About Hana Town
Untouched beauty and natural scenery flourish at Hana Town, the islands Last Hawaiian Place. Maybe its the small town feeling that perpetuates it, or maybe the lush forests and the revitalizing Hana Bay draw tourists and residents to Hana Town. If youre wondering what Maui really looked like in the 1970s and earlier, travel the Hana Highway and visit Hana Townits been relatively unchanged for decades.
In the 19th century, Hana was a bustling town riding the wave of the sugar cane industry. Plantations were doing big business, and the trek from Paia to Hana was a daily journey for many sugar cane field workers. Today, Hana Town is a small, friendly community welcoming visitors who want to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Mauis most well-known destination.
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Maui
- Duration: This is a drive-by location only
- Insider Tip: Hana Airport (HNM) is the quickest way to get to Hana Town from Central Maui.
- Fun Fact: Just north of Hana is the golf course-like estate of musician George Harrison.
- What to Expect: Hana Bay, Hana Highway, and one of Maui's most remote, rural towns.
- Pop Culture: Oprah owns a home in Hana105 acres large and inclusive of the Ka Iwi O Pele geological site and old Mokae Point.