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800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9702
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#25 of 46 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
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Camp Olowalu is an affordable alternative to hotels while being even closer to nature. Visiting this rustic retreat is like visiting Hawaii the way it used to be - a peaceful and fun tropical paradise year-round. Experience some of the best whale watching, snorkeling, and kayaking Maui has to offer right off our beachfront property. Hike multiple nearby trails and discover the traces of ancient Hawaii. Adventure is waiting for you right outside your camping grounds. We offer our cabins for group events and tentalows and the camp sites for individuals
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rob5735 wrote a review Mar 2020
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico8 contributions3 helpful votes
Super nice staff, ideal location next to excellent snorkel beach. Only problem is windstorms ... I have been coming here since 1997 and it seems the windstorms are becoming a problem perhaps due to climate change ... I’ve been here a week and the reality is 3 out of 7 nights the wind has made it almost impossible to stay here... you end up sleeping in your car if you are lucky ... If you have a high end technical end tent designed to withstand 50 mph wind gusts with some up to 60 mph your tent might be ok but you won’t sleep in the chaos of the noise and violent movement of your tent. Numerous tents blown down last weekend and again tonight Even the car I’m in now is jerking around from the wind. This location seems to be in the high wind zone area , it want bad in Kihei or Lahaina ... just super windy here Like I said , awesome campground when not windy, really nice staff But sleeping in car is not good Perhaps they could have spare bunkhouse for tenters who get blown out of the campground ? Unfortunately as much as I like this place I can’t see booking here again with this wind problem
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jenjenaroo wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California49 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our trip and we loved it! We usually tent camp, and are used to more rugged camping, therefor this place exceeded our expectations. This place had amazing views of the water and the mountains, was well maintained and very clean. Check-in was easy, and the staff member assisting us was very friendly and helpful. The tentalow was great! Spacious and clean, with washed towels and linens, a cooler, deck with lounge chairs, solar lighting and large private shower. It was very windy during our stay (20+ winds), but the tentalow kept most of the wind out and we slept pretty well. The beach, parking and bathrooms were just steps out of our tentalow. Bathrooms were clean. The beach was also very quiet and we had the beach to ourself. (Perhaps due to the weather) Just a few negatives: 1. Tears/holes in the front of the tentalow 2. No soap provided in the sink area of the tentalow
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Jessica H wrote a review Jan 2020
Florida235 contributions103 helpful votes
I stayed in a Tentalow and found it to be comfortable, convenient and affordable. The tentalows are very sturdy, fitted with an overhead light and comfortable twin beds - linens, pillows and towels are provided, as is a cooler to use for drink storage. At the back of the tentalow is an outdoor (walls but no roof) shower and sink. For toilet needs, outhouses are conveniently located. The showers do have hot water. WiFi was available- quite strong at the entry area, patchier in the tentalow itself. I happened to be at Camp Olowalu on a particularly windy day - it is worth noting the canvas of the tents can be noisy in high winds and it might be worth having a set of earplugs just in case.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Samantha T wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada30 contributions6 helpful votes
We got unlucky for sure because on Jan 9th 2020 when we checked in there was a Wind Advisory(35-50 mph winds)declared by state that the camp site could be dangerous due to these conditions.Of course, the camp has no control over the weather, but the least they could do is have control over customer satisfaction.We walk into our tentalow which was full of leaves and bugs drafted in by the strong winds.Not only that but god how the pictures online are nowhere near the look of the inside of these tents.Tent itself was old and dirty. Beds were moist and smelly from humidityWe stayed for only two hours trying to make the best out of our situation because we obviously paid for thisBut it came to a point that we felt so unsafe and uncomfortable that we just had to run out of there.We even tried taking a turn each to sleep so that one person can keep guard while the other rests in shifts.But it was way too impossible to get any type of rest in those conditions.True we are not campers But dont offer glamping if that is not what you are going to get at this place But what truly has upset us the most is that we tried contacting Camp Olowalu in order to get a refund or some type of compromise since we did not stay there at all; and they DIDNT EVEN ANSWER!Great way to keep satisfied customers guys!Truly professional.Just don't answer when someone has a complaint.Thanks to you guys we have spent over $1000 extra for our trip in order to find another hotel to take us in on such short notice
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Date of stay: January 2020
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treeboots wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
We were beyond satisfied with our stay at Camp Olowalu. We stayed in the tentalows and it was magical! The campsites were also beautiful and we met lots of happy campers. The facilities were exceptionally clean at all times, the location was amazing and the staff treated us like family. It was a very peaceful place to stay and we hope to visit again one day!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Olowalu
Which popular attractions are close to Camp Olowalu?
Nearby attractions include Punakea Palms (3.6 miles), Maui Animal Farm (3.6 miles), and Lahaina Pali Trail (4.7 miles).
Is parking available at Camp Olowalu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Camp Olowalu?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Camp Olowalu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (6.5 miles), Lahaina Jodo Mission (6.8 miles), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (6.2 miles).