Local Attractions

The Menehune Cottage & Menehune House are in a perfect location for an ocean-lover’s holiday!

Located in Kuau, it is within easy walking distance of the Kuau Channel for sunset relaxation or advanced windsurfer’s launch to sail with the locals.

Beginners and intermediates can drive to nearby Kanaha Beach, with sand, shade and lessons!!
In just a couple of minutes you are at Ho’okipa beach for more windsurfing / kitesurfing / surfing action, or relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach to watch it all happen!

Bob “Ole” Olson – Custom surfboard shaper and 80 year old surfer… a Maui icon as classic as his boards!

In the winter months, catch glimpses of mama humpback whales with their new-borns playing in the deep blue Pacific… or if a big north swell rolls in, take the short drive out to awe-inspiring Jaws to watch the big boys at play!!

But you don’t have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to enjoy the Menehune Cottage or House!

Catch the Maui Bus in front of the newly opened and re-vamped Kuau Store 2 minutes walk away.  Expresso coffee, healthy lunch and snacks, good selection of groceries, sunscreen and surf wax and more!!  Open 6.30 – 7 daily.

The Maui Bus will take you as far east as Haiku, west through Lahaina to Napili, south to Wailea, and upcountry to Makawao.

Right in your neighborhood is the world renowned Mamas Fish House Restaurant and the gentle rock pool beach in front. Great safe place for kids to paddle, swim and play in the sand…. or a romantic evening spot to stroll to with a glass of wine!

Less than 5 minutes drive brings you into Paia town… the home of Mana Foods for fresh organic one-stop shopping, and a splendid mix of restaurants, coffee-shops, trendy boutiques, art galleries, bank, and post office. Crazy about cycling? Rent a bike from Go Cycling Maui in Paia, or take their tour. They call it “…sort of a fantasy camp for cyclists”.

All the best Northshore beaches surround Paia, including Baldwin Beach, perfect for early morning walks or a swim. Come, discover for yourself!

Kuau is centrally located for a multitude of island adventures, such as driving the beautiful winding road to Hana or seeing the sunrise from Haleakala crater.

To do it all you’ll have to come back again and enjoy the magic of the Menehune Cottage or House!

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Water sports, best gear rental & purchase,  Second Wind
Car rentals, good cars, good price
Best snorkeling and whale watching trips
Great coffee, lunches, meet people
Great, new Izakaya style Japenes sushi in Haiku
Paia the coolest little town on Maui
Need another nearby place for extra guests?
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, concerts, art exhibitions, films