Photo: Travaasa Hana via Facebook
Photo: Travaasa Hana via Facebook

“Growing up in Hana, this tiny ohana of a community, it’s instilled in us from a very young age to appreciate, cultivate and prosper from the abundance of natural resources available to us,” says Hana native Kauka’ohulani Morton, who works as the spa and retail manager at local luxury retreat Travaasa Hana. It’s a geographically isolated town under the Haleakala volcano on Maui’s eastern shore, where Morton says food is essential to keeping the sense of community alive. 

This culinary-first idea lends itself well to a delicious trip, making Travaasa Hana a necessary stop for those looking to truly experience the Hana way of life. Here’s why you should skip the crowded beaches in favor of a farm-focused vacation in Hawaii.

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