Hana Travel Guide

  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach
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  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach
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  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach
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Hana Things to Do

  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach

    this is a must on the road to Hana. I've been to several black sand beaching in my live be none that had so many pretty smooth black rocks in addition to black sand. There are picnic tables and camping areas. Arch of black lava rock and blow hole .. and cave. Some stop here to swim .. the current can be strong so take care. However there were...

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  • Red Sand Beach

    There are no signs directing you to the red sand beach, it is hidden tricky to find and very tricky to get to. The hilly trail along the the side of a cliff is very eroded and narrow. I AM TERRIFIED OF HIEGHTS THIS WAS WAYYYYY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But once you get there it's very nice. a lot of the pics people take are super enhanced so I'm...

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  • Road to Hana

    Hotel Hana Maui was a very unique and amazing hotel. It is pricey to have no t.v and wi-fi, but it's beautiful and private and romantic. The service is excellent! I've heard it is changing entirely as far as the name and prices, etc., but I'm hoping it continues to be an oasis of beauty and "old Hawaii". I would totally recommend this hotel, esp....

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  • Waimoku Falls

    An awesome hike. The journey is the destination. There is so much to experience here. Waimoku Falls are some of the largest. About 400 foot I believe. Our trip happened to be during a dry spell so the falls were very light. But this just afforded us a different view then many others are able to get. During the hike we passed or crossed Ironwoods,...

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  • Koki Beach

    Koki is one of the many beaches we were lucky to explore during our travels. Koki beach has a dark red sand, crashing waves and beautiful views. The crashing waves and rugged shore make it great for surfers but not for swimming. This is a good spot for having a picnic and just enjoying the natural beauty. Food trucks and pop up roadside eats can be...

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  • Hana Bay Beach Park

    Hana Bay Beach Park was very close to our resort in Hana. The park is public property and no entrance fee is charged. There is plenty of parking here as well as a food kiosk, picnic area and bbq area. The beach itself is a black/brown colored sand from the eroded lava. The water is calm mostly but in rocky spots the waves really pick up with a...

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  • Wai'anapanapa State Park

    this is a must on the road to Hana. I've been to several black sand beaching in my live be none that had so many pretty smooth black rocks in addition to black sand. There are picnic tables and camping areas. Arch of black lava rock and blow hole .. and cave. Some stop here to swim .. the current can be strong so take care. However there were...

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  • No regular beach . a MUST STOP on the...

    Wai'anapanapa State Parkthis is a must on the road to Hana. I've been to several black sand beaching in my live be none that had so many pretty smooth black rocks in additon to black sand. There are picnic tables and camping areas. Arch of black lava rock and blow hole .. and cave. Some stop here to swim .. the current can be strong so take care. ...

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  • Really neat but very scary hike to get...

    There are no signs directing you to the red sand beach, it is hidden tricky to find and very tricky to get to. The hilly trail along the the side of a cliff is very eroded and narrow. I AM TERRIFIED OF HIEGHTS THIS WAS WAYYYYY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But once you get there it's very nice. a lot of the pics people take are super enhanced so I'm...

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Hana Hotels

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  • Travaasa Hotel Hana

    My wife and I decided to stay a few nights in Hana during our trip to Maui in 2015. We wanted to be...

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  • Hana Kai Maui Resort

    1533 Uakea Rd, Hana, Hawaii, 96713, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hana Oceanfront Cottage

    Hamoa Beach, Hana, Hawaii, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Hana Restaurants

  • Wonderful Meal in Hana

    Kaiuki was one on my favorite meals during our most recent trip to Maui in October 2015. We were staying at the Travassa and decided to try their on site restaurant inside of venturing off property as we had been doing. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily.We arrived a bit after the restaurant opened for dinner. We didn't have reservations...

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  • Pizza in Hana

    They Clay oven is a roadside pizza place right next to Hana Farms. My wife discovered this place online and we decided to try it out when we were staying in Hana. We were fortunate that we were staying over on a Friday; as they are only open on Friday & Saturday (weird but okay). The menu is on small cards they hand you at the counter; there is a...

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  • Fresh Local Ice Pops

    Shaka Pops became our favorite treat during our last trip to Maui in 2015. My wife had heard about them and actively sought them out. We found them sold roadside in Hana as well as in several markets in Maui such as Whaler's General Stores and Whole Foods.What makes these ice pops unique are that they are handmade in small batches and use only...

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  • Fresh Local Products

    Hana Paradise Farm Stand sells a variety of fruit, hot sauces, honey, banana breads and other locally grown/made products. They also sell delicious, fresh sodas that are made to order. We were having pizza at the Clay Oven which is right next to the farm stand and needed some beverages. I decided to have their fresh ginger soda while my wife...

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  • with reasonable prices to save you money

    How many times have you read that there are few affordable restaurant choices in Hāna? Well, it's true.This is why you should pack your lunch if you're doing "The Road to Hāna". Pick up some drinks, sandwiches, and a cooler with ice in Kahului before heading out.But, if you forgot to do this, you still have a few options. And this one is...

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  • Excellent

    This was a spectacular evening. The ambiance alone was worth the trip. The food, cocktails and service were outstanding. The best however was the entertaiment. Local musician "Boom" serenaded us with with his beautiful ukelalee and pure sweet voice. This truly was an amazing experience. His melodious Hawaiian music was a joy, one moment a ballad...

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Hana Transportation

  • Driving

    My wife and I drove to Hana from Wailea. We stopped off a various spots along the Hana Highway before we got to Hana. The road can be quite narrow and congested at some spots but it was manageable for us. Just don't drive like an idiot and be courteous to others and you will have no problem getting here.Having a care while staying in Hana provided...

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  • Don't run out of gas!!

    Be sure to fill up your gas tank before you leave for Hana. There are no gas stations on the way there, but then again it is only 30 miles or so. We did not have a full tank of gas and did not fill up in Hana and made it back to our condo on empty!! The road to Hana is only 30 miles long and you can't really go that far past Hana before it turns...

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  • The long and winding road

    A long but very scenic road along the north shore to Hana. As there are so many rainbows you can see in Maui, within the three hours are all kinds of weather conditions.

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Hana Shopping

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    Hasegawa General Store: Provisions

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 13, 2015

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    My wife and I stopped into the Hasegawa General Store for some provisions during our stay at the Travassa. We had stopped at Costo for food before hitting the Hana Highway but needed a few more items for our stay. The store has a bit of everything from food to hardware items, beach gear, etc. We picked up a large container of POG juice for our room as well as some sweet treats that caught our eye.

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Hana Warnings and Dangers

  • Lock Your Car!

    Always lock your car if you are going to be leaving it and make sure bags are not visible. Rental Cars are easy to spot and any thief would love to prey upon an unlocked car. Keep your car and stuff safe.

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  • Don't Drive at Night

    Driving the Hana Highway during the day can be precarious at times so night would be downright dangerous with the twists and turns. Don't drive at night; leave when the sun is out or spend the night in Hana.

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  • Road Closures

    Check for Road Closures before Heading out!!! Maui County has a road closure notification website to check. Rock slides and mudslides can close sections of the road especially after a heavy rain....best to be on the safe side before starting the drive.

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Hana Tourist Traps

  • The Road to Hana Compact Disc

    You will see the "Road to Hana Compact Discs" for sale in stores, or you may read about them advertised somewhere. I thought how dumb, who needs that assuming that all trailheads, and hikes to waterfalls would be marked for tourists. WRONG!Please buy the CD, if you don't you will not be able to find half of the trails because nothing is marked...

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  • The Seven Sacred Pools is a...

    The Seven Sacred Pools is a major tourist trap, but you'll love soaking in the cool pools under the waterfalls after that curvy drive on the Hana Highway!

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Hana What to Pack

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    dremamine, for car and sea sickness

    by natjoy21 Updated Mar 16, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: pack light
    slippers aka flipflops
    rain jacket

    Photo Equipment: yes

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: some camping bathing suit-just wear it all times
    hamoa beach is nice to swim and catch waves and sun

    Miscellaneous: don't be scared to get dirty and live a little and be respestful and respect the land

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • National/State Park
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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Hana Off The Beaten Path

  • Drive to Hana

    OK, so it's not covered by your car rental policy and probably not by your insurance, but if it's a clear day I would not turn around on the drive to Hana. The back part of the island has some amazing surfing and houses. There are some cell towers around so you don't have to worry too much. I took the road less traveled and it made all the...

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  • Blue Pool

    The famous Blue Pool. This photo was from our 2005 trip. Unfortunately, rainfall has been minimal and the flow is just a trickle. I imagine it would have been more impressive had it a heavier flow. But it is still a beautiful place. From this camera angle, if you made a 180° turn, you would be greeted with wide-open Pacific Ocean. THAT is what...

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  • Secluded Water Fall

    This waterfall sits above Pua‘a Ka‘a State Park, which is just before mile post 23 on Hwy 360. Normally you could access this waterfall from within the park. But during our 2006 visit, this park was closed. It was all taped off as the State was retrofitting the walkways for wheelchair access. So we had to hike up a hunter road that was just around...

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  • Hana Tip

    When on the road to Hana, pull off to the side of the road if there is a local behind u. We don't like being stuck behind kus we drive faster kus we know the roads and some locals will get nuts if they are stuck behind. Definatly check out Venus Pools tho, and jump in off a cliff. It's fun and it's really deep so u won't hit rocks.

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  • Relive your Hâna experience!

    You're back home now after your relaxing stay in Hâna. You find yourself daydreaming about the laid-back atmosphere and the quintessential tropical scenery. You find yourself wanting to return there tomorrow. But the demands of everyday life keep you on the sensible path. Do you want to relive that feeling? Do you want to learn more about Hâna? Now...

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  • Smell and look at the flowers...

    Smell and look at the flowers ... they are so beautiful. I miss the road to Hana the most ... the cows on the road ... the flowers ... the smell of eucalyptus ... everything ... what a wonderful trip.

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