Maui Attractions – Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach

As one of the most exotics tropical destinations around, Maui is a travelers dream. Not only does the island feature plenty to do and plenty of amazing places to eat, if offers the chance to see some of the most unique destinations in the Pacific. Its history rooted in violent volcanic eruptions, the attractions that are found on Maui are simply remarkable. Found all over the island, the top Maui attractions are both easy and difficult to find and will always amaze. One of the island’s top attractions is Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach, found near the town of Hana, and one of the most anticipated stops on a Road to Hana sightseeing adventure.

Visitors flock to Maui for the picturesque beaches, and are met with a surprise: not all beaches feature powder white sand. The unique creation of the islands create beaches with red, black, and even green sand, and the top black sand beach on Maui is Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach. Most visitors become familiar with this beach during a stop on the way to Hana, a great place to eat lunch and explore a little before continuing on with your trek around the winding highway. But this beach is more than just a beach; it’s an entire beach park, with plenty of places to relax and enjoy the views, caves for exploring, and so much more. You can spread a blanket out and enjoy your surroundings, exercising extreme caution when entering the water. Due to its location on the island and unpredictability of the ocean, this beach can be quite treacherous.

The drive to Wai’anapanapa is one of the most scenic drives in the entire country, with the famed Hana Highway wrapping along the Maui mountains and coastline, with more than 600 curves and over 100 bridges. The scenery is absolute stunning and when you’re on a guided Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour, you’ll be very glad that you are just along for the ride and not driving. At times, the road seems so narrow that a vehicle can’t possibly make it, but that is just part of the fun on the Road to Hana. And once you’re at Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach, you will quickly see why this is one of the must see Maui attractions.

A to-do list for a Maui vacation usually includes a handful of must do activities: snorkeling, an authentic Maui luau, a sunrise at Haleakala, and seeing the island’s top attractions on the Road to Hana. Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach certainly fits the bill as a top Maui attraction and is one that you do not want to miss. Be sure that your trip includes a trek towards Hana and the very best sites that Maui has to offer.

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