East Maui

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East Maui

When your mind imagines Maui, it probably looks a lot like the island’s epic east side: cascading waterfall pools hidden in lush rainforests, roadside pineapple stands, hairpin turns around plunging sea cliffs. It’s all here, along the legendary Road to Hana—one big reason why East Maui is a must-see on any traveler’s list. 

The Hana Highway (HI-360) begins in the town of Kahului in Central Maui and snakes along the island’s northern coast for 52 miles. The drive to Hana can take as few as 3 hours or last an entire day, depending on how many pictures you stop to take and food stands you sample. 

After you’ve navigated the more than 600 white-knuckle turns and 50 bridges, you’ll enter Hana—a charming small town where time seems an abstract concept and aloha is a way of life. Just beyond Hana is the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park and the stunning Pools of Oheo (also called the Seven Sacred Pools), where a refreshing swim is the perfect reward after a long drive. 

East Maui Highlights

Hana

Along Maui's rugged eastern coastline is the peaceful town of Hana, nestled in a remote and beautiful corner of the island.

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Pools of Oheo

Just 15 minutes south of Hana on Highway 31 on the lower slopes of Haleakala are the famous Pools of Oheo in Oheo Gulch.

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