Kula Guidebook


The region of Kula is located between about two thousand and thirty-five hundred feet of elevation. This elevation makes the climate a bit cooler than what you will find at sea level. The temperature is something that the Kula residents really appreciate. However, in my opinion, what is even better than the cool temperatures are the fantastic multi-island amphitheater views that are present from most of the properties in the Kula region. The downside of Kula is that it is a bit removed from the beaches and shopping centers of the island but most of the residents feel like the extra couple of minutes in the car is worth the cool temperatures and beautiful ocean views.


“The Kula Real Estate is some of the most sought-after Real Estate on the island of Maui. There are amazing view and fantastic properties that can be found here.”

– Jeremy Stice, Realtor (B)


Learn About Kula

Here you will find all the information you need to get an idea of what Kula is all about. We have information on Restaurants in Kula, Things to Do in Kula, Beaches in Kula, all of the Places To Stay In Kula and of course, because you probably won’t want to go home once you visit, we have all the information you need about purchasing a home in Kula too! After you learn about what Kula has to offer you will understand why Kula Real Estate is so highly desired.!


Kula Real Estate

Kula is a great place to live if you are looking for a cooler climate with amazing views and a larger piece of property. It is located high up on the mountain and is a bit removed from the island beaches and shopping areas but the climate and the spectacular views are worth the tradeoff of a longer commute for many people. If you are into farming or gardening the larger average lot sizes abundance of sunshine that you will find in Kula make for an ideal location for most crops. Contact us with any questions that you have about buying a home in Kula, buying an investment property in Kula or selling a home in Kula.

Kula Beaches

One of the downsides of Kula is that it is located relatively far from the ocean. It takes a commitment of at least a few hours to be able to drive down for a “quick” beach mission which for many is a deal breaker. However, for many of the people that live in Kula they do not mind having to be in their cars for a few more minutes because of the many benefits that the area has. The closest beaches that you will find will be the ones found on the North Shore of the island.

Kula Restaurant

The restaurants of Maalaea are fairly limited because the area is so small. However, the selection that you can find here is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. The main specialty of Maalaea is fresh fish. There are many fishing boats that operate from Maalaea harbor that each brings an abundant supply of fish to the region of Maalaea.

Kula Hotels

The hotels of Maalaea are mainly comprised of mixed-use condominium buildings that have units that can be rented by the night. Technically, many of them would be considered “bed and breakfast” units instead of hotels because they are located in mixed-use buildings. There are some great ocean views that you can find here, and the convenience to the ocean and harbor make for an ideal location for those who appreciate the recreational activities in (or on) the water.

Things to do in Kula

Maalaea has great things to do whether you are looking to spend a day by the ocean on a beautiful white sand beach or out on a boat exploring the beautiful waters of Maui. Whale watching, parasailing, snorkeling, sunset sails are available from the Maalaea Harbor. If you are more into land-based activities one of the largest Ziplines in the state is located right across the highway from the Maalaea Ocean Center. Right next to where the zipline ends you will also find the trailhead for one of the most scenic trails on the island. Maalaea has a fantastic hiking trail that goes all the way over the mountain and ends right near the Pali Tunnel.

Kula Golf

Maalaea has two golf courses that are located within a short drive of the Maalaea Harbor. Tucked against the side of the mountain, the two factors that will affect the play the most are the strong afternoon winds and the steep slopes. The two things you should remember when playing either of these courses are to keep your shots as low as possible to minimize the wind’s effects on your shots. The second thing you should keep in mind is to always aim a bit uphill of where you want your ball to land. Many shots that land right in the center of the fairway will eventually end up rolling downhill into the rough.

Kula Vacation Rentals

Maalaea’s places to stay are technically all vacation rentals because they are located in mixed-use condominium buildings. If you are interested in staying in Wailea you will have easy access to the harbor, a beautiful white sand beach, and some great organized vacation activities.

Honua Kai Konea 607 | Honua Kai Hokulani 816 | Honua Kai Hokulani 825 | Honua Kai Hokulani 337 | Mahana 608 | Honua Kai Konea 604 | Mahana 718 | Honua Kai Hokulani 833 | Kaanapali Alii 282 | Whaler 102 | Honua Kai Hokulani 214

Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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