About Hawi and Kapa’au
Here you will find the channel lands, steeped in history, so rich and so deep. The ancient shoulders of the Kohala Mountains sweep for miles under running clouds. Huge sun kissed fields of sugar once dominated these gentle slopes that run down from the rain forest to the powerful Alenuihaha channel. Maui’s soaring Haleakala stands in the blue distance as white caps toss in the ever present breezes. These are the lands of the great King Kamehameha, and each district is named for an event of his birth.
The old plantation town dances in new clothes as artists and craftsmen reopen the mercantile buildings, and the scents of fine cooking float out onto the streets. Here is the revival of plantation neighborliness. Here you will hear the guitars and ukuleles tuning and strumming on summer nights under canopies of lantern light in fragrant front yards. Here you have reached the edge of history itself as you approach the yawning chasm of Pololu, who’s black sand beach is really a welcome mat to the deep forests untouched by time, where a young king grew as strong and tall as his lofty ambitions. Here history lives and the soft, rich sea breezes wrap you in their embrace.