On our own, we never even contemplated riding a helicopter. Our eyes were firmly to what lay beneath the surface of the waters surrounding Maui. But when we picked my parents up from the airport, they couldn’t stop raving about the incredible views they’d just seen on their helicopter ride over at Oahu (their copter had no doors, how awesome is that!).
So we booked one for the four of us, a 60 minute ride to explore the hidden valleys of West Maui and Molokai. If heli rides are a little cheaper, I’m a convert. Especially when it comes to Hawaii, where the most remote valleys are still inaccessible by road. The views of the lush green rainforests and the tall silvery ribbons of waterfalls were stupendous.