Top ChoiceHawaiian in Kula

Kula Lodge Restaurant

Assisted by its staggering view, one of the best of any Maui restaurant, veteran chef Marc McDowell has the kitchen humming to a farm-to-table variety menu. Locally sourced salads are delicious. Outside, brick...

Top ChoiceItalian in Kula

Kula Bistro

This superb family-owned bistro offers a friendly retro dining room, sparkling service and delicious home cooking, including fabulous pizza, pasta and uber-fresh seafood dishes served with fresh greens and rice...

Gardens in Kula

Aliʻi Kula Lavender

Aliʻi Kula Lavender

On a broad hillside with panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains and the Central Maui coast, this charming lavender farm is a scenic place to relax and is ideal for families. Follow fragrant pathways, visit a...

Food in Kula

Kula Country Farms

If you're driving past this large produce stand in October with the kids, you will have to pull over for the happenin' pumpkin patch. Resistance is futile – and the place does look fun. Otherwise, stop for the...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Kula

Kula Marketplace

Need a gift for the housesitter back home? This rustic but stylish market perched on the side of the volcano acts as a clearinghouse for island vendors, with food and arts and crafts. Gourmet selections include...

Gallery in Kula

Worcester Glassworks

This family-run studio and gallery has produced some amazing pieces over the years, particularly the sand-blasted glass in natural forms (eg seashells). Visitors can peruse the gallery, but at the time of...

Gardens in Kula

Kula Botanical Garden

Walking paths wind through themed plantings, including native Hawaiian specimens and a ‘taboo garden’ of poisonous plants. Because a stream runs through it, the garden supports water-thirsty plants that you won’t...

Breakfast in Kula

Kula Sandalwoods Cafe & Cottages

This retro diner offers a hearty breakfast – eggs Benedict, omelets, hotcakes and French toast – and is conveniently located on the doorstep of Haleakalā National Park. There are also six rustic cottages,...

Cafe in Kula

La Provence

One of Kula’s best-kept secrets, this little courtyard restaurant in the middle of nowhere is a lovely spot for lunch (try the crepes). Mains include poulet cordon bleu, filet mignon with prawns, and rack of lamb...

Park in Kula

Harold W Rice Memorial Park

On a hillside between the Kula Hwy and Lower Kula Rd, this grassy park is a nice place to enjoy a picnic while soaking up the sweeping views of the West Maui mountains and coastline. A feral chicken or two might...

Gardens in Kula

Maui Agricultural Research Center

It was in this garden operated by the University of Hawaiʻi that the state’s first proteas were planted in 1965. Today you can walk through row after row of their colorful descendants. Named for the Greek god...

Church in Kula

Holy Ghost Church

Waiakoa’s hillside landmark, the octagonal Holy Ghost Church, was built in 1895 by Portuguese immigrants. The church features a beautifully ornate interior that looks like it came right out of the Old World, as...

Cultural in Kula

Holy Ghost Feast

This festival, held at the Holy Ghost Church on Pentecost weekend (50 days after Easter), celebrates Kula’s Portuguese heritage. It’s a family event with games, craft vendors, a farmers market and a free...

Market in Kula

Makawao Farmers Market

Upcountry gardeners gather to sell their homegrown veggies and fruit once a week at this small open-air market next to Poʻokela Church.

Food & Drinks in Kula

Morihara Store

Grocery store for picnic supplies and BYOB booze for the Kula Bistro opposite. ATM here.