Top ChoiceBeach in West End Beaches

Papohaku Beach

The light-hued sands of Papohaku Beach run for an astounding 2.5 miles. Come here for the solitude – the sand is soft and you can often stroll from one end to the other without seeing another soul. Offshore,...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kaluakoi Resort Area

Kepuhi Beach

Kepuhi is a rocky, white-sand dream, but swimming here can be a nightmare. There's a tough shore break, and strong currents are often present, even on calm days. During winter the crashing shore dump is a sight...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kaluakoi Resort Area

Kawakiu Beach

Kaluakoi's northernmost beach is also the best. Those with a sense of adventure can search out this secluded crescent of white sand and bright-turquoise waters. It's partially sheltered from the winds that can...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Maunaloa

Big Wind Kite Factory & Plantation Gallery

Big Wind custom makes kites for high fliers of all ages. It has hundreds ready to go in stock or you can choose a design and watch production begin. Lessons are available; enquire within. There's a range of other...

Beach in West End Beaches

Dixie Maru Beach

At the southern end of Pohakuloa Rd there's a parking lot with access to a narrow, round inlet that the ancient Hawaiians knew as Kapukahehu. It is now called Dixie Maru, after a ship that went down in the area...

Viewpoint in Kaluakoi Resort Area

Puʻu o Kaiaka

Hike five minutes to the top of Pu'u o Kaiaka for a super view of Papohaku Beach. This 110ft-high promontory at the southern end of Kepuhi Beach has the remains of a pulley that was once used to carry cattle down...

Market in Maunaloa

Maunaloa General Store

The Maunaloa General Store provides the village with basics. It has a limited selection of (pricey) groceries and alcohol.

Beach in Kaluakoi Resort Area

Make Horse Beach

Make Horse Beach supposedly takes its name from days past when wild horses were run off the tall, dark cliff on its northern end; make (mah-kay) means 'dead.' This pretty, tiny white-sand cove is a local favorite...