Hike Into the Bamboo Forest
When the wind sweeps through the trees Maui’s Bamboo Forest sounds like a cacophony of high-heeled shoes engulfing you, yet if you are lucky there are no other hikers (and definitely no stilettos) in sight. It’s spectacular, intensely green and the end-note is a breathtaking waterfall.
The hike is neither hard nor long, but it is dirty, (squelchy) and reaching the waterfall up-close requires scrambling through rocky streams and getting quite wet!
If you are staying in Wailea, don’t let the drive scare you. The road to Hana is definitely winding, and often one lane, but the views are spectacular, raw and truly untouched.
Once you’re rested, you might be pondering ways to infuse a little bamboo into your daily routine? Some ideas…
Charlotte Olympia Pandora Bamboo Perspex Clutch, net-a-porter.com, $825.00
1.) Dinny Hall Gold Vermeil Bamboo Drop Pendant, liberty.co.uk, £155
2.) Striped Grosgrain Sun Hat with Bamboo Ring, ralphlauren.com, $45.00
3.) Bettye Muller Pointe in Bamboo Print, simplysoles.com, $345.00
4.) Bamboo Trays, apartment48.com, $65.00
Wouters & Hendrix Long Bamboo Earrings, farfetch.com, £407
Uroco Kimono Bamboo Tote-Plum Flowers, bottica.com, $212.00
5.) Brass Bamboo Console, horchow.com, $669.00
6.) Astley Clarke Colour Peach Blush Bamboo Bangle, astleyclarke.com, £175
7.) Gucci Watch, Women’s Swiss Bamboo and Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet, macys.com, $995.00
8.) Annette Ferdinandsen Jade Bamboo Earrings, ylang23.com, $485.00
Gucci Oversized Rounded Square Sunglasses, bloomingdales.com, $325.00
9.) Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Ankle Peg Bamboo Jeans, coggles.com, £220
10.) Banana Republic Indo Bamboo Link Necklace, bananarepublic.gap.com, $70.00
11.) Kelly & Katie Bamboo Clutch, dsw.com, $24.95
12.) L’Wren Scott Bamboo Embroidered Dress, barneys.com, $1990.00
13.) Cathy Waterman Garnet Bamboo Earrings, ylang23.com, $2280.00
14.) Venetian Bamboo Leg Table, wisteria.com, $449.00