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"Wai'anapanapa State Park" Activities and Attractions Tip by Gypsystravels

Activities and Attractions, Maui: 10 reviews and 34 photos


Wai'anapanapa (meaning "glistening water" or "water flashing rainbow hues") State Park is located in Hana, just past the 32 mile marker and was the end of our Hana Highway trip (the rest of the road was closed). I was anxious to visit the park as it is here that you will see the only black sand beach in Maui as well as the fresh water cave. The park is over 120 acres and also includes a cemetery, ruins, pictographs and a path that will take you to Hana. The park was very clean and well maintained with facilities like restrooms, showers, picnic tables cabins for rent and camping, and a large parking lot to accommodate all the visitors.

We arrived early afternoon and decided to hit the beach first then the caves. There were plenty of families enjoying the park either at the beach or fresh water caves.

If you drive the Hana Highway, or plan a stay in Hana, I would recommend that you pay this park a visit. There is no entrance fee and plenty to occupy you for a few hours.

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  • Updated Aug 13, 2015
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