This gorgeous Hawaii beach ceremony by Simple Maui Wedding showcased the island at her finest: breezy and flooded with golden evening light. The white sands of Palauea set the stage for Suzanne & Jake’s luminous Maui wedding on the beach, all captured by Karma Hill Photography.
Stunning beaches, lush rainforests, some of the choicest surf spots in the world—what most know about Maui reminds us why its consistently ranked the #1 island on Earth.
Most are also aware of Maui’s biggest claims to fame: it’s home to the world’s largest dormant volcano and serves as a sanctuary for the migratory Humpback Whale.
But beyond its obvious merits, Maui also possesses a number of fascinating facets few have even heard of.
Score some pub trivia points—and appreciate your dream destination all the more—with these 10 things about Maui we’d high-five you if you already knew from Bike Maui:
Whether worn in a lei, tucked behind an ear, or flourishing on the lawn of a resort, the sultry and fragrant plumeria might just be the unofficial flower of Hawaii.
Mahalo to Bike Maui for creating such a beautiful post about plumeria flowers!
Commonly known in other parts of the world as frangipani, melia, and celadine, there’s hardly a yard in the islands that doesn’t contain one of these heavenly-scented trees—which often produce more than 200 flowers per cluster.
On April 6, 2018 Krista and Justin Pakuris eloped in an intimate ceremony in Hotel Wailea’s Treehouse, cradled within the lush canopy of mango and avocado trees in the boutique resort’s orchard in Maui.
Even though it may not be their big day, wedding guests still find a way to complain about things that don’t conform to their liking, whether it is unwarranted or not. Because it’s in the nature of some human beings to have control over everything – we see you, Aunt Linda – the simplest thing to do when they suddenly find themselves not in a position of power is make hasty complaints to those who are. Sigh.