When I visited Maui on my honeymoon, we didn’t make it through the entire Road to Hana, a drive that has become a popular rite of passage for visitors to the island. Maui’s Highway 360 (aka Hana Highway or Road to Hana), features more than 50 miles of hairpin curves from Kahului to the bucolic, cattle-filled town of Hana. We drove part way, admired the cliffs, walked to a waterfall or two, kept driving and then decided that we would rather be laying on the beach than sitting in the car. But Danny and Maggie Overfelt Valentine, who honeymooned in Maui in May after spending some time in Kauai, drove through every twist and turn and loved it.
Driving to Hana isn’t for the fainthearted; there are more than 30 one-lane bridges. But the rewards are great: varied vistas, tropical flowers, fruit stands and hundreds of natural waterfalls. Here are Maggie’s photos from their unforgettable drive.