"Heavenly Hana" Top 5 Page for this destination Hana by jelw

Hana Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 323 photos

Quiet beauty & strong cultural loyalty

Hana is an experience. It is not a tourist destination for shoppers and strollers. Nor is it for bathing beauties that fear the rugged outdoors. It is not for the tourist that insists on Western style amenities. Mind you all these things are available but this trip is still not for you.
Hana is a joy for the traveller that embraces nature and grabs their hiking boots with the gusto of a starved man. Hana has a discovery around every bend, a miracle over every rise.
At the end of the day, bone weary, stumble into a humble Hale and listens to the geckos serenade you, their guest.
In the morning get up witrh the sun. Take a refreshing outdoor shower and head over to Hasagawas or Hana Ranch to get some coffee and confer with the locals. You will learn a great deal about the Hawaiian reinstatement movement. There is so very much to learn from the Hawaiian people and their land. Go for it!

  • Last visit to Hana: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2007
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  • 2Cities1Love's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Hi we loved your pages,we are going on a cruise in September that goes around the islands. We are so excited,it ooks so beautiful. Cheers Sue & Colin

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    great page!

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    We stayed 3 days in Hana! We loved it. Loved the red sands beach, saw the nudists - all in the 80's (hahaha), loved the falls and look forward to going back. Of all places, this felt like the more authentic Hawaii to us.

  • wildwindsca's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2007 at 6:57 PM

    red sand was exactly as you say flip flops to hike to this beach are not reccomened unless you are surefooted. the path looks easy but there is one spot of loose conders where one could take a slip fall and really hurt themselves.

  • raytor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2007 at 10:38 AM

    I am glad you missed me. Good thing you weren't using a shot gun. :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2007 at 2:08 AM

    Beautiful page. Red Sand Beach looks fantastic. I would love to be there just now :-)

  • Mar 9, 2007 at 11:37 AM

    Just returned from this beach. Portuguese Man-o'-war warnings are posted to stay out of the water and a local guide told us this area is shark infested due to the large number of monk seals and turtles. If you go snorkling here, watch out!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 7:22 PM

    Excellent page. Hana - and the Road to Hana - was our favorite memory in Maui. Thanks for the memories.

  • BlueCollar's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2006 at 2:52 AM

    It's nice to see that there are others that understand what doing "The Road to Hana" is all about. Great page. Thanks for sharing.

  • Spincat's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2006 at 5:31 AM

    Greetings from sunny (yes, really!) London. This gives me a really new persepctive on Hawaii - Hana looks like the kind of wild place I love but with all kinds of exotic extras - fabulous pics! I'll be back!

jelw

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