Best Stops On The Road to HanaUpdated: April 14, 2021
The Hana Highway is a world-renowned drive. And a trip to Maui is simply incomplete without experiencing it! And while the 52-mile highway drive is not for everybody, there are always Halfway to Hana tours that you can book instead. However, the best thing about the road tour is not just the calm sea breeze you feel while on your vehicle or the scenic coasts; instead, it’s the stops made along the way. In fact, below are the best stops on the Road to Hana you should definitely include in your jeep tour.
Ho’okipa Beach Park
This beach park takes up about 9 miles of the Hana Highway. You’ll see it while headed East, nestled between the Town of Paia and Haiku Town Center. First, you’ll pass through the Ku’au neighborhood then Mama’s Fish House Restaurant before reaching the beach park. Fun fact, Ho’okipa translates to ‘hospitality’ in the Hawaiian language.
Maui Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden is always at the top of the list when it comes to the best stops on the Road to Hana. It’s also usually one of the nearest stops since it’s located at mile marker ten on the Highway. The Garden was transformed by Alan Bradbury (Maui’s first ISA certified arborist) into a beautiful arboretum. It also has picnic areas where you can lounge while resting during the drive.
Get a glimpse of the “Old Hawaii” approximately at mile marker 16 on the road. Keanae Peninsula boasts a rich history and more scenic coastline views. Also, before reaching the peninsula, you may stop by the Keanae Arboretum for more botanical gardens and a place to rest and stretch your legs.
Wailua Valley State Wayside
Don’t be like most visitors who breeze this beautiful stop on the Hana Highway! At Wailua Valley State Wayside, you’ll find plenty of Mauka (toward the mountains), and Mauna (toward the ocean) views that you won’t see much in other stops. Some of these views include waterfalls, the high elevation views of Ke’anae Valley, and the taro fields of Wailua Village. And if you decide to climb up the stairs on the right, you may even get the chance for a great photo op.
Pua’a Ka’a Falls
Coming at the mile marker 22 on the Road is the Pua’a Ka’a Falls and State Park. This stop is especially great since it offers public restrooms and other areas to relax. Moreover, you can stretch your legs by walking the trail towards the waterfall and the freshwater pool.
There are so many other stops that you can take while on your Road to Hana drive. At Hoaloha Jeep Adventures, we make sure that you can have the chance to explore all of these stops with your driver as a local tour guide. We also offer many tour options such as the Halfway to Hana Tour, Road to Hana Tour, Circle Hana Road, and our most popular adventure, the Reverse Hana Road.
Check out our Road to Hana Tours today at https://www.hoalohajeepadventures.com/road-to-hana/ or get in touch with us for more information on the many other private jeep tours that we offer!