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Sunset Watching in Maui

One thing I always get asked by tourists is, “Where is a great place to watch a Hawaiian Sunset here on Maui?” I always reply to them that the BEST locations for watching sunsets here are South Maui (Kihei/Wailea/Makena), Upcountry Maui (Kula/Makawao/Pukalani/Ulupalakua/Keokea/Haiku/Paia) and the West Side (Lahaina/Ka’anapali/Napili/Kapalua/Olowalu), and if you wish head up to the summit of Haleakala to watch from there. Watching Sunsets here in Hawaii especially on Maui are great back drops for photo taking, painting, Hollywood Sunset video taking for shows and movies for when they can’t film on location, and even Hawaii weddings on the beach. Yes I have seen weddings take place in the evenings on the South Shore numerous times. The best time to head on down to the shoreline to watch is probably around 5:45 PM (1745 if your in the military). Hawaiian Sunsets especially here on Maui are breath taking and if you are lucky, you may get to see the infamous green flash. Make sure to bring a camera and video camera with you when you go watch the sunset. Here in Hawaii sometimes people have sunset meet ups and take pictures and have a beach party, but subtract the alcohol from that mix. Here are some tips I usually give to people on Sunset watching:

Parking Lot Tips:
-Check your surroundings
-Take Anything of high value with you (Utilize your hotel/condo’s safety deposit)
-Lock your Rental/Loaner Vehicle
-Park where it is well light once it does get dark (Preferred location right under a light pole or near one

Beach Tips:
-Remember no alcoholic drinks allowed on the beach for fines are pretty stiff
-Use caution if your going to be using a grill for a sunset Barbecue
-Throw all garbage in the trash cans

Haleakala Summit Tips:
-Test your rental vehicle’s breaks
-Test your ” ” ” ” Lights and hazard grid lights
-Make sure you had enough rest before making the trek up there
-Park in Visitor stalls only for Federal Fines are stiff and may include State and County fines also
-Walk slowly for the air is thin up there
-If you experience a medical emergency please contact the Ranger Station or County of Maui 911

Over all enjoy the sunsets here in Hawaii. Little Known fact on Hollywood Filming you may never know when they are filming here and you may even be included in a shot or multiple shots (It has been done before). So enjoy and have fun. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us here at Hawaii-Aloha.com or contact your hotel.

Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Mar 19, 2010