Hana Maui Sunrise – Hana, Maui, Hawaii (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)
Hana is located at the eastern end of the island of Maui and is one of the most isolated communities in the state of Hawaii. Hana Town is reached mainly via the Hana Highway (HI-360 completed in 1926), a long and winding (620 curves and 59 bridges) 52 mile highway along Maui’s northern shore.
St. Sophia’s Church marks your arrival into Hana. The Travaasa Hana (the historic Hotel Hana-Maui) is a luxury resort rooted in Hawaiian tradition. Shop at the famous Hasegawa General Store. Swim and sunbathe at Hana Beach Park or Hamoa Beach. Snorkel at Waianapanapa State Park, a beautiful black sand beach. Visit Hale Piilani, the state’s largest heiau (Hawaiian temple) in the Kanahu Botanical Gardens. Continue 10 miles south to Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu. See the Pools of Oheo, where waterfalls spill into tiered pools leading to the sea and hike the Pipiwai Trail to the 400-foot Waimoku Falls.