Be sure to grab packed lunches in Paia because there are only fruit stands and such along the Hana highway! Leave as early as possible so you can backtrack before sunset.
Twin Falls/fruit stand:
Admittedly, we never walked farther than the fruit stand, so I have no idea what Twin Falls looks like. The coconut was refreshing though!
Garden of Eden:
At $10 per person, the entry fee was a bit steep for a full van, but the garden was breathtakingly beautiful. We ate our packed lunches here as peacocks begged for crumbs!
Beautiful scenic point! To get here, you have to go off road a bit and the lava rock shore lacks sandy beaches, so it’s unsuitable for lounging but perfect for postcard worthy pictures! There’s also a food stand nearby with shaved ice and banana nut bread.
We arrived at Hana Beach, which did not seem all that impressive, so we drove a few more miles south to discover this hidden gem: Hamoa Beach. Best decision ever! We all wished we could have stayed longer, but no one wanted to risk driving back past sunset.
“I survived the Road to Hana” and its one-way passes, bridges, and extreme curves!!!!!