Road to Hana in Maui

The Road to Hana on Maui is a standout even amidst the legendary cultural attractions and breathtaking natural beauty of Hawaii. Stretching for 68 unforgettable miles, the Hana Highway itself was designated by President Bill Clinton as part of the Hana Millennium Legacy Trail in 2000. Winding doesn’t even begin to describe the Road to Hana. There are more than 600 curves on the drive from Kahului to Kipahulu, many of which are hairpin turns. The road is in view of miles of dazzling waterfalls, rugged cliffs set against vast ocean expanses, lush rainforests scented by white ginger blossoms, and secluded black sand beaches, as well as historic sites such as the grave of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, which is located at the Kipahulu Point Light Station. The Hana Highway or Highway 360 forms most of what is known as the “Road to Hana.” Beginning the drive from Highway 31 (the Piilani Highway) is often suggested. There are options to both drive the Road to Hana yourself or take a guided motor coach tour. Consult with a rental car company in Hawaii about routing for self-guided tours of the Hana Highway, as it is generally a condition to avoid unpaved sections of the Maui road. For more information about Maui’s Road to Hana, www.govisithawaii.com/2008/03/19/tips-for-driving-the-road-to-hana/#ixzz1hWIwqRx9.

Road to Hana Driving Tours
A self-guided tour of the Road to Hana presents many ways to experience the sights and sounds of Maui’s most famous road that vary from those of an organized tour. Driving yourself also requires taking special considerations into account. Winding along countless curves and through dozens of covered bridges that only allow for one lane of traffic, the Road to Hana provides near-endless attractions and spectacular natural wonders; but requires focused concentration on driving and searching for unmarked landmarks and trail heads. Stop exactly where you want on the Road to Hana to see secluded ocean beaches, kukui forests, and sugar cane fields; but check rental car company policies before going off-roading. Most car rental companies in Hawaii restrict using vehicles on non-paved roads. For more details about driving Maui’s Road to Hana, visit www.govisithawaii.com/2011/10/13/touring-the-road-to-hana-with-wade-holmes-of-no-ka-oi-adventures/#ixzz1hWKplzub.

Road to Hana Hotel
Discover the ideal hotel for exploring the legendary Road to Hana. The newly revitalized Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii offers a luxurious resort atmosphere that blends traditional Hawaiian style with contemporary amenities. Guests of the magnificent Maui resort enjoy 40 acres of beachfront property, sleekly styled guestrooms with private lanai overlooking the ocean and mountains, an award-winning spa, fitness center, four restaurants and five lounges, Son'z Maui wine cellar, Drums of the Pacific Luau entertainment, , atrium lobby, championship Kaanapali Golf Course, activity desk, Wi-Fi, gift shops, as well as on-site recreation, half-acre swimming pool surrounded by waterfalls, a lava rock grotto, a 150-foot waterslide, plus a business center and more than 100,000 sq. ft. of elegant event and wedding space.

Road to Hana Guided Tours
Guided tours offer a fuller experience of the Road to Hana by going on off roads restricted by car rental companies. Experienced guides often have local stories and rare historic insights to share. The sights and trail heads along the Road to Hana are often unmarked, and a tour guide knows where to stop for the best views and unrevealed spots that guidebooks may not describe. Guided tours of the Road to Hana often include stops along the uncrowded Ke’anae Peninsula, hiking on the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls, swimming at the waterfall at Wailua Iki, and exploring the spring-fed freshwater caves at Wai’anapanapa State Park. Guided tours may also provide relief from the worries of leaving valuables in the car while exploring in Hawaii. To learn more about taking a guided tour of the Road to Hana, visit www.govisithawaii.com/2010/04/14/touring-the-road-to-hana-independently-vs-guided-tour/#ixzz1hWJWrGyZ.

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