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The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North

170 Kai Ala Drive, Maui, Hawai‘i 96761, United States

Phone: 808-667-3200 | Check in: 4  p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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Concierge Recommends | Best Stops Along the Road to Hāna

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13 Recommendations

Travel this unforgettable road for an up-close look at the island’s untouched beauty.

Angela S.
Concierge
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The old saying that “getting there is half the fun” perfectly applies to the Road to Hāna. Of course, there are many terrific things to do in Hāna, but some of Maui’s best-kept treasures and views are along the way, including a dip in the Seven Sacred Pools.

The idyllic chain of lower pools cascading down to the sea in ‘Ohe‘o Gulch number way more than seven. The profuse freshwater pools carved from black lava rock are as cherished by islanders today as by Maui’s first settlers 1,500 years ago. Because they’re located less than 30 minutes past Hāna, many visitors try to cap off their Road to Hāna with this culminating spot. But, like we locals know, there’s a better way.

The pools and hikes are must-do experiences that you really don’t want to rush. I’d recommend that you enjoy getting to Hāna one day, and on another head straight to the pools to take in the peaceful waters during the quiet morning hours. That gives you time to explore one of Maui’s best hikes. Rising above the gulch 650 feet in elevation and following the stream’s sounds and falls, the 4-mile round-trip Pīpīwai Trail leads you to the island’s impressive 400-foot Waimoku Falls — well worth the 2 1/2 to 5 hours of scenic hiking to get there and back.

One stop in particular that has always captured my interest is the Hāna Lava Tube. You’ll experience the geologic past of the island firsthand. The caves can get a little chilly, so this tour is the perfect break from the heat of the day.

The best tip I can give you is to start your day early because there will be so many destinations you will want to see. Plus, you’ll have less traffic to deal with on your way back. With that in mind, make sure your camera is fully charged and ready for all the photo-ops throughout the day.

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Please note, these recommendations are the subjective opinion of the Vistana Community Members and not of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc.
"I Visited Hana Town"03/16/2018
"I Visited Hana Town"
03/16/2018
I would recommend the hike to the Red Sand Beach. The bay is a awesome swim spot. The area is not easy to find and the path around the cliffs was narrow.
"The winding road"03/15/2018
"The winding road"
03/15/2018
Taking time to drive back in time on the road to Hana is a great experience for anyone regardless of age. The many stops along the way offer great views, refreshing plunges into pools and the ocean plus scenic hikes. enjoy
"I visited the botanical gardens on the road to Hana"03/15/2018
"I visited the botanical gardens on the road to Hana"
03/15/2018
I highly recommend this stop. We have stopped one 3 different occasions. Every one better than the last. Wild peacocks, beautiful views of the ocean, amazing flowers and plants. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Vistana Community Member
"Twin falls"03/15/2018
"Twin falls"
03/15/2018
Great hike with beautiful waterfalls.
"I visited Twin Falls"03/15/2018
"I visited Twin Falls"
03/15/2018
I would like to recommend these waterfalls. It is an beautiful walk back to the falls and the falls are easy to get into. We took our 5 and 10 years grandchildren and they loved it
"Super fun"03/14/2018
"Super fun"
03/14/2018
I recommend the first available stop on your way to Hana for those of you that do not want to drive all the way there. This is an easy walk to two great water falls which you can swim in. Be sure to bring a towel and so shoes that you can get wet.
"Road to Hanna"03/14/2018
"Road to Hanna"
03/14/2018
I would recommend the Road to Hanna. Incredible drive with awesome stops at the water falls, botanical garden and black sand beach. There are other beautiful look out points to stop and enjoy as well. Spend the whole day taking in the lush green vegetation and wonderful sites.
"Hana"03/14/2018
"Hana"
03/14/2018
We rented Harley motorcycles. What a way to see the sights and smell the flowers!
"Road to Hana is BEAUTIFUL"03/14/2018
"Road to Hana is BEAUTIFUL"
03/14/2018
Wonderful stops along the drive. Great fresh fruit smoothies along the way made for the perfect refreshing treat.
"Hana"03/10/2018
"Hana"
03/10/2018
Excellent off road adventures. Must visit, Auntie Sandys for banana bread. Yum!
"Hana"02/27/2018
"Hana"
02/27/2018
Great day activity
"Hana"02/13/2018
"Hana"
02/13/2018
great drive, beautiful scenery
"Road to Hana"02/08/2018
"Road to Hana"
02/08/2018
There are many stops on the road to Hana so make sure to take a full day or even two, staying overnight in Hana, to take in all the sites

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