(pronounced: oh loh WAH loo)
Olowalu has a dry arid climate and was once known for growing dry land taro, sweet potato, breadfruit and kukui groves.
Located 4 miles south of Lahaina, Olowalu is now more known for pies and produce. Marked by a section of Mokeypod tree-lined road, many visitors recognize it as the first stop as they head towards Lahaina and Kannapali where a gravel-lot farmers market sits adjacent to the towns most recognized landmarks - Maalaea General Store and Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop. Leoda's by the way has THE BEST PIES on the island. You must try their banana cream pie (you can thank me later).
Olowalu is also famous for being the home of one of Hawaii's healthiest and most unusual coral reef systems - known by locals as Mile Marker 14. The sheltered reef features large coral heads that are estimated to be hundreds of years old, as well as a rare manta ray cleaning station and Blacktip reef shark nursery.
An subdivision of Lahaina completed in 2006 with 153 agricultural lots ranging in size from 2 to 9 acres, perfect for small scale farming or ranching while being near Lahaina town. The area is best known for the beach park at the base of the hill - a popular hangout for Maui locals, perfect for surfing and because of a natural pool with surrounding lava rock wall, safe for small children to enjoy swimming in the shallow water.
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