Location: Maui

Day 1 - 11 May 2019

Hookipa Beach

Maui, Hookipa Beach
Maui, Hookipa Beach
Maui, Hookipa Beach
Maui, Hookipa Beach

Content: The official start of the Road to Hana is in Paia Town, a beachy neighborhood with cute shops and some good restaurants to grab a bite for breakfast. It has an excellent lookout area to view the surfers in action. Its beautiful place where many sea turtles come to rest on the shore. Beautiful in every way.

Twin Falls

Maui, Twin Falls
Maui, Twin Falls
Maui, Twin Falls

Content: The first of many waterfalls on our excursion today is Twin Falls. Unbeknownst to most, there are actually three different falls in the area -- Twin Falls, the most easily accessible, rope swing, and caves. Each requires a hike and most people just quickly stop at Twin Falls for a picture or a quick dip in the swimming hole. It’s a beautiful falls, but there are so many to see. We recommend taking a quick peek at the first falls as there are more waterfalls and better hiking opportunities down the road.

Garden of Eden Arboretum

Maui, Garden of Eden Arboretum
Maui, Garden of Eden Arboretum
Maui, Garden of Eden Arboretum
Maui, Garden of Eden Arboretum

Content: The Garden of Eden is a family-friendly spot with a variety of exotic plants from tropical rainforests throughout the world. While you’re there, you’ll see stunning coastal views and catch a glimpse of the Keopuka rock, which was featured in the opening scene of Jurassic Park. Note: there is an admission fee to enter the Arboretum

Honomanu Bay View

Maui, Honomanu Bay View
Maui, Honomanu Bay View
Maui, Honomanu Bay View
Maui, Honomanu Bay View

Content: Here is the pullout for Honomanu Bay where you can park your car, and cross the street for a good view of the bay. If there is no room to park, you can also stop by on the way back if there’s still daylight.

Keanae Peninsula

Maui, Keanae Peninsula
Maui, Keanae Peninsula
Maui, Keanae Peninsula

Content: The Keanae Peninsula is a short detour off of Hana Highway, but it’s well worth the time for its stunning views of the ocean ripping through jagged lava rock. There are also some public restrooms near the peninsula.

Waikani Falls

Maui, Waikani Falls
Maui, Waikani Falls
Maui, Waikani Falls

Content: Waikani Falls is actually a series of three waterfalls, also known by its nickname -- the Three Bears Falls. Don’t worry, there are no bears in Hawaii. The falls likely got this nickname because the three falls have varying heights: short, medium and tall, just like the family of bears in the children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This is another great opportunity to get out and swim.

Aunty Sandy's Banana Bread

Maui, Aunty Sandy's Banana Bread

Content: If you’re taking the trip to Hana you must take the very minimal detour to Aunty Sandys. The views of the coast down by the store are just an addition to the great treats. Sometimes they run out of bread and can be a long wait.

Waianapanapa Park

Maui,  Waianapanapa Park
Maui,  Waianapanapa Park
Maui,  Waianapanapa Park

Content: Gorgeous views and beautiful black and unique beach. To get to the beach you need to take a long flight of stairs so travel light. This location is a great place to spend an hour relaxing. Certain time of the year red shrimp appear, turning the water red. Wear shoes and bring sandals if you plan on getting in the ocean.

Location: Waianapanapa Park

Day 1 - 11 May 2019

Hana Town

Waianapanapa Park, Hana Town

Content: We recommend you grab a bite to eat here in Hana, there are loads of options to choose from. This is the last stop for food until you get back to Paia Town.

Location: Hana

Day 1 - 11 May 2019

Hamoa Beach

Hana, Hamoa Beach
Hana, Hamoa Beach
Hana, Hamoa Beach
Hana, Hamoa Beach

Content: This is a perfect family beach because of the protected cove and the large sandy area. If the waves aren’t too strong, there is some pretty decent snorkeling on the far left side of the cove. Park next to the road and access the beach by a set of stairs.

Wailua Falls

Hana, Wailua Falls
Hana, Wailua Falls
Hana, Wailua Falls
Hana, Wailua Falls

Content: Wailua Falls is perhaps the tallest roadside waterfall on the Hana Highway. This is most popular waterfalls and most congested. The way down is quite steep but it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. It gave us a very different experience.

Oheo Gulch

Hana, Oheo Gulch

Content: This is by far one of the most popular stops on the Road to Hana. Oheo Gulch, also known as Pools of ‘Ohe’o and Seven Sacred Pools, are a series of cascading waterfalls that lead to pristine swimming holes. This is the perfect place to unwind with a dip after a long day of driving. Take in the natural beauty and reminisce on all you’ve seen and learned on your tour today.

Paia Town

Hana, Paia Town
Hana, Paia Town
Hana, Paia Town

Content: After we experienced all that the Seven Sacred Pools have to offer, we begin to make our way back to Paia Town along Hana Highway. The Road to Hana is a magical adventure filled with history, culture, beaches, scenic spots, and waterfalls.