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Red Sand Beach of Kaihalulu Bay | Maui

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Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach

The hike to the Red Sand Beach of Kaihalulu Bay, near Hana, is short but unconventional. A dirt path on private property brings you to a very narrow ridge, which leads you around a point, to the bay. The red volcanic rock/sand of the bay stands in vivid contrast to the almost comically blue water. We visited on an overcast day when the waves were loud and big.

This was our final destination on our Road to Hana trip. We didn't want to drive the winding road back in the dark, so we marveled that this place even exists one more time before heading back to Kihei.

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Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu BeachRed Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu BeachRed Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu BeachRed Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
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Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu BeachRed Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach
Red Sand Beach // Kaihalulu Beach

Rainbow Eucalyptus - Colourful Trees in Hawaii

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Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees
Aren't these incredible? I saw pictures of colorful eucalyptus trees online before we visited Hawaii, but they all looked phoney. These are real! Everyone seems to boost the saturation, but, I can assure you: trees that look like rainbow sherbet actually exist.

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From the minimal research I did, I discovered that the tree's bark sheds to reveal a bright green layer that matures to different hues and shades. They're also called Eucalyptus deglupta, Mindanao Gum and the Rainbow Gum. 

I snapped a most of these photos on the side of the Road to Hana, and the last few at the Pineapple Maze in Oahu. - Mina

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees
Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees
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