3 Reasons to Visit Haiku, HI

Haiku, HI is a small community located in Maui, which is a popular destination for tourists to the Hawaiian Islands. Given the popularity of this community, it is a good idea to book your Haiku Bed and Breakfast at least one month before your arrival. Three must-visit reasons to come to Haiku are the Kamaole Beach Parks I, II and III, the Haleakala National Park and the Da Kitchen Restaurant.

Kamaole Beach Park I, II, and III
South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753

Located along South Kihei Road between Alanuii Kelaii Drive and Keonakai Road, nearby Haiku, HI, these three beach parks are very popular not only with locals but also with tourists. These parks are great because they are within walking distance of several convenience stores and eateries, so you don't have to worry about driving. There are several parking spots nearby and you can also park on the street, but make sure not to leave any valuables visible inside, and remember to lock your car. The water is calm and has little waves, so this makes it a great place for both letting the kids play safely near the shore and practicing some of your favorite ocean sports. The calm surf makes these parks a great place to learn stand-up paddleboarding.

Haleakala National Park
Kula, Hawaii 96790
(808) 572-4400
www.nps.gov/hale

While in Haiku, HI, a visit to the Haleakala is a great way to start off a day. Experiencing a morning sunrise at the summit of the Haleakala is one of the most exciting experiences not only in Maui, but in all of Hawaii. The summit of the Haleakala is at about 25,000 feet (more than 7,600 meters) above sea level. It is a good idea to arrive to the lower gate of the park at about 4:00 a.m. on the day of your visit, because it can take up to an hour and a half to reach the summit, depending on traffic. Make sure to pack warm clothing (preferably a wind jacket), snacks, drinks and everything you need because there are no convenience stores inside the park. Make sure to arrive early and bring your camera so you can grab a good spot to take shots of the majestic sunrise.

Da Kitchen

Ste 107A, 2439 S Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI 96753-8688
(808) 875-7782

www.da-kitchen.com

Nearby Haiku, HI, Da Kitchen is a Maui institution. This is one of the best places in Maui to enjoy a classic Hawaiian plate lunch. A Hawaiian plate lunch consists of two scoops of white rice, homemade macaroni salad or green salad, and your choice from several proteins that range from Huli Huli Chicken to Pork Tonkatsu to Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi. The portions are so big and the quality of the dishes so high, that Da Kitchen has been featured not only in local publications but also in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Seattle Gazzete. Located just a short drive from more than one Haiku Inn, Da Kitchen is a must-stop for lunch or dinner. Fans of the Southern cuisine and Soul Food will be happy to hear that you can order all plates with gravy all-over.