Located on Maui's eastern edge, this region is less developed than the island's western side – to its benefit, some would say. Small towns, spectacular scenery, and authentic culture characterize the area, which was the birthplace of Queen Ka'ahumanu, King Kamehameha's favorite wife. The region, populated for more than 2000 years, was one of the first areas in the islands to be colonized, and most of the residents of Hana are, in large part, still native Polynesian. Agriculture, as in the past, remains a way of life today. If you're looking for Hawaii off the beaten path, especially the pristine beauty of untainted nature, this should be your destination.