rain forrest vegetation dripping down from above were simply incredible. Maui not only offers gorgeous beaches (of course), but it also has some of the most beautiful vegetation, cliffs and valleys I’ve yet to see. I recapped my little trip for you below, I hope you enjoy!
DAY 1: THE ROAD TO HANA
1. KEANAE PENINSULA
2. THREE BEARS FALLS
3. WAIANAPANAPA STATE PARK – black sands beach
4. HONOMANU BAY
5. KIKI BEACH & ALAU ISLAND
I found this island humorous because of the single palm tree sitting on top of this cute little island :). Does anyone else find this adorably funny?
6. HANAWI FALLS
7. OHEO FALLS
This place is legitimately my all time favorite spot. It was so incredibly calming to just sit, watch waterfalls pour into pools & back down another fall in one direction & watch the waves crash against the cliffs of the coast in the other. I sat here for hours just taking it in… It’s a must see if you ask me.
8. HAMOA BEACH
Thats the big island (where I was living) in the distatnce!
DAY 2: LOCAL TREASURES & IAO VALLEY
This little beach above was called “Secret Beach” and is a local treasure I had the privilege of visiting with some locals I met the night before! Being friendly is worth it, people ;).
SO the trip was incredible, to say the least. If anyone has the chance to visit this island, I would say 100% go for it. It’s basically a Jurassic Park paradise haha.
I’ll also be selling prints with the launch of my new website / brand in May! Be on the lookout for the new and improved Ashley Steffens Photography brand!