Pukalani, HI

Travel Guide

Unwind in easygoing upcountry Maui. Play your stress away on the golf course, tour a distillery or venture farther afield to explore the gorgeous countryside.

Discover the lovely town of Pukalani with an ideal location that makes it a perfect base for exploring some of Maui’s most incredible outdoor attractions. At the same time, there’s enough within the town itself to make sure that even lazy days spent near your accommodations are full and varied.

Pukalani, a name that roughly translates to “heavenly gate,” occupies a dramatic position on Mount Haleakalā’s slopes. This hillside location means it benefits from cooler weather than some of the less elevated towns nearby. It’s one of Maui’s largest settlements, but don’t let that put you off: with a population of less than 8,000, it’s lots of small-town charm.

Start your mornings with coffee at one of the little cafés in the town’s central area. Spend some time browsing the nearby shops for souvenirs before heading to Pukalani Country Club to get a few rounds in on the beautiful 18-hole golf course. Drive north to find Maui Pineapple Tours for a juicy trip around a working pineapple farm, complete with tasting sessions. Then, if the Upcountry Farmer’s Market is open, head back into town to sample even more delicious local produce.

Finish the afternoon with a trip to Hali'imaile Distillery Tour & Tasting Room. Sip local spirits as you explore the distillery, where rum, whiskey and two types of vodka are produced.

Rise early and spend your day on an adventurous out-of-town expedition. Visit Piiholo Ranch Zipline and take to the skies above the hilltops, getting an astonishing bird’s-eye view of this tropical area. Take in the scenery the traditional way, traveling the mountain’s winding trails on foot or by bike. The outdoor tour companies scattered in and around the town can offer guidance if you need it.

Pukulani is very close to Kahului Airport. Get there in less than 20 minutes by car. The best idea is renting a vehicle at the airport, which will give you the means to easily explore the wonderful landscape that surrounds this delightful town.

Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel
3 out of 5
100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI, 96732
The price is $263 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kahului. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,217 reviews)
"Was first time.. Very nice.. Would be nice if offered breakfast"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Maui Seaside Hotel
Up Country spacious  Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Up Country spacious Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Makawao, HI
Stay at this vacation home in Makawao. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Pukalani Country Club and Lower Paia Park are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Clean, safe, home-like and close to Paia
"An amazing experience, with clean comfortable spacious rooms, good location for easy access to the North Shore. Laundry is important to us and they had good dryer/washer combo on the covered porch. Never saw an unwanted bug and had great conversation with the host who gave wonderful time tailored ..."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

Up Country spacious Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
2980 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is $319 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this beach hotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (990 reviews)
"Friendly staff clean room. Close to beach and very quiet. Thank you."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Up Country spacious  Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Up Country spacious Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Makawao, HI
Stay at this vacation home in Makawao. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Pukalani Country Club and Lower Paia Park are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Clean, safe, home-like and close to Paia
"An amazing experience, with clean comfortable spacious rooms, good location for easy access to the North Shore. Laundry is important to us and they had good dryer/washer combo on the covered porch. Never saw an unwanted bug and had great conversation with the host who gave wonderful time tailored ..."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

Up Country spacious Newly remodeled kitchen close to beach, airport, UpCountry
Maui Beach Vacation Club
Maui Beach Vacation Club
2.5 out of 5
515 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (414 reviews)
"Nice property in a great location.good value for the money. Did not like lack of air conditioning. Fans in every room though."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Maui Beach Vacation Club
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
3 out of 5
2575 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (173 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Maui Banyan Vacation Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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