Drive the Picturesque Road to Hana
The beautiful Road to Hana is the ultimate road trip and is famous for good reason. With sweeping ocean views, countless waterfalls, pristine beaches, and rugged hiking trails, this road hugging the coast of the eastern half of Maui is a must-do. You may not think you can ever tire of standing in awe at a waterfall, but the Road to Hana will put this theory to test with over a dozen cascades along this scenic route. From smaller falls along the roadside to the dramatic 400-foot Waimoku Falls, there is no shortage of photo opportunities along the Road to Hana. Be sure to stop and savor experiences along the way. The two-mile Pipiwai Trail will lead you to Waimoku Falls, meandering through a bamboo forest before it ends at a refreshing pool at the waterfall’s base, the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing swim and picnic.
You’ll be able to enjoy plenty of beach time on your journey down the Road to Hana. The striking black sand at Pa’iloa Beach in Wai’anapanapa State Park creates a dramatic scene against the deep blue of the Pacific. Explore the freshwater caves, cliffside trails, and ancient history with burial sites, pictograph, ancient temples dotting the landscape. The silky golden sand of Hamoa Beach curves against the crescent bay, where you will often find serene water conditions perfect for swimming.
The Road to Hana is also dotted with quaint towns and buildings waiting to be explored. Be sure to stop at Kaupo General Store, the only stop on the backroad to refuel with snacks and drinks. Browse vintage trinkets and grab a bite before continuing on this deserted stretch of road. The sleepy town of Hana has a rich history and is reminiscent of old Hawaii before the tourism boom.
At I Love Hawaii, we have a passion for the Hawaiian Islands and making sure visitors enjoy their stay to the fullest. Our knowledgeable staff are standing by to help you choose the best vacation rental to suit your preferences, as well as activities to make the most of your time on your Maui getaway. Our vacation rentals will provide the perfect home base for exploring the beautiful island of Maui. Contact us with any questions you might have, and book your Maui beach house today so you’re one step closer to relaxing in paradise!