We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 392.07*
and up
Small-Group Road to Hana Luxury Tour and Helicopter Flight
More Info
USD 1,000.00*
and up
Private Tour: Road To Hana Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blow hole” (136 reviews)
“lava tube” (110 reviews)
LOCATION
Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
CONTACT
Website
Ways to Experience Wai'anapanapa State Park
from USD 392.07
More Info
from USD 1,000.00
More Info
from USD 173.23
More Info
from USD 445.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,645)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"blow hole"
in 136 reviews
"the black sand beach"
in 384 reviews
"lava tube"
in 110 reviews
"road to hana"
in 438 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 30 reviews
"fresh water caves"
in 20 reviews
"freshwater caves"
in 24 reviews
"favorite stop"
in 26 reviews
"lava formations"
in 16 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 50 reviews
"crashing waves"
in 24 reviews
"black rock"
in 18 reviews
"short trail"
in 16 reviews
"great stop"
in 45 reviews
"blue ocean"
in 19 reviews
"your feet"
in 24 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 40 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,554 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lookout had a nice spot for photographs. The beach has black sand and some areas nearby to go hiking. I would advise you to bring shoes that can handle the small rocks in the water. Great stop for a couple of hours on the road...More

Thank Chris M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

You must stop here on the road to hana. This beach is absolutely incredible with different colors in the water, black sand, a cave and a blowhole. It was packed but well worth the view.

Thank Jen P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is beautiful! Our tour stopped here on the way to Hana. There is black sand beach and as soon as you walk down the stairs to get to the beach, on your right is a short lava tube. You need to bend down...More

Thank tinaNtravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent park - some moderate facilities but usually very crowded. Picnic tables to eat/sit. Beach and blowhole are very fun but it is not a swimming beach. We had an incident with an older swimmer and I would never let kids swim...More

1  Thank Michelle S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These were some of the most breathtaking views on our trip. Loved the drive there, the black sand is super unique and something you should experience. The waves were rough but fun. The lava tube cave was a cool perspective, but my favorite part was...More

1  Thank Sara L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful scenery and amazing beach. A nice stop on the way to Hana. We swam in the ocean although there were bug waves. Clear and warm water. Would drive back just to see it again.

Thank Alexandra S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could’ve spent all day there. There’s a beautiful black sand beach, lava rock cliffs, picnic areas, arches, and hiking trails. From the top of the cliffs, you can watch the water splashing below, and sometimes even splashes high enough to mist you. This was...More

2  Thank Danielle P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to do and see here besides the black sand beach. We stayed in the cabins here and were pleasantly surprised at how nice they were. Take some time, relax and enjoy yourself instead of rushing back.

Thank larsmitty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do on the road to Hana - and this place is just minutes before reaching Hana. It's spectacular. Short hike to the Black Sand Beach and lots of trails along the coast with lovely views. Can spend a lot of time here (and...More

1  Thank Jubin E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, there’s the black-sand beach with some very fine sand as others have mentioned. And don’t miss the blow hole that’s nearby and a must-see. But if you’re not looking for “a day at the beach”, there’s also some wonderful trails on which to walk...More

1  Thank Skelt440
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Maui
Hana Kai Maui
718 reviews
3.05 km away
Travaasa Hana, Maui
1,345 reviews
3.59 km away
Hale Ho'omana
37 reviews
30.38 km away
Lumeria Maui Retreat
611 reviews
37.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Shaka Pops
127 reviews
4.17 km away
Coconut Glen's
486 reviews
7.35 km away
Thai Food By Pranee
524 reviews
3.66 km away
Huli Huli Chicken
229 reviews
6.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
636 reviews
3.07 km away
Laulima Farm
26 reviews
3.64 km away
Honokalani Black Sand Beach
165 reviews
.68 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Becky L
12 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Jason V | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what you want to see or do. Im assuming the cruise ship hits the west side of Maui, which would stretch the Hana road trip into a definite all day event. A long day. Depending on how much shore time you... More
0
Votes
REM96
1 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from TravelsForLess | Reviewed this property |
The Road to Hana is paved and not a problem for rental cars. The biggest issue with the road is it is a tight squeeze in some places, with plenty of one-lane bridges. Just take it slow, watch out for other people, and you... More
2
Votes
JillyB68
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Hillrun1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
1
Vote