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5 Tips on How to Spend Your Maui Mancation

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With the non-stop scenery, beautiful blue ocean and island atmosphere, it’s no secret that Hana is an ideal location for a relaxing or romantic getaway vacation. However, unbeknown to many of you men, Hana is a prime spot to get your guy buds together for your next “man-cation.” Here are 5 ideas on how to spend time with the boys while in Hana.

Camping. What better way to connect with your inner man than to spend a night or two in the great outdoors? Hana is home to some of Hawaii’s most scenic and rugged campsites. Check out the Kipahulu Campground located right by the Oheo Gulch, it’s one of our favorites.

Cliff Jumping. If you are with the guys in Hana, you are probably going to need something to get that adrenaline going. And if there is one thing that Hana does have, it is cliffs and water. So why not put the two together and do a little cliff diving?

Hang Gliding. If cliff diving isn’t really your thing or you already took down that task, try some high flying powered hang gliding tours above Hana. This is the perfect way to see the entire island of Maui and to get your blood flowing!

Bars. After a long day of adventure, you’ll want to do nothing more than to grab some drinks and some delicious grub right inside the town of Hana. Venture over to Travaasa Hana, they have a fully-stocked bar and a kitchen that is open late.

Beaches. On your “mancation” it is essential to take a day or two to hang out on the beach. Luckily for you, Hana offers up a variety of awesome spots where you can get your tan on, surf, do some fishing and check out the scenery.

Best Snorkeling Locations in Hana


Whether you are just getting started, have done it a few times before, or are a seasoned veteran, the town of Hana on the island of Maui has it all when it comes to snorkeling; Beautiful fish, unique lava formations, incredible arches, and crystal clear water. But before you simply dive-into the water, take a look at our favorite places to venture to when seeking a Maui snorkeling adventure!

Hana Bay or ”Kapueokahi”

  • For all levels of snorkeling and swimming. The Hana Bay offers a protected cove with calm waters for snorkelers to explore called Puuiki Island. Stay inside here and catch a glimpse of Maui’s colorful reef, thousands of fish and pristine waters.

Hamoa Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Located just 5 minutes from the town of Hana, Hamoa Beach is considered to be “the most perfect crescent beach in the Pacific” according to James Michener. It offers snorkelers the chance to get a peek at gorgeous coral formations and a countless number of fish. Be sure to explore this spot when the surf is calm!

Kaihalulu (Red Sand) Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Hang out just inside the reef and you’re set!  Located just South of Hana Bay, the Red Sand Beach is a spectacular sight with its unique blend of red sand, blue water, green vegetation and rock formations. It will leave you speechless to say the least!

The Essential Items for a Hana Beach Excursion

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Picture this; you’re on a white sandy beach, the radiating Pacific sun is beaming down on you, beautiful wave after wave comes crashing down on the shore, and you’re surrounded by lush vegetation as far as the eye can see.  Only places like this exist in commercials, right? Wrong. If you’re looking for a breathtaking setting like this, then look no further than the gorgeous beaches of Hana on the island of Maui.

In order to make the most of your blissful beach day, you’ll need to remember a few select items to bring with you.  It can transform a day on the water to one of the most spectacular experiences of your vacation.

Protection. Do not make your eyes or skin a victim of Hana’s hot sun. Nothing will ruin a perfect day on the beach like wicked sunburn and the need to squint all day. Therefore, be certain to wear your favorite pair of sunglasses and at least lather up with some SPF 30!

A surf board. Maui is home to some of the world’s best waves and if you’re one to hang ten, we would hate for you to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. If surfing is not your thing, then pack a boogie board or prepare for a day of body surfing. You won’t regret it!

A pair of binoculars. So we’re serious about the lush vegetation. Hana is a tropical paradise, secluded from the buzz of the everyday world. There are huge trees, endless beaches and the ocean, all of which you will want binoculars for to see all these features up close and personal.

Camera. Don’t save all this beauty just for your memory. Not that we doubt your abilities to recollect how amazing your experience here was, but you will want to show all those folk at home just what they are missing out on!

A lounge chair. Spend your day on the beach kicking back in a comfortable chair suitable for a sandy adventure. This will make the experience so relaxing and enjoyable that you may just never want to leave.

So there you go, the list of essentials that will make your beach excursion in Hana, Maui unforgettable.