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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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  • David S 14 hours ago

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

  • Emily C 1 week 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.

  • J Horton 2 weeks ago

    Can ya snorkel at the black sand beach?

  • Anita Anita 1 month ago

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

  • Kelvin Wilson 2 months ago

    Great tips I will be there in may.

  • karenm8757 2 months ago

    Fabulous video...thanks for sharing!

  • Red Agent 2 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 3 months ago

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

  • BananaJSSI 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Donald Barrett 4 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Sudha Patel 5 months ago

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

  • bel250 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • cathy halligan 6 months ago

    is the road scary or just curvy?

    Susan Record 1 month 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 7 months 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 8 months ago

    Thank you for sharing it's beautiful 😍

  • CanIHaveDemWings 9 months 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 10 months ago

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

  • Jelly Donut 10 months 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 5 months 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 1 year 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.

  • Caitlyn Lindsay 1 year ago

    What song is this?

    EliEdgar 2 weeks ago

    Moemoea by Kris Fuchigami

  • Scott Wells 1 year ago

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

  • Phillip Ellingson 1 year 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 1 year ago

    Wow, great photography! Thanks for putting that together.

  • KRUGE67 1 year ago

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

  • Robin Wiergacz 1 year ago

    Stunningly beautiful

  • Adam Wilson 1 year ago

    what was that last beach?

  • Sven0341 1 year 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.

  • Maui Vloggers 1 year ago

    Great video :)

  • Just Tex 1 year ago


  • Joseph Arreygue 1 year ago

    Amazing video Kalani! Loved the music. Almost fell asleep cleaning the Kurig while watching the video

  • BlueGram 13 1 year ago

    I think you have found the perfect plateform for you vision. thanks

  • Nithol 1 year ago

    Very nice, makes me wanna go right now.

  • William D 1 year ago

    Maui locals drive live crap dude, they all tailgate dangerously and speed like assholes, Aloha

    Just Tex 1 year ago

    that's probably why you should just let them pass!

    ESWilliams09 1 year ago

    far easier said than done...

    InvalidAuthorization 1 year ago

    the locals have become like New Yorkers. the reason NYers are so "rude" is because they got places to go, things to do, and aint got time for slow tourists who get in the way. It may not be nice especially if you are trying to enjoy the beautiful Road to Hana, but still - understandable. A little aloha to get aloha.

  • Paige Sullivan 1 year ago

    I'm from New York, we have some gorgeous views here whether you're in the city or upstate NY near the Appalachian mountains. Honestly, I don't think anything can compare to the beauty of Maui. I'm in love.💐💋💝 😢

    InvalidAuthorization 1 year ago

    dont you even dare to compare NY to Maui. Floridians can try to compare. Not you. Tropical to Tropical. You need to compare yourself to Saskatchewan

  • InsanicMironic 1 year ago

    im seriously overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and the cinematic shots, nice work Mr. Kalani

  • Human Being 1 year ago

    Beautiful music and film. Asante sana.

  • Carlos Eduardo Silva 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, thanks for uploading.

  • glen Decuir 1 year ago

    " aloha"

  • William Zoom 1 year ago

    Those cinema's :)

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