Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hana Coast...

{ Surfing windswept Hamoa }

Hana has beautiful beaches with very distinct personalities.... I've always been partial to Hamoa but there is also something incredibly dramatic about Wai'anapanapa's pure black sand and the red cliffs that line Koki. Mother Nature can be a bit of a drama queen on Maui's east side so be prepared. You can seriously get dumped with showers only to find that 5 minutes later you are baking in Maui's tropical sunshine. You don't like that? Well, just wait a few minutes and things will change again soon....

{ Carlos preparing for a swim }

{ My Hana dream house...}

{ The black sand at Wai'anapanapa. }

{ swimming caves }

{ Alau Island }

{ so many shades of green }

{ an uncrowded Koki Beach }

{ Kipahulu }

{ a beautiful young Banyan Tree }

Wrapping up tomorrow with food and friends in Hana....


  1. Oahu reader here! I have to say that these photos of Hana are absolutely breathtaking. I'm born and raised and have never made the trip. Your photos make me want to make this a priority. Please continue to post what makes our islands so special. Any reccomendations for must do Maui eateries, scenic spots, etc. that are off the beaten path?

  2. Thank you so much Lee for your thoughful comment. It means a lot coming from a local :)
    I've written several post about Maui on this blog. If you type in either Hana, Upcountry, Paia, Keokeo, Ulupalakua, Kula, Lahaina, Honolua, surfing Maui, Kahakaloa, Ukumehame, or Olowalu in the SEARCH bar several posts should come up.
    For dining I highly recommend....Thai Chef, Flatbread Pizza, the "happy hour" at The Sea House, Saigon Seafood, Pacificos, and Mala.
    Hope this helps! Aloha!