The district of Koloa revolves around a historic sugar-plantation town of quaint painted cottages, now filled with tourist shops, restaurants and galleries. Known today as Old Koloa Town, it was founded in 1835 by New England missionaries turned sugarcane entrepreneurs.
Throughout Old Koloa Town, you will find historic placards that tell the story of the town and the rise of sugar. You can dive even more in depth with a visit to the Koloa History Center, the Sugar Monument, the church and the Jodo Mission.
Coming from Lihuʻe, take Maluhia Rd (Hwy 520), which leads through the enchanting Tree Tunnel, a mile-long canopy of towering eucalyptus trees. Pineapple baron Walter McBryde planted them as a community project in 1911, using leftover trees from his estate.