So, you’re finally exploring the Road to Hana and it starts raining.  Don’t be surprised – Maui’s North Shore receives a little rainfall every single day, and is saturated with 360 inches of rainfall a year.  In Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures, water is considered a highly valued blessing.  The Hawaiian word for water is wai, meaning the living water or the water of life.  Polynesian culture refers to wai wai, a term meaning opulent prosperity.  When it rains on the Road to Hana, we are guaranteed certain gifts immediately – swiftly flowing waterfalls and rainbows.

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