Geographical importance of Maui
 
Maui is a small island in Hawaii which has a very significant geographical importance. As we know that Maui is surrounded by water from each every angle, the ocean around it acts as a regulator, which gives a warm and balmy climate all year long.

The average temperature of Maui is 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Maui is usually very cold in winter and extremely warm in summers. The north eastern side of the Maui is full of greenery with waterfalls and foliage. Most of the Maui resorts are located near the coast where the weather is comparatively warmer, sunnier and drier with a swift breeze. Sometime the direction of the winds changes from north to south, which is usually warm and moist. The local call this breeze Kona Winds. The west of Maui because of its sunshine and abundance of water was once a major Hawiian population centre. The people grew sweet potato, taro, paper mulberry, banana and coconut in these areas but now there are numerous resorts built there for locals and visitors to enjoy the sunshine of the west of Maui. The south of Maui is the costal area with white sandy beaches and low wet lands. The centre of Maui comprises of two volcanoes and residential areas along with sugar plantations and government offices etc. In the east of Maui island,the airport is located which has a beautiful sight to it even though its underdeveloped and the roads are narrow. Honokohau valley is just located under the highest mountain peak of Maui. Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island. The highest peak of Maui is Haleakala which is 10,023 feet or 3,055 meters long in length. In the lowlands of Maui rainfall is usually expected at night or early in the morning and unlikely to occur in the mid afternoon. Because of the beaty and its exceptional geographical location a large number of tourist visit Maui yearly, it was found that 2,207,826 visited Maui is 2004, 2,263,676 tourists in 2005; and 2,405,257 tourists in 2006 with the expenditure of 3.5 billion dollars.