The Unique Village In Hawaii Where Time Stands Still
The Hawaiian island of Maui is known for its pristine beaches, world-class luxury resorts, and tourist destinations. The island is also home to towering mountains, stunning natural beauty, winding coastline, and unique villages where time stands still. This little village has all of the above, and more. Welcome to Kahakuloa Village, a little-known community on Maui’s undiscovered northeastern coast that is as heavenly as it is historic. It’s one of the places that makes for a truly magical road trip.
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There Is So Much To Love About Hawaii
While most are familiar with Honolulu on the island of Maui, the entire state is a natural wonderland and is full of history and delicious foods. Let’s explore what makes this state the epitome of Aloha spirit.
What foods are distinctly Hawaiian?
Hawaii isn’t just luau pig and macadamia nuts. There are some truly classic foods here. Loco Moco is a true local favorite with a bed of rice, hamburger patties, egg on top and then it’s all smothered in brown gravy. When they ask you how you want the egg, it’s just how dry you want it. Don’t make the same mistake I did and say scrambled! SPAM is famous for becoming a local staple here and every convenience store has Spam Musubi, which is kind of like a SPAM sushi, with rice and spam encircled by a strip of seaweed. If you like dumplings, the kind that are often known as bao are called manapua here, and are white, fluffy steamed buns filled with red pork or bean paste.
What are the best scenic drives in Hawaii?
If this state is known for anything, it’s natural beauty, and one of the best ways to see it is driving along scenic backroads. One of the most lush is Maluhia Road on Kauai. Part of the Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway, it has a tunnel of eucalyptus trees and will lead you to the southern shore. For a twisty, windy way with mind-boggling views, take the Road to Hana on Maui. This 64-mile stretch will make it hard to keep your eyes on the road as you drive through valleys and cruise along the coast. Make sure to pick up your jaw when it’s done.
What are the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii?
Beaches and surfing are as well known to Hawaii as hula dancers and volcanos. We’ve found you some of the very best beaches in the state. If you want seclusion, head out to Mokuleia Beach on Oahu. It’s a remote beach in the northwestern part of the island near Haleiwa and several episodes of Lost were filmed here. For great surfing, check out Yokohama Bay, otherwise known as Keawa’ula Beach. During the winter, you can find big waves here and hang ten in style. If you want to camp out at a beach, there’s no better spot than Polihale Beach on Kauai. It’s a long, remote shoreline off the Kuamauli’i Highway and is a wonderful camping spot.