5 Reasons to Tour the Road to Hana
Visiting Hawaii is an exciting experience for anyone. Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or a family vacation, you’ll want it to be perfect. One island you don’t want to miss is Maui. Maui has some of the most beautiful beaches and amazing sights like sunrise over Haleakala and the road to Hana. The Road to Hana is a winding road to the eastern side of the island. The town of Hana is quaint and beautiful, but really it’s the journey that makes this a popular tour. If you’re considering a road to Hana tour, here are five reasons you should book it:
- The flora is amazing. Maui is a lush island and you’ll find plenty of tropical areas along the road to Hana. Flowers and trees only found in the rainforest grow up along the road while cliffs dropping into the ocean flank one side. Pull off at botanical gardens to hike through and appreciate these plants up close, or take photos as you pass.
- Unique “local” experience. The Road to Hana is famous for its twists and turns and one way bridges. One of the coolest parts is that this road is really used by locals. Besides tour buses, you’ll encounter locals zipping up and down the road to jobs at the local plantations. It’s a neat way to dive into the local culture and get away from the tourist areas.
- Waterfalls. The Road to Hana has plenty of waterfalls. The coolest part is that they’re everywhere. You can pull off the road and have the perfect photo opp. It’s a pretty amazing drive and I promise you’ve never seen anything like it!
- Banana bread. Another famed part of the road to Hana is the banana bread sold roadside by locals. There aren’t a lot of places along the road, so if you’re hungry it’s best to stop! What’s more, this Hawaiian banana bread is delicious. Wash it down with a fresh smoothie.
- Hana. Once you arrive in Hana, you’ll understand why it’s worth such a long and winding journey. There is something special about this place. It’s not only serene, but it also feels very private because it’s far from the busier part of the island. Go a little further beyond Hana and you’ll find a national park with the seven sacred pools and some amazing hiking. There’s even a lava tunnel that lets out to the black sand beach. This area truly has everything you could ask for from any Hawaiian island.
Written By: Leo Malagon