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Visit Maui's Waterfalls in Hana

Imagine lush jungles and cascading waterfalls for miles and miles.
January 25, 2013

Visit Maui's Waterfalls in Hana

By Kenneth Rothman

Kaanapali Accommodations

If you think the cascading waterfalls in the Maui postcards are an exaggeration of the beauty to be found here, think again! Take the long journey to East Maui from our Kaanapali accommodations, and you may find it difficult to count the number of waterfalls that will be plainly visible even from your vehicle. They come in all shapes and sizes from towering cascades to messy trickles, all nestled in the lush jungle.

Bring your camera, some snacks, and a full tank of gas, because the winding road through Hana is a long and glorious journey. While we don't recommend it to those who get carsick, we do recommend it to those who want to see and photograph some of Maui's richest beauty.

Hana is basically on the opposite side of the island from our Kaanapali condos, but the rainforest is full of wonderful stops where you can explore hiking trails of various difficulty levels, or swim in numerous waterfall pools. To add to all this, sprawling vistas of the sparkling Pacific Ocean are usually in sight. The photo opportunities are endless, but be careful of humidity, pesky rainbows formed by waterfall spray, or simply dropping your camera into a pool or puddle. Despite the quantity of water you'll find running through Hana, there are plenty of sunny days. It's not always pouring out there. Check the weather report and get your trip underway early, because as a general Maui rule, conditions are calmest in the morning.

If you are looking for some nice places to stop, Wainapanapa State Park has some partially submerged lava tubes, ocean caves and black-sand beaches. If you feel like spelunking, Hana Lava tube offers self-led flashlight tours and is really interesting, especially if you are interested in geology and the odd environments to be found in nature. Check out some of their lava tube photos for reference.

As our parting tips, we recommend that you bring some bug spray with you, especially if you plan to venture out from your vehicle. You should also wear sunscreen, and that stands for pretty much any time you will be out of doors. You will sunburn faster in Hawaii than on the mainland, or other higher latitudes. You wouldn't want a sunburn putting a damper on your vacation, and more importantly, your health.

Mahalo for reading, and we hope you have an unforgettable Maui vacation!

Blogs for January 2013

Visit Maui's Waterfalls in Hana

Posted on January 25, 2013
Visit Maui's Waterfalls in Hana

By Kenneth Rothman

If you think the cascading waterfalls in the Maui postcards are an exaggeration of the beauty to be found here, think again! Take the long journey to East Maui from our Kaanapali accommodations, and you may find it difficult to count the number of… Continue Reading

Maui Valentine's Day

Posted on January 18, 2013
Maui Valentine's Day

By Kenneth Rothman

Valentine's Day is less than a month away! What better way to spend it with your sweetheart than on a vacation to Maui, one of the most romantic places in the world?

First of all, if you think you can't get affordable plane tickets unless you book… Continue Reading

The 8th Annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Posted on January 11, 2013
The 8th Annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

By Kenneth Rothman

As you may have heard us mention before, Maui is an artistic hotspot with Lahaina Town boasting more galleries per capita than any other town in the U.S. Many artists from abroad showcase their work here but many others live here… Continue Reading

Maui Surfing on Your Vacation

Posted on January 04, 2013
Maui Surfing on Your Vacation

By Kenneth Rothman

January is one of the best months for surfing on Maui's North Shore. Advanced surfers will appreciate all the big beautiful barrel waves that January swells generate, but there are also places where the waves are ideal for beginners.

If you're just starting out, you… Continue Reading


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