We will be arriving in Maui on Thursday, October 25 from Kauai, picking up our rental car and hopefully on the road to Hana by 11:00 a.m. We made this trip three years ago, thought it was beautiful and would like to spend two nights in Hana. On Thursday I don't expect to get there until later afternoon, definitely before dark. We will stop and see sights on the way. On Friday we have the entire day in Hana.
Are the Pools of Ohe'o open? I Googled the park service and it has it listed as still closed on their website, but if open, we'd go there first thing in the morning. We also are planning to stop at the Red Sand Beach so my boyfriend can take pictures (I'm well aware of the danger so that is why I'm staying the car), Koki Beach, and Hamoe Beach. We just like being by the water and watching the waves, so we won't be doing snorkeling or swimming, other than walking along the water's edge. We'll pick up lunch at the food truck or general store, and again, where to eat or pick up for dinner? What other sights would you recommend?
I'm also deciding between the Bamboo Inn or Hana Kai. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance for your advice!