One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual locations located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual destination that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured travel destination is Maui, Hawaii.
Maui, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From gorgeous luxurious beaches and resorts to impeccable mountains and hiking trails, Maui is one of the most sought after travel destinations around. Aside from beauty, Maui also offers a great spiritual experience to help one get in touch with his or herself.
Haleakalā National Park
The focus of Haleakalā National Park’s is a large crater whose summit sits at 10,000 feet above sea level. Haleakalā means “House of the sun” in Hawaiian and hold great spiritual significance to locals. Many tourists visit the park solely to witness the beautiful sunrise, however, many Hawaiians worship here and offer beautiful chants for the rising sun about it’s revitalizing impact.
Makalua Puna Point
Makalua Puna Point is an area surrounded by jagged rocks nicknamed “Shark’s teeth”. This area is a sacred place to Hawaiians as they claim it to be a vortex between the spirit world and the physical world. The area is located near the Ritz Carlton Hotel and many of the guests have reported spiritual experiences over the years.
The Olowalu Beach is known for having some of the oldest reef structures in Hawaii. It is a popular place for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and surfing. Olowalu was a sacred place known as a village of peace and protection in years past. Those seeking sanctuary were promised safety if they could reach the village borders. Unfortunately Americans attacked the village in the late 1700’s, killing many of their people and discrediting their previous belief.
ʻĪao Valley is a mountain range with lush greenery and streams running through it. The ʻĪao Needle, located inside of the valley, and stands at 1,200 feet tall. The needle was previously used as a lookout for warriors during times of war. The valley is highly sacred to Hawaiians as many of their chiefs and leaders are hidden inside.
Maui, Hawaii is a place for the ultimate vacation or getaway. It provides unmatched beauty, relaxation, and spiritual awakening. I personally plan on going back to Maui as soon as possible. It is a more costly location, but oh so worth it!