The Southern Route of Maui's Road to Hana

Hidden Hawaii: A Journey Down the “Other” Road to Hana You’ve Never Heard of

A drive along Maui’s twisting, beautiful and seemingly endless Road to Hana is an essential part of any first-timer’s visit to the island. But did you know there’s another way to get there? It’s called the Southern Route and it’s most definitely the “road less traveled”.

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Naz Hamid visited recently noting of this almost untouched alternative that:

It’s not advised. In retrospect, one could see why, but there are numerous fragments of experience that coalesce into a whole that outweighs the warning.

Indeed the beautiful photo essay that chronicles his journey is testament to that. The brief, accompanying prose make the photos all the more impactful.

The Southern Route of Maui's Road to Hana
© Naz Hamid

Vast, rough and still mostly untouched. And it even comes with a warning. Doesn’t that just make it all the more tempting to go?

Check out Naz’s full photo essay at

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