Maui is the perfect destinations not just for the holidaymakers, but photographers who are passionate about their work and look for some fantastic spots to capture. Photography is all about being at the right place and at the right moment to catch in a particular moment. Maui is all about exploration and discovery for all, where one gets the chance to capture and bring home amazing photographs to share with all! Maui’s landscapes are filled with gorgeous sunsets, amazing waterfalls, and playful waves abound. Even if you are not a professional, you can still come back with results that are simply out of the world. Just make sure to carry your camera along, and once you have settled in your Maui beach house, you should remember to carry it with you all the time. Simple point-and-shoot cameras are good enough, and the photographs always look best when they are taken in the early morning or evening.
Here are some of the most famous spots to begin your photographic adventures and enjoy the journey!
Take the road to Hana that boasts of bamboo forests, countless waterfalls, and epic coastal vistas. At its end lie, the famous Hana falls. Hana is a small community on the easternmost point of Maui and is isolated. It is here where you get the chance to enjoy Honomanu Falls and the authentic charm of old Hawaii. The Hana road itself is famous for its curves and stone bridges. You will feel compelled to stop and take some pictures.
Another of the historically significant places on the island is the Iao Valley. Once a royal burial ground, the valley is visually rewarding. The 4,000-acre State Park is a favorite with locals and the tourists. Both residents and visitors make a day trip here and enjoy the beautiful scenery around with towering mountains and beautiful freshwater streams. There are amazing flora and fauna, and some perfect spots to enjoy a scenic picnic in nature. Enjoy a refreshing dip in Iao Stream before you start clicking.
Haleakala means “House of the Sun. It is the largest dormant volcano in the world and the entire area of Manhattan could fit well within the crater of Haleakala. As one drives to the summit, they are driven through various climates of Upcountry Maui. Thus, there are plenty of picture-perfect spots as you go through the lanes of lush green pastures and misty forests. As you climb towards Haleakala and the summit, get ready to view the most glorious sunrise or sunset ever. Take pictures of the stunning views of the sunrise or sunset. Later you could go biking, hike or indulge in, stargazing.
Hana Coast is a photographer’s tropical paradise. The whole route to Wailua Falls boasts of numerous waterfalls and dramatic coast views as you drive through the verdant rainforest and a favorite photo spot lies right next to the Hana Highway. Arrive here in the afternoon to find the soft, overcast light that will create perfect pictures.
On the way to Waimoku Falls, just leave your car at the Kipahulu Visitor Center. There is a road that will lead you to the trailhead. The 4-mile round-trip hike will take you through a dense forest made of tall bamboos. Along with your camera, just bring a bathing suit so that you can enjoy a dip in the pool at the base of the waterfall. There is plenty to do and see here to keep busy the whole afternoon.
Seven Sacred Pools
The Seven Sacred Pools are situated in Haleakala National Park. When the rays of the sun ignite the waters of each pool at sunrise, those pools look especially beautiful. You can hike up the Pipiwai Trail and take amazing pictures as you walk through the bamboo forest. Do not forget to shoot one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on Maui.
Makena Beach is popular but powerful too and this is what makes this one of the most dangerous swimming beaches. Hence, be careful, especially if traveling with family and kids. Still, it is a big favorite with the local and the travelers. Those bright turquoise waves against the soft white create a dramatic scenery. It is indeed one of the most beautiful places in Maui. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view and start clicking your pictures.
The Mill House
The Mill House is a very famous and popular restaurant and bars at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Enjoy farm-fresh fare and specially crafted cocktails, as you sit beside a pond framed by flowers and watch the ducks swim. Enjoy those breathtaking views of the majestic Maui Mountains from the open-air venues of the peaceful lagoon.
Kula Botanical Garden
There are stunning sceneries all around you as you travel across a broad area of ranches, farms, and forest in Kula Botanical Garden. There is a rich variety of flora, and you are likely to come across plumeria, heliconias, anthuriums, protea, and orchids. The Kula Botanical Garden is especially photographer friendly as it boasts of acres of exotic and native Hawaiian flora.
Thus, as you can see there is no shortage of good photo ops. just keep your camera ready and venture out in any direction. Maui will not disappoint you wherever you go. Take advantage of those stunning views in Maui.This is your chance to create some lifetime memories and capture them in your camera forever.