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The Road to Hana - 7 tips for first time travelers

Posted July 07, 2016

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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  • Alicia Harapas-Downes 1 month ago

    Agree even stay in Hana for one night so you have two whole days to do it and really take your time

  • Frank Smith 2 months ago

    Nice video. But man, why do people feel the need to put that AWFUL crappy music on their travel videos? I would seriously rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard or gears grinding. Silence would work too.

  • truth isn't real 2 months ago

    A true environmentalist could never be a tourist. 100,000 rental cars just spewing pollution but hey you can brag about your selfie.

  • Bill M 3 months ago

    Such a gorgeous video.

  • Joe Nguyen 3 months ago

    We have been Maui 2weeks so I would like to go there

  • JakeRoyalTV 4 months ago

    My Maui flight is in less than 7 hours and I should be sleeping

  • A 4 months ago


  • Norman Miller 5 months ago

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

  • Juan Fuentes 5 months ago

    This song tho

  • Ty Campbell 5 months ago

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

  • Kunihi Boeche 6 months ago

    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👍🏼😎

  • Gordon Reiher 7 months ago

    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) .

  • Joel Segovia 7 months ago

    Such awesome and peaceful video!!

  • David S 8 months ago

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

    Howard Kennedy 5 months ago

    David S to

  • Emily C 9 months ago

    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.

    shanell Kanakaole 2 months ago

    hana is beautiful and aloha week just end (if you don't know what Aloha Week is search it up) and i live there and i get weary on the road to hana

  • J Horton 9 months ago

    Can ya snorkel at the black sand beach?

  • Anita Anita 10 months ago

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

  • Kelvin Wilson 11 months ago

    Great tips I will be there in may.

  • karenm8757 11 months ago

    Fabulous video...thanks for sharing!

  • Red Agent 11 months ago

    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.

  • Paul Cook 1 year ago

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

  • BananaJSSI 1 year ago

    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

  • doubleAdoubleX 1 year ago

    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.

  • Brenden Talks/Gaming 1 year ago

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

    louiethemouseful 7 months ago

    oh no!

  • Donald Barrett 1 year ago

    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!

  • Diego Arreola 1 year ago

    Love the melody! <3 and the video too of course! :)

  • Sudha Patel 1 year ago

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

  • bel250 1 year ago

    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.

  • Rachel Yoo 1 year ago

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

  • cathy halligan 1 year ago

    is the road scary or just curvy?

    Susan Record 10 months ago

    It's curvy---absolutely beautiful. A "MUST SEE" as far as I am concerned. I have been to Maui 3 times and going again in September and will once again drive the Road to Hana---it is a treasure.

  • Airport Info HQ 1 year ago

    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.

  • S.Coronado 1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing it's beautiful 😍

  • CanIHaveDemWings 1 year ago

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

  • Andrew Springer 1 year ago

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

  • Jelly Donut 1 year ago

    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

    Austin Lynn 1 year ago

    Jelly Donut for some people a Hawaiian vacation is a once in a lifetime opportunity

  • Liana H. 1 year ago

    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

  • SuperGoldnut 1 year ago

    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.

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  • sasha038 1 year ago

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

  • Spot 1 year ago

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

  • William Travis 1 year ago

    Another great video Kalani!

  • InvalidAuthorization 2 years ago

    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.

    FaceHead Studios 5 months ago

    Good advice... also, I've learned from backpacking with my phone, is putting it on Airplane mode is a good way to save battery life and till use it for photos and videos.

  • Caitlyn Lindsay 2 years ago

    What song is this?

    LizEdgar 9 months ago

    Moemoea by Kris Fuchigami

  • Scott Wells 2 years ago

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

    truth isn't real 2 months ago

    The kine I cast my 5oz lead at.

  • Phillip Ellingson 2 years ago

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

  • David K 2 years ago

    Wow, great photography! Thanks for putting that together.

  • KRUGE67 2 years ago

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

  • Robin Wiergacz 2 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful

  • Adam Wilson 2 years ago

    what was that last beach?

    A 4 months ago

    Adam Wilson waianapanapa beach park

  • Sven0341 2 years ago

    I don't understand why you don't have an assload more subs than you do. I can't wait to come back to Maui for the 3rd time in about 10 months. Taking the kids this time so they get to experience it all for the first time. I am pretty excited for them.

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