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Polihua Beach

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Polihua Beach

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Kolohe_yogini wrote a review Sep 2019
Maui, Hawaii7 contributions4 helpful votes
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Just returned from a trip to Lāna’i, where we camped on Polihua Beach. •YES it is beautiful and breathtaking and no one is around! • YES it takes over an hour from Garden of the Gods just to reach (4x4 is an absolute must, as it is a descending backcountry red-dirt-and-rock road). • YES the winds start quickly picking up early in the morning. • YES you may camp here, *but* there are NO facilities whatsoever- no water at all, no rubbish cans, no port-a-potty.. My advice: Don’t just check your weather app on your phone before you go; also check the Hawaiian Moon Calendar for the day you want to go. The Hawaiians use the moon phases to accurately predict which days the surf will be rough, or trade winds will be howling, etc. Last night the moon phase was “Kāne”, and the moon calendar said tide low, sea calm. And it was! We didn’t get sandblasted by the usual winds and the weather was absolutely perfect. We pitched a simple small tent, heated up dinner on a butane cartridge-fueled single-burner portable camp stove, and watched shooting stars against the super dark sky all evening long. The area is loaded with kiawe trees, which do provide shade BUT shed small twigs with large thorns which your rubber slippers will attract like a magnet- ouch! I wore suede/leather ankle boots with lug soles for this reason. Don’t get in the water- the current is insanely strong and there’s no lifeguards anywhere on Lānaʻi. If you do camp, please be sure to pack everything back out with you when you leave. Respect the ʻĀina and the locals (there are small fishing shacks along this vast beach, no bother them!), and you will have a great time. ***Don’t Take Any Rocks or Shells from anywhere in Hawaii!***
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Pahchay wrote a review May 2019
Covington, Washington5 contributions7 helpful votes
About the only way to get here is by boat or a rugged Jeep ride. We stopped on our way around the island with Ocean Riders. The best tour in all of Maui. Private, and secluded "Polihua" is the Hawaiian word for "Many turtle eggs" Not the best place to spot turtles but lots of great beach combing for corals and other shells washed up on the typically rough surf.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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LagunaGypsy wrote a review Mar 2019
Laguna Beach671 contributions194 helpful votes
It's a rough and rocky drive down. There was a road grader working his way down to the beach, but that part was barely serviceable. Once you got past his work you really experienced rough riding. The reward was seeing a pristine beautiful white sandy beach completely empty from civilization. Unfortunately no turtles or whales for our efforts, but still gorgeous. Luckily for us barely any wind. We were told there are seashells here, but couldn't find any. Only to find out later you have to dig for them as the wind buries them! Next time?
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Mark S wrote a review Feb 2019
Corrales, New Mexico3,240 contributions307 helpful votes
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Polihua is SO special! We have been out here twice before and it is always wonderful. Be by yourselves, the beach is your own with no one in sight except maybe a bot off shore. Lovely sand and surf! We have seen two whale shows while out here and this time was the second. Even with the steady wind, a beautiful, warm day! Our FAVORITE beach!!! Be very careful of Keawe thorns just off the beach near the trees, they will easily puncture thongs and most shoes short of hikers with good, thick soles.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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momdzall wrote a review Sep 2018
Washington, Pa557 contributions195 helpful votes
On the same, VERY ROUGH road as Garden of the Gods! MUST have 4-wheel drive! The beach is absolutely gorgeous! Very wide, long beach. Only problem, is you CAN'T swim! Too many rip currents! - you'll end up in Tahiti! Nice to splash and just get your feet wet.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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