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Makawao is a small town located in the north-central part of Maui's "Upcountry." This part of the island, along the slopes of Haleakala Mountain, is comprised of fertile farmlands with comfortable daytime temperatures and cool nights, and sweeping ocean views of the North Coast. Makawao is an eclectic collection of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and reasonably priced bed and breakfasts. It has become an artists haven in recent years, and you will find everything from fine art paintings and prints, hand blown glass, to sculptures and koa furnishings crafted by local artisans and craftsmen from around the world. The Hui No'Eau Visual Arts Center is definitely worth a visit. The Haleakala National Park at Makawao offers hiking and camping, and swimming in the lower pools of the Seven Sacred Pools area of Oheo Gulch. You will also find nearby horseback riding, golf, and all the beach activities on Maui's popular West Coast is just a 30-40 minute drive away. Makawao makes a peaceful retreat and is a nice contrast to the busier beach communities found below the mountain.

Surrounding areas: Pukalani, Hawaii (1.7 mi), Haiku, Hawaii (3.9 mi), Mauna Kea, Hawaii (4.8 mi), Paia, Hawaii (5.5 mi), Huelo, Hawaii (6.9 mi), Kula, Hawaii (7.0 mi), Spreckelsville, Hawaii (7.0 mi)

Makawao Vacation Rentals

Makawao Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Peace Of MauiHaliimaile RdMakawao, HI (808) 572-5045
Maui Beach Hotel170 Kaahumanu AveKahului Maui, HI10.6 mi.(800) 367-5004
Aston Wailea Resort-tower BLDG3700 Wailea Ala Nui DrKihei, HI10.7 mi.(800) 367-2960
Maui Lu ResortSouth Kihei RdKihei, HI10.7 mi.(808) 879-5881
Maui Sun HotelEast Lipoa StKihei, HI10.7 mi.(808) 875-9000
Aston Maui Lu Resort575 S Kihei RdKihei, HI10.9 mi.(808) 879-5881
Maui Coast Hotel2259 S Kihei RdKihei, HI12.3 mi.(808) 874-6284
Mana Kai Resort2960 S Kihei RdKihei, HI13.0 mi.(808) 879-1561
Palms At Wailea Resort3200 W Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI13.2 mi.(808) 879-5800
Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort3550 Wailea Alanui DrKihei, HI13.6 mi.(808) 879-4900
Aston Wailea Resort3700 Wailea AlanuiWailea, HI13.8 mi.(808) 879-1922
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa3850 Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI14.3 mi.(800) 888-6100
Four Seasons Resort3900 Wailea AlanuiKihei, HI14.4 mi.(808) 874-8000
The Fairmont Kea Lani4100 Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI14.7 mi.(800) 659-4100
Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort5400 Makena AlanuiKihei, HI16.0 mi.(808) 874-1111
Heavenly-hana Inn4155 Hana HwyHana, HI21.4 mi.(808) 248-8442
Hotel Hana MauiHana HwyHana, HI22.1 mi.(808) 248-8963
Maui Park3626 Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI22.9 mi.(808) 669-6622
Best Western Pioneer Inn658 Wharf StLahaina, HI23.6 mi.(808) 661-3636
Aston Maui ParkLower Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI23.7 mi.(808) 669-6622
Kaanapali AliiNohea Kai DrLahaina, HI23.7 mi.(808) 667-1400
Kahana Falls ResortLower Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI23.7 mi.(808) 669-1050
Renaissance Kapalua Bay HotelOne Bay DrLahaina, HI23.7 mi.(808) 669-5656
The Ritz Carlton Hotel1 Ritz Carlton DrKapalua, HI24.3 mi.(808) 669-6200
Maui Marriott Resort100 Nohea Kai DrLahaina, HI24.7 mi.(808) 667-1200
Hyatt Regency Maui200 Nohea Kai DrLahaina, HI24.8 mi.(808) 661-1234
Napili Sunset46 Hui DrLahaina, HI24.8 mi.(808) 669-8083
Aston Kaanapali Shores3445 Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(808) 667-2211
Kaanapali Beach Hotel2525 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(808) 661-0011
Royal Kahana4365 Lower Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(808) 669-5911
Sheraton Maui Hotel2605 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(808) 661-0031
The Westin Maui At Kaanapali BCH2365 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(888) 625-4949
Valley Isle Resort4327 Lower Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI25.0 mi.(808) 669-5511
Embassy Vacation Resort104 Kaanapali Shores PlLahaina, HI25.2 mi.(808) 661-2000

Makawao Weather & Climate

The sunny  north/northwestern region of Maui has moderate rainfall during the year, with most of it occurring between October and March. Occasionally an entire month during the dry season will go by with no measurable precipitation. The normal trade winds, accentuated by the funneling effect between Haleakala and the West Maui mountains, as well as by the daytime low pressure in the valley, often attain a speed of 40 to 45 mph at the airport, but serve to make living conditions in the nearby Kahului-Wailuku community pleasant and comfortable. Humidity at Kahului is usually moderate to high, with wet season humidity averaging slightly higher than in the dry season. However, due to the system of natural ventilation provided by the prevailing winds, the weather is seldom oppressive even during the warmer months of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 69°F 52°F 10.33 in. 77°F
February 69°F 52°F 6.88 in. 77°F
March 69°F 52°F 11.71 in. 77°F
April 70°F 53°F 9.80 in. 77°F
May 71°F 54°F 4.86 in. 78°F
June 74°F 56°F 2.85 in. 79°F
July 75°F 57°F 3.72 in. 80°F
August 76°F 58°F 3.57 in. 80°F
September 76°F 58°F 2.55 in. 80°F
October 75°F 57°F 5.00 in. 80°F
November 72°F 56°F 7.31 in. 79°F
December 70°F 54°F 7.92 in. 78°F

Makawao Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kahului airport (OGG) located about 7 miles northwest of Makawao in Kahului, Hawaii, the Lanai airport (LNY) located approximately 41 miles west of Makawao in Lanai City, Hawaii, and finally the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located roughly 72 miles southeast of Makawao in Kamuela, Hawaii.

Makawao Attractions

Water Parks
Hawaiian WaterworksEwa BeachHI113.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Dunes at Maui Lani Golf CourseKahuluiHI9.9 mi.
Waiehu Golf CourseMauiHI13.1 mi.
Elleair Golf ClubMauiHI19.1 mi.
Pukalani Golf ClubMauiHI19.1 mi.
Sandalwood Golf CourseMauiHI19.1 mi.
State Parks
Pua‘aka‘a State ParkHI12.9 mi. 
Iao Valley State ParkHI14.5 mi. 
Ukumehame Beach State ParkHI17.6 mi. 
Wai‘änapanapa State ParkHI21.1 mi. 
Launiu Poko State ParkHI21.5 mi. 
Loren Adams Museum of Fine ArtLahainaHI23.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Waikiki AquariumWaikikiHI102.7 mi.
Honolulu ZooHonoluluHI104.2 mi.

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