Hana, Hawaii: What to See, Eat, Do!

Nkeiruka Medani

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There is so much to see and do in Hawaii! This post will focus on Hana, in Maui, Hawaii.


Black Sand Beach: An absolutely stunning beach featuring soft black refined sand! The water was the perfect temperature to swim in, and there was a secret cave to roam through! A few things to note here: you need to reserve a parking reservation prior to your visit. There is also no service in this area, so remember to screenshot the QR code and save in on your phone so we can show it when you arrive. Go to the NPS website for the reservation page.

Red Sand Beach: A gorgeous beach! The red sand is such a unique touch to the location. To get down to the beach, there is some climbing required! It is worth the trek!

Hamoa Beach: This is a beautiful beach in Hana that is frequented by the locals! There is a beautiful large palm tree draping on the beach landscape which truly adds to the Hawaiian aesthetic! The water is warm and great for swimming! There is also a swingset along the sand near the large single palm tree that is popular with the visitors!


Pīpīwai Trail to Waimoku Falls: This is the most worthwhile hiking trail in Hana! It takes 2 miles to get to the falls from the start of the trail, and there is a lot of uphill trek, but very scenic path along the way! The giant bamboo forest path throughout makes the time fly by! You’ll thank yourself at the end once you’re staring at the breathtaking 400ft tall majestic waterfall! You will see the Seven Sacred Pools at the bottom entrance to the hike. The entrance fee to the park is $30.

Haleakala Crater: One of the coolest experiences of my life! The elevation at the top is 12,000ft! There are multiple trails you can take, and we chose to do Sliding Sands which routes inside the volcano crater! It is widely known as one of the most quiet places on earth! If you’re up for it, the longest hiking trail is 13 miles and is usually started early in the morning before sunrise. A very popular activity to partake in is to watch the sunrise from the peak. People venture to the park at 3am, and this is a reservation only experience. Go to the NPS website for reservation details. The entrance fee to the crater is $30 and is valid for 3 days from purchase so you can come back within that time frame with your receipt!

Fagan’s Cross Hike: This is a short hike in Hana we stumbled upon on our drive into town. It is an easy .75 mile incline to the top where the cross is located! Once at the top, there is a gorgeous expansive view of the town!


Thai by Pranee: The most popular Thai food restaurant in all of Hana. It is a food truck tucked away on the side of the road, with some outdoor seating. We ordered three dishes that were all very good! The coconut shrimp rice, the drunken noodles, and the chicken pad thai were all awesome entrees!

Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread in Ke’anae: first off WOW! THE best banana bread i’ve ever had! I feel like I crave it often, and I wish this place was in California! They bake it fresh every single morning, and it is served warm to customers. It’s $7 a loaf but the loaf is huge and very worth the price! This is on the road to Hana and is a MUST go!

I hope you enjoyed my post and found it helpful for your upcoming trip! Please comment thoughts and questions below, and share with your friends and family! Thank you for your continued support!

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