A lot of people who come to Maui on vacation put traveling the road to Hana at the top of their list of things to do. While our Maui condo rentals are on the west side of the island, many choose to stay on this side of the island and enjoy the four or five hours it takes to complete the journey. If you intend to take the road to Hana, you may as well enjoy exploring the city once you get there! You’ll probably want to make it a two-day trip so you can relax and not be rushed.
Here are some of the things you won’t want to miss once you are in Hana.
Snorkel at Uakea (Hana Bay). If your passion is snorkeling, this is a spot you won’t want to miss! This black sand beach not only makes snorkeling a fun adventure for beginners, there are lots of amenities that make it a great place to BBQ or enjoy a picnic with the family. A snack bar is available along with restrooms, covered pavilions, picnic facilities and more. The coastline is absolutely gorgeous, and you’ll want to take time to explore the boat harbor while you’re there. If you don’t mind crowds (this is a favorite spot of both locals and tourists, especially on weekends) Hana Bay should be on your list.
Fagan’s Cross is a great hike that offers spectacular coastal views once you reach the top! Beginning at the Hana Ranch parking lot you’ll hike a path that leads through the pastures of the incredible 14,000 acre Hana Ranch and continue on to the Pu’u (Lyon’s Hill) where the path you want to take curves to the right. The cross is a memorial to the man who initially brought cattle ranching to the east side of the island, Paul Fagan. It was built in 1960.
If you love Thai food you definitely won’t want to miss the Thai Food by Pranee restaurant! There aren’t a lot of dining options in Hana, but even if there were this would likely be your top choice. The food is incredible and the menu includes soups, vegetable and fried rice dishes, whole fish, Thai curry plates and much more made using locally sourced produce and fresh seafood. Whether you want to enjoy a picnic at the beach with your family or dine in, you’ll relish the amazing flavors offered up in this casual, family-style restaurant.
These are just a few of the things you should put on your list if you’re traveling the road to Hana – there are many others, but unless you have a week to spare it’s hard to experience it all. Enjoy your time in Hana!
If you’re planning to stay on the west side of the island, be sure to book one of our Maui condo rentals well in advance! Located on Ka’anapali Beach our accommodations are luxurious and relaxing, your home away from home – only with far more incredible views and the ocean at your front door.