Is it worth staying in Hana is a question I get asked a lot. My answer every time is an over enthusiastic YES! There are many reasons to stay the night in Hana.
First, to get to Hana you must drive the iconic Hana Highway 52 twisting miles until you reach the town of Hana. Although only 52 miles this is an all day excursion. Along the road Hana you’ll drive pass numerous waterfalls on the side of the road, sea view landscapes and through lush rainforests. After a full day of exploring the road to Hana, the last thing you’ll want to do is turn around and drive home.
Second, there are so many awesome things to do that lodging in Hana for one night (at least) will allow you to enjoy all this side of the island has to offer.
Third, Hana is a Hawaiian vision. When you imagine Hawaii, most people think of exotic beaches, waterfalls you can swim under and majestic bamboo forests…Hana has all of that and more. You are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t get to experience this part of Maui.
That’s why I put together a list of the best places to stay in Hana, Maui – because you MUST go to Hana! Some of the different types of Hana accommodations include, Hana vacation rentals, Airbnbs, Hana hotels, Camping, and even a bed and breakfast.
Many of the properties listed in this post are on multiple booking sites including VRBO, Airbnb & Booking. I linked through the site with cheapest price because it feels damn good to save a little money!
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Where to Stay in Hana, Maui
Hana is a remote area in East Maui so wherever you stay in Hana, you will be in close proximity to all there is to do. Here is unspoiled Hawaii, where you can relax and enjoy the true spirit of Aloha. Get ready for some adventure, relaxation and to be one with nature.
Travaasa Resort Owners Ocean Suite
⭐️ A top pick for places to stay in Hana.
There aren’t many hotels in Hana, Maui but the Travaasa is hands down one of the best hotels in Maui. Located next to one of Maui’s most elusive red sand beaches, the Travaasa is a top notch resort tucked away in paradise.
The bungalow looks right out onto Hana Bay and is calm and tranquil. Staying here comes with the benefits of a five star resort like access to the fitness center, swimming pool and hot tubs. The resort also has a restaurant on site which comes in handy when most places to eat in Hana shut down rather early.
Hana Kai Maui Oceanfront
The Hana Kai Maui is just 100 feet to the ocean. The unit is equipped with a king size bed and two twin day beds in the living room separated by a partition wall for privacy at night. If you are traveling with a small family this would be the perfect stay for you.
Another one of the only hotels in Hana is the Hana Kai Resort which means you have access to all of the resorts amenities. Some of the great amenities of the Hana Kai include beachside barbeque, fully equipped kitchens, private lanais, and free wireless internet service.
Hana Bed and Breakfast
Stay in the garden room at this adorable Hana bed and breakfast. Located on four acres of tropical gardens & farmland about 10 minutes before you reach town, this stay is perfect if your looking for where to stay in Hana for one night.
The space is comfortable, quiet and serene, perfect for a weekend getaway. Continental breakfast is included for 2 people. Great location to explore all of Hana’s beauty.
Hana Accommodations | Cheaper Places to Stay in Hana
Hana by the Bay
Cheap VRBO/ Airbnb Hana
Hana by the Bay is a quaint stay in the heart of Hana. This one bedroom cottage has all the fixings to make your stay in Hana a very memorable one.
Located within walking distance to the Annual East Maui Taro Festival, the finish line of the infamous Hana Relay, the quaint little town center, and the beach at Hana Bay. This is the perfect if you are looking for where to stay in Hana for one night and you are traveling Maui on a budget.
Cheap Hana Vacation Rental
If you are looking for cheap places to stay in Hana, the Fisher’s Hana Hale is easy on the wallet and puts you in the perfect location to explore Hana. The Fisher’s Hana Hale is walking distance to Hana Bay, Hana town and the infamous Red Sand Beach.
This Airbnb in Hana, Maui sleeps up to 4 people. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen which may be the best part as finding places to eat in Hana is sometimes challenging. You must plan ahead as most restaurants & food trucks close early (5 pm) in Hana so having a kitchen to prepare your own meals after a long day of adventuring is ideal.
If you are only looking for where to stay in Hana, Maui for one night, then the Fisher’s Hana Hale is the way to go. Costing only $150 a night you can’t beat the price, location and amenities. If you’re on a budget, check out these places to stay in Maui on a budget.
You’ll love you’re stay at this cozy cottage in remote Hana. This Hana Airbnb is a one bedroom, one bath cottage that comes equipped with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, and a covered deck. Relax in the evenings on the lanai (Hawaiian word for porch) as you take in the views of the ocean and mountain.
This is a great launching pad for adventures along the Hana Highway, a short ride to local beaches and to state and National parks. There is plenty of nearby nature to explore. The local general store is also close by for last minute needs and there are great food trucks nearby including some of the best Thai food in Maui!
Ocean View Hana Cottage
Another cheap place to stay in Hana is the Entabeni Cottage which sits above the Road to Hana overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This Hana vacation rental is a fully-equipped, powered by the sun and beautifully situated on a gorgeous 6.25 acre tropical flower farm.
Located less than 10 miles from Hana town where Hana Bay, Hana Cultural Center, the Hana Ranch Restaurant and Hasegawa Store and Hana Ranch Store all are.
You’ll be surrounded by tropical trees, birds and can hear the sounds of the ocean. Stay in Hana here to relax in the jungle and explore Hana for one day or two.
Hana Vacation Rentals
Romantic Hana Hideaway
This stay is 2 bedroom, 2 bath house comes with a modern kitchen, covered lanai and has killer views. This Hana airbnb is 2 miles away from some of the best beaches in Hana including Hamoa Beach and Koki beach.
This is where to stay in Hana to relax, be in nature, have amazing views and reconnect with yourself or others!
Convenient 2BR/1BA in Hana, Maui
This charming two bedroom, 1 bath airbnb in Hana is private and can sleep up to 4 people. Located in central Hana comes with a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning in both rooms and a spacious lanai.
Spend your days hiking to see waterfalls and swimming in fresh water pools and your evenings taking in the views or reading a book from the lanai. A cheap place to stay in Hana if splitting the cost between 4 people.
Popolana Manini Cottage At Hana Bay
⭐️ A top pick for places to stay in Hana, Hawaii.
The Popolana Manini Cottage is located on the gorgeous Hana Bay, this Maui vacation rental will allow you to experience all of the magic that Hana has to offer. Located within 5-15 minutes of this cottage are black sand beaches, hidden waterfalls, pristine coastlines and various hiking trails including my favorite hike on the island the Pipiwai Trail.
The newly renovated cottage includes one bedroom and a full bath and kitchen. There is also a 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage next to the Manini is you are traveling with a bigger group. Make sure you rise early to watch sunrise over Hana Bay, an experience you won’t forget during your Hana trip.
If you’re traveling Maui on a budget camping is a great way to cut down the costs.
Wai’anapanapa State Park
* UPDATE: Due to COVID all campsites are closed and you can only rent cabins which require reservations in advance so plan accordingly.
Wai’anapanapa State Park is located about 10 minutes before Hana town. You can rent out a campsite if you have your own gear or you can rent out a cabin.
Its a beautiful location perched above the gorgeous black sand beach. There are trails, caves and blowholes to explore nearby. This is also only 30 minutes away from the Kipahulu entrance to Haleakala National Park which contains the legendary Waimoku Falls.
Haleakala National Park
* UPDATE: Currently closed due to COVID
The campgrounds inside the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park are first come first serve campsites. The campgrounds have central restrooms and each site contains a picnic table and grills.
I would recommend getting here as early as possible so you can snag a site with shade. It is Maui and can get very hot on a sunny summer day.
From here you can walk to Oheo pools for swimming. You can also walk to the start of the Pipiwai trail which takes you past ancient banyan trees, through a bamboo forest and ends at a 400 foot waterfall.