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Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana

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Waves crash along the rocky shore at Wai'anapanapa State Park, home to a multitude of freshwater pools and streams in addition to lush Hawaiian vegetation. You can find the park at the end of a road of the same name, just off of Maui's famous Hana Highway. Explore its rocks, formations, and tubes created over thousands of years of geological activity, as well as the nearby blowholes that can blast sea water high into the air. The black sand beach harkens to the area's volcanic heritage, and you can admire and even dip your feet into the blue waters of the Pacific. Keep your eyes open for some of the island's population of nesting seabirds that frequent the park and the surrounding landscape. If you'd like to plan an extended stay, check out the park's camping facilities. To visit Wai'anapanapa State Park on your holiday in Hana, and find out what else Hana has to offer, use our Hana vacation builder.
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Located on the southeastern end of Maui--an island known for featuring lodging options for every type of traveler--Hana boasts a single luxury resort and several more affordable tropical retreats. Expect higher prices if you plan to stay near the water, especially if you want an ocean view from your bed. To stay more economically, consider one of Hana's good-value rental cottages, which make up in simple hospitality what they lack in modern amenities.
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  • If you're doing the road to Hana then this place is an ideal stop to stretch your legs, take in some beautiful scenery and get a little fresh air. The beach is fascinating to see with the black sands ...  more »
  • Generally, I like to like things However, I leave this review in the hope that whoever is collecting the zillions of tourist dollars flooding into Hawaii does something about this ridiculous excuse fo...  more »
  • We had an amazing time with the Ocean and the campers in the Hana Campsite. A must do for travelers to connect with the rain and sun. There are hikes and the path w/ 7 sacred pools is amazing. try bot...  more »