PukalaniUnited States of America

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Explore Pukalani: its golf and more!

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.

Known for

Golf

Top Hotels in Pukalani

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Up Country Spacious Open Beam 3 Bedroom Home Close to Beach, Airport, Upcountry
Makawao, Hawaii
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Wonderful little home

"The house is cute and clean, it naturally cools down at night so no A/C is required. The homeowners are so nice and helpful. The only downside was the neighborhood dogs that barked allot the week we were there. We drowned them out by closing the windows at night and turning fans on. Other than that, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

Up Country Spacious Open Beam 3 Bedroom Home Close to Beach, Airport, Upcountry
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Maui Seaside Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI
Free CancellationPay later
$144/night
Oct 11 - Oct 12
3.7/5Good! (3,019 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ho'aloha Park and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is 1.3 mi (2 km) ...

3.7/5Good! (3,019 reviews)

"We loved the Maui Seaside. Everyone was very helpful and kind. The property was lovely and we had a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Maui Seaside Hotel
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Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.5 out of 5
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
$319/night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,489 reviews)

Located in Wailea, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Shops at Wailea, Wailea Beach, and Keawakapu Beach. Kamaole Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,489 reviews)

"We had a wonderful time here. Wish we stayed longer! everyone is very friendly. This is 5-star resort for a reason. Was not too impressed with the food choices for the price, but there are a lot of places to eat outside the resort. When you are a foodie its hard to please..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Popular things to do in Pukalani

Haleakala National Park
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Haleakala National Park

From mountain peaks to forested valleys, from the Pacific coastline to a volcanic crater, this national park encompasses a great diversity of natural habitats.

Wailea Beach
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Wailea Beach

This stretch of powdery sand is part of an upscale resort community and is an ideal place to sunbathe, snorkel, and dive with Hawaiian green turtles and manta rays.

Hookipa Beach Park
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Hookipa Beach Park

Bring your surf board to make the most of the choppy waves and fun activities in the Home of Contemporary Surfing.

Iao Valley State Park
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Iao Valley State Park

An exotic landscape of dense rain forest surrounded by cliffs and known for its prominent lava formation. 

Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater

One of the best places in the U.S. to watch the sunrise is this impressive centerpiece of Haleakalā National Park, marking the birthplace of the island of Maui.

Molokini
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Molokini

Book a boat or scuba-diving tour and sail out to this unique atoll off the Maui coast, which is teeming with seabirds and marine life, including humpback whales.

Top activities in Pukalani

Underwater Submarine Adventure
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Underwater Submarine Adventure

$122

Dive 100 feet below the surface and experience Maui’s marine treasures off beautiful Lahaina with Atlantis Submarines Maui. A special added bonus of this tour experience is seeing the spectacular West Maui Mountains while riding our shuttle boat to the Maui dive site.

Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling
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Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling

$132

Snorkel the world-famous dive site of Molokini crater before heading to Turtle Arches, known for its large population of resident green sea turtles. An early departure means that you reach this world-famous snorkeling destination before it gets busy, letting you have the serenity of the underwater world all to yourself.

Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
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Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort

$129

Attend a unique luau and witness the tradition of Te Au Moana—the sharing of ancestral stories through lavish song and dance—while enjoying a buffet-style Hawaiian feast under the starry island skies of Maui. Arrive at the Marriot and lower your head while anointed with a fresh flower lei.

NorthShore 7-Line Zipline Adventure
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NorthShore 7-Line Zipline Adventure

$124

Fast, fun, and exciting—this North Shore zipline adventure is designed to thrill you, whether you’re a first-time zipper or an experienced enthusiast. Enjoy 7 different zipline runs, as well as suspension bridges and giant towers, as you soar through a canopy of eucalyptus trees.

Zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation
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Zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation

$115

Soar over the gardens of Maui Tropical Plantation and taste Hawaii's favorite fruits on an entertaining and exciting activity your whole family can enjoy together. With 5 side-by-side lines ranging from 300 to 900 feet (91 to 274 m), this excursion is suitable for first-timers and kids 5 or older.

Maui "Reverse" Road To Hana Driving Tour App
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Maui "Reverse" Road To Hana Driving Tour App

$1

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Kula Country Farms, Kula, Maui, Hawaii Once you've downloaded the tour to your device you are ready to go. With our app you can start whenever you want and travel at your own pace.

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