Hana Highway may sound fairly non-threatening - after all, it is only 55 miles long - but once you've driven the road, ... More
Hana Cassette Guide
Hana Highway may sound fairly non-threatening - after all, it is only 55 miles long - but once you've driven the road, you understand exactly how long 55 miles can be. As one of Maui's major attractions, tourists from around the globe make the wild and windy drive daily, but most people miss the majority of the attractions. For that reason, it's wise to purchase the guided-tour tapes or CDs, available through this company. Some of the highlights of the drive include hidden pools and waterfalls, hiking trails, exotic fauna and Waianapanapa State Park, with its amazing black sand beach.
The guides offered included a "Road to Hana" and a "Haleakala" guide. We bought both for $30. That's a steal for a guided tour to both destinations. The CD's pointed out many interesting points of interest and led us all the way to Hana. We were able to tour on our own time and spent a full day (8am - 7pm) driving to Hana, viewing waterfalls, trying fresh banana bread, and driving back. Haleakala was harder simply because we woke up at 2:30am. But the CD came through again, leading us simply up the mountain to just the right places. The sunset was amazing, watching it from above the clouds. The rest of the visitors had to leave in the middle to prepare for their bike ride down the hill in 30 degree weather. Lucky for us we hopped back in the car and cranked the heat. This is a much better way to see both locations than paying $500/couple to take both tours, and you get to do it on your schedule!
The outside of this Italian deli features a boxy shape and green awning that you can see from the highway.
Inside, the atmosphere is busy and almost citified. The food is fresh and tasty, if a little overpriced. The ...
Small, quiet and charming, this is much more of a neighborhood mall than neighboring Ka'ahumanu Center is. Locals come here
to pick up new books, music or sundries. After a recent facelift, the mall is more appealing to the ...
On clear mornings, participants in this downhill bike journey can enjoy a panoramic view from Oahu in the north to
the Big Island of Hawaii in the south. The entire experience lasts six hours and goes for 38 miles. ...