While everyone else is going to the hukilau (huki huki huki huki hukilau), you should sneak off to Hana. Just 50 miles east of central Maui, Hana is breathtakingly isolated and as green as the day is long. If Honolulu is the Cool Kids Table of Hawaii, Hana is the underrated Nature Club—which, in case you hadn’t heard, is where it’s at.
Hana takes waterfalls and unspoiled forests pretty seriously, and you’ll reap the benefits. Did we mention the ribbons of black or red sand? Trust us, these are the sights that #NoFilter Instagram posts were made for. Trade in your power suit for island casual attire, become something of a paddleboarding prodigy, and relax at one of the best hotels in Hana. You’re on island time now.
Getting to Hana is half the fun. The Hana Highway is as famous as it is epic. The drive takes you over dozens of bridges, through flourishing rainforests, and around what we can only describe as white-knuckle turns. Once you see St. Sophia’s Church, you’ve arrived in Hana (if your tires hit the ocean, you’ve gone too far).
After you go snorkeling at Wai'anapanapa State Park, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Visit the Hana Fresh Farmers Market or an organic fruit farm and sink your teeth into a sweet treat. Then you’re off to Kahanu Garden to have a looksee of Hale Piilani, the largest temple in Hawaii. Collect one of our handy Hana car rentals, and you’ll depart your Hana hotel for the adventure of a lifetime each morning.
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