Conveniently located 15 miles from the Kahului airport, Hohani Hideaway is the perfect Maui rental cottage for those who want to live and explore the beauty of Maui away from the crowded resorts.
Located seven miles past Pa'ia and three miles from downtown Haiku and less than 1/2 mile off the Hana Hwy, Hohani Hideaway is the ideal Maui cottage to enjoy living in the pristine beauty of Maui's north and east shores and the wonder of "Upcountry" on the slopes of Haleakala.
Across the pineapple fields on the other side of the Hana Hwy is what many believe to be the most treacherous big wave spot in the world, respectively referred to as "Jaws" (Peahi). During the winter months, offshore storms bring waves with faces 30 - 70 ft. high. The walk from Hohani Hideaway thru the pineapple fields to the cliff overlooking Jaws takes about 30 minutes.
Ten minutes to the north is world famous Ho'okipa Bay, the windsurfing capital of the world. Just another mile or two down the road is the historic town of Pa'ia followed by beautiful Baldwin Beach.
The famous drive to Hana via the Hana Hwy takes you through what many believe to be the most scenic drive in the world. The road generally follows the old King's trail. The drive to Hana from Hohani Hideaway is 37 miles, and can take from two hours to two-and-a-half hours depending on how often you stop.
During your drive you cross over dozens of one-lane bridges. The road has recently been resurfaced and is in excellent condition. There are a few roadside fruit stands to stop and stretch your legs. Spectacular lush scenery is all along the road. There are many scenic places to stop and view waterfalls, mini cascades, eucalyptus groves, and bamboo jungles. Hundreds of streams, drainage ditches and subsequent waterfalls flow through the rainforest of eastern Maui.
Located off the highway, just beyond mile maker #32, is a paved road on the left which leads to Waianapanapa State Park. This 122-acre state park encompasses a lovely black sand beach, dramatic sea caves, natural stone arch, campground, hiking trails, and remnants of the first road built around the island, the old King's Highway.
South of Hana and located just past Mile Marker #42 is the O'heo Gulch, more commonly known as the Seven Sacred Pools. A series of lovely waterfalls and tranquil pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean nearby. The Pipiwai streams feeds these falls and numerous pools starting 2 miles inland. The easiest to reach and the nicest pools are located near the shoreline.
This is a natural playground for locals and tourists alike. There is hiking, historical sites, "cliff" jumping, pool swimming, and interesting people watching. The Pipiwai Trail, above the Seven Sacred Pools, is one of the best hikes on Maui. 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 being Waimoku Falls, falling 400-feet down a sheer lava rock wall.
Revised: July 13, 2016
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