I am not a early riser so I havent seen a lot of sunrises in my life. But if there is one thing that I will always be grateful for experiencing in life has to be going to Haleakala National Park, Maui to view the most amazing sunrise ever. That experience was so special and surreal that I can never ever forget. We visited there almost 2 years back but never blogged about it. So better late than never.
What and Where
Towering over the island of Maui and visible from just about any point, Haleakala Crater is a force of nature in every sense. At 10,023 feet above sea level, this dormant volcano is the stage for a breathtaking range of landscapes—and skyscapes. Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend goes that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last longer.
Where: Upcountry Maui to the southeastern coast
People go to Haleakala National park to view sunset and sunrise. To view sunrise, you have to make a reservation online and it gets booked up pretty early. You can make them here.
Tips To Visit
- Wake up super early as it might take you almost 2-3 hours to reach haleakala from your hotel.
- Wear something super warm as it is going to be so cold there.