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About Maui ...

Satellite images show Maui as an island having a shape quite similar to that of the number eight. Detailed information about Maui suggests that it is the second largest among Hawaiian group of islands and has a dormant volcano which is largest of its kind in the world. Tourists can enjoy several miles of shoreline and various sandy beaches while touring this region. Its geographical features are diverse and include barren fields of lava, tropical rainforests and lush green valleys. Many endangered species of flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet can be seen in tropical rainforests of Maui. Original inhabitants of this region were Polynesian tribes from Tahiti and Marquesas islands. It was later visited by many explorers, traders and missionaries, greatly altering the local culture. Today, this island serves as a major destination for tourists, and readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted it as best island in the world.


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Admiral Jean-François de La Pérouse was the first European to land on the shores of Maui in late eighteenth century. With the arrival of missionaries, natives got an opportunity to receive education. Certain facts about Maui and its history were written and preserved with the arrival of printing press in the region. Lahainaluna Mission School was opened in Lahaina by missionaries during the early nineteenth century. Hunting of whales was done in this region during mid-nineteenth century, due to which, many ships arrived and stayed for weeks. This resulted in many illicit activities being carried out by several crew members of ships, which was battled by missionaries with little success. Towards the end of nineteenth century, hunting of whales declined according to the history of Maui and petroleum offered some new opportunities. Hawaii was annexed by the United States and was made its fiftieth state in 1959. In recent times, the island of Maui has experienced significant growth in population, as many retired individuals and leisure tourists eventually settled down in this region. This has also led to the rapid development of real estate and the concept of ‘vacation rentals’ in which people rent out their homes to travelers.

Tourists can enjoy variety of water-sports as Maui is well-known for activities like windsurfing and kite-boarding. There are certain places on the island where equipments designed for different kinds of water sports are tested. Over the past few years, several shops and restaurants have come up along many of its streets. Many cruises also make their halt in this region, providing an opportunity for vacationers to get a glimpse of the local culture. Tourism and agriculture being its two major sectors, plenty of tertiary services associated with them are provided on this island. According to Maui Hawaii information provided by reliable sources, technology-related organizations have also made their presence felt in recent times. Most of them are involved in research activities that study the region's environment and climate changes. Due to all such activities being carried out on this island, locals have found many employment opportunities. Abundant accommodation facilities have also helped in attracting many tourists to Maui.

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