Hana Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 90%Adventure Travelers
- 79%Green Travelers
- 79%Local Culture
- 70%Spiritual Seekers
- 70%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (41)
- HanaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 08, 2014
The Road to Hana is a lovely experience. If you have the time and resources, stay overnight at least one night in Hana. It will SLOW the experience down, and you'll be glad you did it. We left Honokawai early Sunday morning and had the Road to ourselves for nearly the entire day, until check-in at our place. We visited Maui in October when the whales are just beginning to arrive. During a sunrise in Hana, we spotted one way off along the horizon. Hana is Heaven.
- HanaNov 06, 2013
Ok, let's start with the obvious: The road to Hana is a stomach-jarring, three-hour teeth-rattler. If driving makes you tired, your only option is to camp or spend the night at the local pricey hotel. If it doesn't, you're in for some of the best hiking on the island. The trail up the mountain above the "seven sacred pools" (there are actually a lot more than seven) winds through a mystical bamboo forest up to a waterfall you can actually stand under. Worth it!
- HanaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 26, 2013
The Road to Hana is world famous for the natural beauty of its unblemished landscapes and towering waterfalls. Maui is understandably proud of Heavenly Hana’s successful fight against overdevelopment and the destruction of their Hawaiian culture. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles/84km from Kahului, a typical trip to Hāna takes about three hours, as the road is very winding, very narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one-lane bridges, requiring oncoming traffic to yield and occasionally causing brief traffic jams if two vehicles meet head-on. There are approximately 620 curves along Highway 360 from just east of Kahului to Hana, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. At the end of the Hana Highway (actually past Hana in a clockwise direction around eastern Maui) is the famous “Seven Sacred Pools”, originally known as Oheo Gulch. This series of waterfalls and pools is located inside the Haleakala National Park.
- HanaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 20, 2013
Our home away form home! Gorgeous place with great people and local culture! Best music on the island.. if you know where to find it. So much ALOHA and beauty! Still that Old Hawaiian style which is rare these days in our developed islands.
- HanaApr 13, 2013
The famous road to Hana was fun, not s bad as I expected. Black sand beaches and the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere come to mind. We got up at 2:00 a.m. to watch a meteor shower and as there was no ambient light it was spectacular!
- HanaMember ofArt & Design LoversOct 31, 2012
The price of living in paradise is its not easy to get away. When we need a short break we go to Hana. Swimming at seven pools, camping at Kipahulu, hiking the bamboo forest, trekking up to Fagan's cross, buying ice at Hasegawa General Store, fruit stands, waterfalls, bridges, tropical flowers, black sand, red sand, caves, spas...do it all or do nothing. My favorite? Poor cell service.
- HanaMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 28, 2012
Both the journey and the destination are worth it. Hana itself is remote which is what makes it so lovely. Explore the bamboo forests and go surfing on isolated beaches. It's a hippy hangout and a nice trip.
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