Travellers from around the world are now enjoying a chance to spend time in Maui.
On Wednesday, the US President Barack Obama will officially welcome a group of foreign leaders to the island.
They will be visiting the island in a “historic” event that will also include a traditional Maui wedding.
Maui is a popular destination for tourists, with some estimates putting the island’s tourist population at around 60,000.
But for many people, the island is a place to escape from the grind of daily life.
“It’s a great place to be because of the nature, because it’s a little bit like an island paradise,” said Riki Hsu, who travelled from Hong Kong for a week to visit the island with his partner.
“But we also have a lot of tourists, because we’re very isolated from the mainland.”
Mauia, also known as Maori, is located in the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii.
It is home to some of the world’s most endangered sea turtles, which are considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Hsu, a conservationist and filmmaker, has been living on the island for five years.
He said that since coming to the US, he has not been able to go to his home in Taiwan because of safety concerns.
“We’ve had people that have died and we’ve had kids that have gone missing, and that’s just the kind of thing that we’re concerned about,” he said.
“The island has always been the safest place in the world.
I think that the tourism industry has to take care of that.”
Makai said he had been planning to visit Mauia for a while.
“I’m going to take this opportunity to see what’s out there,” he told Al Jazeera.
“When I got here I was just going to spend some time with my girlfriend and go swimming, so I’m really excited to see it.”
Mamoa’s main attraction, which is open daily, is the “Hangon Lava Rock” that is famous for its volcanic activity.
“There are different ways to experience it.
The more adventurous you are, you can explore the island,” said Hsu.
Mamoans most famous attraction is the Maori rock formation known as “The Island of Maui”, which is located on the west side of the island and has been visited by thousands of tourists since it was discovered by explorer and explorer-in-residence Sir John Franklin in 1835.
“You can have the most epic views of the entire island, so you’re going to be able to see the whole of Mauai, from the water to the rocks,” said Makai.
“Mauie is also famous for being a very safe place to travel because you’re not going to have any problems with any of the diseases, from malaria to tuberculosis to pneumonia.”
Mongo’s most famous tourist attraction is an attraction that is open on weekends only: the Maui Sea Life Park, which also has a swimming pool and is open for visitors to swim.
“Every time I’ve been to Maui, I’ve always loved going to the park,” said Moko Hsu who was visiting her son, aged eight, from Taiwan for a visit.
“To me it’s the only place that you can experience the true nature of Maua.”
Mukon, another tourist, said the park was her favourite because of its unique and enchanting nature.
“Being a tourist, it’s just such a magical place, and I always love to go there,” she said.”[It’s] a little island that’s full of beauty.”
Moko HSU’s son, Makai, who is from Taiwan, and his partner, Riki, from Hong kong visited Mauia in December last year.
He and his girlfriend had planned to visit for two weeks but they were unable to make it because of a trip.
They were lucky to find a bus to Mauia, where the family has been staying for the past year.
“They [the bus] was full, so we were like, ‘OK, it’ll be OK, we’ll go’,” he said, smiling.
“So we made it to the bus stop and I’m like, I’m so glad I could be a tourist for two months and then go back and have a little break.”
Mako Hsu said that while the trip to Maua was a bit of a hassle, he was able to enjoy it.
“For me, it was like being in another world, like being at another place, but at the same time it was very relaxing, because I wasn’t going to Mauis strict schedule.
I was able just to have my own time.”
The family was also able to visit a different island, which they enjoyed, and visited Maui’s iconic lava formations, but it was not as