- ROAD TO HANA, MAUI
- Road to Hana
- Hookipa Beach
- Fruit Stand Snack
- Bamboo Forest
- 3pm in Keanae
- Rainbow Trees
- Hana Town
Let the JOURNEY BEGIN
FIRST STOP: PAIA (pronounced "Pah-ee-ah"). It’s small town Maui with a sprinkling of quaint shops, art galleries and a tasty selection of take-out eateries and casual restaurants. Pick up lunch and be on your way. With 620 curves and 59 bridges before you, the journey is the destination.
Pausing for an OCEAN VIEW
MAUI IS SURROUNDED by 30 miles of beautiful beaches, each with its own personality. In the summer, Hookipa Beach welcomes you with quiet waters, while winter swells transform it into a whitewater playground for the windsurfing elite.
A tasty DISCOVERY
NURTURED BY FRESH AIR, rainwater and aloha, the flavors of Hana are pure and alive. It’s as if a veil has been lifted, and even familiar favorites are discovered as if for the first time. "Talk story" for a few minutes and you might learn a few Hawaiian words. Passion fruit is known as "lilikoi." Be sure to try some.
Going off the BEATEN PATH
THE ROAD TO HANA is less about driving and more about living. Pause for a moment to stretch your legs. Find a place for a picnic. Or take out your camera and see where it leads. Discoveries are gifts, magical and unexpected. Sometimes the best way to see the road less traveled is to get out of the car.
A lazy AFTERNOON
LIFE IS SIMPLE along the Hana Highway, where change comes slowly and sometimes not at all. On the Keanae Peninsula, the view is striking. Built in 1856, the Keanae Congregational Church weathered the tsunami of 1946, and continues to open its doors to the faithful. Nearby, children run across the grass as they have for generations, only now, the grass is a mowed field and the game is soccer.
A Roadside DISCOVERY
WELCOME TO MOTHER NATURE'S ART GALLERY. Painted rainbow eucalyptus trees. Yellow ginger blossoms. Flaming red awaphui ginger that Native Hawaiians used as shampoo. From incredible beauty to health and healing, Maui’s palette of many colors has more to offer than meets the eye.
Last Stop: WAILUA FALLS
HANA MAY BE your destination but it’s not the end of the road. A few more miles takes you to Wailua Falls cascading 80 feet below. If, by chance you’re there when the sun is in just the right spot, you’ll see a kaleidoscope of color rising in the mist.
Roll over an island to find out more.