Hawaii’s Seven Sacred Pools Are Like Heaven On Earth
Located past Hana in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park and near the Pipiwai Trailhead is an idyllic valley full of cascading waterfalls and picturesque pools known as the Seven Sacred Pools. Officially known as Oheo Gulch, these breathtaking swimming holes aren’t actually sacred, and there are far more than seven pools. The nickname was coined by the owner of what is now the Travaasa Hana – previously the Hotel Hana Maui – as a way to market this then-unknown, remote location to tourists. And the publicity stunt worked – the “Seven Sacred Pools” are now one of Maui’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason; they’re absolutely gorgeous.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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