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Historic Makawao Town

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Great little town to find local crafts!

The town is small and you can probably spend about three hours and see it all. There is kind of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norfolk, Virginia
Cute town, great shops

It's a pleasant drive up the mountain to this cute little town with great shops, restaurants and... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Oregon City, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The town is small and you can probably spend about three hours and see it all. There is kind of a cowboy feel to this little place. Everyone was really pleasant and very helpful. There are lots of little shops where you can find a...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

It's a pleasant drive up the mountain to this cute little town with great shops, restaurants and bakery. On the way back down the mountain you can actually see both sides of the island ocean at the same time. It's really cool.

2  Thank bmason
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I only visited once but, my initial impression of this town is that the aloha spirit has been sucked out of it :(

1  Thank stephelga
Reviewed May 10, 2018

A small upcountry town that embraces its cowboy roots. There are numerous boutique shops willing to have you part with your dollars and surprisingly a couple of good restaurants are located here. This is not someplace you would make a destination, but if you are...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Not having a car I decided to explore by city bus. $4 gets you an all day pass! First bus got me to the large shopping mall/transit center, then a transfer to the library in the heart of Kakawao. Lots to see, Restaurant & shop...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Town reminded me of a town from the old west with the wooden building facades often seen in old western movies. Spent an hour checking out some of the shops and art galleries along two main streets of this neat town. Did miss our chance...More

2  Thank 44statesandcounting
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

If you have ever been to a seaside boutique town then you have been to Makawao. Not much there but boutique shops a good coffee shop and a bakery that was closed when we visited. If you are out this way then maybe stop for...More

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed April 9, 2018

What's the old adage? It's not the destination but the experience to get there! The drive is beautiful as its Maui, but the town is pretty sleepy. Lots of shops were closed and it was hard to find a place to eat. We went mid...More

Thank bruced259
Reviewed April 3, 2018

My wife and I toured Makawao this past January; we found the country landscape on the drive to Makawao to be very nice (rolling hillsides, pasture land, cowboy-like land). Although the town is historic, it did not appeal to us; you are better off going...More

Thank lemieuxg
Reviewed April 1, 2018

On the way back from Haleakala, my vegetarian wifey got hungry, so we decided to stop at this little town that I read about on these forums. Especially for the Sip Me that had great gluten free options. It was a small overcrowded bakery, with...More

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Kris M
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
Yes Most restaurants and stores and galleries are open seven days a week. It's fun little town. Great Mexican at Polli's. Great drinks and food also at Casa Nova. Enjoy! Maui no Ka Oi Maui is the Best!