Exploring Maui Day 6 -Best of Maui in ten days guide

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Auntie Sandy's Bannana BreadOn the 2nd day in East Maui you can explore Hana Bay and the old church before heading back on the Road to Hana. Wainapanapa State Park is known for its black sand beach, lava tubes, Hana Churchand hiking trails. Hana Caves offers a self guided tour through a large cave ( lava tube) and a red ti labyrinth (maze). the Keanae Peninsula has a very rugged lava shoreline worth exploring. Make sure to stop at Paia for shopping .

Option: Sunrise

If you are up early you will be rewarded with a spectacular sunrise over Hana Bay.

Hana Bay and Town

Hana Beach ParkDrive over to Hana Bay for sight seeing or some quick snorkeling. Next stop at the Church for photos and sight seeing. After getting supplies at the local market, start your trip back on the Road to Hana. More Info...

Wai'anapanapa State Park

Wainapanapa State ParkWai'anapanapa State Park is located just south of Hana. Also known as Black Sand Beach this park has lava tubes, caves, beautiful coastal views and plenty of hiking trails. More Info...

Option: Hana Caves

Hana CavesIf you kept your stay at Black Sand Beach short you can explore Hana Caves. A self guided flashlight tour will take you through a huge lava tube. Before leaving try the ti plant maze (it is harder than you think). More Info...

Keanae Peninsula

Keanae PeninsulaOur next stop is the Kea nine Peninsula . The entire area has rugged lava shorelines and a pounding surf. This is a local hangout and usually has some sort of event (fair, carnival, etc. going on at the athletic field). Make sure to stop at Aunt Polly's for some delicious banana bread. More Info...

Alternate: Garden of Eden

Hookipa BeachGarden of Eden is a botanical garden with views of a waterfall. Beautiful landscape with lots of hiking.

Hookipa Beach Lookout

Hookipa BeachOut last stop is Hookipa Beach Lookout. Hookipa beach is one of the worlds best windsurfing sites. You can view the surfers from the lookout or drive down to the beach. (pass if you did this during your Up Country trip) More Info...

Dinner: Paia

Mamas Fish House is rated #1 on most food sites. You do need reservations in advance and need to plan your arrival time to Paia. There are plenty of diners in Paia less expensive like Mambos. Day Seven laft arrow


  1. Hana 5:30am-9:00am
  2. Wai'anapanapa 9:00am-11:00am
  3. Hana Caves 1:00pm-2:00pm
  4. Ke'anae Peninsula 2:00pm-3:00pm
  5. Hookipa Beach 2:00pm-3:00pm
  6. Dinner-Paia
    • Option 1: Mamas Fish House
    • Option 2: Mambos