These past 2-3 years have been a real blessing to me in terms of traveling. Even though I had a full time day job for the past two years, I still got the chance to travel to countries I hadn’t been to before (despite the limited number of leaves I could take). I feel so grateful that at my age, I’ve been able to travel to most of East and Southeast Asia, some of Europe and America, and am continuing to visit places I haven’t been to or revisit the ones I really love. Naturally, human nature makes us a bit greedy, and I admit I often think or dream of what other places I’ll land up in someday.
Last weekend, my partner and I along with some friends, flew to Hawaii to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. We spent 4 days in Maui, enjoying delicious food and soaking up fresh air. It felt good to be connected to nature. These days we rarely get the chance to be disconnected with technology and media, and when you’re at the beach or somewhere far away under waterfalls without cellular signal, then you have no other choice but to sit back and enjoy the view.
You might be wondering why the title says “Road to Hana.” Though Hana means ‘work’ in Hawaii, it’s also the name of a small town in Maui which a famous highway leads to. The highway to Hana was made in such a way that as you go along that road, you get to stop by some of the most beautiful spots on the island. Scroll down below to see some of the things we saw on our trip too. 🙂
The big island (Honolulu) as seen from the top of Haleakala Crater, Maui.
Kihei in Central Maui is a great place to make your base. A typical cafe in Paia, a charming beach town. Oneuli Beach, with black sand made up of ground lava. Check out the exposed layers of cinder and lava on this picture:The road to Hana continues on and we made several stops along the way. Recommendations:
We stayed in Kihei in an airbnb which was as lovely as the owner, details here.
If you’re planning to travel the road to Hana, I highly recommend downloading this App which is like a GPS tour guide. It costs only $5 and gives you information so you don’t miss out on the best spots. We wouldn’t have known which stops to make without this incredible app.
Every Friday the town hosts a party in different parts of the island. Check out this link for info where the next party will be.