Welcome to Kahakuloa


The bayside village of Kahakuloa, tucked at the bottom of a lush valley and embraced by towering sea cliffs, retains a solidly Hawaiian character. Kahakuloa’s isolation has protected it from the rampant development found elsewhere on Maui. Farmers tend taro patches, dogs wander across the road, and a missionary-era Protestant church marks the village center. One of Hawaii’s most accomplished ukulele players, Richard Hoʻopiʻi, grew up here.

You won’t find any stores, but villagers set up hard-to-miss roadside stands selling fruit and snacks to day-trippers. For shave ice, hit Ululani’s hot-pink stand. For chilled homemade lemonade and free samples of macadamia nuts, coconut candy and ʻono (delicious) banana bread, stop at Julia’s lime-green shack.


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$169 Cultural & Theme Tours

Valley Isle Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kapalua Coastal TrailHike to an incredible lava rock cliffside for jumping into the most pristine ocean and exploring sea life. Explore pristine beaches, lava rock zones and tide-pools. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dragon's TeethTake a stroll passed an ancient burial site to the legendary Dragons Teeth and labyrinth off the seashore. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kapalua Plantation CourseVisit the gorgeous and legendary golf course where the Mercedes & Hyundai Championships have taken place.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nakalele BlowholeDrive around West Maui Mountains loop and hike down to the blowhole, where the eruptions are active 90% of the time and can often reach heights of 100 ft! If you're feeling adventurous, hike through lava rock zones that look like another planet! Customers also have the option of viewing the blowhole from above vs hiking down to it.In addition, there are tasty Hawaiian snacks to purchase at this location.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Olivine PoolsHike down a crumbly trail and swim in the most amazing tide-pools - with the option of diving into the largest one! This activity is only available if current ocean conditions are suitable.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Iao ValleyBath in the Iao Stream, our largest river on the island. Or just enjoy sightseeing at the deepest valley in West Maui Mountains (our western and oldest volcano, Kakalawai - House of Water), making the Iao River the largest watershed from these wet slopes. The last eruption was 320,000 years ago, and since then, significant erosion has carved out these beautifully shaped mountains and deep valleys. Then making our way to the base of the Iao needle, a 1200 ft Basalt tower that was once used as a watch tower during battles between the Polynesians. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Maui Tropical PlantationStunning landscapes and views, local coffees, Hawaiian fruits and vegetables, shopping and the upscale Mill House restaurant for lunch. And for families with kids, enjoy the tram! (entry fee per person)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Ali'i Kula Lavender FarmExplore upcountry Kula at 3000-4000 ft elevation. Experience stunning gardens and panoramic views. Visit the Lavender store where all products including scones and ice-cream are made from different types of lavender (entry fee $2 per person).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kula Country FarmsWith stunning panoramic views and local produce and products to choose from for purchase.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tedeschi WineryExplore the beautiful landscape and visit the winery for local gifts.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ho'okipa Beach ParkCheck out world class surfing and potentially find giant resting green sea turtles!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: La Perouse BayHike through extensive lava rock zones and hidden white coral beaches near La Perouse Bay. The bay is the site of Maui's most recent volcanic activity. It was later named for the French explorer, Captain Jean-François La Pérouse. In 1786, La Pérouse surveyed and mapped the prominent embayment near the southern cape of Maui. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Honolua BayTake a stroll through a beautiful lush forest to the snorkeling bay. There are fresh fruit smoothies and other local snacks to choose from at this location.Duration: 30 minutes

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