I've lived in Kihei, close to the ocean in South Maui, for 27 years now. I love my town and love to be close to the ocean, the sunsets and my work. But Maui is a very diverse place, there are tropical rain forests, like those in Brazil, volcanic moon like mountain features, rolling pasture lands reminiscent of Colorado, and even desert areas with prickly pear cactus. I guess I never really visited many of the most diverse areas of Maui unless I needed to go there for work or if friends and family came to visit. I really didn't know what I was missing until I took a Sunday off and whet on a "photo safari" to Upcountry Maui with a close friend.
So, when you are here in Maui, be sure to take some time out from activities and relaxing by the pool, or frockling in the ocean to see the other sides of Maui.