Sunrise in Hana

10.28.2016


Nature is calling at the luxurious Travaasa Hana resort.


Wide-leg jumpsuit c/o 6 Shore Road (on sale here), Vintage jewelry, Braided wide brim hat c/o Vince Camuto. Shot by Isaac Lacey at Travaasa Hana Resort in Maui.


The road to Hana, on the Eastern shore of Maui, is not an easy one. It's about 2 hours (52 miles to be exact) of corkscrew turns on a treacherous mountainside, many parts of which are only wide enough to fit one car at a time. Expect a lot of stop-and-go driving, a handful of crazy locals zipping about like they own the place, pesky traffic jams after any significant storm, stunning views, oh... and waterfalls galore. For every winding curve it seems there's a gorgeous waterfall to go with it. 

So if you plan your drive well enough (this interactive map is pretty useful) it's super easy to take your time, bouncing from one photo opp to another, until you reach the sleepy town of Hana. Just be sure to write your destinations and mile-markers down, because there's little cell service when you're on the road.

While a few of my friends recommended Hana as a day trip, I was lucky enough to spend two nights at the Travaasa Hana, a luxury resort that's about as relaxing as it gets. There are two pools (the infinity pool above was clearly my favorite), a spa, a ton of activities (from horseback riding, to cocktail making, to ukulele lessons), a golf course (if you're into that), and a yoga/meditation studio. Best of all you're only a stone's throw from all that nature has to offer including the National Park, a handful of gorgeous beaches (the black sand beach is a must-see), and the Seven Sacred Pools. For those seeking a tranquil and unique Hawaii experience, this is definitely where to find it.
xL

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