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Things to do in Hana

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Waianapanapa State Park which has a spectacular black sand beach and caves to explore. The views are breathtaking, there are grounds to picnic or BBQ and an excellent location to capture an epic family photo. No lifeguard on duty.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you got up early for the Road to Hana and have time, this lava tube cave is definitely worth stopping for.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Experience the local culture and learn more about the Hawaiian history. The largest Heiau in Hawaii is located at these gardens and is incredible to see in person.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“We're near the back way to Hana, which is a faster, straighter, yet equally beautiful route. You actually reach Kaupo and Kipahulu first, which are the tropical jewels of the east side of Maui. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Hana artifacts and photographs; historic Courthouse and jailhouse; thatch living complex illustrating pre-contact Hawaii dwellings; gift shop. Times – Mon-Fri (Sat in busy season) 10am-4pm. Donation $3 per person (children free). Gift shop: Attached to the museum, contains quaint items of interest including Hawaiian arts and crafts. M-F, 10am-4pm.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Town
“An all day road trip. Waterfalls, beaches, walking trails, food trucks, state & national parks.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Spa
“Travassa has a cocktail lounge with a fine dining restaurant next door. Once a week they have live music and a hula performance. There is no charge to attend, just enjoy some of their signature drinks and fine dining. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lounge is open for meals in-between.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spa
“Book a lomi-lomi (Hawaiian) massage or relaxing facial at the Luana spa. Ahhhh...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“The Road to Hana is probably one of the A-must visit destination while staying in Maui. Be sure to leave early in the AM as this is a full day journey. I highly recommend to download the Shaka Maui App on your smart phones, it's worth the $5 investment. Shaka Maui is a GPS based app, which means you will not lose reception in the high mountains ( most cell phones won't work). It's worth it!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Thai food in Hana! There is not much to eat in Hana so when we are there this is our favorite linch stop! Closes at 2pm so get their early for lunch, not open for dinner.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Keep in mind: Items are limited, so if you are wanting to purchase specific items, it's best to do so in Kahului (near the Airport) before coming to Hana. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“AKA Red Sand Beach in Hana. We get a lot of questions about the road to Hana. If you decide to do this, we recommend dedicating a whole day to the drive and for exploring. This is our favorite spot to visit in Hana. Bring your beach stuff and lunch! Tip: Although the rental car companies might tell you otherwise, you can drive all the way around and do not need to turn around in Hana to get back to Kihei. The backside road from Hana is beautiful with amazing views. It's also a lot less windy and much less travelled! There are a few gravel spots to drive over but nothing that is dangerous or that a regular car can't travel over.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Approx. 3 min walking distance.....Located within Hana Bay is Hana Beach Park, which has a long black-sand beach and is the safest swimming beach along the East Maui coast. The bay is protected by a coral reef and harbored from big swells by its curved shape. Local families like to gather here and picnic. The beach park has a grassy area with picnic tables. On the right side of the park is Hana Pier. Outrigger canoe racing is frequently practiced in Hana Bay. Epic place to SNORKEL on Maui's east side.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Surfing Burro is a food truck. Some items on their menu include tacos, burritos, smoothies, etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food Truck
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Spa
“Travassa has a cocktail lounge with a fine dining restaurant next door. Once a week they have live music and a hula performance. There is no charge to attend, just enjoy some of their signature drinks and fine dining. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lounge is open for meals in-between.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Thai food in Hana! There is not much to eat in Hana so when we are there this is our favorite linch stop! Closes at 2pm so get their early for lunch, not open for dinner.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Surfing Burro is a food truck. Some items on their menu include tacos, burritos, smoothies, etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food Truck
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
“Best poke on the island. Food truck style, you won’t regret this 10 min drive to Kawaihae!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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