Kula is a district of Maui
that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua.
This is a fabulous area with beautiful vacation rentals, condo rentals and many other accommodations and holiday lodging.
The twisty Haleakala Highway, from its junction with Kula Highway in Pukalani, loosely defines the northern edge of Upper Kula. The upper road (Kekaulike Avenue), leads up through usually green pastures, silver eucalyptus tree groves (and Blue Jacaranda trees in late spring), contrasting to the sugarcane below.
The area known as Upper Kula surrounds Kekaulike Avenue. In less than five miles it descends the slope to rejoin the Kula Highway near Rice Park and heads south to Keokea. On this scenic drive
visitors will find many accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options.
Stretching across Maui’s southern and eastern coastline, Haleakala National Park is home to Maui's highest peak. Haleakala means "house of the sun"
in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last even longer.
There is little commercial development along Kekaulike except for Kula Botanical Garden and Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm. Vegetable and flower gardens surround the highway
as farmers take advantage of the area's unique combination of open space, good soil, moisture-laden clouds and filtered tropical sun. Kula Botanical Garden
is located on the slopes of Haleakala and encompasses 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit. New holiday accommodations and vacation rentals dot the area
, taking advantage of the moderate weather and bi-coastal views of the isthmus below.
The Kula Marketplace features art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii's renowned artists
and craftsmen. Drawing from the inspiration of Hawaii's abundant and pristine natural treasures, Kula Marketplace is grateful to showcase these gifts in the most beautiful upcountry setting. From quality sculptures to award winning photography, homemade jams and jellies to the finest pastries and chocolates
the Marketplace is eclectic and inspirational.
There is no place better to stock your accommodation or vacation rental with some of the best gourmet delights on the island.