Heavenly Hana Inn is the second most famous Hana hotel. It resembles a Japanese ryokan (inn). It has a formal garden and an open beamed main dining hall. The four suites seem like little apartments broken up into sections by shoji screens. Rates are reasonable at this bright and homey inn. I would recommend this comfy and adorable inn to visitors to Hana, Maui.
The Hana Cultural Center was founded in 1971 by Babes Hanchett. The center houses fine examples of quiltwork. There are pre-contact stone implements, tapa cloth, and an extensive shell collection. You can also visit the courthouse and jail with your admission donation. I would recommend this fun and historical place if you are in Hana, Maui.
Wananalua Church was built from coral blocks in 1838. The missionaries deliberately and symbolically built it on top of an old heiau, where the Hawaiians worshipped their gods for centuries. It was the custom of chiefs to build heiau before entering battle. I would recommend seeing this historical church if you visit Hana, Maui.
Helani Farm was started 30 years ago by Howard Cooper, founder and longtime Hana resident. The lower gardens are five acres, but the 65 acres of upper garden are much more wild and open to anyone wishing to stroll around. The lower gardens have flowering trees and shrubs, vines fruit trees, flowers, and potted plants everywhere. The upper gardens are actually a nursery where plants from around the world are raised.
Kahau Gardens is a 120 acre tropical garden that runs down to the lava coastline. Part of the Pacific tropical Botanical Garden, the Kahanu Gardens contain a huge variety of domestic and imported tropical plants, including a native pandanus forest and large and varied collections of breadfruit (ulu) and coconut trees. his is a great place to visit if you have a green thumb.
Paia Trading Company is a discovery shop with unusual antiques and collectibles. The have items on sale such as old glass, telephones, aloha shirts, lanterns, jewelry, license plates, oil lamps, and a hodgepodge of pottery and antique furniture. I would recommend this store to visitors that love to browse around in antique shops.
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center features traditional and moder art housed at Kaluanui, a mansion built in 1917 by the Baldwin family on their 9 acre estate just down the road from Makawao on the way to Paia. Their member artisans and craftspeople produce everything from ceramics to lauhala weaving. They also offer wonderful classes, lectures and exhibits throughout the year. I would recommend just seeing the beautiful mansion itself.
Goodies is located along Baldwin Avenue with an array of other shops. Their boutique looks like a spilled treasure chest. The sell crystals, silk and cotton casual and elegant clothing, dolls, children's wear, stuffed animals, locally crafted trays and magic wands. I would recommend this unique shop to find special gifts.
Gecko Trading Company is a shop along Baldwin Avenue. They sell bright and colorful fashions for men, women, and children. The also sell sterling silver and amber jewelry, handbags, teddy bears and stylish imported clothing from Thailand and Guatemala. Their prices are reasonable and you can find some pretty interesting and unique clothing in this store.
Upcountry Legends sells an array of beautifully handcrafted items. The sell hand painted tuxedo shirts, batik and silk shirts, sterling silver jewelry, raku pottery by Rick Cosci, stained-glass kaleidoscopes for big kids, and wonderful children's clothing. If you are looking for that special handmade or handpainted gift for someone back home, then this is the perfect place to shop at in Upcountry, Maui.