Maui is beautiful from every angle!
February 2, 2009 · Print This Article
Last weekend I soared thru the clouds, swooped into the deep valleys and over the Pailolo channel, circling the Eastern coastline of Molokai and Maui’s Northwestern shore. I enjoyed an exhillerating helicopter ride with Sunshine Helicopters in one of their state of the art Black beauties.
I experienced the “West Maui Deluxe” which is a 60 minute ride. Little did I know West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Also I didn’t realize over 90% of the State of Hawaii is accessible only by helicopter.
We visited Maui’s tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, with over 1,100 foot drop. We entered West Maui from the North, flying past the small village of Kahakaloa, past the Kapalua airpot, and continued on to view the resorts of Kapalua, Kaanapali and Lahaina town.
We then headed to Molokai, flying thru a double rainbow! We visited Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls (including the 1,750 foot Kahiwa Falls) along Molokai’s remote and isolated north shore. We viewed gigantic sea cliffs, the tallest in the world! We discovered Halawa Valley with two large and beautiful waterfalls flowing down the mountains. Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula, which for years has been home to people suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy) and saw Father Damien’s monument.
Sunshine Helicopters has been in business since 1985 and offer aerial tours of Maui, Molokai, Big Island Hawaii and Kauai. I am excited to glide thru the air with them again in the near future! Like my 80 year old Mother said after enjoying her first helicopter ride “Why did I wait so long?”
If you too would like to visit Maui (from every angle!)
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