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Discovering Hamoa Beach: A Journey Through Mark Twain’s Eyes

Hamoa Beach with green forest, beautiful beaches and blue green water

Looking for a great way to unwind along your Road to Hana adventure? Hamoa Beach is the perfect spot! Just an 8 min drive beyond Hana Town; this pristine beach is nestled between cliffs and lush greenery. It offers a serene getaway that has charmed every visitor who has stepped onto its sandy shore. Making it a great rest stop before you continue on your return journey.

Mark Twain’s Love for Maui

Mark Twain’s visit to Maui in 1866 left a lasting impression on him. He wrote, “I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I have never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place good-bye so regretfully.” His words capture the island’s magnetic pull, a feeling that every visitor who visits Maui can relate to. But Hamoa beach left a lasting impression. He described it as “the most beautiful beach in the Pacific,” highlighting its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere.

Rappel Maui: An Adventure Twain Would Have Loved

Rappelling down waterfalls with Rappel Maui

Rappelling down waterfalls and exploring the hidden corners of the Hana rainforest would have appealed to Twain’s adventurous spirit. He famously said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” This embodies the essence of Rappel Maui – challenging yourself and embracing the exhilarating beauty of nature!

Twain’s adventurous spirit and curiosity found a perfect match in Maui’s rugged landscapes. He once said:

Mark Twain quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover

So let this be your encouragement to take on the Road to Hana and let Twain’s words inspire you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Take a moment to look around and appreciate the same views that captured his heart and pen over a century ago.

Recommended Itinerary

While driving the Road to Hana, start off your day with a splash at Rappel Maui! Begin your Road to Hana adventure by fully immersing yourself in the beauty and nature of Maui’s rainforest by rappelling down cascading waterfalls. Then take on the Road to Hana. Before your return journey, take a well deserved rest at Hamoa Beach. Whether you decide to complete the trip back to the other side of the island or choose to stay in Hana a bit longer, Hamoa Beach provides the perfect spot to unwind and reflect on your adventure.

Recommended Reading: Mark Twain’s “Roughing It”

For those wanting to delve deeper into Mark Twain’s experiences and observations during his time in Hawaii, his travelogue “Roughing It” is a must-read. In this classic work, Twain chronicles his travels across the American West and his voyage to Hawaii, providing vivid descriptions and insightful commentary on the islands. His writings in “Letters from Hawaii” are particularly captivating. They offer a glimpse into the island’s past and Twain’s appreciation for its beauty.

Twain’s words, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started,” are a great reminder. So start your journey along the Road to Hana by booking your rappel tour with us and add Hamoa Beach to your itinerary – let the spirit of adventure guide you through the wonders of Maui!