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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava tube” (105 reviews)
Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This state park is beautiful and covered in lush green vegetation. The ocean view is amazing, awesome and absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit.

Thank dianne C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first time experiencing a black sand beach, and I was just amazed by how beautiful it is! The windex-blue water, ebony sand, and bright green vegetation made for the most stunning setting I’ve ever visited. It wasn’t a huge beach, but people...More

1  Thank MrsCain811
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great hike! Beautiful beach. Love the smooth black rocks!!! We had a great time!! Can’t wait to return.

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to this park for the Sunrise & awesome sights such as the black rock beach & caves to explore, but had missed this amazing hike in the past. Bring sturdy shoes or boots & go past the beach for a wonderful hike along...More

Thank SaraBeth55
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bring aqua socks if you are going to the black sand beach. Good shoes if you ant to walk around a lot. Great views! There were a couple baws smoking doobies in the parking lot.

1  Thank freddythibo
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a beautiful place. The walk to the beach is not short and involves stairs. The view from above is magnificent. We only stopped for a few minutes and did not swim, but I would certainly stop there again.

Thank BluegrassAnne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear comfortable shoes on the hike along the cliffs to see the gorgeous views of the coastline. The beach is interesting, too. There are nice areas for picnicking in the shade and public restrooms. It appears that there is camping as well. Come early to...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

No Clamping here. This is the same cabins I stayed in as a child back in the 70's and 80's they did just have a renovation. So the floors, showers and kitchen area are looking good. Bare minimum for supplies. Bring your own towels, bedding...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique beach that is small yet very beautiful. The beach with black sands(more of volcanic lava remains than sand actually) is an excellent place to take a dip. The experience is surreal with waves coming in to a small bay covered on...More

Thank RaviJains
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont miss this stop in the road to hana- the lava sand beach is stunning. Our teenagers loved it! The bay is very fun to ride waves in but its not for weak swimmers or young kids, there is a powerful undertow.. before you dip...More

Thank klesneyj
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Hillrun1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Darlene B
13 January 2017|
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Response from not-a-big-city-girl | Reviewed this property |
The park is busy in the day, quite a few folks around, we hiked and it was fine. I would recommend that you call in ahead and check what the outdoor camping facilities are, then make a decision about over night. all the... More
5 November 2016|
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Response from HOUTXTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the stop at this park. My husband and I went in July for our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. I would say it is #3 on my list. Make sure you venture into the caves. Our top other things to do would be a... More