Top things to do in Keʻanae

Top Choice Village in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Peninsula

This rare slice of ‘Old Hawaii,’ home to an 1860s church and a wild lava coast, is reached by taking Keʻanae Rd on the makai (seaward) side of the highway just beyond Keʻanae Arboretum. Families have tended stream-f…
Top Choice Health Food in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Landing Fruit Stand

‘Da best’ banana bread on the entire road to Hana is baked fresh every morning by Aunty Sandy and her crew, and is so good you’ll find as many locals as tourists pulling up here. You can also get fresh fruit, hotdog…
Viewpoint in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Peninsula Lookout

For a superb bird’s-eye view of the lowland peninsula and village, including the patchwork taro fed by Keʻanae Stream, stop at the paved pull-off just past the 17-mile marker on the makai side of the road. There’s n…
Church in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Congregational Church

Marking the heart of the village is this church, built in 1860. Enter over the steps of the adjacent cottage. The church is made of lava rocks and coral mortar, uncovered by whitewash. It’s a welcoming place with op…
Natural Feature in Keʻanae

Ching’s Pond

The stream that feeds Keʻanae Peninsula pauses to create a couple of swimming holes just below the bridge, 0.9 miles after the 16-mile marker. You won’t see anything by driving by, but if you pull off immediately be…
Fast Food in Keʻanae

Halfway to Hana

This aptly named old-timer has been slinging burgers, dogs and ice cream to midway travelers for 30 years. The only ATM on the highway is here, as well as portable restrooms. Also sells shave ice, and the homemade b…
Park in Keʻanae

Keʻanae Park

Keʻanae Park has a scenic coastline of jagged black lava and hypnotic white-capped waves. Forget swimming, as the water is rough and there’s no beach.