E komo mai (Welcome!)
Whether you are at home planning your vacation, or have already arrived, my objective is to make this awe-inspiring drive to Hana beyond doubt, your best day on Maui.
You might have already been taunted to buy expensive guidebooks and CD’s that reveal “Hidden Pools” and “Secret Waterfalls” but trust me, not much is secret anymore.
I won’t be telling about the few “secret spots” that are left because, after all, they are secret. So that leaves…Paia Town, Ho’okipa Overlook, Twin Falls, Bamboo Forest, Garden of Eden, Kaumahina State Park, Ke’anae Arboretum, Ke’anae Peninsula, Waianu Fruitstand, Ko‘olau Gap, Wailua Overlook, Waikane Falls, Wai’anapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach), Hana Town, Hamoa Beach, Kaihalulu (Red Sand) Beach, Wailua Falls, Haleakala State Park, Kipahulu Valley and Oheo Gulch’s Seven Sacred Pools just to begin.
I plan to share a little history, culture, flora & fauna, food recommendations, lodging and driving tips which will hopefully enhance your journey. If you drive the Road to Hana only seeking the “Hidden Pools” and “Secret Waterfalls” you will miss much.
Whether you drive yourself or take a tour, most importantly, please, Mãlama Maui while you have fun. Mãlama means to care for and protect each other, our community, and our environment. This is a very important part of Hawaiian respect, culture and “living aloha”.
A hui hou!