For its admirers, there's truth behind the old saying “Maui No Ka Oi” — Maui is the best. The “Valley Isle” offers some of the world's finest white-sand beaches; sunrises from dormant volcanos; ocean vistas along the rain-forest road to Hana; and enticing shops and restaurants in the historic former whaling center of Lahaina. Maui also boasts a state-of-the-art marine park, humpback whale watching in winter, world-class windsurfing, upcountry farms and ranches and the islands' largest ancient temple.  

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