Halfway to Hana Snack Shop
Maui's Road to Hana is a narrow, curvy rainforest road that is a test to any driver's skill and concentration level and made even more difficult by the abundance of beautiful distractions lying around every corner. The Halfway to Hana Snack Shop offers weary travelers a scenic resting spot along the journey, with freshly-baked banana bread, a variety of tropical fruit and other snacks, and maps and local information. The friendly shop has become a well-known North Shore staple on Maui since its opening in 1983 by local residents Doug and Nita Chong.
AT A GLANCE:
The Halfway to Hana Snack Shop serves up food, drinks, and information with a smile and aloha. The shop is located just past mile marker 17 along the Hana Highway, near Keanae. Visitors can relax under the authentic thatched-roof "hale" and enjoy some snacks or a meal while they prepare for the next 18 mile stretch of the unforgettable winding road leading to Hana.
Nita Chong's famous banana bread is baked daily with home-grown apple bananas and other locally-sourced ingredients, and if you arrive in the morning the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth bread is often still warm from the oven.
The small shop also sells fresh local fruit, chips and other snacks, shaved ice, beef jerky, freshly-made sandwiches, coconut candy, and cameras and batteries. There is a large selection of maps and local informational brochures available for visitors, and a large bulletin board hung to one side of the shop front holds a world map where visitors can pinpoint their home city and country.
The shop is built on farmland that has been in the Chong family for over 150 years. Doug Chong was born and raised on Oahu, and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. A rather unusual feature of the shop is his collection of mounted boar head on display behind the fruit stand.
Daily 8:30am - 4pm
ATM, covered picnic area, parking, maps and information
13710 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708
From Paia, head south on Highway 36 (Hana Highway). The Halfway to Hana Snack Shop is located on the right side of the road, just past mile marker 17 and above the Keanae Peninsula.