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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.

Hana Hospitality

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When you come visit heavenly Hana, you’ll be treated like ‘Ohāna. Family.  Living the peaceful island lifestyle facilitates a sense of ease, a carefree feeling where people are able to enjoy the unspoiled wonders of the land without worrying about the stress of life.

The locals in Hana wear warm smiles and will gladly pause to help you with directions, share hidden gems to stop at to soak up the sights, or give favorite joints to grab a bite to eat.

After a long day of traveling along the Road to Hana, take a rest at Travaasa Hana, where you will be greeted with a cool towel scented with lemon water to refresh you after your journey, and a traditional glass of Pog (guava, passionfruit and orange juice).

In Hana, with every turn on the winding road and every stop you may take, take a moment to soak it all in and share a smile.  It’s the Hana way.

Plan a Perfect Proposal in Hana, Hawaii

Cool ocean breeze, crashing waves, tropical landscapes…You pull out a ring and you’re on your way to happily ever after.  If you’re one of those suave ultra romantic types, a proposal in Maui will be a one of a kind event that your partner will remember forever…after all, they do call it Heavenly Hana for a reason.

If you’re looking to arrange the ultimate proposal, here are 7 tips for planning an evening that she’ll never forget.

1) Plan ahead: While women love surprises and spontaneity, there’s nothing more romantic than a well planned proposal.  There are a number of breathtaking spots on the Road to Hana that will make an absolutely stunning backdrop.  The first thing you’ll need to determine what type of background paints the perfect proposal picture: Beautiful beaches, flowing waterfalls or lush tropics all provide different feels, depending on the proposal you’re going for.

2) Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park and is a unique location for a beach proposal.  For the adventurous couple, spend the day exploring caverns, hiking trails and more before the big moment.

3)While the above beach is beautiful, it also tends to be a bit touristy at times.  If you’re looking for a more private proposal, about a mile past “downtown” Hana on the S. Hana Hwy. and left onto Haneo’o Rd is Hamoa beach—a perfect place to get down on one knee amidst the crashing waves.

4)Speak from the heart.

5)Don’t forget a camera!  Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but you’ll both want to remember this moment.  Even if it’s one of those extended arm self shots…you’ll be glad you have it.

6) If you’re looking to propose on the high seas, there are several different charter trips in Hana available to choose from.  Just remember not to be standing too close to the edge when you propose.  Last time we checked, diamonds don’t float….

7) End the night with an overnight stay at the breathtaking Travaasa Hana.  With the quaint sea ranch cottages, attention to detail, and delicious dining options, it’s the perfect way to wrap up an amazing day.  You’ll also be happy to not have to drive The Road to Hana after the proposal, as the trip can take up to four hours!

 

Congratulations!  And here’s to lifelong happiness!