Maui Road to Hana

Honovi Falls along the Rd. to Hana

The Road to Hana is along Maui’s rugged eastern coastline.  It’s  only 52 miles to the little town of Hana, one of the last unspoiled parts of Hawaii. It has many narrow one-lane bridges, hairpin turns and incredible island views.  It is actually a 2 1/2 to 4 hour drive.  Many of the tours stretch into an 8 to 9 hour drive with all the stops at its many waterfalls, beaches and other attractions as you will see in the photos below. We took ours as one of the Ship Cruise tours and thoroughly enjoyed it and saw many of the stops along the Hana Rd. and our tour driver was very good.  If we were to do it over again, we would have taken one of the smaller van tours offered as we found afterwards they saw other places in addition to what we had. If you think about driving it, I wouldn’t advise it, because of the many twists, turns, old bridges and a dirt road at the end, a tricky to maneuver road.  Occasionally that part is closed due to landslides. There are 620 curves & 59 bridges and perhaps not for the feint of heart. There is very little in the way of passing traffic, few people around and no cell phone service in parts. But there are lots of Scenic turnouts.  I would certainly put it on my must list to do again as there are many more sights I would love to see. That’s what’s wonderful about Hawaii – there are truly so many unbelievable sights.

 

 

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