Maui Rappelling
Maui Information Guide
Maui Map
Kanaio Coast

Kanaio CoastKanaio Coast
South East Maui, Backside of Hana

The most desolate area on Maui, the Kanaio Coast stretches from Makena, South Maui to Hana in the East. This arid and dry area composes the entire Southeast coast as well as the Southeast side of Mount Haleakala. A road from Upcountry leads you around and down to the Kanaio Coast from Kula. 
See Kanaio Map




rugged coastThis road is made up of the Kula Highway, Ulupalakua Highway, Piilani Highway, and finally the Hana Highway. The road is blocked on occasion just before Kipahulu barring access to Hana Town and the connecting circumference of the island. Popular for years as a part of the Road to Hana drive, after an earthquake, the road was blocked off. There was no apparent damage in this area, and the road can be safely driven from both directions. Speculation points to the road being closed because the local people want to curb the constant traffic from tourist vehicles past their homes. As of this writing, it is back open, but could be closed again without notice.

The coast can best be accessed by boat on many different tours available. Snorkeling and scuba diving in this area reveals large expanses of diverse volcanic underwater landscapes and undisturbed tropical fish sanctuaries. The sea caves both above and below water offer some great perspectives.

Kanaio Fishing Trip



The Kanaio Coast photos were taken by Natalie Brown, Maui Photography.


NEW: Maui Surfboard Rentals


Kanaio Coast Map





Maui Car Rentals

Get the best price and vehicle for your Maui car rental.

Hana Van Tours

Relax and leave the driving to an experienced guide in Hana.

Hana Videos

Watch videos of the different must-see spots along the Road to Hana.


Best Fish Tacos

chips and guacamole by the ocean

Visit Taqueria Cruz in Kihei and enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican food by the ocean.

Related MAUI sites

  • Maui Blog

    Maui Events April 2018

    Mar 28, 2018

    Aloha from your favorite island! And if it’s not currently your favorite, it soon shall be. With whale seaso...

    Dining for Charity: 5 Maui Restaurants that Put Your Dining Dollars to Work

    Mar 28, 2018

    Compassionate souls are often at a loss of the best way to give back: Put in some elbow grease at their loca...

    April Fool’s Day Posts – Maui, Hawaii

    Mar 15, 2018

    For those of you looking for a fun prank to send to someone that lives on Maui, is visiting soon, or just lo...

    Lukas, Micah & Willie Nelson Show – Maui Country Club

    Feb 28, 2018

    video by Areca Film Company   It’s about time we finally share a little-known show that went down at th...

    Maui Events March 2018

    Feb 26, 2018

    Welcome to The Valley Isle! Browse our list of Maui events in March 2018 to start planning your paradise act...

 


Hawaii Sea Turtles

Hawaii sea turtles

Learn about the many species of sea turtle found in Hawaii.

Hana Town

image

Learn some of the history, culture and hot spots in Old Hana Town.

Hawaiian Sharks

Hawaiian Sharks

Photos and information on the diverse species of shark found in Hawaiian waters.



Sitemap | Blog | Terms | Newsletter | Contact © 2006-2016 Hawaii Web Group