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.