Hawaii May 29, 2018
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.
The beautiful Kahakuloa Bay is home to an isolated community, absolutely incredible scenery, and little else. This is easily one of Hawaii’s most remote towns — as well as one of the most charming.
Tucked into a valley, the old fishing village is home to approximately 100 residents, most of whom are direct descendants of the village’s original inhabitants.
Most of the village’s residents also work here, and the coastline is populated by modest homes and taro fields. Kahakuloa has been occupied by Hawaiian people since approximately 300 B.C. In fact, it was a city of refuge for the Maui kanaka maoli.
The village is only accessible via the marginally maintained Kahekili Highway, a winding road that hugs the sea cliffs, is often only one lane wide and features various blind turns and few guardrails. This is perhaps why Kahakuloa is so isolated and remains unchanged by time.
Very few tourists make it out to Kahakuloa Village, but there are a few places you’ll want to visit if you do, including two picturesque churches, some amazing treats, a popular art gallery, and a few small businesses.
While in Kahakuloa, you must stop at Lorraine’s Shave Ice, Kuakini Gallery, and Julie’s Best Banana Bread.
Also of significance is Kuhakuloa Head, a rock formation that is approximately 646 feet tall and said to be the spot from which Kahekili was said to leap 200 feet into the water below every morning before breakfast at a spot called "Kahekili’s Leap."
So, what are you waiting for? This historic village will surely transport you back in time.
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these charming plantation towns that will transport you to the past!