Road to Hana Driving Tips and Advice, plus Road to Hana Map and Closures. When it comes to driving the Road to Hana on Maui, it's the journey, not the destination, that is the main attraction. There are few words that can describe the beauty of this drive with its cliffs cloaked in green and lush valleys bursting with waterfalls. Curves hug the coast and gaze over an ocean that stretches uninterrupted all the way to the Alaskan coastline. Couple that with black, red, and white sand beaches, a multitude of trails, and beautiful gardens and you've discovered the highway to heaven itself.
The Highway to Heaven...
Hopefully you've already perused our article about 'Is the Hana Highway worth it?.' If not, you might want to check that article out before continuing to plan your trip down the Road to Hana as we share lots of helpful hints about making the drive on your own. We're here to help you plan that perfect road trip down this beautiful stretch of highway. In addition to our guidebook, "Hana Highway Mile by Mile: The Road to Hana and Beyond" be sure to check out our article entitled, 'Can I make the drive to the 'Ohe'o Gulch and back in a single day?,' as it may also prove useful for many visitors planning to make the Highway a day trip only.
If making the trip on your own seems like it a lot of work, you may wish to consider making a reservation with Valley Isle Excursions on their guided Road to Hana Tour. They offer hotel pick up from most major locations, have a wonderful and professional staff, stop at 13 different scenic spots during the course of the day and their customized vans have panoramic windows which make for a great view of the scenery.
We've actually split all the Hana Highway sights and stops off into their own area here on our website. It helps separate the Hana Highway sights from the rest of the spots on Maui. To get started planning your own trip along the Hana Highway, just click the link below to visit our 'Hana Highway Sights' page. Points of Interest: Hana Highway Sights | Piilani Highway Sights Highway News: Road to Hana Closures & Updates We highly encourage all visitors to consider a guidebook when driving the Highway. It's the best way to determine which stops are for you and which aren't. A lot of folks simply let the clumps of cars along the road be their guide. Big mistake. There are a lot of great places along the Hana Highway, but there are also several stops you'd be wasting your time stopping at. That said, we invite you to let us be your guide. We've driven the Hana Highway a few hundred times over the last few years and eventually we said, "Why not put what we know in a book?" And, we can now better educate visitors on what spots are off-limits (or kapu) as well. Our guidebook, "Hana Highway Mile by Mile: The Road to Hana and Beyond" will navigate you along the 52 miles of undeveloped road, 56 one-lane bridges and 617 curves. You will pass by the most breath-taking scenery on the face of the earth. It was literally a million years in the making. And the journey doesn't end in Hana, it continues well beyond the sleepy coastal town at the bay.