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Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
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Activities: Swimming, Hiking, Picnicking
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Wonderful stop on the road to Hana. Freshwater cave entrance is a short and easy walk from the parking lot. Water is cold and the first jump from the rocks into the darkened... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Right before you get to Hana, this is a great stop on an amazing drive. Park in the main lot on the right as you enter (and grab a shave ice on your way out!) and signs will easily point your way. The blowhole was not active when we were there, but the black sand beach was a unique sight... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This only the real decent stop to make on the Hana Road. Big parking lot with a shaved ice van and a couple of vending machines next to the toilet block. We checked out the lava tube which is really just a cave on the right hand side of the beach which could have been labelled. I only realised this... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful stop on the road to Hana. Freshwater cave entrance is a short and easy walk from the parking lot. Water is cold and the first jump from the rocks into the darkened grotto takes some nerve from the less than brave. The brave can swim through openings to dark caves, but if you experience claustrophobia, this might not be... More 

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Robbinsville, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was also part of the Road to Hana delux tour. Totally worth the extra money. The park is beautiful. Beware that there a lot of steps down to the cave pool and then you have to go back up and walk a short way across the parking lot and walk down more stairs to get to the Black Sand... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to have a picnic or just explore. There are some caves that you can swim in if you want, you can play (or swim) at the black sand beach and there were a bunch of other areas to hike and explore. The Tour busses usually stop here so it can get crowded but there is... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you want to visit this area- especially Black Sand Beach, try to come there early. Firstly we enjoyed almost deserted beach and even some swimming but later on there were so many people (some tourist buses, I suppose) that it spoilt the beauty for us. However, the whole coast is stunning, you'll be happy to visit.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went to Waianapanapa black sand beach on a Monday morning. The beach was very quiet (only one or two other people there), but there were baby jellyfish washing up all over the shoreline ... which resulted in lots of ants on the sand. So we didn't play on the sand (which were really small gravels) or in the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Definitely walk down to the caves, one of them looks stagnant but keep walking and you will find a cave that is super clean with crystal clear water. It also leads to other caves, so if you are experienced or a little daring, take a waterproof torch and go exploring!! Really refreshing water, nice way to cool off from the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Go early morning, stunning and excellent snorkeling. Also, leave early on the hike towards Hana Town as it gets hot! Blow holes and raw, rugged scenery. The black coarse sand makes for clearer visibility underwater for snorkeling. Don't snorkel if too rough. The cottages there are basic and we prefer more amenities. We take a thermos of coffee and listen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a must see. Have a fresh water cave with ancient story. Black beach and blow hole. The view is awesome. Bring a lunch for a picnic.

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