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Ultimate Road to Hana Guide – Maui, Hawaii

By |January 4th, 2018|

You booked your tickets and accommodations, packed your bags, woke up early, drove to the airport and have now embarked on an adventure to a destination so beautiful you will not soon forget. Your destination is Maui and your adventure is the Road to Hana. You’re going to experience one of the most beautiful dives in Hawaii and one of the best drives in the world.

Aloha! Be welcomed on Maui with traditional lei greetings at Kahului Airport.

There are numerous sources out there for researching your adventure to Hana and believe me, I am not one of the faint at heart when it comes to spending hours on the internet researching something. After it is all said and done, you really can’t replace a good audio guide for when you are actually there and do not want to miss out on the magic that the Road to Hana offers.

The culmination of my research brought me to a company called the R2H. Their CD guide that includes a map, proved invaluable as we were told about every amazing stop on the Road-WHILE WE WERE DRIVING– and were able to make our own itinerary based on what we wanted to do that day. Most of the stops we made were passed up by everyone else and we found ourselves alone to explore.

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The Road to Hana, also known as the Hana highway, is a 64.4 mile long stretch of Hawaii routes 36 and 360 with connects Kahului with the town of Hana in east Maui. Even though it’s only 64.4 miles long it takes the average tourists 2-3 hours to drive. That is without getting out and exploring.

The road to Hana is all about getting out and exploring. This drive has amazing landscape views of the Maui’s coastline, enchanting waterfalls, black sand beaches and much more. There is no wonder why the road to Hana gets voted as one of the best road trips in the world every year.

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Road to Hana Map

It’s not really possible to get lost, but it is always nice to know where you are going too. This map shows the loop around the East side of Maui to the town of Hana. What it doesn’t show you, though, is that the road is extremely winding for most of the way.

Road to Hana Map: Maui Hawaii Adventure Guide Waterproof Map

Tip: If you get car sick or motion sickness, take a Dramamine before leaving in the morning.

Road to Hana map

Recommended Guide Books For the Road To Hana: Lonely Planet Maui

Road to Hana Paia Rain StormRain storm in Paia at the start of our drive

The Best Road to Hana Stops

 

Pa’ia

Although there are many stops that you can make during your drive, if you plan to spend just one day on the Road to Hana you will need to pick and choose where to stop. The map gives you good suggestions but we made up our own layout for the day.

Our day began early, as we were staying in Kihei, and we found ourselves driving through a total downpour in Paia at 7 A.M. Because of this, we didn’t stop but made our way slowly through the first part of the Road to Hana. However, we do recommend a stop here while in Maui.

NOTE: Pa’ia is the first and last place to fill up along the Road to Hana. The next gas station will be in the town of Hana. It is recommended to fill up here, even if you are 1/2 full. Yes its only 64.4 miles but its slow moving with lots of stops, so you will use up more gas.

The city of Pa’ia is home to a mix of surfers and soul seekers. Pa’ia has a laidback atmosphere and at times is considered to be a hippie paradise. What has put Pa’ia on the map is windsurfers. Ho’okipa beach is to what Mt.Everest is to climbers.

Pa’ia is filled with many great restaurants. Cafe Des Amis is a great stop to grab a cup of coffee and breakfast before hitting the Road to Hana. Mama’s fish house is a great place to have some seafood on the beach. In case your just looking for something quick I would check out Mana Foods where you can get something to go or you can stock up your own cooler here.

Recommended Hotels in Pa’ia, Maui:

Note: Cell phone reception is not good on the Road to Hana. It will come in and out and is not reliable. So do not depend on it.

Road to Hana Waikamoi Ridge Trail Maui

Waikamoi Ridge Trail

Since this is the first place to stop and stretch your legs, we wasted no time pulling into the roadside parking area and setting off on a light hike through the woods. The Waikamoi Ridge Trail on the Road to Hana is 30-minute nature trail that takes you under towering eucalyptus trees where you will find a sign that reads “Quiet. Trees at work”. The hiking is not strenuous but can be slippery from the rain so use caution. There is an abundance of flora to be observed on this trail as you walk along the ridge.

During the rainy season, you can also catch a view of a hidden falls across the canyon if you look carefully. The walk is peaceful, and although you won’t likely be alone, it is a good place to set your mind for the adventures that are to come for the day.

Road to Hana Ke’anae Peninsula Maui

Ke’anae Peninsula

Ke’anae Peninsula village is one of the last true old Hawaii villages that remain along the Road to Hana. Here you can stop and hear the grass grow with wild waves hitting the shoreline. The heart of Ke’anae is a whitewashed church built out of lava rocks and coral mortar that dates back to 1860. Feel free to stop in and sing the guest book, the doors are always open to visitors.

Ke’anae Beach park is a beautiful example of what lava crashing into the sea looks like. As you complete your drive to the end of the peninsula you are greeted by the most beautiful bright blue water you can imagine, crashing wildly into large displays of black lava rock.

You are free to get out here and explore but use caution as the waves are huge and crash way over the rocks, easily capable of knocking someone over. Take in the views and sea spray here before heading back towards the road. However, don’t miss a stop at the roadside stand to buy some banana bread and a shaved ice for the road.

Road to Hana Upper Waikani Falls Maui- Divergent Travelers

Upper Waikani Falls (Three Bear Falls)

In our opinion the best stop on the Road to Hana. Because the falls are located right off the road, most people just drive slowly in front of the falls, snap their photos and drive off. However, if you crave a little more adventure than that, as we do, you can drive slightly past the falls and park in a small roadside parking lot. You will have to walk back towards the falls on the side of the road with no shoulder, but it is well worth it.

If you want a close up look at the falls and not just a drive by photo you can climb under the bridge and across the rocks for a nice swim in the pool. The left side of the bridge offers you the only way down. The first step is a doozy and can be slippery, so use caution, but we made it down with camera equipment.

You’ll have to walk through some trees and brush and then negotiate some rocks across the river but once you are standing at the foot of the falls you will see that it is well worth the adventure to get there. This site is absolutely stunning and worth a nice long stop, besides, most of the people taking drive by photos will be shouting, “How did you get down there!?”

Road to Hana Makapipi Falls Maui- Divergent Travelers

Makapipi Falls

This was one stop where if we had not had a CD guide we would have drove right past it- like we watched every other driver behind us do. You can’t see this one from your car, so after you drive over the bridge make sure you pull off at the first roadside parking area.

Walk back down the hill onto the bridge and then look over the side. It is an amazing view over the top of the waterfall. You are literally standing at the top watching the water rush over the falls. This was one of my favorite stops on our drive.

Road to Hana Wai’anapanapa State Park Black Sand Beach Maui

Wai’anapanapa State Park

Having already witnessed so many amazing places it is hard to imagine that the stops can get better. Then you arrive at Wai’anapanapa State Park. This will be the busiest and most crowded place you stop, but don’t let that deter you. The black sand beach and hiking at this stop are worth it.

Allocate at least an hour here. The parking is abundant and it is a short walk to the most beautiful black sand beach you will lay eyes on. There are many caves near the water and hiking paths beyond the beach but be mindful of the tides and caution signs as a fall in these areas would ruin your vacation.

You can find many great restaurants near Wai’anapanapa state park: Up In Smoke offers some great BBQ. Jen’s Thai food is one of the top 5 food stops along the Road to Hana. Cafe Romantic offers a great vegetarian option.

Wai’anapanapa state park offers some great camping options on a shady lawn near the beach and the park has a dozen cabins that you can rent out.

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Road to Hana Braddah Hut Roadside BBQ Maui Fish Tacos

Amazing fish tacos!

Hana

To many people Hana itself is a letdown. After all, you have just experienced some amazing sites, but take some time to just take in Hana for what it is; a sleepy, authentic Hawaiian town with friendly people and beautiful scenery. What Hana has to offer is best appreciated by those who stop and unwind. Manny of Hawaii’s most influential chiefs have been from the town of Hana. The city of Hana has some great beaches. Hana Beach Park is a bayside park where you can hear music playing at all times of the day. Families come here to take the kids for a dip and to picnic on the black-sand beach. Maybe that is not your thing check out Kaihalulu Beach where nothing is not an option.

Our day allowed for a lunch stop at Braddah Hutt’s road side BBQ stand. The popularity of this stand is evident from the moment you drive up as you battle tourists and locals alike for a place in line. Tip: Order the Fish Tacos- they are unbelievable!

Even though your road to Hana adventure is over that does no mean the adventure part has to end. Hana has many great adventure activities like kayaking the coastline, Hiking Lyon’s Hill, Hang gliding or ultralight flight to horseback riding at Hana Ranch Stables.

Maybe spend the night in Hana at one of the many hotels. The hotel Hana-Maui is a great boutique hotel, unwind from those twisty roads at the Luana Spa Retreat or stay at the Hana Kolea condo’s where you are just a stone’s throw away from Hana’s hottest surfing beach.

Recommended Hotels in Hana, Maui:

 

Road to Hana Wailua Falls Maui- Divergent Travelers

Wailua Falls

This should be your first stop after you leave Hana. The Wailua Falls are considered to be Maui’s most photographed falls so they are worth the stop, but you won’t be alone. To see the falls drive past them and then park at the roadside parking.

There will be numerous vendors and lots of people. Like Waikani Falls, you can climb under the bridge and visit the pool at the bottom of the falls. This is worth the adventure for a nice unobstructed photo op.

Road to Hana Waimoku Falls Hike Bamboo Forest- Divergent Travelers

Bamboo Forest on the hike to Waimoku Falls

 Waimoku Falls –Haleakala National Park

Continuing past Hana you enter Haleakala National Park where you can stop for a hike to Waimoku Falls (if you are up for it and have enough daylight) or a visit to the Seven Sacred Pools. We opted to hike the Pipiwai trail for a 4-mile roundtrip hike through the lush forests of the park ending at the falls.

I would consider this a more advanced hike as the terrain varies wildly but the sites are amazing and you spend some part of it walking through thick bamboo forest before arriving at the huge 400ft waterfall that is Waimoku Falls. As stated in the CD Guide, make sure you have someone take a photo of you to really capture the height of these falls. We’re hoping for a return visit so we can spend some time at the Seven Sacred Pools.

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Road to Hana Bridge Maui- Divergent Travelers

Road to Hana Mile Marker Stops

Most of the stop on the Road to Hana are marked my mile makers, this is what is nice about haveing the R2H CD. You just play the CD and it tells you what is the next mile marker that you stop at. But if you do not have the R2H CD below are all of the stops on the Road to Hana. Make it easy on your self and just get the R2H CD.

2.1 Mile marker, Twin Falls. (Well maintained but can get muddy, easy hike to the waterfalls and pools. Parking is easy. You can find some fresh fruit at the great fruit stand, Payment is a donation.)

6.7 Mile marker, Na’ili’ili-Haele Stream & Waterfalls. (Moderately difficult hike through bamboo, pools & waterfalls that can be muddy at times.)

10.5 Mile marker, Garden of Eden. (Very well maintained arboretum. Trails & drive-though options. Nice easy Parking. Great snack stand if you are hungry.  Picnic tables for those who packed their own lunch. $15/person.)

14.1 Mile marker, Honomanu Bay. (You can see from the road, make the call to stop when you drive-by)

16.7 Mile marker, Ke’anae Arboretum. (Nice easy walking trail where most of it is paved. This is a public arboretum.)

16.8 Mile marker Ke’anae Peninsula (Very scenic, rugged, drive-up shoreline area. Has great places to stop for food.)

16.8 Mile marker Wailua & Wailua Valley state Wayside. (Great landscape views of Wailua Valley from the road. The best place is to pull into the very tiny wayside where you will have great views of both Mauka and Makai.)

19.6 Mile marker Upper Waikani Falls. (You can get a great view from the road. You can decide to stop and swim here if it looks tempting, we did!)

28 Mile marker Nahiku Marketplace. (Great snack stand/strip mall if you are looking for food.)

Waianapanapa Park. (Well marked without mile markers)

Red Sand Beach. ( Not marked well at all, You will need a map and directions to find it.)

Note: Hana To Kipahulu the mile markers reset after 35 the next mile marker is 51. It counts down from there.

50.1 Mile marker Koki Beach & Hamoa Beach

48.1 Mile marker Waioka Pond

Those are all of the mile marker stops for the Road to Hana. The R2H CD has many more stops then that along with great info.

How long does it take to get to Hana?

Driving times are as follows and are if you make no stops.

  • from Makena- 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • from Wailea – 3 hours
  • from Kihei – 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • from Maalaea – 2 hours and 4o minutes
  • from Wailuku – 2 1/2 hours
  • from Paia – 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • from Lahaina – 3 hours
  • from Kaanapali – 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • from Kapalua – 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • from Makawao – 2 hour and 15 minutes
  • from Kula – 2 hours

Road to Hana Highlights 

The best waterfall on the road to Hana is the Three Bears Falls. You simply can not miss this triple-whammy beauty is the most picturesque waterfall on the entire drive.

The best beach on the road to Hana is Pa’iloa Beach and is one of Maui’s finest black-sand beaches.

The best hike on the road to Hana is the Waikamoi Nature Trail.

Tips for taking on the Road To Hana

Start early to beat the crowds. I know you are on vacation and the last thing you want to do is wake up at sunrise but it is worth getting up to get a headstart. The little two lane road Hana gets busy from 9 A.M – 5 P.M. and is slow moving.

Fill up the tank in Pa’ia because the next gas station is in Hana. Sorry, but there is no other gas stations along this drive to fill up at so make sure you fill up when you can.

Wear a bathing suit under your clothing so you’re ready for any impromptu swims. There are lots of stops along the way and many do not have places to change. Unless you are fine with changing in nature but it is not recommended.

Pull over to let local drivers pass. They dive this dive daily and they know the road. You do not, so you’re speed will be different than theirs.

If you see two or three cars parked on the side of the road, there’s probably something happing. So pull over and check it out. That’s what the road to Hana is all about. We found many places that were unmarked just because we stopped.

If you see no trespassing signs or keep out signs it means no trespassing. Some of the stops along the road to Hana are on private property and if you see any signs you should obey them.

All beaches in Hawaii are public.

Take your time, Maui is about moving slowly. The road to Hana is also about moving slow and enjoying the gorgeous landscape.

Cell phone reception is not good on the Road to Hana. It will come in and out and is not reliable. So do not depend on it.

Lock your car doors and hide your valuables. Maui is known for car break-ins and they will break in for the most basic things.

Don’t want to drive? Consider taking a Road to Hana Tour. There are several available that leave from Kihei and Lahaina. They typically last all day driving to Hana and then returning on the same  route. They have set stops which doesn’t allow for the flexibility you’d have with your own car, but you’ll still see some amazing things along the way.

The Best Views on the Road To Hana

These are the best views on the road to Hana. So don’t forget your camera, Maui is filled with amazing landscapes. These lookouts you simply can not miss while driving the road to Hana. 1. Ke’anae Peninsula lookout. 2. Wailua Valley state wayside. 3. Wai’anapanapa state park. 4. Honomanu Bay. 5. Three Bears Falls.

The Best Places to Eat on the Road To Hana

Hungry, we have found the top 5 places to eat on the road to Hana. Feel free to stop at all of them and grab a bite to eat while you are exploring the Road To Hana. 1. Huelo lookout fruit stand. 2. Ke’anae landing fruit stand. 3. Up in Smoke. 4. Jen’s Thai food. 5. Braddah Hutt’s road side BBQ stand.

The Best Vehicles for the Road To Hana Drive

The best vehicles for this drive really depends on what kind of adventure you are looking for. The road is paved the whole way and has lots of twists and turns. If you do not mind going slow this may be a great option, but keep in mind Maui is known for its days that start sunny then turn rainy.

The day we did the Road To Hana it poured for 30 minutes, I would not want to be on a bike for those 30 minutes. Do you need a jeep for the Road To Hana? We rented a jeep and it was a blast! I’m glad we had a jeep for the unpaved, rough road after Hana but for the road to Hana, you do not need a jeep.

Beyond the Road to Hana

Although many people are told you can’t drive past this point, we opted to give it a try. I will agree that it is a non-populated area and that the areas just past Hana are harder to navigate if you have never driven on unpaved roads, but it was well worth it. The backside of the crater is absolutely stunning as there are many colors and views to be had.

We were one of three cars that continued on that day. We stopped many times for breathtaking views and drove until we were above Kihei and then stopped for the sunset. The vantage point from that road cannot be seen anywhere else on the island and we spent an hour photographing the sunset over Kihei, Molokini and Kaho’Olawe.

Top Highlights Beyond the Road To Hana you can not miss

The best beach beyond the road to Hana is Hamoa Beach and is one of the region’s favorite sun and surf spots.

The best view beyond the road to Hana is Wailua Falls. This is the most dramatic cascade on a drive full of drama.

The best activity beyond the road to Hana is horseback riding at MauiStabless.

The best swimming spot beyond the road to Hana is Ohe’o Gulch.

The best hike beyond the road to Hana is the Lyon’s Hill hike.

Do you recommend driving back up the Hana Hwy or going around the south side of the Island?

We recommend going around the south side of the island. The landscape is 100% different than what you see along the road to Hana. We did not see many cars at all and there are some epic spots to pull over and get some great photographs. The road does bumpy and rocky so it is better if you had a jeep.  Another great option is to head back down the road to Hana because you’ll see all the things you missed on the way down. It is a different perspective.

Road to Hana R2H CD Guide

R2H CD Guide

Our experience on the Road to Hana was magical and we believe that was in part to the amazing direction we were given by the R2H CD guide. We stopped at places that everyone else passed up, climbed under bridges to waterfalls and listen to people ask us how to get down there and experienced a sunset all alone with a view that many others haven’t seen. We are anxious to return to Maui and spend our next drive on the Road to Hana experiencing the things we missed and hopefully a couple nights camping at Wai’anapanapa!

To purchase your own copy of the R2H CD guide, please visit R2H.

You can also find additional information about the Road to Hana at Road to Hana Guide.

Items to Bring on the Road To Hana

We have put together a list of items you should bring on your Road To Hana road trip in Maui. You can use this list as a packing list for your Maui road trip. Some items can be found once you are in Maui however, Maui is a small island and they normally are out of a lot of items so it’s better to stock up.

Mosquito Repellent, We have put together some of the best kinds of mosquito repellent to buy for your Maui Road To Hana Adventure.

Sunscreen, We have put together some of the best kinds of Sunscreens to have on our Maui Road To Hana Adventure.

Quick Drying Towel

Waterproof Backpack

Waterproof Bags for Camera/Phone/Etc.

Good footwear for mud and water. We use and like: Keen Sandals, Crocs waterproof shoes and Merrel hiking shoes.

Plastic trash bags for wet/muddy clothing

Changes of clothing

Swimsuits

Food & Water (Pack a cooler, We stocked up at the Kmart and yes they still have a Kmart with limited items.)

Water Bottle, Fill up right out of the tap or even out of rivers with Lifestraw Go Water Bottle with Integrated 1,000 Liter Lifestraw Filter

Baby Wipes or Wet Wipes

Hats (We love our Buff’s.)

Travel First-aid Kit

Rain Jackets

Pocket Knife to cut fruits you may find along your Road To Hana Adventure.

Sunglasses are a must on the Road To Hana. We like and use: Costa Polarized Sunglasses and Suncloud Polarized Sunglasses.

Day Bag (We love our PackSafe Venturesafe X30 backpack because it locks up 100%)

GoPro Hero 5 Black

10-25″ Telescoping Pole (Selfie Stick)

GoPro Suction Cup Car Mount

Camera (We carry the Canon 6d DSLR camera with Canon 24-105L lens.)

Camera Rain Cover

Bring along a Frisbee, ball, or beach tennis rackets so antsy kids (and adults!)  can blow off a little steam at rest stops.

Auxiliary Audio Cable for music that works on all phones and iPods. Not all cars have Bluetooth and the radio works part of the time on the Road to Hana.

Power cords for phones, GoPro’s and anything else you may need to change. I love our car power inverter that allows us to plug in using a USB or a basic three-prong plug. It works great for charging up my drone.

4 in 1 USB charging cable for your phone or tablet.

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Resources for Planning Your Trip to Maui

Recommended Guide Books For the Road To Hana: Lonely Planet Maui

Road to Hana Map: Maui Hawaii Adventure Guide Waterproof Map

Book a Room: Read reviews and check prices for all hotels in Maui at TripAdvisor or AirBnB. (Book today at AirBnB and get $40 off!)

Search for Flights: Priceline or Skyscanner offers great deals to Hawaii.

Travel Insurance: We use for Allianz for travel insurance and have since our first trip to Mexico in 2003. They’ve been there for us on our adventures – and many friends and readers – multiple times over! If you want to book with Allianz Travel Insurance, simply use this link to get their travel insurance!

Car Rental: Plan your car rental with Priceline. We got a killer deal on our Jeep rental through them.

Search for Tours and Trips in Maui: Viator’s Top 10 Maui Tours.


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26 Comments

  1. Brittany May 16, 2018 at 11:48 AM - Reply

    What a thoughtul, detailed guide – thank you for all the helpful information! We are pretty excited (and a little nervous, since my mom’s driving) for the road to Hana in a couple weeks!

    • Lina Stock May 17, 2018 at 2:46 PM - Reply

      Have fun! It’s an amazing drive.

    • Tracy skleba September 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM - Reply

      They mention a CD, what if the vehicle you have rented doesn’t have a CD Player???

      • Lina Stock September 27, 2018 at 4:24 PM - Reply

        Hi! I believe they are now releasing it as a MP3 download on their site (possibly even Amazon too). I would look for that first and if that isn’t the case, then you can buy the CD and add it to your iTunes/music platform on your computer and onto your phone so you can play it via Bluetooth or a cable in your rental car. 🙂 Good luck and have an amazing time in Maui!

  2. Hopey June 26, 2017 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    been to Maui 3 times and loved the Hana drive. Although is very scarey at times and sections only one car can go thru. The most unbelievable sights are on this road. If you go to Maui, this is top 1 thing to do…..

  3. Therie April 5, 2017 at 10:37 PM - Reply

    All the falls look breathtaking! It really looks like one of the best drives to experience in the world!

    • Lina Stock April 6, 2017 at 10:59 AM - Reply

      The Road to Hana is one of the best road trips we’ve ever taken. It is so wild and so beautiful. The best part is that if you do it on your own, you’ll be on your own at many of the sites and can truly enjoy them.

  4. Sylvia Coronado October 16, 2016 at 7:32 PM - Reply

    Hi were planni g a trip in February we never been there, im looking for ideas where to stay in Hana i dont want to be rushed.
    If any one knows of a great place to stay please let me know thanks a million in advanced.

  5. Aimee June 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    Fantastic post, thank you for sharing such detailed information! I will definitely be purchasing the CD for our upcoming trip to Maui, but I am severely afraid of heights, so could you tell me which of the stops you mentioned that I should avoid/skip the walk based on your highlights? Thanks so much!

    • Lina June 29, 2016 at 6:00 AM - Reply

      Well, we are heights junkies so we visited all the look outs and trail ledges. You will be able to judge whether you can handle it while you are driving and once you arrive in places. If it looks too high, you can skip and move on but most of the Road to Hana is about vistas and stunning scenery- which is usually taken in from heights! Also, climbing down to waterfalls requires some scrambling up and down. Enjoy Maui and the Road to Hana, it’s spectacular!

  6. Liz June 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM - Reply

    What time of year did you visit Maui aND take the Road to Hana? My new husband and I will be there in less than a week aND plan to take the Road to Hana.

    • Lina June 29, 2016 at 5:55 AM - Reply

      Hi Liz, we traveled to Maui in mid-March. We just caught the end of Whale season- highly recommend a RIB boat whale watching tour, it was like whale soup when we were there! The Road to Hana was so beautiful this time of year and we only had rain in the early morning when we first started the drive. You’ll love it, enjoy!

  7. Lina August 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving great tips! The backside was one of the highlights, hands down. Have fun on your camping trip! That sounds amazing.

  8. Sharon August 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    Love your photos! My husband & I were on Maui last year celebrating our 35th Anniversary. We drove up along the west coast but didn’t get to the R2H. After seeing yours pics and hearing the great reviews about the CD guide, we will def. do that when we go back for our 40th in 4 more years!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Lina August 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM - Reply

      Thank you Sharon! I have sooooo many more photos that we will be sharing over the next couple months too! Yes, do not hesitate on the R2H guide, it’s awesome!

  9. marckey August 26, 2013 at 5:44 PM - Reply

    We did it on scooters. Beautiful ride there. But we started late and stayed too long.it got dark and started to rain . we finished at 2am and about 50 degrèss! Soaked and freezing. The green moss on the road is called green ice when it gets wet. 1st half was the best trip of my life! 2nd half was one of the worse. Plan and make sure you stay on schedule! We live there but haven’t gone back. Just need a little time to get over it I guess.

    • Lina August 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM - Reply

      It would be amazing on scooters! Bummer your trip back was horrible.

  10. Megan August 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    We did the “backside” of the road to Hana as well. I enjoyed both since they offered completely different experiences. I can’t wait to go back 🙂

    • Lina August 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM - Reply

      We were so glad we did that drive. It was SO beautiful and DIFFERENT from the rest of the island.

  11. Marilyn Kok August 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    Is it possible to go about half ways then stay in a bed & breakfast then do the last stretch the next day?

    • Lina August 26, 2013 at 4:48 PM - Reply

      What I would recommend doing is plan out the stops you want to make. Drive to Hana stopping at half of them, stay overnight in Hana, then drive back to Paia stopping at the ones you missed! Unless you want to drive the backside of Haleakala. If that is the case, take your time stopping at all the places on the Hana route, stay over at Wai’anapanapa and then do Hana, Haleakala and the Beyond the next day. 🙂

  12. Afterglobe August 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM - Reply

    Love the road to Hana. We’ve got a post about it in the works, too. The only problem is that there’s so much to share, we could write a book. 🙂

    • Divergent Travelers August 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM - Reply

      I know! I have so many photos, it was so hard to put only a couple in that post! I am sure we’ll be writing more about it. 🙂

    • Linda Smith August 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM - Reply

      I love the road to Hana–I think it is my favorite place on Maui. I can’t wait for Feb 2014 —to see it again ! <3

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