No visit to Maui is complete without a road trip to Hana. This lovely jaunt
will take you along the coastline, and, some of most stunning views you
will ever see in your lifetime. This winding, narrow road takes you around
620 curves and fifty-nine beautiful bridges. Cascading waterfalls and a
lush tropical rainforest will have you feeling like you are in another
When beginning your trip, know that the objective is not to just get to the
town of Hana, it is about the experience of the whole drive!
You will find endless opportunities to explore. One of the most popular
attractions are the quaint stands on the side of the road that employ the
honor system to sell their goods. Here you can find some of the best banana
bread in the world, plus fresh floral leis, tropical fruits and other
varieties of goodies.
It may be best to obtain a guide book, considering the variety of
opportunities on this trip. Black and red sand beaches, gorgeous hiking
trails, historic sites and tropical waterfalls are just a small sample
of some of the adventures waiting for you.
We recommend taking a break from your day and having lunch at the Travaasa
Hotel. Here you will find a most tranquil space to enjoy a quiet lunch,
just outside on the patio.
Before you begin your journey to Hana, be sure you have a full tank of gas,
a change of clothes, a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, food, water, camera
and medicine if you get car sick. This is a whole day adventure, so plan on
making this your only activity for the day.
Most people turn around once they reach Hana. However, the road continues
all the way around the island and offers a complete change in scenery. Car
companies usually do not allow you to take their cars on this route, as it
can be dangerous and in some places it is not paved. Use caution if you
decide to go all the way around and know that cell phone service is
nonexistent in some areas.