Maui Guide: 3 Scenic Places You Should Drive to on Maui
Drive to these beautiful places on Maui.
Hāna Town may be tiny, but it’s worth the hours-long drive.
Photo: David Croxford
Count the one-lane bridges and stop often for wild guava and photo ops. Bring cash for roadside stands selling coconut ice cream, fresh banana bread and tropical bouquets. When you get to Hāna, keep going to Kīpahulu and all the way around to Kaupō. The backside of Haleakalā is just as beautiful and even less tamed. This one’s a full-day trip.
Stops: Bamboo Forest, Pua‘a Ka‘a Wayside, Ke‘anae, Wailua Wayside, Coconut Glen’s, Hāna Farms, Kahanu Gardens, Wai‘anapanapa State Park, Hāna Cultural Center, Hasegawa General Store, Kaihalulu Beach, Haleakalā National Park—Kīpahulu District, Alelele Waterfall, Laulima Farm Stand, Hui Aloha Church, Kaupō Store, Bully’s Burgers.
Head up Haleakalā Highway to explore the scenic summit and Kula’s fertile farmland.
Stops: Maui Bees Farm, Kula Country Farms, Kēōkea Gallery, Grandma’s Coffee, ‘Ulupalakua Winery, Hosmer’s Grove, Leleiwi Overlook, Haleakalā Visitor Center.
There are some knuckle-whitening cliffs to navigate on Kahekili Highway, the narrow road that winds around Maui’s northwest coast. But the startling views are worth it.
Stops: Turnbull Studios, Nākālele blowhole and bell stone, ‘Ōhai Trail, Honolua Bay.
This story is part of The Holoholo Guide to Maui in our November 2015 issue. Check back here for more.