Why Maui? Maui is the undisputed playground of Hawai’i. You will find that no other island has the range of activities, natural beauty, and unspoiled local experiences as on our island. The Road to Hana Reserve is a great place to begin this adventure on the island of Maui.
For forty years our secluded spot just off the road to Hana has been preserved in all its beauty and serenity. Three generations have made this family farm and “Reserve” a location of choice for artists, yoga students and visitors seeking the inspiration of the rainforest and the adventures of the upcountry around Haleakala–our legendary volcano. Visitors find it the experience of a lifetime.
The Perfect Location
Make sure to check out Things to See & Do on our website. Explore from afar the sites, towns, restaurants, shops, and natural wonders that surround the Reserve.
From our one location you can
- Visit central Maui and meet the people—Kahului, the valley of Sugar and Pa’ia
- Explore the northeast shore—drive the Hana Highway, enjoy the sights and adventures at every turn
- Experience a Haleakala sunrise, hike the trails, bike ride down the mountain
- Take in the “cowboy” upcountry, ride the Ranch zip line
Take a Visual Tour of the Road to Hana Reserve Grounds
This is a large, country property with lush green foliage, vast blue sky and ocean views from many locations. Take a 2.5-mile loop walk or drive a short distance from the Road to Hana Reserve to visit waterfall pools for swimming.
On the property you can also visit the Tibetan Buddhist Stupa that was built by Lama Gyatrul Rinpoche in 1976. It was recently restored and is a lovely place to view sunrise, sunset, or the moon. The views from the stupa are spectacular overlook the ocean and Haleakala crater.
Road to Hana Reserve: a short drive from the airport
Road to Hana Geography
The Reserve is just 1.2 miles north of the Road to Hana driving toward the ocean. It is about 200 feet above sea level and one-half mile from the ocean. On the property, to the north and northeast, is a sweeping view of the ocean. On the north shore of the island stone bluffs and secluded inlets contain the ocean and the southern trade winds. The creek meets the ocean forming a beach of polished stones from rocks that were once molten lava. Near the property is an overlook and a trail used for a hundred years as fishermen have made their way to the shore.
The Road to Hana Reserve Grounds
The Road to Hana Reserve is in a setting of lush rainforest which extends as far as the eye can see, over a deep valley nestled between hills, in the shadow of Haleakala. The ocean sparkles below the valley and a keen eye can spot whales and passing cruise ships.
The extensive grounds of the Road to Hana Reserve are well kept, but not manicured, so that you have the feeling of a very natural environment. This is a large country property with lush green foliage, vast blue sky and ocean views from many locations. There are trails to explore, too. Take a 2.5-mile loop walk or you can drive a short distance from the cottage to visit waterfall pools for swimming and the many attractions on the Road to Hana.
Reserve Bird List:
- Common Myna
- House Finch
- Japanese white-eye
- Northern California cardinal
- Melodious laughing thrush
There are over 40 varieties of Palm Trees on the property and more varieties of tropical plants than you can count.
On the property, you can also visit the Tibetan Buddhist Stupa that was built by Lama Gyattrul Rinposhe in 1976. It was recently restored and is a lovely place to view sunrise, sunset, or the moon. The views from the stupa are spectacular overlooking the ocean and Haleakala crater.
“Enchanted cottage, enchanted jungle, taking breath seems to simpler in breathtaking air. Thank you.” – Susan Koffman and Tom Cooper, Wayland, Mass.
The Road to Hana Reserve Stream
The inlet that it forms between the tall bluffs of the north shore is an age-old fishing and bathing spot for those who live in the area. During storms the trade winds break on the bluffs with awesome and pounding surf and the inevitable rainbow. From the cottages it is a short walk down to the bluffs, which have a trail cut into the bluff down to the inlet and the rocky beach.