The Unseen Maui, Part 5

If you missed earlier parts of the story, click here. Grandma's Coffee Shop, Fong's Store, Kula Hospital and Beyond Another couple of miles will bring you into the village of Keokea, dating back to the mid-1800s. Grandma's Coffee Shop is always popular, and if you see three of four black SUVs parked out front it [...]
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The Unseen Maui, Part 4

If you missed earlier parts of the story, click here. Ulupalakua and Maui Winery As I was saying... After miles of near-wildnerness, suddenly, civilization! You're in Ulupalaku village. The first sign of civilization will be St. James the Less Catholic Church, on your left. It was established in 1881. While you've been on Ulupalakua Ranch [...]
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The Unseen Maui, Part 3

If you missed Parts 1 or 2 of the story, click here. We left off at Pahihi Gulch Where were we? Oh, yes... And then suddenly you'll top a rise and the most amazing vista on Maui will be presented to you. It's a true "ta-daaa" moment! The back side of Haleakala Incredible, isn't it? [...]
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The Unseen Maui, Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of the story, click here. All the way around Haleakala Just a couple of miles after you leave Haleakala National Park you'll come to the turnoff for the church where Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, is buried. The cemetery is on the coast, with dramatic hundred-foot cliffs and huge waves [...]
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The Unseen Maui, Part 1

Most people, when they visit Maui, go snorkeling, whale watching, zip lining, ride to the top of Haleakala and take the Road to Hana. But when they get to Hana they turn around and go back the same way. It's when you continue PAST Hana that you see another whole set of Maui Wonders. Hana [...]
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Lucky Lindy’s Life on Maui

Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic already, but in 1927 Charles Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His flight made him famous and loved in American and Europe, but it was in the middle of the Pacific where he found his home. After his historic flight and the tragic kidnapping [...]
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Red Sands Beach, Hana

Black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park near Hana, on the road to Hana, gets all of the visitors and fame. But a lesser-known attraction, right in the heart of Hana, is Red Sand or Kaihalulu Beach, a pocket beach located on Kaihalulu Bay, one of only three red sand beaches in the world. It's [...]
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The Seven Sacred Pools of Hana

“Seven Sacred Pools” is a name coined decades ago by the owner of what is now the Travaasa Hana hotel, previously the Hotel Hana Maui, for the purpose of marketing this  spectacular, but then unknown, remote location to tourists. Now part of Haleakala National Park, the National Park Service has added their own name to [...]
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Black Sands Beach, Hana

Photos and a video of the awesome black sands beach at Waianapanapa State Park. Besides the beach, the park features lava tubes and more.
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The Macadamia Nut Farm at Hana, Maui

Jim Nabors, commonly remembered as Gomer Pyle on the TV shows The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., was a popular Hollywood star who moved to Maui in 1976. Upon the advice of his family, he converted a 500 acre oceanfront property he'd bought to a beautiful, and profitable, macadamia nut farm. As he [...]
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Photos of Hana, Maui

Hana Town Aerial. For more about Hana tours and the famous Road to Hana, click here.

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The Road to Hana – Video Tips

Here are the top 5 stops on the Road to Hana, with lots of awesome drone footage by Lance O’Brien. First suggestion: We think renting a convertible is better than renting a Jeep. We totally agree with Lance that doing the Road to Hana properly takes two to three days, especially when you add in […]

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Maui County Road Closures – Official Site

Don’t get stuck in a long line of traffic on the Road to Hana because of a landslide. Check to make sure the road is open before you go. Official County Website: https://www.mauicounty.gov/643/Road-Closure-Notifications

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Photos of Huialoha Church, and Map

Huialoha Church, Mokulau, near Kaupo, East Maui. The road to Hana, far side of Maui.
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Photos of a Maui Cattle Ranch

Maui cattle ranch, Nu'u Refuge, Waiu Bay, near Kaupo, East Maui. The Road to Hana - far side of Maui. Nu'u Refuge
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