Natural Feature in Nakalele Point

Nakalele Blowhole

The best things in life are free – that certainly applies to West Maui's magical blowhole, which spurts water up to 100 feet in the air, like a geyser. If you don't mind getting wet from the spray, you can get...

Desserts in Kahakuloa

Julia's Best Banana Bread

For macadamia nuts, coconut candy and ʻono (delicious) banana bread ($9 a loaf), stop at Julia’s lime-green shack. Get chatting to super friendly Julia or her staff for local advice. Free samples are available of...

Beach in Kahekili Highway

Punalau Beach

Manicured golf courses and ritzy enclaves drop away and the scenery gets wilder as you drive toward Maui’s northernmost point. Ironwood-lined Punalau Beach, 0.7 miles after the 34-mile marker on Honoapiʻilani...

Arts Center in Kahakuloa to Waiheʻe

Turnbull Fine Art

Turnbull Fine Art

Galleries don't get much more off the beaten path than this enclave created by Bruce Turnbull's. The artist turned his mountainside home into a studio and sculpture garden with abstract wood, stone, and bronze...

Arts & Crafts in Kahakuloa to Waiheʻe

Karen Lei's Gallery

Near the mid-point of the Kahekili Hwy, this wonderful gallery sells works by more than 100 island artists, with watercolors, jewelry, native-fiber baskets, koa-wood boxes, vintage postcards and more. It's a...

Viewpoint in Nakalele Point

Ohai Viewpoint

Accessed via the Kahekili Hwy and an easy 2-mile loop trail, you can enjoy lovely views to the northwest Maui coastline from here.

Ocean Baths in Ocean Baths & Bellstone

Natural Ocean Baths

These natural pools carved into the lava rock, accessed via the Kahekili Hwy, are encrusted with olivine minerals, and the clear pools have become a popular place to bathe. While they are extremely tempting,...

Archaeological Site in Ocean Baths & Bellstone

Pohaku Kani

Pohaki Kani is a big, basalt boulder sitting inland of the Kahekili Hwy. According to local history, if you hit it with a rock on the Kahakuloa side, where the deepest indentations are, you might be able to get a...

Lighthouse in Nakalele Point

Nakalele Point Light Station

Dating back to 1908, the light station started out as wooden structure with a temporary light on top, then became a watch shelter. It wasn't until 1922 when a flashing light was put in. Today it makes a fabulous...