Waianapanapa State Park is the envy of every other tropical state park on Maui. Why? It boasts a beach that is unlike any other on the island of Maui. It’s a true pitch black sand beach, created by thousands of years of surf pounding repeatedly on this secluded, geologically fresh lava flow… a perfect spot for sunbathing and picture taking. Just remember to bring shoes, water, and sunscreen because black sand attracts more heat than a regular beach.
Included within the state park is a blowhole, sea caves, numerous sea arches, and pillars—plus caves where legends come alive. Hear these ancient stories, and others, directly from our expert Maui tour guides as you head to this fantastic location.
A Classic Picnic In Hana
Waianapanapa is one of our favorite places on the road to Hana, and it’s the last stop before Hana too! There are no restaurant lines to wait in on VIE’s tour! There is no wasting of precious tour-time while waiting to be seated in restaurants, for food to be delivered, or to pay the bill. We’ve pre-arranged for a delicious boxed lunch to maximize our tour time in Hana. We’ll take the weather and other factors into consideration, then pick the best spot to enjoy a yummy Hawaiian BBQ lunch with all the fixings!
We know of a few perfect locations in the Hana area, like a tropical flower farm, to serve you a wonderful picnic lunch, in an upscale Hawaiian picnic-style presentation. (And if you’re a vegetarian, or have another diet restriction, let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.)