These Secret Swimming Holes Hidden In The Hawaiian Forest Are Sure To Dazzle You

Maui’s Road to Hana is perhaps the most popular scenic drive on the island — and possibly all of Hawaii. This infamous 64.4-mile highway that stretches from Kahului to Hana is popular not for the destination — Hana Town — but for the incredible journey it takes to get there and the natural wonders you’ll find along the way. While many of the stops along Hana Highway are overcrowded with tourists, these four swimming holes you’ll find hidden in a bamboo forest are one of Hawaii’s best-kept secrets and you might even have them all to yourself.

Because this incredible destination is stream-fed, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim in these pools when you have open wounds, and to always watch your step. With that warning out of the way, let’s dive in!

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This stunning natural oasis is located at 8310 Hana Hwy., Haiku, HI 96708. Have you ever experienced these hidden swimming holes for yourself? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below. If you’d rather stay on the beaten path, check out this waterfall road trip that takes you to 9 of the best waterfalls found along the Hana Highway.