Among the lures of Maui, second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, is an area known for being less developed than most other regions of our 50th state. Aerial views of Hana reveal black sand beaches, sharp volcanic cliffs, pristine blue waters, sparsely traveled roads and a variety of lush, tropical foliage.

Arriving in Hana from San Francisco in January, newlyweds Ben Manilla, 64, and Eliza Lape, 57, expected nothing short of a blissful two weeks. Instead, they experienced a minor hell. “I’ve had several operations, two pneumonias, a blood clot; right now, I’m dealing with a kidney issue,” Manilla, an audio producer and lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, told CNN affiliate KHNL.  READ MORE