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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