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The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, 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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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.
"We took the road to Hana"03/17/2018
"We took the road to Hana"
03/17/2018
What a beautiful drive, so many places to pull off and enjoy the beautiful of Maui. So many beautiful water falls, flowers etc. Our whole family enjoyed this trip very much.
"Road to Hana"03/14/2018
"Road to Hana"
03/14/2018
This driving trip is a beautiful drive through the tropical side of the island. Be sure to stop by the roadside stands to experience local cuisine. We loved the homemade banana bread and chicken. It takes most of the day, and is well worth the trip. Stop to take a hike through the tropical rain forest. End at the 7 sacred pools.
"Road to Hans"03/14/2018
"Road to Hans"
03/14/2018
Definitely recommend the coach tour! No driving required! Beautiful scenery and spectacular views!
"Waterfalls"03/14/2018
"Waterfalls"
03/14/2018
I would get the audio cd to play in the car it guides you to all the best spots to stop eat take photos etc it is available in all the tourist type shops and grocery stores
"Road to hana"03/14/2018
"Road to hana"
03/14/2018
I would recommend the road to Hana, black sand beach, water falls and great stops.
Vistana Community Member
"I visited the red sand beach."03/14/2018
"I visited the red sand beach."
03/14/2018
A once in a lifetime experience.
"I visited Maui multiple times and always loved it"03/10/2018
"I visited Maui multiple times and always loved it"
03/10/2018
Maui is one of my favorite places on earth to go. The road to Hana is a must!!! Plan a entire day and go to the seven pools once you get to Hana.
"Botanical Garden, Black Sand Beach"03/07/2018
"Botanical Garden, Black Sand Beach"
03/07/2018
You have to download the Gypsy Guide app before you go on this awesome drive! It is like having your uncle in the car with you telling you where to turn, where to stop and where to grab a bite to eat! Our concierge recommended it and it made all the difference. Plan for a whole day outing. Leave by 8am. Pack some drinks and snacks and some beach stuff but most importantly bring a camera. The landscape is jaw dropping and beautiful!
"Beautiful sights"02/12/2018
"Beautiful sights"
02/12/2018
Road to Hana is adventurous and has breath taking waterfalls and beachs along with an exciting driving experience.
"Great Hike and Beautiful"02/09/2018
"Great Hike and Beautiful"
02/09/2018
WE went hiking last year through the bamboo forrest and it was just amazing. The waterfalls were beautiful. The hike is not difficult at all. Swimming at the second water hole was amazing.
"GREAT SPOTS"02/09/2018
"GREAT SPOTS"
02/09/2018
Bamboo Forest and twin Falls. GREAT HIKE FOR THE WHOLE Family
"BEST STOPS ALONG THE ROAD TO HANA"02/08/2018
"BEST STOPS ALONG THE ROAD TO HANA"
02/08/2018
GREAT DAY TRIP GO FOR A SWIM TO COOL OFF!
"Road to Hana"02/08/2018
"Road to Hana"
02/08/2018
We took a tour and highly recommend that, especially the one that includes the seven sacred pools
"Maui Revealed...the ultimate guidebook"02/08/2018
"Maui Revealed...the ultimate guidebook"
02/08/2018
This is a must do! Be sure to get the book, Maui Revealed....this was a lifesaver for us and gave us lots of secret tips.

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