FRIDAY April 1st
One of the greatest things about Maui is that the weather is wonderful year-round. Any time of the year you can find beautiful weather to visit the beach or explore the unique natural sights on Maui. Springtime is exceptionally beautiful, especially if you are interested in seeing some of the world’s most exotic and colorful flowers. If you are coming to Maui this spring, make sure to keep your eyes out for our unique local flora. Here are some of our favorites.
This island shrub, also known as Silver Geranium, will blossom a small cluster of up to 15 pale white and yellow flowers that grow to be around 3 feet tall. It thrives in somewhat arid landscapes along the coast.
The Ohi’a Lehua is from the Myrtaceae family, which grows regionally in the six largest islands of Hawaii. The flowering of this tree blooms out into many long thin red stems with yellow tips. Native Hawaiian tradition holds this flower as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess.
Part of the mallow family, Malvaceae, this flower can grow up to 10 feet, and is often surrounded by larger leaves. Red is the flowers most common color but the Koʻoloaʻula also has pink, maroon, salmon, blond, red and white, and pale red variants. They grow mostly in the dry forests on the islands but are very rare to find as they are endangered.
Ma’o Hau Helea
More commonly known as the Hawaiian Hibiscus, this yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower, even though it is rare to find in the wild. It is commonly seen as an ornamental plant and many variants of the flower are grown.
When you need a break for searching out these beautiful flowers consider taking a flight on one of our helicopter tours. Just like these flowers our tours can show you a unique and beautiful side of the island you won’t find any other way. Here are what some of our guests have said about their experience with Air Maui.
“If you do nothing else while visiting Maui, do this. Our pilot, Vince, was knowledgeable, amusing, and incredibly skilled. Shortest 1.25 hour I can remember. The views from above were breathtaking. We got to see waterfalls that we never would see from the ground. Totally changed my perception of the Road to Hana!” – bryan suttles
“Hands down one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. From the customer service to the actual helicopter ride, this place blew our expectations out of the water. The doors off is absolutely worth the additional cost. The pilot was so professional and friendly. ” – Kaelyn Tarsa
“We did the doors off tour and it was great! Worth the money. The pilot/tour guide was great and made everyone feel comfortable. The views were amazing!” – Carissa Lyle
“This was awesome. Staff was great, pilot (Nate) was great and of course the flight path and sites were great . Highly recommended!” – Mark Green
Please feel free to contact us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions or special requests for your Valentine’s Day adventure, or book any of our tours online!