In Hana, Hawaiian culture is as important as breathing. Timeless local customs such as throw-net fishing and lei making are still a fundamental part of this community's fabric.
Geographically, Hana is bookended by spectacular tropical wilderness. To the north and west lies the serpentine Hana Highway (also known as the Road to Hana), where each bend of the journey reveals ravines draped in waterfalls and lush rainforest. To the south and west, the road continues and delivers travelers to the outskirts of Haleakala National Park, where Ohe'o Gulch tumbles to the ocean in a series of magnificent cascades and swimmable pools.
Here at the eastern edge of Maui, you are completely removed from the ordinary, and yet completely involved in the moment. The magic of Heavenly Hana simply has to be experienced to be believed.
Hana is also home to Travaasa, Hana. Long considered one of the most remarkable resorts in Hawai'i, Travaasa Hana (formerly known as Hotel Hana Maui) was recently voted the "No. 1 Resort in Hawai'i" in Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards, and The Spa at Travaasa Hana was recently voted the "No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawai'i" in Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards. For a limited time, book three nights on the Total Travaasa package and receive complimentary round trip air service from Kahului to Hana. Visit www.travaasa.com to book.