Kahakuloa Village, West Maui

Kahakuloa – Maui’s Other Side, Rugged West Mountains

Kahakuloa is an area on the north side of West Maui, with a small isolated community called Kahakuloa Village, tucked away in a valley. The village is home to about 100 people most of whom are direct descendants from the village’s original inhabitants.

The area is home to two churches, Lorraine’s Banana Bread and Banana Cream Pie, Julia’s Banana Bread, Karen Lei’s Gallery, Bruce Turnbull Studio and Sculpture Garden, and a few small businesses. Taro is grown nearby.

Kahakuloa has been occupied by Hawaiian people since around 300 B.C. It was a city of refuge for the Maui kanaka maoli.

From Kahului, Kahakuloa Village is accessible via scenic Kahekili Highway. Hawaiian musicians, The Ho’opi’i Brothers are from Kahakuloa.