Top things to do in Kahekili Highway

Blowhole 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 withi…
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 for local advice; she might even offer you some free samples. A…
Arts Center in Kahakuloa to Waiheʻe

Turnbull Studios & Sculpture Garden

Galleries don't get much more off the beaten path than Bruce Turnbull's. The artist has turned his mountainside home into a studio and sculpture garden with dozens of abstract wood, stone, and bronze pieces. You'll …
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 Hwy, m…
Arts & Crafts in Kahakuloa to Waiheʻe

Kaukini Gallery & Gift Shop

Located close to the mid-point of the Kahekili Hwy, the Kaukini Gallery sells works by more than 120 island artists, with watercolors, jewelry, native-fiber baskets, koa-wood boxes, vintage postcards and more.
Viewpoint in Nakalele Point

Ohai Viewpoint

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

Waiheʻe Beach Park

Coastal county park with picnic tables, restrooms and showers.
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, check s…
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 vie…
Archaeological Site in Ocean Baths & Bellstone

Pohaku Kani

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