Freshwater lava caves in Waianapanapa state park on the island of maui, Hawaii.

© Pierre Leclerc/Shutterstock

Lava Caves

The Road to Hana

A 10-minute loop path north of the beach parking lot leads to a pair of freshwater lava-tube caves. Their garden-like exteriors are draped with ferns, while their interiors harbor deep spring-fed pools with resident fish. Waiʻanapanapa means ‘glistening waters’ and the pools’ crystal-clear mineral waters reputedly rejuvenate the skin. They will certainly invigorate – these sunless pools are refreshingly brisk!