Linger on in Hana

The gorgeous drive to this remote Maui paradise is only half the fun. Here's how to indulge in it

Matthew Jaffe


Haleakala National Park. Its Pipiwai Trail is an easy 4-mile round-trip hike through scrubland and a bamboo forest to waterfalls. $10 per vehicle; off Hana Hwy.; or 808/572-4400.

Hamoa Beach. Hana's best beach is a few miles south of town. Off Haneo'o Rd.

Hana Coast Gallery. Leading gallery for Hawaiian artists and craftspeople. At Hotel Hana-Maui; or 808/248-8636.

Holoholo Excursion Tours. Offers a three- to four-hour Hana tour. Times and prices vary; call 808/270-5258 for information and reservations.

Kahanu Garden. Grand heiau and a focus on ethnobotany. Closed Sat-Sun; $10; off Hana Hwy. at milepost 31; or 808/248-8912.

Ono Organic Farms. Tours with tastings from Hana's cornucopia. Tours 2:30 Mon and Thu (reservations required); $25; or 808/248-7779.

Palapala Ho'omau Church. Constructed from limestone coral, the 1857 church with its tidy steeple has a graceful simplicity that embodies Hana. Aviator Charles Lindbergh is buried here beneath a Java plum tree. Off Hana Hwy. at milepost 41, 8 miles south of Hana in Kipahulu.

Wai'anapanapa State Park. Easy coastal trails, a black-sand beach, and grottolike caves. Off Hana Hwy. on Honokalani Rd.; 808/248-4843.

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