Our friends at The R2H took these photos recently as they explored the Road to Hana.  We’ve shared some of our favorites.

hana waterfall

waterfall along the Road to Hana

rainbow eucalyptus trees and signs

Rainbow eucalyptus trees and signs

waterfall jumping

Some of us like the free fall

Hookipa Beach Park

Hookipa Beach Park on a good day.  This is an advanced spot to surf in Maui waters.

The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana

Hana signs

SHHHH! Hana signs

Road to Hana bridge

One of the many old one-lane bridges along the Road to Hana

Honomanu Bay

Pristine bay along the Road to Hana with stream

tall sea cliffs

Maui’s east and north shores have massive sea cliffs, many of which have waterfalls draped over them

Road to Hana sights

So many impressive sights along the Road to Hana

Waianapanapa Caves

Waianapanapa Caves

Oheo Gulch

Oheo Gulch in Kipahulu as well as some other spots along the Road to Hana

powerful dry gulches

Watch your step! Majestic dry gulches

backside Hana

Driving the dry backside from Hana

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!

maui jeep rental reviews

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.

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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!

should i rent a jeep in maui

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.

best jeep rentals maui

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.