The Road to Hana, an incredible drive of 54 one-way bridges & 600 curves along the Hana coast, was our big adventure in Maui. We had skipped it in favor of sunrise at Haleakala National Park last time & we were determined not to miss it again. We did much prep: filling the car with gas, stocking the car with water & bug spray & lathering ourselves in sunscreen. With our map & CD guide handy, we set off on our The Road to Hana adventure early in the morning.
The Road to Hana was everything I adored about our honeymoon. We were together as newlyweds in a beautiful place with a plan, yet no exact plan. We could stop & admire the pretty views when we wanted to & we could keep driving when the stop didn't entice us. We had no appointments, no cares, no worries. The world was ours! And what a wonderful world it was as shown here:
The plentiful waterfalls along the road were a must-see:
And the black sand beach? I was mesmerized. RZ had to drag me away:
Paiola Bay took our breath away with its natural beauty:
Here we are enjoying a gorgeous stop on The Road to Hana:
Crashing waves are an amazing sight:
Mountainous Maui & the puffy clouds:
We concluded our The Road to Hana experience with tropical cocktails & delicious, late lunch at Mama's Fish House. After a long drive, the ocean view, sea breezes & yummy food was most welcome! Hands down, it was my favorite meal in Maui:
All in all, it's hard to beat a day full of sunshine & nature's bounty shared with your new husband!