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The Road to Hana – 7 tips for first time travelers

By July 7, 2016 44 Comments

Ever wanted to do a day trip on Maui but don’t know what to do? Looking for relaxation while also learning about the Road to Hana? Watch these 7 tips to ensure a memorable trip to Hana. Whether it is how to prepare for the weather or what to bring, we have got you covered.

Here are 7 Helpful Tips for first time travelers!
Feel free to add any more tips in the comments below!

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A Hui Hou!

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  • Adam Wilson says:

    what was that last beach?

  • Stunningly beautiful

  • KRUGE67 says:

    my wife and i go next month,thank you for the good advice, aloha 🙂

  • David K says:

    Wow, great photography! Thanks for putting that together.

  • Love this vid and the music….I could listen to Moemoea all day and picture all the great things about Maui in my mind!

  • Scott Wells says:

    What type of drone did you use for the aerial shots?

  • Great tips. Especially #1. I'd also add to bring phone charger and spare batteries – cause all the videos and photo-taking will drain a lot of power.

  • Another great video Kalani!

  • Spot says:

    Great video Kalani! Love the drone footage in the beginning.

  • sasha038 says:

    Now THIS is a guide!!!! You are the best!!!

  • SuperGoldnut says:

    You missed the best place on the Hana highway. When you get to the 'Sacred Pools' take the hike (like 2.5 miles each way) through the bamboo forest to the 400' Waimoku Falls. It is a hike and site that should not be missed.

  • Liana H. says:

    This was so beautiful…… have taken this road over 30 times and enjoy it each time. It's truly so special….. thank you for a special video

  • Jelly Donut says:

    Tip #8, if it's your first time visiting Maui skip the road to Hana. There are better ways to spend your time if you've never been. Save this for the 3rd or 4th trip

  • What is the name of the song/artist for the video? And thank you for posting this!

  • dude it's been a week and I miss everything about Maui. I've been watching these vids still thinking I'm in Haiku..

  • S.Coronado says:

    Thank you for sharing it's beautiful ????

  • 0:19 TIP 1. Let the locals pass
    0:41 TIP 2. Start Early
    1:12 TIP 3. Prepare for the weather
    1:31 TIP 4. Have some cash on hand
    2:08 TIP 5. Respect & care for the land
    2:40 TIP 6. All eyes ahead
    3:10 TIP 7. Plan one Extended site to See
    Awesome video!Thanks for sharing.

  • is the road scary or just curvy?

  • Rachel Yoo says:

    This is so useful! going in february & will def use this tips 🙂

  • bel250 says:

    We did this road to Hana trip today, once we arrived Hana, we ate lunch and continue driving around to the other side instead of turning around back to the same route, there was a part of the road that is a dry river bed for about 10 seconds on a 25 mph speed, then back to a black top road, we also saw a couple of cows right along the highway that seemed got away from the range fence…I can finally say that we made around Mt. Haleakala.

  • Sudha Patel says:

    Nice Video, thanks. I am going to Maui in Oct. 4, 2017. First time going, so excited.

  • Love the melody! <3 and the video too of course! 🙂

  • I love Maui, it's my second favorite destination in the world (Moorea, Tahiti – French Polynesia is #1. The one drive I will never take again is the Road to Hana. Way too scary even though it's beautiful. I've traveled in every state, never was as frightened as on the Hana Road. My advice to Visitors, stay in the Lahaina / Kaanapali Beach area. Best beach on the island!

  • I went on this during the summer we got in a wreck

  • Great footage in the video, though not all of it is from the drive itself. Check out video on my channel for a more first hand account of the drive.

  • BananaJSSI says:

    Last time I drove that I got car sick. Love the scenery along the way, but I'll stick to less windy roads when I am there. Be back in a couple of days from now . Kihei is my favourite , much drier there

  • Paul Cook says:

    Tip 8: Stay in Hana (or nearby). We stopped in Mack's Shack. Like paradise.

  • Red Agent says:

    Very well done video. Thank you so much for sharing this. And for the kind and caring tone that it takes toward the land and the culture of Maui.

  • karenm8757 says:

    Fabulous video…thanks for sharing!

  • Great tips I will be there in may.

  • Anita Anita says:

    Thank you for the tips. So beautiful out there and perfect editing ????

  • J Horton says:

    Can ya snorkel at the black sand beach?

  • Emily C says:

    i just got back from maui this morning and i’m already missing it so much. the road to hana was beautiful and i feel like i didn’t get enough of it though. this made me happy thinking about maui.

  • David S says:

    Appreciate the tips!! My family and I are visiting in June 2018!! Very soon!!!

  • P. U. S. H. says:

    Want to know for sure that you are going to Heaven when you die? (and everyone dies)

    Jesus is the Son of the Living GOD. The only true GOD that made the Heavens and the Earth and there can only be ONE God that actually created everything, not many…

    Jesus Died, was Buried and Rose from the dead on the third day, proving He is GOD.

    Jesus said in John 14:6; Jesus said to him, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” NKJV

    Acts 4:12 states; Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name [Jesus] under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. NKJV

    Jesus said in John 3:16-17; For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world (YOU) that He even gave His One and only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him as Savior shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. AMP

    Jesus said in John 3:3; I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is Born Again, reborn from above, spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified, he cannot ever see and experience the kingdom of God. AMP

    Romans 10:9-11 states; that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. NKJV

    Romans 10:13 states; For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” NKJV

    1 Corinthians 15:1-5 states; Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ Died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was Buried, and that He Rose Again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. NKJV

    And REPENT…

    Acts 17:30 Therefore God overlooked and disregarded the former ages of ignorance; but now He commands all people everywhere to REPENT [that is, to change their old way of thinking, to regret their past sins, and to seek God’s purpose for their lives]. AMP

    Jesus said in Mark 1:15 “The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; REPENT [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves REPENTANCE; seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].” AMP

    1 John 3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. NKJV

    From what I have read we know how 8 of Jesus' disciples died and all 8 of those 8 chose death rather than to simply state that Jesus had not actually rose from the dead, that they were just lying, we made it all up. Think about that! Would you ever choose to be murdered to maintain a complete LIE? No you would not. You would say “ok, ok, it was a lie”. They would not deny their Lord to keep this life because they knew they have eternal life in Jesus because they saw Him raised from the dead.

    Please get in a quiet and alone place SOON and pray to Jesus that He show you somehow if these things above are true. If you are sincere, He will answer you…

    And don’t ever forget just as there is a GOD that made the Heavens and the Earth there is also a devil, a Satan that hates God and everything God as ever made and that means he Hates YOU and wants to deceive and trick you into believing ANYTHING except Jesus and His salvation through the cross. Though we should never fear for God is in complete control even when we have to walk through pain in this life for a season and the devil will soon be forever in his torment and punishment.

    Some great scriptures to look up and read below:

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11
    1 Corinthians 15:1-4
    1 John 3:7-15
    Micah 6:8
    Acts 17:3
    Acts 18:5
    John 4:25-26
    Mark 14:61-62
    Revelation chapters 20-22
    The entire New Testament

    This explains it wonderfully in under 6 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqNDdCzOGTI&list=PL9RvBCPKvjELJDHtWrCKeVMr6VVYxkyFy&index=28

    Watch this from a former atheist and self-admitted “almost” serial killer. He has an amazing way of explaining why anyone should take the Jesus of the Bible seriously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DakEcY7Z5GU

    Pre-Trib Rapture Explained the best.

    Bible teacher explains a lot. It’s only 27 minutes. It explains one of the most important ones. http://www.hallindsey.com/videos/hal-lindsey-report-3252016/473/

  • Joel Segovia says:

    Such awesome and peaceful video!!

  • Hint #1. Rent a Camaro convertible 2. Haul ass.
    But don't forget to stop at Coconut Glens (and give him a tip so he can finally buy an engine for his vw microbus) .

  • Ok, this video is much better than the Red Sands video, good job bruddah…. except the sunscreen part. Sunscreen will soon be banned and nobody wants that in our streams and oceans. Mahalo????????????

  • Ty Campbell says:

    If you are a passenger in a car driving to Hana, you best have a strong stomach or some motion sickness medicine.

  • I thank you very much for the information. My wife and I are heading there soon and your video was very helpful and informative.

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