A maui tanning adventure

A Maui Tanning Adventure

Great secret spots you’ve probably never heard of and browning tips you need to know.

Love sunbathing? Looking for that perfect golden tan? Majestic coastlines and breathtaking sceneries make Maui the best place to catch some sun on the planet. Maui offers a variety of welcoming venues that are nothing short of a sun lovers paradise. Each coast delivers something different. Whether your a fun loving show off, who craves crowds and action, or a sun worshiper that seeks a more remote setting, your sure to find a spot that is suits your style.

Lahaina Side

If youre looking for action, easy access, glistening white sand beaches, and endless sun, the Lahaina coast is sure to float your boat. Lahaina literally translates to “land of the relentless sun”. Finding a beach to sun your buns couldnt be easier. Drive along the coast until you spot a beach you like, pull over and enjoy. If you are single, be sure to stroll Kaanapali and Airport Beach, you may meet the love of your life. Dont forget your Locals sandals. The sand can be especially hot during summer time!

Kehei Side

The Kehei coast offers the same as far as sun and accessibility. Makena Beach is easily found on the map. If you’re up for an adventure head just beyond the main beach (to the left at the end of the beach, and over the little hill), a land of fun in the sun awaits. This beach isn’t for everyone. If you want to toss of your suit and play some Frisbee or tan your “white parts” this clothing optional beach will be a blast. Sundays are like a mini festival with live drumming and dancing. The dolphins are known to cruise by from time to time.

Hana Side

The Hana side of the island is known for its heavier rainfall and lush landscape. Don’t be fooled. There is still plenty of sun to go round. For a personal oasis away from the main crowds and attractions check out Red Sands beach. Free spirits can soar at this quiet little cove tucked away from it all at the edge of Hana Town. Just ask for directions at the Hasegawa General Store. Pick up some food along the drive at one of the many local stands. The local organic fruits are strong with “Mana”, the sacred force of the universe. Red sands beach is as beautiful as it is rich in Hawaiian History. The protected pools are fed by pristine, cold-water springs. These brackish pools were sacred to the Hawaiian people. Hawaiian women would travel to this hidden sanctuary to give birth in the water. Clothing is optional on this beach. The hike to Red Sands isn’t for everyone. It’s steep and a little scary, but if you’re good on your feet, an adventurer, it’s nothing but a short jaunt with a sweet treat waiting at the end. Remember to haul out what you brought in and even though it may be tempting, leave the beautiful red sand where it is. It is considered taboo to take any with you.

Secret Tanning Spot

The real treasure waits just past Hana. Drive about 1/3 of a mile past mile marker 39 on the Pi’ilani Highway. There is going to be a white bridge with Alelele written on the side of it. Here you will notice several trails moving inland towards Alelele Falls. Technically, this area is also inside of Haleakala National Park, but most people spend their time at the overcrowded ‘Ohe’o Gulch area and never visit this part of the park. Alelele Stream is easy to find, and it is about a 10-minute walk along the trail (and stream bed) to get to this waterfall. There is a pullout on the makai side of the road that leads to a landing where you can park the car. You may have to rock skip a bit and/or cross the stream, but keep heading towards the valley wall where the waterfall is. This waterfall is very beautiful, and hardly anybody knows it is here. As is typical with many falls on Maui, in the summertime it may not be flowing. If the weather has been especially dry, you can probably assume as much for the falls and just may want to skip this spot. It is traditional to leave a Pohaku (Hawaiian offering to the ancestors made by wrapping a lava rock in a Ti leaf). You will see them on the way in to the falls.

Browning Tips

In your search for endless sun and fun on Maui, don’t forget to care for that beautifully golden skin. Here are 5 essential tips all the locals know.

1) Even the darkest of skin can burn so limit your time in the sun. Only use a tanning accelerant like Maui Babe Browning Lotion if you are an expierenced tanner and know your limits.
2) Be cautious when choosing your sunscreen, most brands either wash off or clog your pores (causing the dreaded tourist rash). Choose a breathable water-resistant brand.
3) Take a shade/dip in water break every 45 minutes or so. This gives your skin a chance to heal and will result in a healthier tan.
4) Always rinse off salt water as it dries the skin out, leading to wrinkly, leathery looking skin.
5) Rehydrating your skin after sun exposure is really the key. A light soothing coconut oil or moisturizing aloe vera treatment after a good tanning session will give you that Maui tan you’ve been dreaming about.

When it comes to tanning, the island of Maui is the place to be. Once again, Maui No Ka Oi? “Maui is the best”.

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Опубликовано 04 Feb 2008 в 12:16 pm. Рубрика: A. Вы можете следить за ответами к этой записи через RSS.
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