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A Must-See after a Drive on the Piilani Highway

For those who continue past Hana, Ohe'o Gulch, and Kipahulu on Hwy 360 and the Piilani Hwy around... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Jim D
Evans, Georgia
Pretty church!!

This is a beautiful church. The view from up there is amazing. It’s a great place to stop if you’re... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
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Jan 6, 2019
“A Must-See after a Drive on the Piilani Highway”
Dec 9, 2018
“Pretty church!!”
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

For those who continue past Hana, Ohe'o Gulch, and Kipahulu on Hwy 360 and the Piilani Hwy around the back side (or south side) of the island, not driving a quarter mile to the Holy Ghost Mission would be a terrible mistake. Further, you would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful church. The view from up there is amazing. It’s a great place to stop if you’re in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My family and I are Portuguese and catholic so visiting this church built in 1899 was a must do on our trip. The lady at the gift shop was really sweet and encouraged us to explore the church and grounds. I am glad my kids...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I made a quick stop here and was not disappointed. It is a very sweet little church with beautiful Stations of the Cross brought from Austria. The staff was vacuuming when I arrived but devoted time to welcoming me and answering questions. I walked around...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed July 11, 2017

When traveling 'upcountry' be sure to make a stop at this special place. It is infused with history, culture, and apparent care by the 'locals' who are members of this parish. The views are stunning. Take the few minutes in your travels to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank OldPilotOld
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We drove out to Kula to attend the Saturday evening mass. What a great experience. Very friendly parish. We enjoyed the singing and loved the small yet ornate church. Lovely gift shop was a nice place to visit after mass. Adjoining cemetery is beautiful too.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Andrewjay1
Reviewed February 17, 2016

It is worth visiting this little jewel built in 1895 by Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and the Azores. The drive to the church in upcountry Maui is beautiful and so is the view from the church. It is inspirational to folks of all beliefs.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Terrence George B
Reviewed March 4, 2015

On a rainy day decided to go see the Holy Ghost Mission Church in Kula. Built in 1890's for the Portuguese immigrants who came to Maui as labors for the sugar plantations. Has a very exquisite altar and Station of the Cross.well worth the time.

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank Don101947
Reviewed January 15, 2014

It is located on the same road that goes to Haleakala and well worth the drive if you like exploring old churches. The actual name of the site is the Church of the Holy Ghost and it was built in the 1890's. The church is...More

Date of experience: December 2013
3  Thank James S
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Holy Ghost Mission was built to serve the Portuguese workers that came to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations and was consecrated in 1899. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. An active congregation still uses the church. It is in the...More

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank wolfie_n
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October 15, 2017|
Response from OldPilotOld | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but church web site has info, I'm certain.