Camp Olowalu

★★★☆☆
  • 800 Olowalu Village Rd

    Lahaina, HI 96761

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  • 808-661-4303

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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We were travelling to Hawaii for the first time and decided to camp. All the research I had done on Maui, led me to believe that this campground would be ideal. My husband and I are not really diffiuclt to please. We had already stayed on Oahu at a state camp for 7 days. This camp was gloomy, damp, and no sun on any of the campsites. It looked terrible. There was a group staying on one site with 4 tents that were interesting to say the least.

There was nothing redeeming about this campground at all. It was a letdown because I had gotton such good information on it and it was recommended by the state campgrounds. The drive to Hana proved to be well worth the time as I would never consider staying at this site. The county and state organizations should stop recommending it.

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We were travelling to Hawaii for the first time and decided to camp. All the research I had done on Maui, led me to believe that this campground would be ideal. My husband and I are not really diffiuclt to please. We had already stayed on Oahu at a state camp for 7 days. This camp was gloomy, damp, and no sun on any of the campsites. It looked terrible. There was a group staying on one site with 4 tents that were interesting to say the least.

There was nothing redeeming about this campground at all. It was a letdown because I had gotton such good information on it and it was recommended by the state campgrounds. The drive to Hana proved to be well worth the time as I would never consider staying at this site. The county and state organizations should stop recommending it.

Pros: Nice couple running it

Cons: damp, gloomy, no sun, poor beach

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This is a beautiful campground! I've heard from other campers that there's great snorkeling here, but also known for sharks. The stickers around the grounds can get you if your flip-flops are too thin, so be careful. Gorgeous place to stay though!! We were staying on Maui for 6 nights, but only had reservations at our resort for 5, so we searched the Maui guide book we had for Campgrounds to park our car at because we had just planned to sleep in the car that night. We found Camp Olowalu and decided to check it out for the low price of only $10 pp/per night. We were pleasantly surprised by ths wonderful "beachfront resort" (as I like to call it). When we pulled into the Campground, we were greeted by a young man that told us to find Frank at the camp area and he would help us. We told Frank we didn't need a camp site, as were planning to sleep in our car. He told us he could rent us a tent for $5, even provide us with mattresses and blankets! He is a wonderful man! So kind and generous. He certainly takes care of his campground and his "resort" guests. He even loaned us a little lantern to use. After a week at a wonderful resort, I think this night was the most memorable and enjoyable out of the 6 nights we were on the Island. Highly recomended. The campground is beautiful, and the people running it are kind, generous, and there to make you as comfortable as possible. We hated to go the next morning. Thank you Frank for making out last night in Maui the best out of them all! We'll be back!!

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★★★★★

This is a beautiful campground! I've heard from other campers that there's great snorkeling here, but also known for sharks. The stickers around the grounds can get you if your flip-flops are too thin, so be careful. Gorgeous place to stay though!! We were staying on Maui for 6 nights, but only had reservations at our resort for 5, so we searched the Maui guide book we had for Campgrounds to park our car at because we had just planned to sleep in the car that night. We found Camp Olowalu and decided to check it out for the low price of only $10 pp/per night. We were pleasantly surprised by ths wonderful "beachfront resort" (as I like to call it). When we pulled into the Campground, we were greeted by a young man that told us to find Frank at the camp area and he would help us. We told Frank we didn't need a camp site, as were planning to sleep in our car. He told us he could rent us a tent for $5, even provide us with mattresses and blankets! He is a wonderful man! So kind and generous. He certainly takes care of his campground and his "resort" guests. He even loaned us a little lantern to use. After a week at a wonderful resort, I think this night was the most memorable and enjoyable out of the 6 nights we were on the Island. Highly recomended. The campground is beautiful, and the people running it are kind, generous, and there to make you as comfortable as possible. We hated to go the next morning. Thank you Frank for making out last night in Maui the best out of them all! We'll be back!!

Pros: Staff, beautiful area, safe place to stay, great value.

Cons: Outhouses, big stickers all around the grounds.

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For just $10/night I had beachfront property in lovely Olowalu, Maui. This is a no-frills tent campground, but it is clean, well maintained, and the spacious sites all have water views. The caretakers are a lovely couple who live in a house at the entrance. The sites are private, and separated by numerous trees and bushes. Most sites have picnic tables, and if you want to grill, bring your own supplies. There is no flush toilet, but the out house is clean (bring Lysol.) There is a lovely outdoor shower and running water for all to use (bring a container for your water, too.) Although the highway is not far, not a car or truck was heard. The views from all over this campground are spectacular! There are lots of Kiawe (mesquite) trees providing the perfect base to hang hammocks over the water. I had three positioned to enjoy various views. Beware of their long, nasty needles that easily pierce rubber thongs. The shallow waters of Olowalu are a popular spot for snorkeling, but know also that it is also a shark breeding ground. I shared my water with a black-tipped shark who, for days, hung out just yards from my tent. This shark ignored me and also the puppy who chased it for fun. Just beyond the entrance towards Lahina, is the Olowalu General Store. Go here for supplies, friendly local banter, and ONOLICIOUS plate lunch. For major items like most of your food I recommend going to Costco (so either bring a cooler or buy one there - it is well worth it!) Go ahead - pack your tent (or rent one on the island,) and go camping! It is absoultely fabulous!

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★★★★☆

For just $10/night I had beachfront property in lovely Olowalu, Maui. This is a no-frills tent campground, but it is clean, well maintained, and the spacious sites all have water views. The caretakers are a lovely couple who live in a house at the entrance. The sites are private, and separated by numerous trees and bushes. Most sites have picnic tables, and if you want to grill, bring your own supplies. There is no flush toilet, but the out house is clean (bring Lysol.) There is a lovely outdoor shower and running water for all to use (bring a container for your water, too.) Although the highway is not far, not a car or truck was heard. The views from all over this campground are spectacular! There are lots of Kiawe (mesquite) trees providing the perfect base to hang hammocks over the water. I had three positioned to enjoy various views. Beware of their long, nasty needles that easily pierce rubber thongs. The shallow waters of Olowalu are a popular spot for snorkeling, but know also that it is also a shark breeding ground. I shared my water with a black-tipped shark who, for days, hung out just yards from my tent. This shark ignored me and also the puppy who chased it for fun. Just beyond the entrance towards Lahina, is the Olowalu General Store. Go here for supplies, friendly local banter, and ONOLICIOUS plate lunch. For major items like most of your food I recommend going to Costco (so either bring a cooler or buy one there - it is well worth it!) Go ahead - pack your tent (or rent one on the island,) and go camping! It is absoultely fabulous!

Pros: The price, the view, the solitude, the view, the view, the view!

Cons: Out house - I really prefer flushing a toilet. Also no electrical outlets to re-charge batteries for your camera. It is so lovely you WILL use up your camera supplies.

 

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