Our friends at The R2H took these photos recently as they explored the Road to Hana. We’ve shared some of our favorites.
If you intend to drive on your own, check out The R2H for audio guides that help you find and learn about the best spots along the Road to Hana and beyond!
Road to Hana Top Tips
To make the most of your Maui road trip, we recommend preparing the following essentials:
- Snacks & Water (nobody likes a hangry travel partner!)
- Mosquito Repellent
- Comfortable Shoes & Slippahs
- Reef Safe Sunscreen & Sun Protection (umbrella, hat, rash guard, etc.)
- Swimwear & Dry Clothing
- The Right Vehicle!
One mistake we see over and over again is travelers driving the Road To Hana in either a massive SUV or compact luxury car, neither of which provide the best odds for a comfortable, scenic ride while still having enough room to store all of your belongings without also worrying about squeezing into small parking spots or driving along narrow, and sometimes bumpy, roads.
Our top recommendation for the ultimate Road to Hana vehicle is a lifted 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport from Maui Lifted Jeep Rentals. With enough room for up to 5 passengers, these Jeeps also include traction control, multifunction steering wheels, fog lamps, ABS and automatic transmission, making them an excellent choice for your windy journey through the rainforest and beyond.
Plus, the benefits of driving a lifted Jeep – versus one that’s not – include extra inches between your skid plates and the ground, improved suspension, added rollover protection and better handling of unpaved roads, among others.
These Jeeps are very well maintained and extremely clean, allowing you to relax and enjoy the drive instead of worrying about every muddy patch or pothole you happen to cross. There’s a reason Jeeps are one of the most favored local vehicles on the island!
Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, family, group of friends, coworkers or are on a solo adventure, you’ll love the freedom and flexibility of driving a car that can just as easily get you up to the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala Volcano and around the 600+ turns to Hana as it can to your favorite bar or restaurant.
With a fleet of colors to choose from, we recommend you reserve quickly, as these beauties tend to book up fast. Call 808.868.2696 or book online at Maui Lifted Jeep Rentals and get ready for one of the most scenic road trips in the world.