Things to Do in East Maui

East Maui is all about the fabled Road to Hāna – a Maui must-see and an epic adventure that’s not to be missed. The narrow highway clings to sheer cliffs marked by dozens of waterfalls, sweeping ocean panoramas and snapshot views of surfers and sea turtles far below.

We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most out of your trip to East Maui.

Take the Road to Hāna

Motor on your own from Kahului to Hāna along the narrow 52-mile Road to Hāna — famed for its dizzying cliffside vistas, nearly 60 old school one-lane bridges and constant hairpin turns. Or join a one-day tour and let the pros do the driving. To ensure you have a safe journey and to minimize your impact on the ecosystem, please review the Hāna Highway Code of Conduct.

Unwind in Hāna

Explore picturesque Hāna, a sleepy, far-flung hamlet. Pick up some Aunty Sandy’s snack shack banana bread, coconut candy and smoothies at Keʻanae near the church and picnic at Waiʻānapanapa State Park’s black-sand beach. Or, continue another 10 miles to Kīpahulu’s Pipiwai Trail and hike the four-mile round-trip for a look at 400-foot Waimoku Falls.

Foodie Fun

Hankering for some papaya, coconut, guava, pineapple and sweet-tart lilikoʻi (passionfruit)? Stop at a stand along the Road to Hāna and indulge in some fruit exotic fruit and local treats. Standbys include Aunty Sandy’s snack shack in Keʻanae and Coconut Glen’s organic vegan ice cream in Haʻiku. Pick up gourmet sandwiches, snacks and artisan goodies like homemade fudge at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort’s MAKANA Market + Cafe or order a delectable MAKANA meal to-go in advance. It’s important to pack food and water for your road trip, in any case, since services are extremely limited along this remote drive.

Laidback Shopping

A visit to peaceful, green and serene Hāna, set in the misty rolling hills along the ocean, is really about enjoying the laidback community’s natural beauty. Old-fashioned and charming, this is a place to hunt for eclectic treasures or go to a bake sale. Try the Hasegawa General Store, Hāna Ranch Store, and I Love Hāna Art Boutique.

Ready to Explore East Maui?

Our concierge team is ready to help you with information, ideas, insider tips and reservations. Email [email protected] or call us at 1 808 875 4100, ext. 290 for more information.

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