With this in mind here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Make sure you have a full tank of gas!
- Be prepared you or someone in your party may become car sick
- Do your research before setting out on your journey!
- Consider downloading an app with descriptions of Road to Hana-just be prepared there will be no cell service most the way!
- Bring lots of water and a picnic lunch or snacks to eat along the way!
- Bring hiking shoes, water shoes or teva type shoes, water proof camera if you have one, swimsuit, and towel.
- Be sure to leave early enough to ensure you will not be driving in the dark!
One of the things I liked the most about the Road to Hana was being able to really experience the different climates of the island of Maui. It was amazing to see desert one minute then lush forest the next. I have to say I was a little disappointed in the town itself. I thought we were going to see something more spectacular there.
We continued our drive right past Hana and journeyed on. The road back was much more scenic. We later found out about the Seven Sacred Pools and the Bamboo Forrest. I would have definitely liked to have stopped there had we of known about it ahead of time and allowed enough time for it.
also an example of he dry climate area side of
well worth stopping for!
bathrooms and do ask for a donation if you
aren't purchasing anything at the store. The
store sells food, antiques, jewelry, and local
handmade crafts. There is an amazing view
across the street.
back but the condition of the road! It is very bumpy in
many places. One final note, if you do choose to drive past
Hana and keep on driving, there are some areas of unpaved road.
I guess it's much better than what it used to be.