There are not many dining options along the Road to Hana. So, packing plenty of food and drinks for the trip is a must.
The Road to Hana (Highway 64) is just shy of 65 miles (105 km) one way. It is a slow drive with hairpin turns, one-way bridges and majestic views. If you have a child prone to car sickness, be prepared. There aren't many places to stop for provisions along the way.
Starting as early in the morning as you can makes for a much better experience, because it puts you on the road before the crowds. On the day of our trip, we left the hotel in Ka'anapali around 6 a.m.
The Road to Hana is a major highlight for any visitor to Maui. Not only does it boast gorgeous landscapes, it’s also seeped in Hawaiian history. Perhaps the thought of doing this trip with kids might sound daunting, but this family-friendly itinerary offers excellent stops along the Road to Hana. Begin the day early and drive to the end of the route first in order to make your way back with stops. The first stop on this day trip is at Pa’iloa Beach. This location is great for little explorers and its black sand beach contrasts beautifully with the gorgeous Hawaiian water. Next, head to a lesser-known beach with sand of a different color, Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach. The third stop is at Ohe’O Gulch, a series of beautiful pools set in a lush, natural backdrop. Lastly, on your way back along the highway, stop off at some of the many phenomenal waterfalls along the Road to Hana. Just note while driving to Hana in the morning any spots you’d like to pull off on your way back. There are an insane amount of options, choose whatever strikes you best. This day is filled with diverse landscapes and fun adventures that both kids and parents will enjoy.