Up Country is rural, cool and hip.
Up Country offers spectacular views of both South and North shores, local grown produce, cooler weather, arts and crafts plus miles of hiking.
Up Country is Rural, Cool, and Hip. A whole area that is often missed by visitors because it is not on the shore but a must visit or a for sure “get away from it all” area to visit or stay in. It’s inexpensive with several bed and breakfasts. Up Country can also include the Haleakala State Park with all its activities: hiking, sun rising events, horse back riding into the crater, etc.
Up Country is unique. Here are the locals, the residents who in their past have moved up from the beaches and the hot weather to a whole different atmosphere. There’s Makawao of Rodeo fame with lots of little art studios and there is Kulu of strawberry, produce, flowers and meat fame. Places to visit include: The Alii Kula Lavender Farm, Kula Botanical Garden, Kula Lodge and Marketplace, Kula Bistro, the Surfing Goat Dairy and Tedeschi Vineyards. Be sure to check scheduled events such as the Sunday Polo matches.
Upcountry is Kula – More than just the town, Kula means “open meadows” in Hawaiian and is one of the 12 foundation districts of ancient Hawaii called moku. Accessed by Haleakela Hwy. Looking for a place to eat? Don’t miss Kula Bistro, La Provence & Grandma’s Coffee. A good Kula guide can be found here.
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At this time we have no legal vacation rentals available in East Maui. There is one very expensive but special hotel there and many rentals that may not be permitted. Should you have a legal, permitted rental we would love to take a look and if appropriate, add it to our site. CONTACT US