You may be surprised that it’s easy to never leave the property. You can swim, hot tub, pick fresh fruit from the countless fruit trees, or just relax in the 75-81 degree year round weather. But if you want to take off, we are shockingly close to the most amazing places on earth.
Ohe’o Gulch/Seven Sacred Pools
There are actually dozens of pools and a multitude of natural staircase waterfalls (not just 7) which flow through the ‘Ohe‘o Gulch into the ocean nearby. This is one of the bigger “tourist spots” to visit on Maui, so I’d go early if you head there on a weekend. That said, it’s definitely worth a visit. There’s cliff jumping, bridge jumping, swimming in freshwater pools, some great hikes, and many picturesque waterfalls.
We have a couple of small lava tubes on the Estate. But just a few minutes away, you can tour one of the worlds largest lava tubes. The operator, Chuck Thorne, is also a published author on scuba diving Maui and general contractor for our home. Tell him we said hi. http://www.mauicave.com/
Pipiwai Trail Hike
The Pipiwai Trail, above the Seven Sacred Pools, is one of our top two favorite hikes in the world. It is 4 miles roundtrip, gaining 650-feet in elevation. It takes 2 1/2 – 5 hours to hike, depending on how much nature loving you do. There are several great waterfalls along the route with the final destination fall being Waimoku Falls, falling 450-feet down a sheer lava rock wall. Here’s a picture we took of Waimoku Falls.
Glider plane rides and motorized hang gliders (ultralights) at the Hana Airport
These flights are amazing. You can show up at the airport (2-3 minutes away) or call (1) 572-6557 for ultralight reservations or (2) 344-9663 for glider reservations. Here are some pictures from my latest flight.
King’s Highway Hike
The Hana-Waianapanapa Trail follows a portion of the ancient “Kings Highway” from Pailoa Bay in Waianapanapa State Park to Kainalimu Bay. The hike follows the jagged, windswept coastal cliffs, crossing lava flows above caves, underground tunnels and irregular islets. The trail passes blowholes, sea arches, tidepools and an ancient Hawaiian temple site. We also found part of the trail full of the famous noni plants.
We can have massage therapists come straight to the home, but if you want to go out, the Hotel Hana Maui has an amazing spa. The Hanoa Spa has nine treatment rooms, men’s and women’s facilities, steam rooms and spa boutique. Call 270-5290 to make reservations.
Body Surfing/Boogie Boarding
Some of the local beaches have nice body surfing or boogie boarding. Watch the weather, talk with locals about where to go, be careful, and have fun!
Venus Pool (Waioka Pond)
Exploring Other Waterfalls
This is one example of the many, many waterfalls you can discover within a very short distance of The Hana Estate.
Some of the locals may let you accompany them on some true Hana-style deep sea fishing. We caught some amazing tuna on this recent trip with our friend Matt.
For more great tips on things to do in and around Hana, visit our friends here: www.hanamaui.com