N and O Photos
The Nakalele blowhole at the very northern part of the island between Kapalua and Kahakuloa is the only real blowhole on Maui. There are no authorized signs indicating its location, but the photo above shows what the current home-made sign near the road looks like.
There is a lengthy walk down to the Nakalele blowhole. The photo above shows what it can look like when large ocean swells hit it. (Note the people standing near it.) CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous standing next to it, and people have been swept out to sea and died.
Fronting several condominiums, Napili Bay in Napili is popular with the residents of these condos. There are no facilities for public use, only for condo residents. Picturesque, with good snorkeling around the rocks.
‘Oheo Gulch at Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu is the most popular spot to visit on the drive of Maui’s famous Road to Hana drive. There’s trails for hiking, and a $10 per car admission fee. CAUTION: Note all warning signs.
The Old Fort ruins at Lahaina Harbor are all that remains of a prison that was built in the 1830’s to confine the rowdy sailors from the whaling ships anchored offshore. A larger prison was later built using the stones you see missing. See Hale Pa’ahao.
The beach in Olowalu near mile marker 14 is the most convenient site on Maui to snorkel if you don’t want to park or walk far; it is right next to the road. WARNING: Don’t park in the soft sand, your tires will get stuck and you won’t be able to drive out.
Photos of Maui Beaches & Drives
Aloha, welcome to Maui!