Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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Hana Highway - Road to Hana

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
4.5
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A scenic and often dangerous road popular with the more adventurous visitor.
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More than 3 hours
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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA1,893 contributions
A Must Do Event
Jul 2021
Best thing to do. It is a FULL day, a lot of driving, but beautiful back country of Maui. Waterfalls, oceans, beaches, lava tubes, and places to snack and eat, or take a walk around. Drive Safe and have fun, Aloha
Written 15 September 2021
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Paul R
6 contributions
It's the journey not the destination
Sep 2021
Maybe being stuck in the car with your spouse is not for you. But, my wife and I truly enjoyed the day, the views, the food along the way from and the history. And, we did not have kids in the back seat. I suggest downloading one of the apps to guide your journey on the Road to Hana. We used the Gypsy Guide ($10). This guide gave us a lot of history about Hawaii and its culture, again.. maybe not something that interest some. But the Guide instructed us about what to look for and where to stop along the way; i.e. water falls, black sand beaches, swimming holes, spectacular views. We had rented a small car, and was glad we did for this trip. The road is narrow the last few miles as you approach Hana. We stopped several times, swam in a pool of water under a 100+ foot water fall, hiked a trail through an Arboretum, walked a narrow trail to find a secluded black sand beach and swimming hole. Stopped a few times to enjoy a snack from one of the many local food trucks.
Written 8 September 2021
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cjkranz
New York City, NY1,100 contributions
Not So Much Fun
Aug 2021
This was not a fun experience for my family. It's known as "Divorce Highway" in Hawaii. It was 6hrs+ of driving in a single day along with an insane amount of twists and turns. The sights are pretty, but I feel like you can see it in other places in Hawaii. It was a horrific driving experience and one that we would not do again.
Written 6 September 2021
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Caitlin E
5 contributions
Beautiful and Relaxing Journey
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing drive! There is honestly so much to do that I would have broken up the trip over two days so that I could have enjoyed everything. Please be warned that you need to make reservations well in advance to see the black sand beach. We did not learn of this until we pulled up and had to turn around which was quite disappointing! Also, if you travel to the summit before embarking on this journey, keep your receipt so you can get into the final park within three days for free (where the 7 pools are).
Written 28 August 2021
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Iris G
12 contributions
Unforgettable time in Maui
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful views and awesome moments with family on this trip. The guide was nice, friendly and professional. We highly recommend the Road to Hana Adventure tour if you really want to visit the most remarkable places in Maui and enjoy of the beauty of the island. Also you are in good hands traveling with the experienced guides of the Polynesian Adventure Activities. Peco was a hilarious tour guide who really knew his way around the mountain!
Written 26 August 2021
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ankit m
Miami, FL190 contributions
Do your research for road to Hana
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fun journey to complete the road to Hana. Yes it was a long day. Be prepared for a winding and twisty road. I would say to download the gypsy guide app. He gives a great history of the road and where to stop. There are number of fun stops along the way as well as a few beaches. There are a ton of picturesque places to stop as well as waterfalls you can hike to from the roadside parking. I would recommend to start the day as early as possible and stop at whatever feels good to you. Would recommend timing your trip back near sunset so most of the traffic comes back with you.
Written 22 August 2021
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Santana20
6 contributions
Really a Stressful Day
Aug 2021 • Family
This was my second time doing the road to Hana. It brought back memories of why, even though I've been to Maui almost every year for ten years since then, I don't bother. The road has something like 400 tight curves, one-lane bridges, and very few views other than just bushes. Traffic is horrible. It takes about 12 hours to do it up and back. The locals HATE tourists and will honk and scream obscenities at you. Even if you buy food or souvenirs, they will act rude. The nice beaches along the way require expensive permits you have to obtain weeks in advance, and the others are so jammed with cars you have to fight for parking. There are some waterfalls you can see but most require treacherous hiking to get to and once you are there they are packed with tourists. By the time you get back to your hotel you will need a few stiff drinks to unwind.
Written 22 August 2021
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cytoxanmd
Baltimore, MD47 contributions
Never again - not worth the time and effort-stressful drive
Aug 2021 • Friends
Very stressful drive
Basically it a long windy road with multiple waterfalls with most of them having no parking
Hana has nothing to do and coming back is also long and the road driving gets boring after a while
Very overrated drive in my opinion
Would not do it again
It was not worth the time and effort
If one really wants to do it, would stop at the first waterfall and turn back
No need to go all the way to Hana
Written 21 August 2021
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Laura S
37 contributions
Doable, including the “back side”
Aug 2021 • Family
We did the Road to Hana, spent the night, and took the “back side” back. I know there are many opinions about the road quality, and I’ll add mine. I would not personally want to drive this, and you would not want to do it at night or in bad weather, but my husband was up for it, and as a passenger, I was fine. There are many hairpin turns, one lane bridges, and blind corners where you need to go slow and in some cases yield to oncoming traffic. The back side is a little rougher, but only for a limited stretch by the water. You can do it! Do you need to? Is it a must see? I don’t know. There are so many beautiful places in Maui that if you’re not up for this drive you may decide to just skip it. If you do it read up on the stops along the way and pick a few that appeal to you.
Written 20 August 2021
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Stephine1971
Santa Barbara, CA9 contributions
Never again!
Aug 2021
To be fair - the road TO Hana was ok. Long, windy, all the things I expected and the scenery was gorgeous. HOWEVER - DO NOT TAKE THE LONG WAY BACK! The road was awful - full of potholes, portions unpaved, portions that only fit one car with an extremely steep falloff to the ocean. I was not prepared for that and our poor car took quite the beating. It was beyond stressful. I feel like the guide books and other things I read made us woefully unprepared. Never again!
Written 17 August 2021
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