The Road to Hana Drive

Navigating curves near crashing waves of the Pacific and stopping for tide pool swims beneath waterfalls attracts drivers to a single stretch of Hawaiian coastline. Unrivaled as the top attraction on the lush island of Maui, the Road to Hana drive winds along the 52-mile stretch of coastline from Pa’ia town to the community of Hana. If you’re able to lease a convertible, you’ll have panoramic views of the surf and scenery.

Drive from the town of Kahului in central Maui and head towards Hana through the surf town Pa’ia on Maui’s north shore. Tour Maliko Bay which attracts paddle board enthusiasts from all over the island before heading to Twin Falls to cool off in one of its natural pools and waterfalls. Drive up to Honomanu Bay Lookout and stop for a walk on the beach before steering towards the Keanae Peninsula lined with vibrant hibiscus and jagged lava rocks. Reaching the Koolau Forest Reserve, park the car and explore Waiʻanapanapa State Park where tide pools turn red several times a year due to the arrival of shrimp. Follow the signs to Wailua Falls and awe at the 173-foot waterfalls cascading over the mountains before ending the drive with a stop Waimoku Falls to gaze up at its magnificent, 400-foot waterfall.

Getting there

Kahului Airport is is a regional airport in the state of Hawai’i, United States, located east of the Kahului CDP in Maui County on the island of Maui near Haleakala and is the main airport servicing Maui. You can also fly into Honolulu International Airport on Oahu in the  State of Hawaii before commuting to Maui on a brief, 30-minute flight. You can fly to Honolulu, Hawaii from Canada, Europe, Australia and many popular destinations via American Airlines, US Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and other popular airlines to experience the Amazing Hana Highway. Major car rental companies are located at both airports or, you can take a taxi or shuttle bus and lease a cruising vehicle like a convertible in Maui. There is also daily ferry service to and from the nearby island of Lanai.