The Hawiian meaning for Wai-‘anapanapa is “glistening waters.” The serenity and solitude of the caves, and its “glistening clear waters” appear to give the illusion of safety.
Wai`anapanapa State Wayside Park in Hana. Remote, wild, low-cliffed volcanic coastline offering solitude and respite from urban life. Lodging, camping, picnicking, shore ﬁshing and hardy family hiking along an ancient Hawaiian coastal trail which leads to Hana. Excellent opportunity to view a seabird colony and anchialine pools. Other features include native hala forest, legendary cave, heiau (religious temple), natural stone arch, sea stacks, blow holes and small black sand beach.