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Hト]a is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiハサi, United States. The population was 709 at the 2000 census. Hト]a is located at the eastern end of the island of Maui and is one of the most isolated towns in the state. It is reached mainly via the Hト]a Highway, a long, winding, 52 mile long highway along Maui's northern shore.

 

Near Hト]a are several swimming holes in the Haleakalト National Park.

 

The Hana Airport offers flights with regular service to the Big Island, Kahului and Oahu.

 

Geography

 

Hト]a is located at [show location on an interactive map] 20ツー46窶イ12窶ウN, 155ツー59窶イ39窶ウW (20.770017, -155.994179).

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.
5 square miles (9.0 kmツイ), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.6 kmツイ) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 kmツイ) of it (37.64%) is water.



Demographics

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 709 people, 191 households, and 139 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 326.0 people per square mile (126.2/kmツイ). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 116.3/sq mi (45.0/kmツイ). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.26% White, 0.14% African American, 6.91% Asian, 39.92% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 39.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.35% of the population.

 

There were 191 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 14.
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1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.71 and the average family size was 4.40.

 

 

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

 

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,833, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $26,146 versus $22,969 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,672.
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About 5.6% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

 

Interesting facts

 

    * "Hana Bay Rum" is not made in Hト]a but by "Hawaiian Distillers" in California. According to locals, it was originally distilled in Maui but the company went bankrupt and when the brand was purchased, production was moved to the mainland. The rum is not actually produced on the US mainland, but in the Virgin Islands. It is imported to California in bulk, then bottled in glass imported from either Mexico or China. Prior plans to bring this product back to Maui for bottling have been disrupted by the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Sandwich Isles Distilling. Visitors to Hana can still purchase a local rum product, however, at the venerable Hasegawa's General Store which carries the full line of Haleakala Distillers rums, including Maui Dark Rum, Maui Gold Rum, Braddah Kimo's Extreme 155 rum and Maui Platinum Rum.
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    * In the March of 1768 Hawaii's future queen Kaahumanu was born in a cave not far from Hana on the island of Maui.

 

Points of interest

 

    * Kahanu Garden

    * Kaia Ranch Tropical Botanical Gardens

    * Hana Beach Park

    * Hana Ball Park

    * Pailoa Bay

 

 

Kings of Hト]a

 

During the early year of the Kingdom of Maui the island was divided in half. The much larger western side were under the rule of the descendants of Paumakua-a-Huanuikalalailai, and by judging the tenor of the old legends, East Maui, comprising the districts of Koolau, Hト]a, Kipahulu, and Kaupo, was at times under independent rulers.
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These rulers were no doubtly certained in the district of Hト]a for it was their that these rulers were refer as. The monarchs Hト]a, like those of the other Hawaiian chiefdom, probably claimed descent from Wakea and Pト}a. Theses monarchs were in a real sense district chiefs and vassals of the Western Mois of Maui. From Eleio to Hoolae the king of Hト]a remain mostly free from West Maui under Kakaalaneo to Kawaokaohele. The sixth Alii Nui of Hト]a, Hoolae, became a subject of Piilani of Maui and even allowing his daughter to marry him. The Kings of Hト]a's allegiance to the West Maui Mois were always precarious, even in later times after Piilani's conquest. The main strategic advantage of the Kings of Hト]a were their command of the fotress of Kauwiki, considered impregnable.



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Water currents at this beach are often treacherous.
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However, the views of the road cutting through the cliffs and of the rugged coastline are worthwhile. There is a sea arch located near the point on the left end of the beach.

                Services and Amenities

 

    * No lifeguard

    * No facilities

    * Sandy beach with rocky shoreline

    * Poor swimming due to strong currents

    * Good surfing

    * Seasonal high surf

 

Cautions:

Monitor ocean conditions closely. Seasonal high surf and strong currents may be present

 

HAMOA BEACH

 

Located just outside of Hana, this beautiful public beach shares some facilities with the Hotel Hana Maui.
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Sea cliffs surround the bay and the vegetation is lush. This beach has been voted one of Hawaii's favorite beaches. Offshore is the little coconut-topped island of Alau.

 

                Services and Amenities

 

    * No lifeguard

    * Restrooms

    * Picnic facilities

    * Sandy beach

      Swimming, snorkeling, diving, bodysurfing

    * Occasional high surf

    * No parking by the beach - park on the road and take the stairs down to the beach

 

Cautions:

This beach is no protected by any fringing reefs, so big surf is extremely dangerous. Strong currents are also present outside of the bay.
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The safest time to swim is during the summer and early fall. Closely monitor ocean conditions at all times. Obey all postings and warnings.



Wai'anapanapa State Park
"glistening waters"

   

This 122-acre state park encompasses a lovely black sand beach, dramatic sea caves, natural stone arch, campground, hiking trails, and remnants of the first road built around the island, the old King's Highway.
     
     
The black-sand beach is lovely but dangerous for swimming due to strong currents and a rocky reef. Black sand is the result of lava flowing into the ocean and shattering when it comes in contact with the cool water. The volcanic pieces are then smashed against each other and the shoreline with each wave, thus creating the black sand.
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There is a stone bridge, and, a short hike away, the huge smooth volcanic tubes or caves.
     
  
     
Use caution along the trails as the footing can be difficult. If you hike to the lighthouse, the view is terrific.
     
     

Useful Information:

    * Wear good shoes if you plan to follow either of the marked trails - bring plenty of water
    * The coastline is impressive, volcanic rock with crashing waves due to strong currents and winds
    * Grassy, tent-only camping areas are available by reservations only - call 808-984-8109 for permit information

     

Useful Information cont.:

    * Rustic cabins that accommodate up to 6 people are also nearby and are by reservations only - call 808-984-8109 for information
    * Shaded Picnic Area
    * Shore Fishingツキ Hiking Trails
    * Freshwater, spring-fed caves
    * Heiauツキ Blowholesツキ Natural Stone Arch
    * Pa'iloa Beach (black sand beach)
    * Do NOT take sand from the black sand beach - this natural resource is limited and cannot be recreated
    * Showersツキ Restrooms

     
      DIRECTIONS:
Located off Highway 360E (Hana Highway), just beyond mile maker #32, is a paved road on the left.
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The state park is at the end of this road.
 
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