Sunday we went on a little adventure to find the Honokowai Valley in West Maui. This tucked away village, just miles away from the busy Honoapiilani Highway, dates back to 1200 AD. It was filled with all sorts of natural beauties…from the gorgeous native Hawaiian hibiscus to the karo (taro) growing along the flowing creek, and huge kukui trees dropping their fruit overhead.
We went looking for it on our own, but YOU can actually visit, and help restore, this magical Valley on your next trip to Maui. Maui Cultural Lands, the folks behind the restoration of this once booming agricultural village, hosts walking tours for a once in a lifetime immersion into Hawaiian culture.
If you’d like to take part in helping restore this gorgeous Valley, just meet at the Puukolii Sugar Cane Train Station on the mauka (mountain) side of Honoapiilani Highway, across the street from the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort. They meet there at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.
If you are visiting Maui, or if you live on our gorgeous island, this is definitely worth a visit. It’s a Hawaii not many see!
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