This scenic drive through Maui’s stunning seaside cliffs and alongside waterfalls should be on everyone’s bucket list. The 65-mile route takes time, thanks to restricted speeds around treacherous curves and blind corners, so dedicate a whole day to this adventure. As you approach Hana, visit Honokalani Beach to walk along black volcanic sand and splash in the waves, then pop by one of the many food trucks for seriously delicious tacos.
If you want to experience Hawaii at its most ‘Hawaii’, make a beeline for Maui. It might be the second-largest island in these parts, but most will agree that it sits top of the pile when talking about beaches and ocean-related excitement. Maui is a living, breathing paradise with gorgeous beaches, simmering volcanoes, brilliant restaurants, and a magnificent craft beer community. The dream? That will depend on what you are looking for, but you will probably find it here.
The immense power of the Pacific is king, but many of the best things to do in Maui involve heading inland and exploring the island. Maui is at its best when the two are combined, as the incredible Road to Hana shows. It doesn’t get much better than this.