Road to Hana
ROAD TO HANA
Hana Highway from Kahului to Hana is a spectacular route along the coastline. The Road to Hana (or Hana Highway) on Maui’s north east shore is perhaps the closest thing to a highway to Heaven as you’ll ever find. The Road to Hana is 52 miles of undeveloped road that passes by some of the most breath-taking scenery on the face of the earth. The road to Hana is the attraction itself, so be sure to take time to stop along the way and enjoy the scenery. Hana is a beautiful small town with flower farms few tourists. Driving to Hana is definitely worth the couple of hours it takes to drive from Kahului and back, however Hana is best enjoyed as a full day adventure. The road is very winding and slow, but the view more than makes up for that. If you tend to get motion sickness then take precautions, some people will take sea sickness medications to alleviate this. Along the road to Hana you will see lush rainforests, waterfalls, ocean views, taro fields, villages, and breathtaking scenery. There are many roadside stalls selling fruits, flowers, crafts, banana bread, and more. In and around Hana you are likely to find a variety of beaches and maybe your own deserted beach all to yourself. Take care swimming on any unpatrolled beaches, especially when there are waves. Most rental car companies prohibit you fromn doing the backside road because it is too rough and too far to get you if you break down. A tow truck from Hana or Kaupo will cost you 500 dollars or more so be cautious. If you don’t wanna drive yourself, there are luxury mini tour buses, private guided tours, and scenic overflights too.