Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii
Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and it holds a special place in Hawaiian history. The great warrior, King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital. And no wonder, Maui boasts some of the world's most superb beaches and dramatic mountain landscapes.
In Maui, you can witness humpback whales navigating the warm blue waters off the coast, go snorkeling alongside green sea turtles and rainbow-colored fish in the bay or shop 'til you drop in Old Lahaina — there's always something to do on Maui.
Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, today it is one of Maui's finest beaches and one of the world's premier resort destinations.
Old Lahaina's eight-acre multi-level complex offers a variety of shops, galleries and restaurants as well as whaling displays.
The massive crater is 3,000 feet deep, over seven miles long and two miles wide.